Letter to Charles Warner's mother from officer commanding 101 Squadron



Letter to Charles Warner's mother from officer commanding 101 Squadron


Sorry to have to advise her that her son was missing from air operations 3-4 September 1943. Holds out hope for forced landing or bale out and offers comments on his character.




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R.A.F. Station
Ludford Magna
Market Rassen [sic]


Dear Mrs Warner,

I was indeed sorry to have to advise you that your Son, 1801861 Sgt Warner C.H.A. is missing from Air Operations & it is with sincere sympathy both of myself & entire Squadron that I write you at this time.

Your Son was Flt Engineer in an aircraft that took off on an operational Sortie over enemy territory on the night of the 3-4 Sep 1943. but I regret to say failed to return to base. No messages were recieved [sic] from the aircraft after take off & nothing has been heard of it or any member of the crew. There is always the possibility that they may have come down by parachute or made a forced landing in enemy territory in which case news of this would take a considerable time to come through, but you will be immediatly [sic] advised of any further information

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that is recieved. [sic]

Your Son has shown great keenness & efficiency in his work during the time he has been with the Squadron & had become a popular member who will be greatly missed here & his duties were always carried out with a fine courage & determination.

The personal effects of your Son are now in the custody of the Committee of Adjustment Office, R.A.F. Station, Ludford Magna, who will shortly be writing to you, concerning their disposal.

I feel most deeply for you at this anxious time & we all join with you in hoping & praying that some good news will eventually come through.

Yours Sincerely

G.A. Carey Foster
Wing Commander Commanding
NO 101 Squadron R.A.F.


OC 101 Squadron, “Letter to Charles Warner's mother from officer commanding 101 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34063.

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