Letter from the Air ministry casualty branch to Herbert O’Hara’s mother

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Title

Letter from the Air ministry casualty branch to Herbert O’Hara’s mother

Description

States that Herbert O’Hara was missing following an operation against Mailly-Le-Camp on 3/4 May 1944, and informing her that efforts were being made to ascertain his condition through the International Red Cross.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-10

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Two page typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

EEvansCOHaraHF440510

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Transcription

AIR MINISTRY (Casualty Branch letterhead)
P.416750/4/P.4.A.2
10 May, 1944.

Madam,
I am commanded by Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Flight Sergeant Herbert Frederick O’Hara, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 3rd/4th May, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as air bomber set out to bomb a target at Mailly-Le-Camp, France, and was not heard from again.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee, and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
/If any
Mrs. A. O’Hara,
10, Springcroft Avenue,
N.2.
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If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[inserted] Charles Evans [/inserted]

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry and Charles Evans, “Letter from the Air ministry casualty branch to Herbert O’Hara’s mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/3577.

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