Letter to S H McCron

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Title

Letter to S H McCron

Description

The letter confirms that Sam McCron died during flying operations.

Date

1944-12-08

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Format

One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

ESullyJAMcCronSH441208

Transcription

R191097 [symbol] (R.O.4)

OTTAWA, Canada, 8th December, 1944.

Mr. S.H. McCron,
Box 221,
Acton, Ontario. [symbol]

Dear Mr. McCron: [symbol]

It is with sincere regret that I must confirm the telegram recently received by you which advised that your son, [symbol] Sergeant Samuel Lorne Wilfred McCron, [symbol] was killed on Active Service. [symbol]

The Royal Canadian Air Force Casualties Officer, Overseas, has informed me that your son [symbol] lost his life during flying operations at 11:39 A.M. on November 30th, 1944, at Crow Park, Nottinghamshire, England. [symbol] The aircraft, of which he was a member of the crew, fell to the ground. [symbol] His funeral took place at 12:00 noon on December 4th, at the Royal Air Force Regional Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England. [symbol] May I assure you that when any further information is received it will be communicated to you immediately. [symbol]

I know the sorrow this news has brought you, and I know full well how weak and fruitless are any words of mine in the overwhelming loss of your two gallant boys. [symbol] I extend to you my deepest sympathy and may the Great Architect comfort and strengthen you.

Yours sincerely, [symbol]

(J.A. Sully)
Air Vice-Marshal,
Air Member for Personnel. [symbol]

MS

[signature]

[inserted] [indecipherable word] 7/12 [/inserted]

Citation

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force, “Letter to S H McCron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36190.

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