Letter to Arnold Christian's Wife

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Title

Letter to Arnold Christian's Wife

Description

The letter expresses sadness that her husband is missing.

Date

1941-05-10

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Format

One double sided handwritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SChristianAL29160v10056-0001, SChristianAL29160v10056-0002

Transcription

R.A.F., Station.
Swanton Morley.
Norfolk.

10/5/41.

Dear Mrs. Christian,

I expect you have heard by now from Sq/Ldr. Dunlevie & Bennett about your husband. Normally it is the lot of the C.O. to write to relatives of missing crews but I feel I would like to write you personally as Wing Commander Christian was not only my C.O. but a friend, as indeed he was to all members of his squadron.

I have been his adjutant ever since we came to the Squadron. I had been with the Squadron since November 1939 and I have never known it to be such a happy and united squadron as it has been during the time Wing Commander Christian had it and he is a loss which we all feel greatly.

On the other hand we all feel confident

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that although he did not return [indecipherable word] he got away with his life and at worst is a prisoner of war and we are anxiously awaiting to hear this confirmed.

Allow me to offer my sincere sympathy in the anxious days that must be ahead of you and I do hope that before long you will have some good news.

Yrs sincerely.

[signature] F/Lt.

Citation

“Letter to Arnold Christian's Wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36330.

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