Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the air ministry casualty branch

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Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the air ministry casualty branch

Description

The Air Council had learned that his son Acting Squadron Leader Robert Antony Maurice Palmer VC DFC RAF was now known to have lost his life as a result of air operations on 24 December 1944. According to information from one surviving crew, the other six members of the crew lost their lives.

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1945-09-27

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Two page typewritten letter

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SPalmerRAM115772v10008

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[missing letters]LEPHONE NO.: GERRARD 9234
TRUNK CALLS AND TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS } “AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON

AIR MINISTRY
(Casualty Branch)
73-77 OXFORD STREET
LONDON, W.1

P.426714/1/P.4.A.2.

27 September, 1945.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to refer to the letter addressed to you on 13 June, and to the subsequent telegram, and to express to you the very great regret with which they learned that your son, Acting Squadron Leader Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer, V.C., D.F.C., Royal Air Force, is now known to have lost his life as the result of the air operations on 23rd December, 1944.

A report now received, from U. S. army authorities confirms the information already furnished by the repatriated member of the crew of the aircraft in which your son was flying, that the six other members of the crew lost their lives and were buried in the cemetery at Hoffnungsthal, approximately ten miles east

/of

A. Palmer, Esq.,
52, Bellman Avenue,
Gravesend,
Kent.

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of Cologne. The report adds that their graves are 14-19 in Row B.

The Air Council desire me to convey to you their profound sympathy in your bereavement, and to say how deeply they deplore the loss of this gallant officer.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

Charles Evans

Citation

C Evans, “Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the air ministry casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38250.

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