Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the Air Ministry casualty branch

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Title

Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the Air Ministry casualty branch

Description

Mentions that his son had previously been reported missing and while no news of him had come to hand a report regarding two of his crew had been received from the red cross. Flight Sergeant R K Yeulett was captured and Flight Lieutenant G Russell lost his life.

Date

1945-03-29

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One page typewritten letter on an album page

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Identifier

SPalmerRAM115772v10007

Transcription

[Air Ministry crest]

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

Your Ref. P.426714/1/P.4.Cas. B.3.B.

29 March 1945.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the letter dated 4th January, 1945, from the Department confirming that your son, Flight Lieutenant Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer, D.F.C., (115772) Royal Air Force, was reported missing as the result of air operations on the 23rd December, 1944, and to inform you that although no news of him has come to hand, a report regarding two of the occupants of the aircraft has been received from the International Red Cross Committee.

This report, quoting German information, states that Flight Sergeant R.K. Yeulett was captured on the 23rd December, 1944, and Flight Lieutenant G. Russell, D.F.C, lost his life on that date.

I am to add an expression of the Department’s sympathy with you in your anxiety, and to assure you that you will be informed of any further news received.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

J.R. Dlecur

For Director of Personal Services.

A. Palmer Esq,
52, Bellman Avenue,
Gravesend,
[underlined] Kent, [/underlined]

[National Scheme for Disabled Men crest]

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry. Casualty Branch, “Letter to Robert Palmer's father from the Air Ministry casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38257.

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