Letter to Norman Gorfunkle's Mother from 76 Squadron

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Letter to Norman Gorfunkle's Mother from 76 Squadron

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She is advised that it is unlikely her son has not been killed.

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1942-12-20

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One typewritten letter

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ECheshireGLGorfunkleS421220

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No: 76 Squadron.
Royal Air Force,
Linton on Ouse.
Yorks.

20th. December 1942.

Dear Mrs. Gorfunkle,

Thank you very much for your letter. I have no evidence at all on the point which you raise, but I very deeply regret I can do nothing but to advise you not to place your hopes on those three words.

The phrase "missing, believed killed" is worded in that way merely because the Air Ministry have no definite proof. It is true there have been cases where men reported missing, believed killed, have turned out to be safe, but I fear they are somewhat infrequent.

It grieves me that I am unable to give you better news.

Yours very sincerely,

G L Cheshire

Wing Commander, Commanding
[underlined] No: 76 Squadron. R.A.F. [/underlined]

Mrs. S. Gorfunkle,
85, Melrose Avenue,
LONDON . . . N.W.2.

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G L Cheshire, “Letter to Norman Gorfunkle's Mother from 76 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39134.

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