Letter to John Taplin's Father from 408 Squadron Chaplain

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Title

Letter to John Taplin's Father from 408 Squadron Chaplain

Description

He expresses sympathy that John is missing.

Date

1943-02-15

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Format

One handwritten sheet

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EAshfordHEPTaplinWJ-[Mo]430215

Transcription

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
OVERSEAS HEADQUARTERS 408 Squadron
15.2.43
Dear Mr Taplin
Just a few lines to express to you my sympathy in the word you have received regarding your son. I do hope that ere long you will receive more assuring word.
I knew John very well and saw him take-off on all his flights. Was with him in the plane just before that flight. He was in such good spirits and bubbling over with such high courage. He was so proud of his home and so ready to go there.
How you sit and wait and wonder. So many questions come to your head but there seems to be no answer. May God be very near to you at this time and may the prayers that are being offered bring back your boy and may the peace which passes all understanding be your position.
Ever yours in sympathy.
H.E.P. Ashford
Chaplain

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Citation

408 Squadron Chaplain, “Letter to John Taplin's Father from 408 Squadron Chaplain,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/44350.

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