Letter to John Taplin's Father from RAF Record Office

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Title

Letter to John Taplin's Father from RAF Record Office

Description

The letter confirms that John is a prisoner of war.

Date

1943-03-12

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Format

One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

EOCRAFRecOffTaplinWJ430312

Transcription

RECORD OFFICE,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
GLOUCESTER.
12th March 1943
C7/1268696

Dear Sir,
In confirmation of my telegram dated 11th March 1943, according to telegram from the International Red Cross Committee, quoting information from Rome, your son, No. 1268696 Flight Sergeant John Albert TAPLIN of No. 408 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force, previously reported as ‘missing’ is now ‘prisoner of war’. The report states a capture card has been received from him from Stalag eight B, Germany. He has been there since 15th February 1943, his prisoner of war number being 27493.
Instructions for communicating with prisoners of war are enclosed herewith.
I am,
Dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[indecipherable]
Air Commodore,
Air Officer i/c Records,
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
W. J. Taplin Esq.
12 Whitesmead Road,
Stevenage,
Hertfordshire.

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Citation

RAF Record Office, “Letter to John Taplin's Father from RAF Record Office,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/44351.

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