Record Office, Royal Air Force, Gloucester Eric Cooper

Record Office

Royal Air Force


30th July 1942


Air Officer i/c Records

C7 / 1223659


Dear Madam,

I regret to confirm that your son, No. 1223659 Seargeant Eric Harold COOPER of No. 214 ( Federated Malay States) Squadron, Royal Air Force, is missing, the aircraft of which he was an air gunner failed to return to its base on the 23rd July 1942 from an operational flight.

This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded. I will communicate with you again immediatley I have any further news and would be obliged if you, on your part, would write to me should you hear anything of your son from unofficial sources.

Mar I assure you of the sympathy of the Royal Air Force with you in your anxiety.

I am,

Dear Madam,

Your Obedient Servant,

( signed )

Air Commodore,

Air Officer i/c Records,

Royal Air Force.