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Date: January 5th 1946
Mr. Gould
Casualty Officer

OUR FILE R163068 (R-4)

OTTAWA, Canada, 5th January, 1946.

Mr. A.H.J. Gould,
133 Bowie Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario.

Dear Mr. Gould:

Enclosed please find two of the photographs mentioned in my letter dated November 10th, 1945. It is believed that they are photographs of your son, Pilot Officer Albert Norman Gould.

These photographs were recovered as advised, by a German civilian at the scene of the crash. Would you kindly advise this office as to whether or not you are able to state positively that this is your son. If so, it is felt that you may wish to keep them. If you are not able to identify these pictures, will you kindly return them that a further investigation may be made.

I sincerely hope that you can find consolation in that fact that your son risked his life willingly in the defence of freedom. What we all owe to him is beyond estimation. May you be fortified by the spirit of courage and hope which enabled him to discharge his duties whatever the cost.

Yours sincerely,

J E [?]

R.C.A.F. Casualty Officer,
for Chief of the Air Staff.