Feature Letter of August 4th, 2020
Scandiffio, Francis Michael
Dear Mrs. Passarello:
It is with deep regret that I must confirm the information conveyed to you by Squadron Leader McNeil, that your brother Warrant officer first Class Francis Michael Scandiffio is reported missing on active service.
According to the report received from overseas the aircraft of which your brother was the sole occupant, took off on July 15th , 1944 on a transfer flight to Yalashanka, 150 miles north east of Calcutta, India and failed to reach its destination. It is believed that the aircraft encountered adverse weather conditions.
The term "missing" is used only to indicate that his whereabouts is not immediately known and does not necessarily mean that your brother has been killed or wounded. I wish there were additional details to give you but you may be assured that any further information received will be communicated to you immediately.