OTTAWA, Canada, 27th January, 1947.
Mrs. Effie V. Fitzgerald,
2317 Maple Ave.,
New Westminster, B.C.
Dear Mrs. Fitzgerald:
It is a privilege to have the opportunity of sending you the Operational Wings and Certificate in recognition of the gallant services rendered by your son, Flight Sergeant, J.E. Fitzgerald, D.F.M.
I realize there is little which may be said or done to lessen your sorrow, but it is my hope that these "Wings", indicative of operations against the enemy, will be a treasured memento of a young life offered on the altar of freedom in defence of his Home and Country.
Yours very sincerely,
for Chief of the Air Staff