Royal Canadian Air Force
OTTAWA, Canada, 4th April, 1945.
Mr. Joseph Senton,
Dear Mr. Senton:
It is with deep regret that, in view of the lapse of time and the absence of any further information concerning your son, Pilot Officer Claude Senton, since he was reported missing the Air Ministry Overseas now proposes to take action to presume his death for official purposes.
Will you please confirm by letter that you have not received any further evidence or news concerning him. The presumption of death will proceed after hearing from you, and on completion you will receive official notification by registered letter from the Chief of the Air Staff.
May I extend to you and the members of your family my sincere sympathy in this time of great anxiety.
R.C.A.F. Casualty Officer,
for Chief of the Air Staff.