Ed Tovrea Initial Mia Letters And Newsclips
Grouping of letters and news clippings announcing information known as of August 1942, regarding circumstances of 1st Lt. Ed Tovrea's status as Missing In Action. The collection consists of a War department letter from Headquarters 31st 1st Fighter, Colonel Hawkins Commanding describing how Ed took part in a raid over France and was shot down near the coast: "Time and circumstances did not permit anyone to be certain that he parachuted to safety therefore missing in action, although very indefinite, is the only report I can send you."Letter from the Governor of Arizona to Ed's mother on State letterhead expressing his concern, a letter from the squadron chaplain, 2 telegrams from the Adj. General, a caring letter from the Squadron leader Capt. J.C. Robertson in 3 pages, and last, the Prescott Courier announcing Lt. Tovrea's MIA status on the front page.