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RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow

RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Gerry (Guest)
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21:01:02 Monday, December 5, 2005
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Trying to research F/Sgt E Stow as i have aquired his medals from WW2.

Rumourded to have been taken as a POW and to have survived.

He was awarded the RAF long service / good conduct medal and the British Empire Medal amongst others.

Any help and advice would be much appreciated.


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: PC
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21:13:26 Monday, December 5, 2005
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This airman was on 57 sqn and on Lancaster LM579 25.8.44 on ops to Darmstadt and in Stlg Luft III pow number 7749 You will be able to get sqn records at National archives Kew. Also try RAF historical branch. Info from Footprints in the sands of time, by Clutton-Brock

Peter


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Gerry (Guest)
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11:41:19 Friday, May 13, 2005
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Peter

Thank you very much for your reply.



RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Stan (Guest)
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13:08:26 Saturday, May 14, 2005
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further to the last according to BCL the Stow mentioned above was a P/O and his de-brief form (as F/O) is held at Kew, ref AIR20 2336 document 7749


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Gerry (Guest)
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13:34:57 Sunday, May 15, 2005
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Many thanks for the replies - gives me lots of scope now for the research



RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Terry
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20:18:35 Sunday, May 15, 2005
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Gerry, Your man is proving elusive as far as the London Gazette is concerned. It would appear that by the time he was shot down he had been commissioned, Ross McNeill's list of POW shows E. Stow (POW Number 7749) as having the service number 53997. The only reference I can find in the London Gazette is that under the Navy, Army and Air Force Reserves Act 1954, FL E. Stow (53997) was permitted to relinquish his emergency commission in the RAF retaining the rank of FL wef 10 Feb 54.

Regards, Terry


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Gerry (Guest)
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05:25:28 Monday, May 16, 2005
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Many thanks for your time, effort and trouble Terry, very much appreciated


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: marks
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11:14:26 Monday, May 16, 2005
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Gerry,

506741 Eric Stow - Enlisted 1927 ? (Re 506863 Sgt R.W Skinner -Clerk enlisted 1/9/1927 )Born prior to 1909 ?. Air Gunners in their thirties were not that unusual in Bomber Command, but there can't have been many operational aircrew who had enlisted in 1927 !

506741 Sgt Eric STOW Commissioned Pilot Officer 53997 15/1/1944

506741 Acting Warrant Officer Eric STOW Royal Air Force Regiment awarded M.B.E L.G 9/6/1955 Issue number 40497 Page 11

It seems Eric must of relinquished his commission after WW2 as he was regular Air Force. I don't think this is very unusual.

The National Archives at Kew should also have his P.O.W debriefing report W0344, which should make interesting reading.

As I have been studying 57 Sqn during the summer of 1944. I also see Eric's crew flew to Stettin 16/17/8/1944 Lancaster LM579-O 2114 - 0522 !

For more information I think you should try RAF Innsworth, for personnel records. They should be able to tell quite alot of information on Eric.

Mark


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: Gerry (Guest)
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13:40:29 Monday, May 16, 2005
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Hi Mark,

Thank you very much for the information.

Had thought about trying RAF Innsworth but was under the impression that service records were only open to family.

Once again many thanks


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: colinpateman
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14:19:14 Monday, May 16, 2005
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CORRECT re MOD records. Consent from next surviving relative required with proof by certification (once done a fee of %A330 required). Very difficult to do these days. No such problems with Australia Canada or S.Africa.


RE: 506741 F/SGT E Stow
Author: marks
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19:53:32 Monday, May 16, 2005
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Gerry,

Under modern disclosure rules the RAF PMA Innsworth, can supply you with basic service details. Date and place of birth, date of enlistment, details of gallantry awards and last day of service.

Innsworth are limited in what else they can tell non next of kin. They are very helpful and if you ask them questions they can confirm if you are correct.

Mark