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    Default Wellington HE817 - 432 Sqn

    Chorley Vol.4 page 339 and http://www.rcaf.com/6group/Sept43/Sept27-28.html:

    432 Sqn lost Wellington X serial HE817. Listed as a PoW: Sgt S.C. BYBEE (USAAF).
    Is this name correct ??
    Bybee not in roster US WW2 dead - not in US PoW lists - not in US Enlistment records.
    Who may help ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    "Footprints on the Sands of Time" has him down as "not found". However, it does say American rather than USAAF. And even Flight has him down as "Missing" so it doesn't seem to be that his surname is just a misspelling in the ORB.

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    Hello Henk. This is a real puzzling case. His RCAF number was R-109553, after doing a portion of his tour he re-enlisted in the USAAF as 10601387. I also looked at his US records and it does not show any where that he was a POW.

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    Found him on NAA - his name on the POW return has been misspelt (Richard having the Service Number helped):

    SERIAL NUMBER 10601387
    NAME BYBES SHELTON C
    GRADE, ALPHA M SG Master Sergeant
    GRADE CODE 1 General or Lieutenant General or Major General or Brigadier General or Master Sergeant or Admiral or Vice Admiral or Rear Admiral or Chief Petty Officer Permanent Appointment
    SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY
    ARM OR SERVICE AC Air Corps
    ARM OR SERVICE CODE 20 AC: AIR CORPS
    DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 28
    DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 09
    DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 3 1943
    RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE
    STATE OF RESIDENCE 63 Wisconsin
    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
    PARENT UNIT NUMBER
    PARENT UNIT TYPE
    AREA 70 European Theatre
    LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 09 09
    LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 06 06
    LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945
    SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
    STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
    DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY
    CAMP 025 Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
    REP
    POW TRANSPORT SHIPS

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    Thanks Amrit and Richard; problem solved.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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