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    Default Flt/Sgt J Pinkney, 83 Sqn

    Hi all - the above was the Flight Engineer on 83 Sqn Lanc JA928, which went down against Schweinfurt on the night of 26/27 April 1944.

    By any chance does anyone on here have a copy of his POW Liberation questionnaire? I'm hoping to find out if he came from the north east of England.

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Greg
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    Default RE: POW Questionnaire

    Hello Greg,

    Have you tried the WO 344 series, which are held at The National Archives in Kew? I found the POW questionnaires of my great-uncle, and also his pilot, once they were released from captivity. The WO 344 series is quite large but in alphabetical order according to surname, if I remember correctly. The records I have were for a surname beginning with H. in WO344/152 and R. in WO344/263, so I presume the record you are interest in would be located someway between these two files.

    Regards,
    Richard


    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Hi all - the above was the Flight Engineer on 83 Sqn Lanc JA928, which went down against Schweinfurt on the night of 26/27 April 1944.

    By any chance does anyone on here have a copy of his POW Liberation questionnaire? I'm hoping to find out if he came from the north east of England.

    Thanks in anticipation,

    Greg

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    Hi Greg,
    Are you a relation to J Pinkney? I have quite a bit of information on him and even a picture, if you are still interested. He was, however, not a Flight engineer. He was a Navigator. His original crew crashed in fog in Cambridge in 1943. Quite he wasnt on the crew that night is anybodys guess, but it certainly saved his life! I have an address for his sister in 1945 somewhere, from Red cross I think, after he was released from captivity. Ill dig it out if you are interested.
    Regards,
    Kiel.
    Last edited by General Rock; 18th December 2013 at 08:48.

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