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    Can someboby please confirm the identity of W/O P R Greatrex .
    He was in Lancaster I, LL775 QR-O of No 61 Sqnthat came down at Lagarde in France during a raid to Augsburg on 25 Feb 1944.
    W/O Greatrex was the only survivor and evaded capture. Chorley has him as RAAF but I can not find him in the Australian archives.
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    Andy

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    According to this:

    http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1944/5/einarsonjohann.html

    'W/O. "Barney" Greatrex managed to escape after parachuting from the aircraft. He joined and fought with the Marquis [sic] before returning to England on the 13th October 1944.'

    If you Google 'Barney Greatrex', it gives you this link, with the story told by the man himself:

    http://www.rodcollins.com/wordpress/lancaster-crash-survivor-guerrilla-fighter-war-hero

    Hope this of use.

    regards

    Simon

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    Andy,

    Typo for 413758 Barnaby Ryder Greatrex. A705 undigitized at NAA.

    Alive at age 92 as of October 2012. Sydney.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-air/36072-50-61-squadrons-r-f.html#post533924

    Regards,

    Dave

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