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    Bart FM Droog Guest

    Default LAC Erskine, 26 Sqdn, POW? 20/05/1940

    Could one of these two men, listed on 'Air Force PoWs' be LAC Erskine?

    J. Erskine, RAF 645953, Camp L6, POW-no. 23604 (exchanged identity with Marine A Hydes Pow No.23515)
    R.B. Erskine, RAF 581506 , Camp L6, POW-no. 20264

    LAC Erskine was Air Gunner on this plane:

    Type: Westland Lysander
    Serial number: L4773, RM-?
    Operation: Reconnaissance, F
    Lost: 20/05/1940
    P/O Pennington - believed captured
    LAC Erskine - believed captured
    Took off from Lympne. Forced-landed on beach during evening reconnaissance sortie over Calais, 19.00 hrs.

    Sources: Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008 and Ross McNeill, Air Force PoWs 1939 to 1945 - http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Index.html

    Regards,

    Bart

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    "J. Erskine, RAF 645953, Camp L6, POW-no. 23604 (exchanged identity with Marine A Hydes Pow No.23515)"

    Sergeant

    Hampden AE265 144 Squadron 25/8/1941

    From: Footprints On The Sands of Time

    The other isn't in the book for Bomber Command POWs

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    R.B. Erskine, RAF 581506 , Camp L6, POW-no. 20264

    He is reported missing in 1940 so he is a possible candidate

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    Thanks Amrit,

    I'll make a note of it.

    Cheers,

    Bart

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