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    Default POW Records for crew Halifax DT751

    Hoping some one can offer some advice - I am after copies of the POW Debriefs (if they exist) for the crew members of the above 76 Squadron Aircraft. I have the crew names etc but I have never looked for these documents before - are they available for Download via Discovery or hard copy only - Under what series of documents are these kept?

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    Neil,

    I looked up these names:

    Sgt P.Nevines
    Sgt J.B.Locke
    Sgt W.J.Wright
    Sgt P.L.Ratcliffe
    Sgt F.J.Stapleton
    Sgt A.C.Sharpe+

    in Oliver Clutton-Brocks "Footprints on the Sands of Time". He has nothing in the comments section of each entry of your five survivors.

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    Dave

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    Hi Neil,

    They are in WO 344 series in alphabetical name blocks.
    e.g. Locke, if a questionnaire exists for him, would be in WO 344/188 which covers Llewellyn to Loftus.
    They aren't digitised either.

    Rgds

    Pete
    Last edited by pete102; 14th June 2013 at 20:26. Reason: wrong reference!

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    Dave/Pete - Thanks very much for the info, looks like I will have to make the trip down south at some point

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    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neilw View Post
    Hoping some one can offer some advice - I am after copies of the POW Debriefs (if they exist) for the crew members of the above 76 Squadron Aircraft. I have the crew names etc but I have never looked for these documents before - are they available for Download via Discovery or hard copy only - Under what series of documents are these kept?

    Many Thanks

    Neil
    Hi Neil I don't know if he message I sent got through but I would very much like to know anything you have found out about the crew of DT751 as my uncle was the W Wright mentioned in the crew list.

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    Phil - thanks for replying, have sent you a PM.

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    I was wondering if any progress has been made on this research as I have been asked if I can help establish more detail for a relative of one of the crew members.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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