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    Default 1582137 F/Sgt F. E. REED P.O.W Died

    I'm trying to find out details of the death of 1582137 F/S Frank Edward REED 620 Sqn died 9/12/1944 commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    In 'Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces' Dennis Williams.
    27/9/1943 Stirling EH945 620 Sqn lost in action
    3 KIA, 3 POW including Sgt F.E Reed - who died as a P.O.W 9/12/44

    Now I can't find any other mention of Reed dying as P.O.W (Chorley, Footprints on the Sands of Time etc)

    Any ideas

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    Mark

    F/S F.E Reed

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    Tis interesting. As you say, not listed as such in Chorley (not even in Vol 9's appendix of POW who died in captivity) but he has a CWGC entry, and Flight magazine (Aug 30 1945) has him listed as PRESUMED DIED WHILST PRISONER OF WAR.

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    Hello,

    Flight Sergeant REED isn't listed in Chorley's #9 because, at the time of his death, 620 Squadron had been transferred to 38 Group.
    38 Group which had been transfered from Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force to the Air Defense of Great Britain on the 10th November 1944 has never been a Bomber Command Group.
    Flight Sergeant Reed is so now in 38 Group Roll of Honour.
    Sorry I don't have more details about the circumstances of the death of F/S Reed.
    Regards.

    Bruno LECAPLAIN
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    Bruno,

    Interesting I wonder how many other men fall into the same category. I say this because many squadrons in Bomber Command transferred to middle east, coastal command etc. I understand Reed's aircraft was the last Stirling lost by 620 Sqn while with Bomber Command. I'd always thought of Reed as a Bomber Command man as that's what he was when he he shot down and became a POW, I never thought what happened to your squadron afterwards made that much difference !

    Thanks again

    Mark

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    Mark,

    I had the same reflexion when I search about F/S Reed circumstances of death.
    At the moment he is the only one I found in 38 Group Roll of Honour that felt with Bomber Command but I haven't finished to trace the complete history of the 38 Group Roll of Honour.
    Regards.

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    Check out Bill Chorley Bomber Command Losses website

    www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/

    Frank Reed P.O.W Died just added to amendments !

    Mark

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    Hello,

    The mistery is not resolved!
    Regards.

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    Default Sgt Frank Edward Reed

    I want to thank those people who tried to obtain details regarding My Father.My Life of 65 years has been a battle unresolved grief,depression,attempted suicide and homelessness.I currently have a book being edited covering all the things I mention.Anything anyone can tell me about my father,where he died,how he died or what he was like may well help me finish a book and deal with my unresolved grief God Bless all of you.
    Last edited by nigel1reed@hotmail.com; 17th February 2010 at 06:01.

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    Nigel
    Have you ever been to the Airforces Memorial at Runnymede ,Surrey ?
    It's a peaceful, reflective place [apart from cold winds sometimes blowing through the open columns] & you should be able to see your father's name listed on Panel 221

    CWGC debt of honour -
    REED , FRANK EDWARD Flight Sergeant 1582137 09/12/1944 21 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Panel 221. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Anne

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    Reed in Chorley Vol.4 pp340. Op: Hanover. Crashed Drahne Winkel. Appears to have been F/E. Also in 'Footprints' camp not known but Pilot was in Sagan, A/G in Heydekrug & Kopernikus, Bomb Aimer in Muhlberg

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