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    Default Crew interned in Turkey 15.02.43

    Hello,

    The crew of the Marauder FK143 (14 Sqn) was interned in Turkey on 15 Feb 43. Does anyone know when the crew was released?

    The captain was a South African, Lt L.C. Jones. Any chance to get either his first names either his service number?

    Any help would be very appreciated as usual.

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    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    The crew of No.14 Sqn Marauder I FK143 were interned at Izmir, Turkey on 15-2-1943, transferred to Ankara (17-2-43 to 29-4-43), then released on 29-4-43 and arrived in Cairo on 2-5-43.

    Can't help with full name of 102479 Lt L. C. 'Les' JONES SAAF.

    Col.
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    Hello Phil,

    More details from the US ambassador to Turkey Laurence Steinhardt in Ankara.

    Temporary upload:

    http://www.billedeupload.dk/images/Yw0JD.jpg

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi Col,

    Thanks for this. Would you have any details about of one of the crewman, Sgt A. Taylor? First name or service number?

    Thanks
    Phil

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    Phil,

    No first name, but... 1321792 Sgt A TAYLOR RAFVR. Hopefully, someone can check AIR 78.

    Also... http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article78319131

    and...

    http://www.aifpow.com/part_3__the_ra...land/4._turkey

    Notice the howler they have made on 102479 Lt L. C. 'Les' JONES SAAF !

    Col.
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    Hi Col,

    For your files, I have now the first names of 'Les' Jones: Leslie Charles.

    Phil

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    Phil,

    Thanks for that! Will amend.

    Col.

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