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    Default SGT H Bell (1159189), 75 Sqn, RAF - (FAO Errol Martyn) can you help?

    All,

    I am trying to locate the above airman (H Bell) Believe he could have been from New Zealand, who was with 75 sqn in ww2. His bomber was Z1168 lost on 26/10/41 and became a POW. He was in POW camp with my grandfather who was also in the RAF but with 7 sqn.

    Now there is a good chance he has past on but would love to get in contact with any potential family members.

    During my time trawling throught the internet I managed to locate someone who had pow pictures and his pow wartime log in New Zealand! He said to me he bought it but sold it on, he said he is emailing the person he sold it to to check they still have it.

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    BELL, Sgt H, RAF. (1159189), Air Gunner, with the squadron from September to 26 October 1941. crewed with S. J. G. Isherwood
    as R/Gnr. Shot down night of 26 Oct 1941 during a raid on Hamburg. PoW #24461.
    PoW camps Dulag Luft, Stalags, VIIIB, Luft III, Luft VI/357. Safe UK NK.
    Promoted to W/O while a PoW.


    Any information will help.

    Regards

    Ian

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    Ian,

    I'm sorry but I've no idea what H. Bell's New Zealand connection might be, if any.

    Bell is a fairly common name in New Zealand and without his first name even more difficult to track down.

    You could try a free request in the 'Lost Trails' column of the quarterly RSA Review, the magazine of the New Zealand Returned Services Association. Their email is rsareview@rnzrsa.org.nz

    Errol

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    Ian,

    Do you have his Liberation Questionnaire?

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Hello All,

    He may not have a New Zealand connection the only connection is that his POW Wartime log with all pictures has ended up there, he could be british and emigrated after the war.

    I have reason to believe it is Harold Bell.

    Nick in answer to you I do not have his liberation questionaire. I am going to have to go to Kew to really do some digging.

    Ian

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    Ian,

    I'll pick it up for you.

    Regards,

    Nick
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