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    Dear friends,

    I seeking for any information about this pilot W/O J R KARASEK - 602 sq (POW) - continuation of my previous topic about his crash in Holland

    TIA

    Munro

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    Interestingly Flight magazine states in 1945 MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED IN ACTION.WO J. R. Karasek

    And he isn't listed in Ross' POW list

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    Hi Munro,

    I have his service number as 1396803 RAF. Unfortunately that's al I have.

    Regards,
    Hans Nauta

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    Thank you very much Amrit & Hans,

    I tried routine basic info research ways for name Karasek but without succes - still trying find more info about this pilot.

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    Munro

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    Munro,

    Could this be him?

    Captain Julius Karasek of Cracow was married to Mrs. Madge Harland in London on 24 November 1956.

    (London Times, 21 December 1956)

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    Munro,

    J R Karasek is mentioned a few times in the second volume of 2nd Tactical Air Force by Shores & Thomas (July-Dec 1944).

    However, he's listed as flying Spitfires with 602 (and not 609) Squadron. No loss record of him in the 1945 volume.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Munro,

    Found your man after all: see http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1944%20sec_tcm5-7285.pdf

    and go to 44-12-02 (2 Dec 44). Karasek crashed with Spitfire NH150 near Zoetermeer.

    Was involved in attack on V-2 launch site.


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    Leendert

    PS NIMH website has all known aircraft losses in the Netherlands 1939-1945.

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    There was no man of this name in the Polish AF, and the captain rank suggests this was an army man anyway. There was a gunner Lawrence Karasek flying on 23 Squadron in the Battle of Britain though.

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    Hi Ken,
    Im not sure about this info. You mentioned army rank Captain. Thank you for idea.

    Munro

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    Hello Leendert,

    thanks for your info connected to W/O J.R. Karasek. Could you be so kind and share info from 2nd TAF book pertinent to Karasek? It will be very helpful for further research.

    TIA

    Munro

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