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    Default F/O Hayward Johnson PoW

    Hi,

    Trying to identify the above officer. I have a copy of a 623 Squadron officers PoW diary who mentions the above while at Stalag Luft I during 1944/45. The diary sadly spells the name differently throughout.

    Trying to confirm name and squadron he operated with prior to his spell as a Guest of the Reich.

    Thanks in advance

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    132516 William Charles Hayward Johnson

    His son was looking for info back in 2003

    Name: tony johnson
    Hometown: benenden, kent, uk
    POW Camp: stalag luft 1
    Name of POW: william charles hayward johnson
    Postal Street Address: tolhurst, golford road
    City, State, Zip: benenden, kent, uk
    Sent: 6.31 PM - 9/13 2003

    I have in my possession diaries of my father William (Pappa) Johnson an English airman and so I gather drama director at Stalag Luft 1. They mainly concern the liberation but also include a cigarette case which I am told was a gift from a grateful Russian/Polish POW who my father had helped feed. Any information or interest about these matters would be of great interest.
    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    Thank you.

    I don't seem to be able to find him in Clutton-Brock's "Footprint on the Sand of Time", so presume either Fighter or Coastal Command. ?

    Regards

    Steve
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    No idea, Steve.

    But I noticed that his son's name was an email address link so you want to try contacting him.

    http://www.merkki.com/guestbook2003page3.htm

    It may be a dead address after 12 years but worth trying.

    Regards,

    Dave

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