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Thread: Act Flt Lt Joseph Errington Walton, M.i.D., P.o.W.

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    Default Act Flt Lt Joseph Errington Walton, M.i.D., P.o.W.

    Hello everyone

    I have a query about the above airman. He is listed in the P.o.W. database on this site, service number 106087, P.o.W. number 1453 in Camp L6.

    I've come across a possible match in Casualty Communique 327 in Flight Magazine of January 6th 1944, where an 'Act Flt Lt J E Walton' is posted as missing, and again in Communique 379, Flight Magazine of May 4th 1944, where he is now reported as being a P.o.W., having previously been reported missing.

    His M.i.D. was gazetted in the LG on June 8th 1944.

    Is there any way of finding how he ended up being a P.o.W., and his unit?

    Many thanks - any help would be gratefully received!

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon,

    His Liberation Questionnaire will give the date he was captured and his unit, the camps he was in, escape attempts, home address, DOB and date enlisted. That is, if he completed one.

    If he was at SL6, he is likely to have gone direct onto Stalag 357 Thorn in July 1944 and then Fallingbostal if he was lucky or via Stalag Luft IV, Gross Tychow, if he was not.

    What is of interest is why he was in an NCO's camps.

    If you can wait a couple of weeks, l will dig out his Liberation Questionnaire next time l am at Kew.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Thanks Nick, that would be very helpful, and much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon,

    He's on my list for my next visit.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Simon,

    Drop me a line, l have his report.

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    Nick
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    Thanks Nick - I'll send you a PM.

    Regards

    Simon

    EDIT - your PM box is full, so I've e-mailed you instead.
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 18th November 2015 at 10:28.

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