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    My Father Colin Arthur Hughes was a squadron leader who was shot down and turned in by I believe a Dutch farmer during world war 2. I found a very small article on your old website from 2006. My Father never talked about the war, but I am curious to find out which camp he was sent to. We moved to Canada in 1954. My Father passed away in 2001.

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    From Clutton-Brock's excellent "Footprints In the Sands of Time" he is showing as being with 7 Squadron, shot down on the 21st/22nd of June 1943 in Stirling EF387. His camp is shown as Sagan, and his PoW number was 1654.

    Hope that helps, all the best,

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    His Liberation Questionnaire may give more details. I will look it up next week for you.

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    It appears he also completed an Escape and Evasion report as well, which may exist.

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    If he did complete an E&E Report, Steve Smith will have a copy - he copied all the Stirling ones many years ago when I was copying the 1 Group ones. I'm not sure if he still frequents this board, but I can supply an email address for him if need be.

    L/O

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    Hi Amanda,

    You may be interested to know according to Theo Boiten's book on the Nachtjagd War Diaries they were shot down by Major Werner Streib of 1./NJG1 for his 55th victory he would survive the war with a total of 64 night victories and 1 day victory.

    All the crew of Stirling EF387 became pow's except the Mid Upper gunner F/Sgt S T Cox RAFVR who was killed. The full crew was;

    S/L C A Hughes RAFVR Pilot.
    S/L C O Bastain RAFVR 2nd Pilot.
    F/Sgt A T A Perkins RAFVR F/Engineer.
    F/L G B Boreham RAFVR DFC DFM Navigator.
    F/Sgt C F B Brown RNZAF Bombaimer.
    F/Sgt W I Hansen RNZAF W/Op.
    F/Sgt S T Cox RAFVR Mid/Upper.
    P/O T J Eilliot RNZAF R/Gunner.

    The aircraft crashed at 7km south west of Boxmer Holland. F/Sgt S T Cox is buried in Eindhoven General Cemetery.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Amanda,

    I have sent you your Fathers Liberation Questionnaire for info.

    Regards,

    Nick

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