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    hello,

    I'm looking for the first names of Flying Officer K.D. DEANS, R.C.A.F., who was the air bomber in the crew captained by F/L Cyril William NICHOL, No. 514 Squadron, lost during the night 22/23 March 1944. Wireless operator F/Sgt Arthur John ELLIOTT was mortally wounded during the attack of Hauptmann Ludwig MEISTER, and was subsequently buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir cemetery. I've been able to find the PoW questionnaires of his crewmates, but not his, hence the question for his first names.

    Thanks in advance

    Joss

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    Salut Joss

    On an R.C.A.F. P.O.W. database, Deans is listed from Dauphin, Manitoba.

    I found the following and will call him later today and see if it is your man.

    Cheers...Chris

    Deans Keith D
    204-638-9727
    166 Lake Dr W
    Dauphin Beach, MB
    R7N 2V2

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    Wow ! That's quick. And with this extra bonus that he may still be alive !?

    Great thanks for your help and I'm waiting for your confirmation.

    Cheers

    Joss

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    Joss.

    RCAF casualty list issued 25 May 1944. FO Kieth Douglas DEANS, Swan River, Manitoba; Prisoner of War Germany. He had been reported missing on ops in a previous list, same home address.

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    Swan River and Dauphin Beach are only about 75 miles apart. Just a stones throw on Manitoba.

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    hello,

    Thanks Ken and Bill.

    Joss

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    Hello,

    Sorry for intervene in this thread but I read Chris mentioned a RCAF POW database.Is it possible to find out where POW's from Canada came from at that database??I ask it because I have a lot of RCAF pow's about whom I hope to find out where they came from.For the Australians you have http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/ but I was wondering if there is also for the Canadians something like that.

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    G'day Mike

    Who are you looking for in Canada?

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your respond.The names of the Canadians are:

    F/S H.F.Spratt-POWnr.24944 - Servicenr.R/71491
    P/O W.H. Andrews-24952 - J/40353
    F/O D.B.E.McKenzie-475 - J/15436
    Sgt.R.W.Wagstaff- 24946 - R/71717

    They were on board of a Halifax of 1652 HCU which crashed June 26,1942 near my hometown.Two KIA.One of them was also a Canadian,Sgt.I.R.Watson however his service record did not contain leads to the POW's.

    regards Mike

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    Mike,
    Some possibles from RCAF casualty lists:

    List #308, 4 July 1942 - Sgt. Harry Francis SPRATT, Kelwood, Manitoba. Missing after air ops.

    List # 310 7 July 1942 - Sgt Robert Walker WAGSTAFF, Mrs R.W. Wagstaff, Birmingham, England (wife). Missing after air ops.

    List # 310 7 July 1942 - Sgt. William Henry ANDREWS, Minnedosa, Manitoba. Missing after air ops.

    Regarding your question does a "data base" of Canadian POW's exist? I am not aware of such a database, however the Canadian War Museum website has a link to a keyword searchable database which includes casualty lists for all Canadian forces 1939-1946 extracted from two newspapers, the Hamilton Spectator and the Toronto Globe&Mail. See this link:

    http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/newspapers/intro_e.shtml
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