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    Hello!

    Could you help to identify this list of airmen who were in room 11, barrack 45 at Stalag Luft 7 Bankau on 25th december 1944:

    James A Stephenson Glider pilot
    Norman Hornsby "
    Frank Dennis "
    C. Smit Royal Netherland navy
    Jerry Heddle RCAF
    Phil Hunt "
    Jim McGarvey "
    R. Thomas RAF
    Eddie Gooch "
    Dennis Day "
    Frank French "
    Frank Collingwood "
    Bernard Lee "
    Fred Illingworth "
    Leslie Barker "

    Alain

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    Hello ,

    The POW list on this site gives the following info :

    Jerry Heddle RCAF GC R/163712 number 80153

    Jim McGarvey " JF R/169176 number 80135

    Eddie Gooch " 1862966

    Dennis Day " DR 1324989 number 80015

    Frank French " FM 1868666

    Frank Collingwood " 1623947 number 80059

    Bernard Lee " BA 1338225 number 80

    Fred Illingworth " AW 904903 number 80163

    Greets
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    Hi Alain

    Unfortunately haven't got time to do a full look-up and answer at the moment, but Heddle, Hunt and McGarvey are all listed on Clutton-Brock's "Footprints", as having been with 76 Sqn, lost with Halifax MZ531 on 7/6/44 on a raid on Juvisy. Gooch was 115 Sqn (Lanc NF960, 28/10/44, Cologne), Day 158 Sqn (Halifax LK875, 2/6/44, Trappes), French 115 Sqn (Lanc ND805, 14/10/44, Duisburg), and Collingwood 514 Sqn (Lanc LL727, 7/6/44, Massy-Palaiseau).

    Will try to look up the others later, unless someone else does so by then.

    Cheers

    Ian

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    Alain,

    Glider Pilots at Arnhem - Mike Peters & Luuk Buist

    Stephenson J A Sgt 4616329 D Sqn P.O.W

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    Norman Hornsby, Glider Pilot was either captured at Arnhem or the previous operation (which was always the family story): he passed three years ago.

    Sorry, I don't have his serial number. Of the two photographs I have, he has sergeants stripes on his uniform in a high street portrait, but not on the shot taken at the control of a glider on the ground, taken over his left shoulder with the glass canopy in front.

    Andy

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    Alain,
    I stumbled upon this forum completely by accident. I am also new to this kind of thing and unsure as to exactly how they operate. However, Dennis Day was my father and we know that he was imprisoned at Stalug Luft L7 at the time in question. Unfortunately I don't have time at the moment to go into greater detail but would be happy to do so in the near future. In the meantime, I would be very interested to hear from you and why you posted the original question.

    Regards,
    Lewis.

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    Hi Alain,
    My father was Ernest Gooch, known as as Teddy or Ted Gooch, Flight Engineer on Lancasters 115 Squadron, flying out of Witchford near Ely, Cambridgeshire, he passed away in Feb 2004 aged 80. I have many interesting tales to tell of his time in the RAF and also his story of his time as a POW. I would be glad to know of anyone else who could flesh out the details of this period. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
    Thanks
    John Gooch



    Quote Originally Posted by alain charpentier View Post
    Hello!

    Could you help to identify this list of airmen who were in room 11, barrack 45 at Stalag Luft 7 Bankau on 25th december 1944:

    James A Stephenson Glider pilot
    Norman Hornsby "
    Frank Dennis "
    C. Smit Royal Netherland navy
    Jerry Heddle RCAF
    Phil Hunt "
    Jim McGarvey "
    R. Thomas RAF
    Eddie Gooch "
    Dennis Day "
    Frank French "
    Frank Collingwood "
    Bernard Lee "
    Fred Illingworth "
    Leslie Barker "

    Alain

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    Hello,
    you can contact me at:

    alain-charpentierATlive.fr

    Alain

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    Hi,
    I am researching the crew of my Uncle's ill fated 61 Squadron Lancaster ND867 (QR-V) that left RAF Skellingthorpe on 7th/8th July 1944. It was lost in the early hours of the 8th, over Moliens, France, returning from a raid on St. Leu d'Esserent.
    5 of the 7 crew were killed in the crash. The other two, Cliff Young evaded capture, and returned to England, while the other was captured after a couple of days and was then a POW at Stalag Luft 7
    His name was G A Berry - so far I have been unable to find out his forenames. His service number was 1891300 and I think his prisoner number 436

    Any help/extra information/advice would be great

    Thanks
    Neil

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    Hi Alain,
    My father was also Stalag Luft 7 Christmas 1944 but he was in Barrack 46 room 5. He was SSgt Robert Hope F squadron The Glider pilot regiment.
    I knpw very little about SL7 but I do know a bit more about the Glider Pilots that were sent there mainly from Market Garden. There were over 20 from F squadron. I have a list. If anybody has any information about my father or Glider Pilots in general I would be greatful to hear it. I have many accounts of the Long March could somebody direct me to an account of life in SL7
    Thanks

    Bob Hope

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