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    Default Looking for decendants of. POW F/Sgt. Leslie B. Mitchell, Service Nr. 553053

    Dear all
    After finding the crash site of Halifax DK165 I am looking for decendants of the crew. The aircraft crashed after attacking the city of Pilsen/Czech Republik. It crashed in Germany near Hassloch/Speyerdorf. After excavating the site we plan a memorial. We already could contact four decendants of the crew/four families. One of the crew members, the only survivor, was F/Sgt. Leslie B. Mitchell. Service Nr. 553053, POW Nr. 42735. He visited the families of the crew after the war, but they lost contact.
    If anyone has information about F/Sgt. Mitchell, please contact me. Even the smallest piece of information (where was he born, where he lived), pictures, documents etc. could bring us on the right track to find him or his decendants.
    Kind regards from Germany
    Erik Wieman
    IG Heimatforschung Rheinland-Pfalz
    Historical Research Community Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
    www.ig-heimatforschung.de

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    Hi Erik,

    AIR78/112 shows his middle name as Bernard.

    It certainly wouldn't hurt to get in contact with Glen Mitchell: https://www.geni.com/people/Leslie-M...00033616335560

    Regards,

    Dave
    Last edited by alieneyes; 7th January 2017 at 23:18.

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    Erik, Hi,
    Try:-
    First name(s) LESLIE BERNARD, Last name MITCHELL, Gender Male, Birth day 20, Birth month 7, Birth year 1909. Births Sep 1909, Registered Scilly Volume 5c Page 223.
    Died Q1 1981, Registered Aylesbury Vol 19 Page 0919 (This Death Cert will give the name and address of The Informant (usually a close relative).)
    553053 is in the Enlistment block 550000-558000 Allocated to Boy Entrants from Oct 1925 onwards. Mitchell would have been 16 (the minimum age to join as a Boy Entrant) in July 1925.
    Best I can do, but looks fairly promising!!!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Erik,
    Just discovered (while looking for something else!) that there is a Family History of the Scilly Islands 'Mitchell' family! You might get lucky there?
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Dear all
    I am happy to inform you the Mitchell family has been found!!
    At the moment five of seven families of the crew of Halifax DK165 could be found.
    You are great! Thank you all!!
    Kindest regards from Germany
    Erik Wieman
    www.ig-heimatforschung.de

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