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    Default POW Sgt G B Russell RNZAF

    Hello,

    Sgt. G B Russell became POW during the raid against Dusseldorf on 1.8.1942. He flew in Hampden N9062 GL-WE of 14 OTU.

    To get access to his service record, I need more information about him, like full name and service number. I actually have no idea how to find these. Can anybody help?

    Thanks.

    Best wishes.

    Marcel

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    Hello

    He was Guy Barnaby Russell, service number NZ412356 (not sure about the 5), captured near Tilboorgh, NL (spelling as noted in his PoW questionnaire)

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    Marcel,

    From some notes compiled by me and the late Colin Hanson:

    RUSSELL, Warrant Officer Guy Barnaby.
    NZ412356. Born Hastings, 26 Mar 1913. RNZAF 13 Apr 1941 to 15 Oct 1945. WOAG. Shot down by a night fighter on the night of 31 Jul-1 Aug 1942 with 14 OTU RAF (Hampden) during a raid on Dusseldorf. The aircraft crashed nr Tilburg (Brabant). PoW #25132. Safe UK 14 Apr 1945.

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    Hi, Hampden N9062 crashed in the outskirts of Moergestel which is 15 miles east of Tilburg(The Netherlands). Only Sgt L.Lobb was heavy wounded and died later in hospital. Sgt E.F.Collins(RAAF), Sgt M.S.Whiting(RAAF) and Sgt G.B.Russell survived but ended up as a POW. What's your relation to this crewmember???

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    Adrian

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    Hi,

    sorry for answering so late. I have been in hospital for a few days.

    Thanks for all your hints. I have no specific relation to this crew member.

    Best

    Marcel

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