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    Hi,

    I am trying to find the passenger list of Ronald E Pearce who evaded after being shot down on 1.8.1942. He left Gibraltar on 13.9.1942 and arrived in England a day later. I cannot find this passenger list, so the question is if these cases where written down at all or if a false name has been used, given by the resistance. But why should that be, when leaving Gibraltar??

    Does anyone have an idea how to find information about the ship which he was on? In the evaders reports such an information is not included.

    Thanks.

    Best.

    Marcel

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    Marcel

    One site (http://www.evasioncomete.org/fpearcere.html) suggests that he flew out of Gibralter rather than sailed out

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

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    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Yes Pete, I realized it a few minutes ago. They have been flown to Whitchurch airport, I think by BOAC airline. Maybe one can find passenger lists of the airline ...

    Best.

    Marcel

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    With the war in 1939, Whitchurch Airport was requisitioned by the Air Ministry. Airlines including Imperial Airways (later BOAC) and KLM moved from Croydon, with HP42, DH Albatross, DH Flamingo and Armstrong-Whitworth Ensign 4-engined airliners. Whitchurch became for a time Britain's only operational civil airport, receiving VIPs with the highest secrecy and security. Airline services were mainly to Lisbon and to Foynes, the Irish seaplane terminal for transatlantic flights. By 1943 North African destinations were added.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20060926...hitchurch.html

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    Marcel, you should ask the BA Museum
    https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...age-collection
    They might be able to help you at least with info about the flight like aircraft matriculaton, crew etc,. if they were recorded.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi Pavel,

    thanks. I have contacted BA Museum.

    Marcel

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