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    Default Last RAF airmen captured in Croatian POW camp

    On 1st May 1945 Cpl Ingalis Donald 11051a06 arrived to Croatian POW camp in Zagreb.

    Please, can you help me to find out when was he downed, from which aircraft, to which unit he flew?
    Is there a document, equivalent to USAAF Escape statement?

    Thank you for reading and help.

    With kind regards,

    Marko Jeras
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Last edited by markojeras; 27th April 2018 at 15:19. Reason: Spelling errata

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    Hi Marko,

    according to his rank I would expect he was member of Ground Staff, not a Flying Personnel.
    Pls can you check his service number? the letter "a" is correct?

    Pavel
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    Moreover are you sure he was really a RAF member? I am unable to find him in the lists of AIR 78...

    Pavel
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    I do not know your source but is it possible the name "Ignalis Donald" is "Ignalis, Donald"? This would make his name Donald IGNALIS or IGNALLS.
    Also, as Pavel says, are you certain he was RAF? 'Cpl' could be from army, possibly US.

    HTH
    Bruce

    EDIT: Marco has corrected typo in post number 1, name now 'INGALIS', this post is redundant.
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    I have missspelled name. Ingalis Donald is correct. Document state his rank in Croatian equivalent - vodnik, and that he is Englishmen...

    I have a doubt that his data are mismatched with American Farley Sidney, 1585005, that arrived to POW camp in April 29, 1945?

    Add. Is it possible that Ingalis was USAAF airmen
    and Farley RAF airmen?
    Last edited by markojeras; 27th April 2018 at 16:36. Reason: new data

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    Now is clear - last RAF airmen captured was Farley Sidney, 1585005.

    Question remain, to which unit he belonged and when was he shot down?
    Last edited by markojeras; 28th April 2018 at 10:12. Reason: Typo

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    Hi Marko,

    1585005 Sidney William FARLEY

    F/Sgt S W Farley, 213 Sqn

    http://www.conscript-heroes.com/esca...2-801-1200.htm

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    Mojmir

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    Great! Thank you very much!

    23rd April 1945.
    Last edited by markojeras; 28th April 2018 at 11:42. Reason: New data

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    Hello,
    I believe the a/c involved was 213 Sqn Mustang KH816, missing on an armed Reconnaisance 23rd April 1945.
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    That is correct! Found a Postagram for Operation No.267.
    Last edited by markojeras; 29th April 2018 at 06:49. Reason: Typo

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