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    Hello everyone

    I'm researching a couple of Luftwaffe aircraft that were shot down in the local area in 1941, with the crew all surviving to be made P.o.W.s. I got to wondering about what happened to the crew once they were handed over to the authorities.

    I came across a link on the NA website to the above files:

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...tails/r/C74285

    I'm just wondering what information they might actually contain, if anyone had come across one before? The links to the individual files are less that forthcoming about what's inside.

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    Simon

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    Hello Simon,
    You can get an idea of what they contain here:

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=52404

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    Thanks for that Bruce - I wasn't expecting there to be so much information in them, although I'm guessing some are considerably less detailed.

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    Hi Simon,

    Which file are you after, I copied a couple last time at the archives and I am going again at the end of Feb so I could copy it for you.

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    Hi Jim

    It's the Heinkel He-111 and Ju-88 that were shot down on May 6th-7th 1941 by Day and Lanning of 141 Sqn.

    The Heinkel was A1+CK of KG53, and it came down near Morpeth. The Ju-88 was 4D+EN of KG30, which came down on Holy Island. I know that Bill Norman's 'Broken Eagles' Vol 2 has accounts from the wireless operator of the Heinkel from an interview some 59 years later, and a long report from the pilot of the Ju-88, but it's not clear where this report came from.

    Cheers

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 10th January 2019 at 14:42. Reason: typo

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