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    Default Re: Four More Problematical POWs

    Peter

    2/Lt Glen Marshall Herrington, RAF (USAAF) - I think this must be Glen M. Herrington who was the Navigator of B-17 41-24620 'Snap Crackle Pop' of the 360th BS/303rd BG, shot down on January 3rd 1943 on a mission to St Nazaire. He survived, but lost a leg. He was sent by train to Paris for treatment, then on to an interrogation centre and was repatriated back to the US.

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    http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/534

    http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/81534

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    Default Re: Four More Problematical POWs

    Simon,
    Tks dat.
    I had surmised that Herrington was with (either medical or interrogation) RAF POW aircrew and, therefore, got on to WO416 by accident - as it were!
    But it looks as if he was pure USAAF, in a USAAF a/c, and on a USAAF mission. So - - - - - I propose (in the words of one of those legendary eastern European Hollywood moguls who's English was not always perfect!"!) to "include him out".
    Silent consent procedures apply.
    Should this also apply to AAC, CAC, FAA, etc, POWs? I await Tablets Of Stone from on high!!
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    Peter

    Funny you should mention the Army Air Corps: WO392 on ancestry.co.uk has 7904031 Sjt. G. Beezum, A.A.C., Camp 12A.

    Possibly Gordon Beezum, b. September 14th 1920, Tottenham.

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    Peter

    Could Jones possibly be 1094912 George Arthur Jones, Stalag 4B? However his P.o.W. number was 222725...

    Halifax HR833: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...S&qnum=1094912

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    Peter

    A slightly left-field possibility for Plt Off Georges Habik:

    R/78929 W/O George S. HABKIRK [George Sterling Habkirk], Lancaster R5899 of 106 Sqn. P.o.W. No. 27111.

    Closest I can get at the moment!

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    George Stirling Habkirk
    born St Mary’s Ontario. Canada
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    George Stirling Habkirk
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    Bit WO416 has Name: Georges Habik.
    Date of Birth: 27/08/1911.
    Place of Birth: Southampton, Hampshire.
    Service: Royal Air Force.
    Rank: Pilot Officer.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: 64 Squadron.

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    Thanks for the details about Habik's date and place of birth Paul.

    I can't find any trace of him anywhere...FMP, ancestry.co.uk, FreeBMD.

    There is a 'Georges Habik' from Quebec, Canada on ancestry.com, but I don't have any credits for that at the moment.

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    Default Some More POW Waifs & Strays

    Hello All,
    Herewith today’s offering of POWs from WO416 who either can’t be found, or who don’t fit.

    Fg Off Harry Burton, RAF (39336), Dulag Luft Barth #240. Can’t find him in the “usual places”.

    (??????) Sgt Harry Jattes, RAF, in 8B Lamsdorf #10239. Nothing else.

    Harry Wilson Charristford, RAF. POW #360956. Nothing else known.

    Plt Off Haste Louis Ford, RAF, POW 1942-09-22. Nothing else known.

    Flt Lt Hedley Neville Fowler, RAF (39457), POW 1940-05-16. In Oflag 4C Saalhaus Colditz #2261. OK – except CWGC has him dying 1944-03-26 and being buried as a Sqn Ldr at Durrington, Wilts, Grave 783. Was he a Med Repat?

    Your help is requested.
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