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    Sgt James Holidet - WO 416 his D.o.B. as 20 March 1914, at Durham.

    From ancestry.co.uk that gives us David James Holliday, b. March 20th 1914, Brandon, Co. Durham. He's on the PoW database as 565171 D. J. Holliday of 142 Sqn, and recorded as 'TEMP23', whatever that may mean...?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?uniq=TEMP23

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    Another one (possibly!)

    Flt Sgt James Hapburn - WO416 has his D.o.B. as December 27th 1920, at Banffshire, and the Scotland's People website has James Gilbert Hepburn, born at Rathven, birth registered 1921.

    That would make him 551354 LAC James Gilbert Hepburn, on Hudson N7361 of 269 Sqn:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=N7361

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    One more possible/probable:

    Sgt Jean Duhamel, Royal Air Force - WO 416 has his D.o.B. as 23/2/1913, no place given. Ancestry.com has a Jean Joseph Duhamel, b. Feb 23rd 1913 in New York. He's mentioned in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of October 12th 1942:

    'Graduated from the gunnery School at Harlingen, Tex., and awarded silver gunners' wings were: Jean Joseph Duhamel of 538 E. 4th St.'

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/52681614/

    See also: https://www.sonsoflibertymuseum.org/...d434699080.cfm

    He was on B-26 41-17979 DR-O of the 450th BS.

    see:

    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?292785

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/51883

    https://www.baaa-acro.com/country/netherlands?page=142

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    Fg Off Henry Baenea, RAF. Nothing more known.

    He is


    P/O Henry Brener 110788 22-23/04/1942 POW from Wellington X3638 of 9 Sqn


    Births Jun 1914 (>99%)
    BRENER Henry Mothers maidenname Kaufman Nottingham 7b 820

    I worked it out from

    Free Access: Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German Persecutees, 1939-1947 for Baenea

    Where a person for that name is listed on Wellington for that Date and rest of crew are more accurately named - and then tracking back

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    Leading Mechanic (possibly LAC?) Johann Harris, Royal Air Force. Nothing more known.


    Sounds South African to me

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    https://www.thejewsoftheraf.co.uk/aircrew/brener-henry/


    P/O Henry Brener died of injuries 27 April 1942

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    Leading Mechanic sounds like a Naval/FAA rank, possibly...?

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    Simon/Paul,
    VMT all that. It's a long, slow, sometime tedious, process but the combination of expertises eventually excavates the likely truth from the mass of stuff that we are presented with!
    Good on yer both - and the other experts!!
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    There is a J H Herris (so something similar bad scan) down as "Canadian" with Service Number P/C-X-270893 and Radio Operator on Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German Persecutees, 1939-1947
    Circa 1942 but I cannot find anything relevant elsewhere or P/G-X-270893
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    Hello All,

    Today’s “Too Difficult” offerings from WO416 are below:-

    1153724 Rank? John Alistair Surname?, Nothing further knowm.
    Plt Off John Couran, Royal Air Force, Stalag VI, #455. Nothing further known.
    Fg Off John Kenneth Duldey, Royal Air Force, POW #80617. Nothing further known.
    1027902 Flt Sgt John Tyler Chodon, Stalag Luft 6 #42689.

    I feel it is incumbent upon me to issue a Health/Safety Warning for this one. It should only be attempted by Senior/Advanced Researchers!

    622115 AC1 John Stanley Brooks, RAF, 75 Sqdn, a/c R3157, Camp 357 #50392 (from our G/sheet).
    622115 Sgt John Stanley Brooks, RAF, POW 1940-05-25, location Crete, Stalag Luft Barth 2 #50392. (from WO416)
    622115 W/O John Stanley Brooks, RAF, POW 1940-05-25, location Tournai, Stalag XXB Marienburg #50392 (from WO416).

    Fairly rapid promotion! Tournai and Crete are about 2400km/1300nm apart!

    It has been my experience, in the last few weeks, that the s/sheet Col – and DO416 data - with the greatest differences is that of the German POW Camp names. There seem to be several different naming systems – used indiscriminately! Before any statistical, etc, research is done on this somebody needs to collate/rationalise the Camp Names so that we are all ‘singing from the same hymn sheet’! When I left the Met Office to go to my National Service my Boss said “Remember, NEVER, EVER, volunteer for ANYTHING”! I remember!

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