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    Default Ross's Air Force POW List - now a DB

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/pows/index.php

    What does this offer? - allows you to see the aircraft type and serial number, clicking the serial will take you to other possible details around the aircraft, CWGC (Till mid 1941) or forum posts. Clicking on the Camp name will take you to the Campwise listing..

    Data ofcourse belongs to Ross. I just packaged it a different way.


    The oldsite is still available at http://www.rafcommands.com/old-site/air-force-pows/
    Last edited by Jagan; 8th February 2019 at 13:19.

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    That's very helpful and very useful Jagan, thank you. And thanks to Ross, of course!

    Regards

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    From the archives:-

    753715 LAC J.O WESTON Met P.O.W Crete
    Author: Marks (Guest)
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    15:40:06 14 June 2007
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    While browsing through P.O.W reports at Kew WO344/340/1 I came across the following report :-
    753715 LAC John Oswald WESTON P.O.W 29/5/1941 Sternes Crete
    Unit Meterological Section
    Dob 4/1/1915 Estate Agent Enlisted August 1939

    HTH
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    Hmm. Keep getting a blank page so the URL might have broken. Will investigate

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    Hi Jagan, that is great and useful idea thank you!
    But as you have already mentioned, I am getting only blank page even if trying to find someone how is definitely of list from Ross.

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    Hmm for some reason, it is working from my home.. anyway made a couple of minor changes.. it should look like this





    An example of the serial number search

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=P4356 (Retrieves the AIR81, CWGC, and POW records - Forum posts if any)
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    Default Re: 1283064 Gwyn Elwyn EVANS PoW

    Jagan thanks - will this include the W0392 list records as well ? Paul

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    Default Re: 1283064 Gwyn Elwyn EVANS PoW

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Jagan thanks - will this include the W0392 list records as well ? Paul
    Only the Italy List.. the Germany list i would guess is already part of Ross's DB. or the element of duplication is so much it will be a task..

    If anyone wants to sign up on the POW DB enrichment/enhancement - sign up here on this thread :-) .

    DB size..

    13862 records (some element of duplication)

    4453 have full names - rest initials.
    8604 have date of capture
    8896 have ranks
    8662 have units
    8584 have aircraft serials associated
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    Default Re: 1283064 Gwyn Elwyn EVANS PoW

    I have refreshed the data that Pete has worked on for a while, which has been married with the data contributed by Rob Davis at http://robdavistelford.co.uk/webspace/raf_bc/index.html


    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/pows/

    some minor changes to the query page include

    *A graph that shows the number of POWs with known dates of capture as the war progressed
    *Ability to query POWs in a "Date Range"
    *Click on Service number/Name to go to detail page - to fetch linked data from other DBs.

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