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    Default Evasion of JC Thomas (RCAF) [35 Squadron]

    Does anyone have any source documents / information regarding the evasion of JC Thomas (Halifax W7885 13th February 1943).

    RAF Evaders records him as an American in the RCAF who escaped from France via Switzerland with dates of 13th March 1943 (Switzerland) leaving after 16th September 1944

    Are there any more details out there in the ether?

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    Pete
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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: Evasion of JC Thomas (RCAF) [35 Squadron]

    Hi Pete,

    R93141 Sgt. James Copeland Thomas (J8390) P/O 24.10.1941 Can Gaz 24.1.1942 Pilot

    They came from Burgundy: A study of the Bourgogne escape line by Keith Janes:
    Look at p. 28, note No. 1:

    ... from W7885 evaded successfully. Pilot Sgt (sic) James C Thomas was helped by the Pat O'Leary organisation in Brittany and taken to Paris by Georges Jouanjean…

    https://books.google.cz/books?id=IHN...evaded&f=false

    The Gazette Montreal, Quebec, Quebec, Canada, 21 Oct 1944, Sat • Page 7

    PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING ON ACTIVE SERVICE NOW REPORTED SAFE:
    Thomas, James Copeland, Fllght-Liuetenant, J8390. G. R. W. Thomas father, Stouffville, Ont. (An American in the RCAF?)

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/36072900/the-gazette/


    http://necrologie.genealogiequebec.c...James-Copeland


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    Mojmir

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    Default Re: Evasion of JC Thomas (RCAF) [35 Squadron]

    Hello.

    You will find a little more on Thomas' evasion, here:

    http://www.conscript-heroes.com/Art4...y-Nouveau.html

    Use a Control + F search to find the mentions of Thomas.

    Col.

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    Default Re: Evasion of JC Thomas (RCAF) [35 Squadron]

    Thanks, as always, for the feedback

    Regards

    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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