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    Does anyone have any information as to the method of PoW numbering in the Dulag?

    Does a higher number just mean a later capture date or were pilots interrogated for longer and numbered afterwards, therefore (could have) had higher number than their crew.

    Would an injured airman be treated before being sent to the Dulag for processing/numbering?
    Ancestor 626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Shotdown JB595 15/1/44 RIP-1993. His crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A Sgt J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 ?; W/O Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469 ?; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP-26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; also M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573487 ?

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    Default Re: PoW Numbers

    Hi, I can't actually help with how the numbering process worked, however with regards to the medical treatment side of things I have found cases where injured airmen were sent to civilian hospitals prior to going to DulagLuft, members of one crew being visited in hospital by the Night-fighter pilot who shot them down. Others were sent to DulagLuft and then placed into hospital in the Lazarette assigned to DulagLuft.

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    Default Re: PoW Numbers

    Good info. Thanks Daz.
    Ancestor 626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Shotdown JB595 15/1/44 RIP-1993. His crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A Sgt J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 ?; W/O Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469 ?; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP-26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; also M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573487 ?

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    Default Re: PoW Numbers

    Thanks Dave, very interesting links.
    Ancestor 626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Shotdown JB595 15/1/44 RIP-1993. His crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A Sgt J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 ?; W/O Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469 ?; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP-26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; also M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573487 ?

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