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    Default PoW Numbers

    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?
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp 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; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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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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    Good info. Thanks Daz.
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp 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; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Default Re: PoW Numbers

    Thanks Dave, very interesting links.
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp 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; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Default PoW numbers - Do they have a significance?

    Does anyone know if PoW numbers have any significance? eg where and when they were issued.

    I have some from the same crew issued (I assume) at Dlagluft in Feb 1944; 1465 and 1469 and one who evaded capture for 3 days has 1619 and one who was in Hospital for some time before getting to DL has 2133, all seems to make sense.

    I also have found a PoW number which may be relevant which is 43352.

    I have found a similar Number 43349 issued to a Pilot Thomas Mosedale 990901 who crash landed in Belgium in June 1943.

    Am I barking up the wrong tree?
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp 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; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Default Re: PoW numbers - Do they have a significance?

    You asked this before and got links to some of the stored info in posts here

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...25-PoW-Numbers

    There really is a wealth of info stored in the forum that you can access via the forum search.

    Ross
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    Default Re: PoW numbers - Do they have a significance?

    Merged both threads

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    Default Re: PoW numbers - Do they have a significance?

    Thanks for the reminder Ross, I must remember to take the tablets!
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp 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; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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