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    Default F/L R.C. Hill (63804)

    Can anyone provide the forenames of this officer please. He became a POW on 29 Jan 43. His POW number was L3-28491.

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    Default Re: F/L R.C. Hill (63804)

    Hello,

    778245 Raymond Charles HILL (63804) RAFVR (enlisted in Rhodesia, June 1940)
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5158/page/2674

    Taken POW in Turkey* (01/06/1942). He then escaped and reported back in Cairo, January, 1943. Went missing again with 2 PRU RAF MAEF, on 29/01/1943**, and ended up a POW. POW camp: Campo PG49 PM 3200, PG21 Isettore PM 3300, Italy and Stalag Luft III in Silesia.

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    more likely interned!

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    29/01/1943 - No.69 Sqn Spitfire PR.IVT BR424, left form Malta for Taranto and Messina, F/Lt R. C. Hill - Missing. Probably shot down by Uffz. Scheer of 8./JG 53. HOTMAW3/Shores et al/Grub Street,2016/pp.285-6.


    See:
    A Pride of Eagles:The Definitive History of the Rhodesian Air Force 1920-1980.
    Salt,Beryl
    Weltevredenpark:Covos day Books,2001.
    pp.840

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    Default Re: F/L R.C. Hill (63804)

    Many thanks guys. I did search the London Gazette but it only came up with initials.

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