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    Hello All,
    Finding the Forenames of some RAF POWs is more difficult than others. Half-a-dozen of the more recalcitrant are below.

    BATTEN R M 0 1943-02-09 Flt Lt RAF 91 Sqdn 116035 L3 243 UK AD261
    DOWNING K 0 1941-04-18 Sgt RAF 61 Sqdn 755081 L6 17488 CL AD732
    WOTHERSPOON* R 0 1941-07-07 Sgt RAF 106 Sqdn 758206* 357 39252 CL AD735
    *or WORTHINGTON(!)
    JONES T S 0 1941-12-28 Sgt RAF 144 Sqdn 1016799 L7 90137 UK AD804
    CARTER C W 0 1941-05-16 Sgt RAF 144 Sqdn 755251 357 17 CS AD841
    HENDERSON J 0 1941-07-03 Flt Sgt RAF 640 Sqdn 960250 357 39224 CL AD862
    THOMPSON H H 0 1941-09-08 Sgt RAF 144 Sqdn 177993** CL AD936
    **is H N THOMPSON
    CLARKE A J 0 1941-07-24 Sgt RAF 44 Sqdn 751600 357 44 CS AD962

    Can I ask the Researchers/Historians of the Units listed to see if they can come up with any answers?
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    Peter the Osprey book "No 91 Nigeria Squadron" records F/Off Ron Batten.
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    F/L Ronald Mortimer Batten (116035)

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    BATTEN - Ronald Mortimer Batten. He was reported missing in the Southern Reporter (Selkirk) of February 25th 1943. The Scotsmnan of March 24th 1943 reported that he was now a P.o.W.

    DOWNING - Kenneth Downing. He was reported missing in the Derby Daily Telegraph of April 23rd 1941. A report on May 9th 1941 confirmed that his parents had received notification that he was now a P.o.W.

    WOTHERSPOON - Robert Wotherspoon. Reported missing in the Midlothian Advertiser of July 25th 1941. Confirmed as a P.o.W. in the Linlithgow Gazette of April 9th 1943, which reported that his brother, Commando Pvt. William Wotherspoon, was now also a P.o.W.

    I think that Jones, Carter, Henderson, Thomspon and Clarke may be a bit harder to find in the newspapers, but I'd be happy to give it a go.

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    Ronald Mortimer Batten is hard to track down as he was originally listed as commissioned as
    1006774 Donald Mortimer BATTEN (110756).1st Nov. 1941.

    But if you use 1006774 on https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/

    you get
    Ronald Mortimer Batten 1006774 1940 Royal Air Force


    I think they just mixed him up and gave him the wrong service number as well


    K. F. LLOYD ( 110756)

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    Hello again

    JONES - Thomas Jones from Air 40 on Fold3.com. The Liverpool Evening Express of Janaury 3rd 1942 reported that Sergeant-Observer Thomas S. Jones from Mold had been reported missing.

    THOMPSON - Service No. 177993 seems to be Harry Thompson, who was in the R.F.C. in WW1, and discharged July 8th 1918...? His record is on Fold3.com.

    EDIT - according to aircrewremembered.com it was 950320 Harry ('Tommy') Thompson on AD936: http://aircrewremembered.com/peter-stevens-mc.html

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    according to internet (So needs checking) C W Carter is Charles W Carter

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    Rear Gunner
    Sgt J HENDERSON (960250) was actually POW in Hampden AD862, 03 Jul 1941 also at Kopernikus at some point

    Comfired Rear Gunner Sgt Henderson (960250) on Hampden AD862, 03 Jul 1941 (Bomber Command Loss Cards)
    -> Sgt John Henderson (960250) AIR 78/74/11 Image 68


    950320 Harry Thompson Air AIR 78/157/3
    Sgt WO/AG Thompson H 950320 - Loss Card on in Hampden AD936, 08 Sep 1941



    So only outstanding ones are C W Carter and A J Clarke (I cannot find him on Air 78)

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