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    Default Some More POWs To Keep You Out Of Trouble

    Hello All,
    Three more ‘waifs & strays’ just to keep you busy! These are all from AIR 40/1490 Nominal Roll (NM) of L3. There are lots of errors. The NM may have been hand-written from dictation? Would account for a lot of the errors!

    87692 F/Lt. Dewever R.
    I couldn’t make any sense out of the Service Number (looks like an RAF Officers’ Number), or the Surname (on the LG, or FREEBMD). It might (or a variation thereof!) ring a bell with somebody?

    20245 Lt. Filippacos K.
    This looked to me like SAAF? But no trailing lower-case ‘v’ after the s/n (does anybody know what that ‘v’ signified?). There is a fairly large number of SAAF aircrew on this NM who haven’t appeared in/on the other lists I’ve seen. I tried a number of variations of the Surname in ‘all the usual places’! No luck!

    P0034 S/Ldr. Gerricke D.B.
    39954 F/Lt. Gerstel J.

    I think (!!!!) this is simply a case of transposition of Name/Service-Number at the point of writing/typing from the dictated data. There might have been some mis-hearing? Does anyone know if the SBO was furnished with an ‘official’ NM by the Germans?

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    Peter

    WO 416 has 87692 Roger de Wever, b. May 20th 1917 at Bordeaux.

    See: http://aircrewremembered.com/de-wever-roger.html

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    Hello

    I confirm Roger Louis De Wever, a Belgian born in Bordeaux as written by Simon. His parents had probably fled the then occupied Belgium, hence his birth his France.

    In his PoW questionnaire, he stated he was captured at Oye-Plage, say between Calais and Dunkirk, on 29th June 1942.

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    P0034 S/Ldr. Gerricke D.B.
    39954 F/Lt. Gerstel J.

    Two service numbers transposed, I think. One South African and a Pole:Donovan Brent Gericke:

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C16874848

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...CKE&qnum=39954

    Jan Gerstel:

    https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/52456

    https://listakrzystka.pl/en/gerstel-jan/

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    Hello,

    20245 Lt. Fillipacos K.

    (does anybody know what the 'v' signified?).:

    The suffix 'V' (not 'v'), simply indicated that the airman was a 'Volunteer'.

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    Thanks to both for yr replies!!
    You are getting very good as this sort of thing!! I am clearly making the questions too easy!!!
    At the end of this NM there are some very strange entries. When I get there I will see if I can make the questions a bit harder! LOL!!!
    Tks again
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    Hi Peter,

    „There are lots of errors.“ Yes.

    WO 416/36/412

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16586079

    Name: Henri Vass Boulton.

    Date of Birth: 18/01/1919.
    Place of Birth: Colemen, Canada.

    Service: Canadian Royal Air Force.
    Rank: Major
    .…..
    Camp Name/Number: Stalag Luft C.
    PoW number: 1090.

    https://acesofww2.com/can/aces/boulton.htm

    BOULTON, S/L Foss Henry (C1090) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.416 Squadron

    Born 8 January 1919 in Coleman, Alberta

    https://www.rcafassociation.ca/herit...rs-of-war-pow/

    Boulton, C. S/L C1090. From Coleman, Alberta.

    https://www.rcafassociation.ca/herit...umber&type=all

    BOULTON, Foss Henry Squadron Leader, No.416 Squadron, C1090 Distinguished Flying Cross

    „13 May 1943 (shot down by flak while escorting Forts to Amiens; wounded in left arm, back and head; baled out at 26,000 feet; POW at Stalag Luft III); repatriated to Britain, 28 May 1944“

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Hello again

    With regards to 20245 Lt. Filippacos K. - Air 40/269 has a Canadian Flight Lieut. Frederick I. Stephens, J.20245, P.o.W. Number 3509 at Milag-Marlag Nord-Oflag L (Ex Stalag Luft III).

    How that relates to K. Filippacos is anyone's guess...another Service number mix up, maybe?

    Frederick Iredale Stephens was Navigater on Halifax JP121 of 35 Sqn:

    https://35squadron.wordpress.com/201...p121-20021944/

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    Simon
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