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    Hi,

    Casualty Communique, No. 328 Missing

    Casualty Communique, No. 477 Previously Reported Missing, Now Reported Prisoner of War.

    South African Air Force

    Air Cpl. E. Hollows; Air Sgt. W. Hooper; Air Cpl. D. G. Huntly; Air Mech. R. Jordaan; Air Mech. J. Levy; Air Cpl. M. T. Pitchers; Air Mech. M. J. C. Rabe; Air Mech. J. E. Steenkamp; Air Mech. A. H. Terhoven; Air Cpl. G. E. Willis

    http://cybra.lodz.pl/Content/7516/Fl...no1889_opt.pdf

    They fell to captivity probably in the summer of 1943.

    I wondered if anyone could tell the circumstances of their capture?

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    Mojmir,
    These guys are clearly some SAAF Sqdn groundcrew? They are all on the Google-sheet? Did the SAAF do the equivalent of ORBs? I suspect you are looking for an event before Alamein, and in Egypt/Cyrenaica. The SAAF Sqdn who's ORB suddenly ceases is probably the one? Surrounded by one of Rommel's Afrika Corps "left hook" sweeps along the N African coast on his supposed way to Cairo!!!. Possibly one of the Gambuts? Been to most of them!
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    Air Mech. A. H. Terhoven is probably Arthur Herman Terhoven 1922 to 1986

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    Hello,

    I have checked the Nominal Roll for No.24 Squadron SAAF (pp.281-290), in my copy of, Per Noctem Per Diem The Story of 24 Squadron, South African Air Force, by E. N. Tucker and P. M. J. McGregor. None of the listed names are mentioned. There is no mention of the listed names in the indices of three-volume official history of the SAAF, either.

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    Hello All,
    The Plot Thickens!!!
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    Hello

    WO392 on ancestry.co.uk has the following:

    97116V A/Cpl E. Hallows, Camp 7A
    P47879V A/Sgt W. W. Hooper, Camp 7A
    99776V C. G. Huntly, 'Germany'
    99709V A/M R. Jordaan, Camp 7A
    100741V A/M J. I. Levy, Camp 7A
    100761V A/Cpl M. T. Pitchers, Camp 7A
    116417V A/M M. J. C. Rabe, Camp 7A
    314311V A/M J. F Steenkamp, Camp L3, P.o.W. No 269970
    P7102V A/M T. H. Terhoven, Camp 7A
    208916V A/Cpl G. E. Willis, Camp 7A

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    Simon,
    Tks list. Checked on Google-sheet. B T W Malcolm's RAFWEB has no SAAF Sqns at any of the Gambuts.
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    I would expect captured at Tobruk in June 42, based at El Adem, or maybe Sidi Rezegh.

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    Hi Andreas,

    Do you think No. 40 (SAAF) Squadron?

    "25/06/42 LG 103 bombed Party of mechanics sent to Azeiz reported missing"

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    Mojmir

    Where did you get that reference from thanks ? Paul

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