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    Default A Brace of Confused POWs - or is it me?

    Hello All,
    CWGC have 1577432 Flt Sgt Eric Arthur Bradshaw, 620 Sqn, died 20 Sep 1944.
    We have an E A Bradshaw, 166 Sqn, POW, 1 Feb 1945.
    Find My Past has two Eric Arthur Bradshaws, both b. 1923, both occurring 1944.
    Donít compute.
    Is it known who was which/where/when? Just trying to fill some of the remaining gaps.
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    Default Re: A Brace of Confused POWs - or is it me?

    Peter

    'Our' E. A. Bradshaw looks to be possibly 2205638 'Ernest Albert' [sic*] Bradshaw of 166 Squadron?

    https://www.raf166squadron.com/166%20Squadron%20Personnelsearchablerevised.htm

    https://www.raf166squadron.com/166POW%27s.htm

    *Air 78 has 2205638 Eric Andrew Bradshaw, just to confuse matters...!

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    Simon
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    Name
    Eric Andrew Bradshaw
    Birth
    25 Aug 1925
    Death
    May 2005 Halton, Cheshire, England

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    Default Re: A Brace of Confused POWs - or is it me?

    Hello

    From the front page of his PoW questionnaire (WO344 series at Kew) I confirm Eric Andrew 2205638, 166 Squadron, captured 2 February 1945 "Mannheim", DoB 25 August 1925, enlistment 29 november 1943, wartime adress in Liverpool, not wounded when captured, went through interrogation camp Frankfurt and transit camp Wetzlar, Stalag Luft III in Nurenburg (sic) 1/ february to 4 April, then Stalag VIIA Mooseburg from 18 April to 6 May 1945.

    HTH

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