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    Default F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    I'm searching for information on F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788. The 443 Squadron ORB has him as posted in on August 6, 1944 and identified as missing, believed baled out in the vicinity of Paris, August 23, 1944.

    https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/o...0/1307?r=0&s=3

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    https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/o...0/1323?r=0&s=2

    Dunn did indeed bale out and was taken prisoner. I would be grateful for additional information on the POW camp to which he was sent and also on the units with which he served prior to 443. His son thought he was in the Battle of Britain, but his service number seems too low, unless he was a F/S or other rank.

    Jim

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    Default Re: F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    Jim,

    F/O Robert William Dunn. Stalag Luft 1, Barth. POW # 5459. The camp was liberated by the Russians 1 May 1945.

    10,000 POWs (mostly USAAF) flown out via B17s between 12-14 May 1945.

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    Dave
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    Default Re: F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    Thanks so much, Dave.

    Jim

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    Default Re: F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    If his NCO service number was R85628 then his name appears briefly in the ORB for No. 1 Squadron between February and March 1942 before he is posted to No. 32 Squadron where he appears regularly from July 1942 to August 1943.
    I hope this assists

    Chris

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    Default Re: F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    You are right, Chris.

    R85628 Robert William DUNN J17788 comm 1943-03-01 Can Gaz 1943-09-11 p.53 of 122

    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Collec...22520520151047

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    Default Re: F/O R.W. Dunn, J.17788

    Thank you gentlemen. I will pass this on to his family.

    Jim

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