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    Hello,
    Baltimore II serial number AG699 of 69 Sqdn was found a while ago. It has now been identified.
    See newspaper cutting shown on Facebook .
    Crew names and fate included in the report.
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 3rd July 2022 at 00:41.

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    Thank you, I just could not get it right 😞

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    Oooh.. the RAFCommands Database gets a reference in that article :D

    According to Royal Air Force Commands, a forum for RAF researchers, Baltimore II AG699 had four personnel on board.
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    I saw this on Facebook when a Times article had the info but no serial was mentioned it annoys me when articles say “aircraft wreck identified “ and it isn’t identified by serial - so I used the names on here to id the serial and posted it under Facebook link- I then used Baltimore and AG699 to find a daily mail article which listed the serial - here it is

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ly-SOLVED.html

    Which also mentions RAFCommands so I think the author used google to search and came across this site - full circle!
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    BTW Purslow should technically be unaccounted as we do not know how he does as a PoW??

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    From what is in CWGC Purslow is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, date given as 17th December 1943.
    So I also searched for him in the forums POW listing but he is not on the list.
    Then I searched for the POW camps in Austria igloos to me that as three of the crew became pows at some stage after being "transferred " to the Germans they were separated.
    BAUM(POW Nr. 9179) and PURSLOW to Stalag 18A , both RAF . While FINCHAM RCAF, (POW Nr. 39181) was sent to Stalag L6 Heydekrug.

    However in the 18A website only BAUM is listed, no mention of PURSLOW ?

    Interesting though but not relevant to PERSLOW are the facts that the POW Camp was bombed by the USAAF twice (late 1944 ans again early 1945) even though after the first bombing was reported , many were killed and injured, in the first raid 10 British were killed.





    https://images.app.goo.gl/numx5wAa2oZ6jA5D6 (☹ just don't seem to get the copy/paste thing right).
    The document I am trying to put up is the 1st one "18A" a Red Cross report.


    Also I found that for the Baltimore, it was claimed (as a Beaufighter) by a Luftwaffe pilot, Franz SCHIESS (SCHIEHS?).
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    PURSLOW's name is listed as POW in our lists.. source for this is WO392/20 POWs taken by Italy

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...hp?qnum=104290
    Relevant thread http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads...sqn-raf.45021/

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    Thanks for the reminder :)
    But this is what I get when I search the POW database -

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...&submit=Search

    Alex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    Thanks for the reminder :)
    But this is what I get when I search the POW database -

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...?qname=Purslow+&qnum=&qdate=&tdate=&qunit=&srname=&serialno=&srnu m=&qmem=&qt=&submit=Search

    Alex
    Hi Alex

    This is a quirk where the search also searches for a space.. in this case it searches for "Purslow " and finds nothing.. sometimes i suggest that you start with a subset .. eg PURSL

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...&submit=Search

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