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    Default 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    I have a 35 Squadron loss, where the aircraft crashed ESE of Markelo (Netherlands). One of the airman in his POW Liberation Questionnaire shows that he was captured at Kivelle (Nivelle? / Mivelle?) but i am struggling to find anything on a map which matches this ... can anyone (probably with better eye sight than me!) assist?

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    Pete

    It could be helpful to know how soon after the crash he was apprehended, if that's recorded?

    Could it be a shortened version of Kevelhammerhoek, just to the east of Markelo?

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    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    He was captured on the day of the crash and I am assuming he parachuted out. Kevelhammerhoek looks like a good bet at this stage, so thanks for that.

    One other mystery on the Questionnaire is under the heading "Were you injured" it shows SWGAT before Head Injuries .... any thoughts on SWGAT?

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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    Thanks to Mojmir for correctly deciphering that SWGAT equals SLIGHT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    Could 'Kivelle' be 'Kisveld', which looks to me to be about 15Km ESE of Markelo? Just a thought......

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    Thanks Andrew; it could well be another option, so I will add it to the list
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    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    This is what the SGLO (Studiegroep Luchtoorlog in the Netherlands) has on record: Results (studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl)

    Your man was the navigator F/Sgt. G.C.H. Chandler. Kisveld (a hamlet on the western outskirts of the town of Neede) to me seems to be the most obvious spot.

    5208'00.3"N 635'13.5"E - Google Maps
    Last edited by Hans Valk; 24th August 2022 at 07:44.

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron Markelo Loss

    Thanks again for the feedback; I have noted the two options on the website

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    PeteT
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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