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    Default RCAF - J-92942 - Reginald Vernon Watson - POW

    RCAF - J-92942 - Reginald Vernon Watson - (postwar 42405) -
    Qualified as a pilot, 14 August 1942 and posted overseas in October 1942
    Commissioned 3 November 1944 - Repatriated 1 June 1945; retired 28 July 1945
    Postwar service from 1 October 1951 to uncertain date
    - info by Hugh A. Halliday, Ottawa, ON, Canada -

    Watson is taken POW - early 1945 -
    POW 'snapshot' - taken at Dulag Luft Oberursel -
    see also my page: http://www.teunispats.net/macr-12109.htm

    Althrough I do have the info from Hugh A. Halliday, till now I can't find
    a crash connection to this RCAF men.
    Last edited by PATS; 13th November 2009 at 13:21. Reason: link domain updated
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    PATS,

    Reginald Vernon Watson is not included in this forum's database of POWs nor can I find him listed missing or POW in the RCAF casualty lists. Can you provide any further info regarding the circumstances of his capture?

    Regards, Ken

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    Ken,

    This is all info I have - see previous -
    I should say he should be in this "time-window" - 01 Feb 45 - 15 Mar 45
    according to the other "POW" snaps I have.
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    Default Watson, POW

    This would not be the first instance of a man held in captivity for such a shorty time that he was not formally registered in such documents as Red Cross POW rosters.

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    L.S.,
    So it looks we have to find him through the ORB as a kind of work-around
    Thanks for the answers so far.
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    Hi folks,

    Received the Service records of J-92942 - P/O R. V. Watson
    from Library and Archives Canada

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    411 (RCAF) Squadron - Spitfire MK. IXe - PK 992 - DB-W
    Pilot - J-92942 - Reginald Vernon Watson
    Sunday 25 Feb 1945 - approx. 0820 - Dive Bombing on Dorsten-Emmerich-Wesel rail line
    Engine failure - bailed out at 6000 feet
    Between Maas + Rhine rivers, South of Cleve, Germany
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    PATS
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