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Thread: Allied Air Forces PoWs in Europe

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    Henk,
    Yup! The Spitfire was AB131. Same L3 number as Kingwell.

    Ross,
    I take your point(s). My padded cell number is known to International Red Cross!!

    Tks (both) for your help
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    Interestingly though only loosely connected with this topic, my father, Halifax navigator 158947 F/Sgt Raymond Thomas HOOD was taken prisoner near Paris on 3 June 1944. Later, towards the end of August 1944, an adventure - he escaped from the Paris Luftwaffe hospital in a laundry basket and wheeled across ploughed fields towards the American lines by a brave French nurse. (he once said this event was far worse then landing heavily after parachuting at night from a burning aircraft - but my mother wouldnt believe him!), yet there are no records anywhere to show this. Even the International Red Cross in Geneva couldn't help. However, I did discover in the RAAF repatriation file of the bomb aimer, 413735 F/Sgt H.Caswell that he was first reported missing then later reported taken PoW. How did they know? I have always thought there has to be something somewhere. Perhaps in America, but where to start?

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    Peter,
    I've a note that HEGGTVEIT (HEGGTVERT) probably in September 1944 was repatriated on board of the "Gripsholm".

    Henk.

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    Henk, Hi,
    Yes, we are aware and may follow it up!
    Tks for your help,
    Peter Davies
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