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    Default Sgt D J Marshall

    Hi, I am trying to research a Sgt DJ Marshall, who at some time during WW2 baled out and had his life saved by Parachute, being in Qatar I have very limited research cababilities, can anybody help me out with any information - Sqn? POW? Date of descent etc? Any help or guidane would be greatly appreicated, Cheers, Rick

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    Ross, the owner of this site has lists of POW's on it and there is one

    http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20M_1.html

    L4 1148 Marshall D J 1186999 RAF
    That is, held at Camp L4. POW number 1148 Serial number 1186999.
    Camp Sagan and Belaria

    A little bit of googling suggests:

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hphalifax/ser-dk134.htm
    Handley Page HALIFAX DK134
    76 Sqn

    05/05/43 : Ruhr - Crashed at Kilder.

    Crew were :-
    P/O J.I.M.Bell
    Sgt A.E.Bumstead
    Sgt H.M.Farington
    Sgt H.J.Hamlyn
    Sgt D.J.Marshall
    Sgt A.Forster
    F/Sgt D.B.Brown RCAF
    Sgt B.Thompson


    From the lists Ross provided:
    L1 1121 Bumstead A E 76 DK134 1384825 RAF 04/05/43
    L3 1255 Bell J I M 76 DK134 124841 RAF 04/05/43
    L6 1129 Farrington H M 1236937 RAF
    L1 1133 Hamlyn H J 1337099 RAF

    L6 1242 Forster A 1247777 RAF
    4B 1120 Brown D B 76 DK134 R/98439 RCAF 04/05/43
    L6 1202 Thompson B 1332033 RAF

    And if you can read Dutch!
    http://www.oudzelhem.nl/oorlog/1943/omschrijving_historie.htm
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hi, VMT, that is excellent info, much appreicated, Rick

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    Default Looking for information about Sgt. A. Forster

    Hi Ravrick,

    I'm doing research to the same unfortunate flight, but I'm looking for information about Sgt. A.Forster.
    You can find an overview of the flight DK134 on this site:
    http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/bomber.php?id=6543

    Sgt Forster landed close to my grandfathers farm. My grandfather and my oldest uncles were members of the resistance and they helped Sgt. Forster try to escape to England.

    Unfortunately, Sgt. Forster was captured near Antwerpen. He still had a map with him with the the farm of my grandfather encircled. The germans then searched the farm and questioned my family and accused them of helping an enemy pilot (which was considered a great offense and my family would probably be killed or at least imprissoned if the germans could find any evidence). They denied, and fortunately so did Sgt. A.Forster even though he was already beaten up pretty badly. Finally the germans left.
    However, two weeks later the 'Sicherheitsdienst' (SD) tried again and took my grandfather and my two eldest uncles with them for questioning. They were beaten and questioned, but the kept denying everything. At last they let them go.
    The SD was feared by the population. So it was a great achievement that they all came back from the prison of the SD.

    Since the end of the war my uncles wanted to know what happened to Sgt. A.Forster. They feared that he was killed by the Germans, because he was already severely beaten when the Germans came to the farm to question my family.
    Yesterday I found the link above and some other information.

    Because you are looking for Sgt Marshall, I guess you are somehow related to him. Maybe you might know what happened to Sgt Forster after the war. Is he still alive? Can you perhaps bring me into contact with someone that knew him? Anything would be helpfull.

    My uncles have already passed away, but a few aunts and my dad are still alive and they would very much like to know more.

    btw: I'm dutch, so if you require any translation of dutch sites, I can help you.

    Regards,
    Bertil

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    Hello Bertil, with regard to you PM, I'm sorry, I don't have anything further.

    Your relatives sound like very very brave people.

    Can anyone advise Sgt A Forsters christian name??
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 15th September 2010 at 07:55.
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    Default Sgt B.Thompson

    Hi, my uncle Brian Thompson was also on this flight. Though I have never met him and have no further details I would be grateful for any additional info.
    Cheers.
    Allan

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    Hi Alan,

    I'm happy to give you all information that I have. I wonder if you could provide me with any information as well.

    Please sent me a pm.

    regards,

    Bertil

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