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    Looking for back ground information on Flt Sgt Franciszek Sobkowiak, killed in 138 squadron Halifax W7773 on a SOE mission on 29/30 October 1942.

    Had previously been held in Sweden after Halifax L9612 landed there in November 1941 when low on fuel, released January 1942.

    What was his place and date of birth, and how did he come to be listed on my local war memorial in Greasbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire.

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    Martyn

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    Born 3 October 1914 in Essen, Germany (to a Polish family).

    I don't know about the memorial in Yorkshire, but perhaps he married there and was therefore considered a local?

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    He married Nora Hartley in Q1 1941 Registered in Rotherham. Looks as if she might have been a local girl - hence his appearance on the RoH.
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    Appears he was a professional footballer before the war and played for HCP Poznan

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    Further to my Post #3, a Carole A Sobkoviak birth was Registered in Q2 1942 in Rotherham.
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    Thanks to all, there's much more than I expected here.

    Martyn

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