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    Hello to all

    I am looking for information on the P/O Jones who was captured in Belgium the 22 July 1941
    Spitfire R7304 54Sqn Shot down near 14H30 probably by the JG 2

    Many thanks in advance
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    Phil

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    Hi Phil,
    Are you sure you've got the right serial number. Everything i've found points to this aircraft as being with 611, 145 and finally 41sqdn when shot down in August 41.
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    hello,

    He was Kenneth Marsden JONES, service number 61487.

    In his PoW questionnaire (WO 344 at Kew) he doesn't quote the place of capture, he gives the date of capture as 21st July, 26 having been written first then crossed over. He was wounded, with deep wounds in knee and thigh, severing nerves in foot, sustained during the air combat before capture. An interesting mention is that he was in Dunkirk hospital from 21st (sic) July 1941 until 1? August 1941 [I'm quoting as it's written in the form], then to Chirurg Somderlazarette Brussels from August 1941 to January 1942.

    He comments very positively on the medical treatment and care he received in Brussels.

    The Squadron ORB (AIR 27/512 at Kew) records his loss on 22th July 1941. His nickname was "Jonah". Time of take off is 12.35, and he was lost around 13.35, the other pilots landing by 14.20 (english times). Serial number was R7303 (as in FCL 1) but the letter is not very clear in the form 541. No 7304.

    Do you have a precise location ?

    Joss

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    Thanks a lot Joss

    I will send you a document who quote that he may have landed at Keiem Belgium , no name but as he was the sole POW….
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    Phil

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    Sorry Alan you'r right for the serial ,typo!!

    R7304 EB-Q 41Sqn Enguinegatte / Thèrouanne 27/8/1941 F/Sgt Brew William Aubrey RAAF (POW+EVD)402220

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