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    Default 142 Squadron 23 August 1940

    Hello,

    who can provide more details on the two Battle losses of 142 Squadron on 23 August 1940? ORB entries would be helpfull. Thanks in advance.

    Best regards,
    Rob

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    Hi Rob,
    The ORB gives less detail than what is available in Chorley's, apart from Middleton and Thompson being reported as pow's on 16/09/40.
    Chorley's, in case you do not have it.....
    L5503, t/o 18.25hrs, to attack E-Boats at Boulogne.
    Mid Taylor, RN, pow.
    P/O A.G. Middleton, pow.
    Sgt L.M. Lowry, Runnymede.

    L5582, t/o 18.25hrs, presumed down in sea....
    Sgt E.A. Pearce, Runnymede.
    Sgt T.S. Duncan, Runnymede.
    Sgt G. Thompson, pow.
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    Hello,

    I once posted a query here about midship Taylor :
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=17232&forum=DCForumI D6

    He was Arthur Taylor, no service number given in his PoW questionnaire, Lt (RN) when he was liberated.

    Middelton is Alan George, 78251, later Flight Lieutenant.

    Thompson is Geoffrey, 652725, later Warrant Officer.

    Both 3 give their place of capture as Boulogne-sur-Mer, date of capture 23rd August 1940.

    Joss
    Last edited by jossleclercq; 7th February 2010 at 09:51. Reason: retrieved the previous thread from the archives

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    Default 142 Squadron 23 Aug 40

    Hello all,

    Thanks for the details. I am looking for the Battles that were claimed by II./JG 3 this date. I found the following claims:

    23.08.40 Ofw. Reuter: 1 6./JG 3 Battle S.W. Boulogne: tiefflug 20.10
    23.08.40 Uffz. Hopp: 1 6./JG 3 Battle Kanalmitte: tiefflug 20.15
    23.08.40 Obgefr. Ernst Jäckel: 2 2./JG 26 Battle S.W. Boulogne 20.20
    23.08.40 Uffz. Gottfried Haferkorn: - 2./JG 26 Battle S.W. Boulogne -
    23.08.40 Oblt. Kurt Ebersberger: 2 4./JG 26 Defiant Boulogne 20.15
    23.08.40 Oblt. Hans Krug: 9 4./JG 26 Defiant Boulogne 20.25

    All in the very same timeframe and area. Does any info confirm the cause of the crashes of the battles of 142 Squadron and were these attacked more than onces...? Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,
    Rob

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    Default Geoffrey Thompson, 142 Squadron and Stalag 357

    Guys,

    Did you find out any more on Geoffrey Thompson following this thread.

    POW No. 234, in hut C2 5 at Fallingbostal. From his Liberation Questionaire, he was a commercial artist and press photographer living in Morecombe, Lancashire. A very useful POW.

    He also satated that he attempted an escape on “17th April 1945 escape from crossing Elbe by means of pretence of sickness, with party of 25 men – on return were liberated by 11th Armoured Division South of Luneberg. He also committed sabotage by “Filling motor car petrol tanks with sand, + several lorries at Barth in 1940-41. Whilst a prisoner, he sat for his final City and Guilds photography exam but “(Results not yet to hand)”.

    Regards,

    Nick

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