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    Default F/O Jacob J. Thurmeier from 429 (RCAF) Sqn

    Hi,
    I am searching information relating to the evasion and capture of F/O Jacob J. Thurmeier (J14165). This airman was shot down near Namur Belgium (Halifax V AL-C/LK995 429 Sqn) during the night of 25-26/11/1943 and evaded capture until 22/6/44 when he was captured by the Germans at Brussels. Curiously I don't find his name in the book "Footprints on the sands of time". Maybe he was liberated in September 44 at Brussels...
    Thanks for your help.

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    Hello,


    If you go to the following site you will have info.

    www.cometeline.org

    when on site go to "personnes aidées par Comete line"
    he is in the last listing.

    Best regards

    René

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    Hi,
    According to RAF Evaders (C/Brock) he spent several months with the Belgian Secret Army until arriving in the care of Anne Brusselsmans of the Comet Line. She arranged to have him taken to a house in Schaerbeek where he stayed with an American (Babcock). But when their helper was arrested by the Gestapo, they had to leave i n a hurry.
    Two weeks later in June 44, they were caught along with Comet helpers Gilbert Tedesco and his wife and were taken to St Gilles prison.
    No further info on what happened next, report is held at N/A under WO208 3350/1114
    Alan.
    Last edited by AlanW; 11th August 2010 at 09:01.

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    Globe and Mail NEWSPAPER, printed 1944/09/07

    'PreviouslY Reported Missing, Now Officially Presumed Dead .

    THURMEIER, Jacob John, FO., Southey, Sask.

    No next of kin listed.

    presumably the authorities had heard nothing from him and assumed him dead
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 11th August 2010 at 12:22.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default F/O Jacob J. Thurmeier from 429 (RCAF) Sqn

    Thanks all for your help !

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    Toronto Star of 7 Sep 1944 has him listed as previously reported missing, now a prisoner of war.
    David

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