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    I have John Mortonís logbook and other info, direct from his wife who says he was evading capture and on the run for 3 days before being captured, please see my post to this thread about the grouping I own.

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    Tried to message you but you have too few posts.
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    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP 26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Bobbie JG from Facebook?? Small world ! (Actually it really is for the RAF Research community so I am not surprised!)

    For our members here Bobthejo has been procuring logbooks and collects and more importantly properly scanning and sharing them across various FB Groups for other researchers to access.

    Bob, I know you have been very gracious in sharing digital copies of your collections and many of our forum visitors will definitely benefit.

    The easiest way is - if you have already have posted it on a FB Group or page , and it is a public page, then just provide the link there.

    If you need the ability to upload your own photos separately on THIS site, I can set you up with the gallery, and it will add a layer of work for you..

    Just let me know,

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    Hi Jagan,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    That is me from Facebook with the Logbook Group, you are all welcome to join and search through what has been posted, not only have I posted but also some of the other 900+ knowledgeable members have to, so plenty of reading and researching material.

    Logbook Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1144646149206957

    If that doesn't work its called: Logbooks From WW1, WW2 and Postwar, if you have to manually search for it.

    Yes please to the gallery, if that's not too much trouble, can it be used across all the forums or only on this thread, thank you.

    All the best.

    Bobbie

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    Email inbound on the Gallery login details shortly

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    Quoting Henk - "Chorley mentions that the aircraft may have been attacked by an enemy night fighter over Erfurt, but this may be way off track."

    [COLOR=#333333]My continued research and records opened at Kew on the 1 Jan 2022 lead me to believe W R Chorley WAS way off track and perhaps based his record on the Death location of A A Phillips at Erfurt Hospital 15-5-1944.

    I was wrong in my earlier post in assuming A A Phillips had parachuted out and landed near to Erfurt.

    It would seem that Phillips did initially pass through the Dulag Luft, but being injured (probably Fractured Skull - noted on death cert) went into the Hohemark hospital (admitted 28-02-1944)[/COLOR][COLOR=#333333] and then on to Stalag IXC Muhlhausen, thus his PoW number being very different from his comrades in Stalag Luft 6, but similar to other PoWs established to also be at Stalag IXC.

    I am now guessing that he was on work detail in Erfurt, either in a shoe factory (he had been a shoe shop assistant before the war) or in horticulture, both work details from Stalag IXC.
    He was then probably taken ill and admitted to hospital ([/COLOR]Reserve Lazarett II Erfurt) [COLOR=#333333]and subsequently died.

    The death cert states he died from 'a weak heart caused by a fracture of the parietal bone' (back of the head).

    So I have now ruled out looking for JB595 in [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]Thuringia!

    Clues keep emerging and I know JB595 crash landed at an air base (but likely army not Luftwaffe).

    The search continues....[/COLOR]
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP 26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    This is the gallery to John Mortons Logbook and Possessions


    Last edited by Jagan; 3rd January 2022 at 22:01. Reason: Inserted Gallery URL

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    Hi Bobbie

    Do you have any 630 Squadron logbooks in your archive ?
    thanks PeteS

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    Hey Pete, I don't have any 630 squadron logs at the moment but have an Air Crew Europe Medal set to Philip Gascogne Mottram who crashed at the end of the run way on take off on his first op while with 630 squadron flying out of East Kirkby

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    Hi Bobbie
    I'm interested to know that, is there any chance of a photo of him or the medals/slips/box together which we could use on the website please, its here

    https://630squadron.wordpress.com/

    Many thanks PeteS

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