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    Default POW 50 Squadron Pilot Officer CHASE which one of two.

    13 October 1941 Hampden AE251 F/Lt Abbott and crew: P/O Chase, Sgt Wake, Sgt Barrett. Pilot Officer Chase, no initials on ORBs became a pow alongside his entire crew. Erroneously reported as being lost on the 20 October due to the ORB interpretation.

    In Stalag Luft III a man called Chase features in a photograph.
    The pow register advises:

    J H CHASE 60524 S/Ldr
    R G F CHASE 124154 F/Lt

    Can anyone assist with deducing which CHASE was in Luft III my searches have not disclosed any hints of help here.

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    Hi Colin,

    R.G.F. Chase 124153 F/O (P/O 7.2.1942) flew with 249 Squadron in 1943 and was a prisoner at Stalag Luft I Barth

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ghter-Squadron

    J H CHASE 60524, (P/O 2.12.1940) can be your man...

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    ...but can't be.

    J H CHASE 60524 S/Ldr was CO of 73 Sqn and a prisoner of the Dulag Wetzlar.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...Spitfire-MA531

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    Clearly I need to master the search aspects of the forum...….thank you for taking up my inabilities with that. However the 1945 pow statistics only gave me these two options others by rank were eliminated.... I need to look deeper here for this 50 Squadron Pilot Officer Chase....any help will be much appreciated.

    Thank you Mojmir

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    What does tge BC loss card say?

    Can't open on phone just right now

    http://www.lancasterbombers.net/lanc...ers_v1_045.htm
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hi,

    Squadron Leader Ernest Ronald (Ronnie) Abbott DSO DFM* (44877)

    https://internationalbcc.co.uk/memor...bbott-dso-dfm/

    ...October 13th was the 58th mission, a bombing raid over Cologne. After his return from Germany at the end of the war he records in the Log that they were attacked by an ME 110 at 0400 hours, hit in the port wing and tanks and rear gunner wounded. At 0420 hours with the port wing on fire they abandoned the aircraft somewhere near Brussels. As far as is known all the crew baled out safely although Flt/Lt Abbott, as he was by then, landed in a tree, breaking both his legs. After a stay in hospital he was transferred to Prison Camp, eventually reaching Stalag Luft 111,...

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    Hello,

    You seem to be clutching at straws on this one!

    A couple of suggestions. No idea if they will bear any fruit - but who knows?

    1/.

    4 May 1941
    14 OTU, Cottesmore
    Hampden I P4307
    Training

    T/o Cottesmore but the port engine cut, causing the bomber to swerve out of control and collide with Hampden I P4312 of the same unit., before finishing up in hedge, where it caught fire. Neither airman was badly hurt and the other Hampden was repaired and returned to service.

    P/O Chase
    Sgt Cowell. (possibly: 923093 Sgt George Albert COWELL RAFVR + 18-8-41 - 50 Sqn - BCL2/121).

    See: BCL7/50

    2/.

    Get in touch with this organization: http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons...co.uk/contact/ (Mike Connock).

    One possibilty: 1165815 William John CHASE (60120) RAFVR - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...35076/page/905 - a possibility, no more than that!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th December 2018 at 10:58. Reason: Deleted final sentence, looked at wrong entry in BCL.

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    Dennis. Thank you, the loss card frustratingly decides to not record the crew member Chase with any initials or service numbering.

    Col. Thank you, your connection with 14 OTU is interesting because a little background work on Sgt Wake throws up connections with the same unit, possibly instructing, T G Wake appears to have enlisted into the RAF in 1937.


    I will keep trying your help as always much appreciated. Colin.

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    Hi,

    Ross has also W.Op./A.G. F/Sgt T. G. Wake 541458, Stalag Kopernikus

    http://www.lancasterbombers.net/Loss...files/book.swf

    AIR 78 plus LG: Thomas Gibson WAKE (300036)

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    LATE NEWS

    ... PRISONER. —In the latest list British prisoners war in German hands as received from enemy sources is the name Pilot-Off. William John Chase, of Bridge House, Culmstock, Cullomoton. HOSTAGES. Many hostages have been arrested Belgrade as a result of information ...
    Published: Friday 07 November 1941
    Newspaper: Western Morning News
    County: Devon, England
    Type: Article | Words: 258 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

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