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    Default POW Harry Day 'Wings Day' Luft III

    vconline.org details the George Cross recipient with this detail : “Wings” as he was nicknamed, made three unsuccessful attempts resulting in him being moved to Stalag Luft III. One of the first responsibilities he had as the Senior Officer was to investigate accusations of treachery against Casinov, an RAF Officer, who could speak fluent German." I can see no prisoner CASINOV registered but I do see an officer CAZINOVE has anyone seen this matter in print anywhere else please.

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    Default Re: POW Harry Day 'Wings Day' Luft III

    Solved this was Peter Cazinove Spitfire Pilot 92 Squadron I will advise the vconline site of the error. Cazinove was a friend of Roger Bushell also from the same squadron. This incident took place after leaving Dulag Luft and arriving in Stalag Luft I prior to the Luft III Great Escape activity.

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    Default Re: POW Harry Day 'Wings Day' Luft III

    I will look in Day's book to see what if anything he has on this man.

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    Default Re: POW Harry Day 'Wings Day' Luft III

    Hi,
    Well the only remarks about John Casson are in regard to his family being know by Day . The parents were pacifists and his brother was a conscious objector. John had confided in Day that he too held the same strong convitions and was on the point of resigning his commission in thr Navy when War broke out. But he went to War. Day felt the greatest admiration for him.

    As an extra, it was a surprise to me when I opened the book. I had previously missed the first couple of pages before. This time I had a great surprise. There was a hand written note to the effect that it was too a fellow pow named Ward an ex pow and constant and exemplary fellow pow signed "Wings" H Day G/Capt. Dated 1971

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