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Offline David Layne

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Photographs of POW's needed.
« on: Monday 25 January 21 00:17 GMT (UK) »
In my father's POW "Wartime Log" he has named 50 fellow prisoners who are listed here. https://wallyswar.wordpress.com/other-pows/

I have attempted to find photographs and information on all of them but have been stumped by a few. I am hopeful that someone can help with providing photographs and information on the following airmen.

Charlton, J. Allen R.A.F. 9 Dick Road, Kilmarnock. 159 Squadron Liberator AL534. Took off from St Jean, Palestine 23 July 1942 to attack harbour & shipping at Benghazi, Libya. Two killed, 5 POWs. Among the captured was the pilot, F/O R.A. Malcolm. The remains of R/100329 F/Sgt James Sherman Peterson RCAF are buried in Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya, while 751642 F/Sgt John Henry Hogg was never found.

Gillman Earnest James. R.A.F. 20 Eastcourt Av., Earley, Reading. Sgt F/E 97 Squadron Lancaster JA 707 . Attacked by night fighter after bombing Nuremberg and crashed in Luxembourg 27/28 August 1943 Gillman’s POW report is online at http://webspace.qmul.ac.uk/fsegreyer...lmanReport.htm He was killed in 1948 when Lincoln RF474 of 9 Squadron crashed in France.

An Army type. Griffith, Peter Hamer. Woodholme, Bishopswood Road, Prestatyn, Wales. Rifleman 6896171. Captured Crete 1st June 1941. Member of 1st. Battalion “The Rangers” Kings Royal Rifle Corps

Hanrahan, Charles James. R.A.F. 5 Norbreck Close, Cinder Hill, Notts. Sgt. F/E 97 Squadron Lancaster ED816 shot down 12/13 June 1943 on an operation to Bochum. Shot down by Oblt Werner Husemann from Stab NJG1 , his 4th victory

Hobsbawn, Geoffrey Ronald David Berkwood. R.A.F. Santiago, Chile. Sgt. 102 Squadron Halifax W7652 shot down by flak 16 June 1942 on an operation to Essen. All of the crew became prisoners of war. (page 81)

With their two infant sons, Geoffrey Hobsbawn’s parents emigrated from Wales to Chile circa 1917. At the commencement of World War Two, Geoffrey along with three brothers and a sister (two brothers and a sister were born in Chile) returned to England and joined the Armed Forces. All five survived the war.

Howes, Johnny. R.A.F. Peacehaven, Sussex. Sgt. 57 Squadron Wellington Z8985 lost 7/8 November 1941 on a “Rover Patrol” in the Munster area.

Jackson, Reginald J. R.A.F. 20 Maytree Crescent, Watford, Herts. Sgt. F/E 156 Squadron Lancaster W4943 on operations to Essen 27/28 May 1943. Shot down by Maj Werner Streib. Streib’s 49th shootdown from a total of 64.

McDonald, Ian Alexander R.A.F. 24 Brookland Rise, London, NW.11 Sgt. A/G 50 Squadron Hampden AE 318 shot down 7/8 September 1941 on operations to Kiel. Ian McDonald was posted to 50 Squadron from 14 OTU (Operational Training Unit) on 17th August 1941. He flew three operations, 25th August 1941 to Mannheim, 2nd September to Berlin and the one he was shot down on, 7th September to Kiel. His aircraft was Hampden AE318 and was crewed by Sergeants D. Good (Pilot) D.F. Endsor (Bomb Aimer) R. Williamson (Wireless Operator) I.A. McDonald (Rear Gunner) the aircraft crashed near Oldenburg, Holstein. All of the crew became P.O.W.’s

Meyrick, David. R.A.F. 38 Coronation Rd. Gilfach Goch, Glamorgan. AC1 150 Squadron Battle L5540, shot down attacking enemy columns in Luxembourg and crash-landed in the target area near Bonnevoie, 10 May 1940.

Nelson, Joseph Edmundson, R.A.F. 15 Parkfield Rd. Bolton. F/S Flight Engineer 97 Squadron Lancaster JA708. Shot down 23/24 September 1943 by Messerschmitt 110 night fighter piloted by Unteroffizie Josef Brunner operating out of Venlo in Holland 1 minute after bombing Mannheim. (One of the crew members when my father was shot down.)

Prentice, Donald F. S.A.A.F. 124 Caledon St. Uiterhage, Cape Province. S.A. Lt. Pilot of 112 Squadron Mustang III HB 908 GA W. Shot down by flak 30 October 1944 aircraft crashed in Gulf Of Venice near San Vito

Reade, Frank S. R.A.F. 45 Mansfield Rd. Guilford, Surrey. F/O 199 Squadron Wellington HF488 shot down by night fighter piloted by Oblt Echkhardt-Wilhelm von Bonin from 6./NJG1 on operations to Dusseldorf, 25 May 1943. Reade was the only survivor from this crew.

Ringham, Frederick Leonard. 123 Barden Rd. Tonbridge, Kent. 131829 Sgt. W/O 102 Squadron Halifax W7652 lost 16 June 1942 on operations to Essen. Hit by flak immediately after bombing the aircraft was abandoned near Wesel. The pilot, Sgt. Batchelder stayed with the aircraft allowing the crew to bail out, for this he was awarded a DFM. All of the crew survived to become POWs.

Sadezky, Lawrence William. Aldenham, Elstree, Herts. Sgt. A/G 83 Squadron Hampden AE319. Shot down 6 September 1941 minelaying Oslo harbour. (page 25) Emigrated to Australia and was killed in a road accident August 16th 1951.

Seedhouse, John. c/o Morton, Skillington, nr. Grantham. F/S Flight Engineer 106 Squadron Lancaster W4842 crashed Leiden Holland with all crew becoming P.O.W.’s. 27/28 May 1943 operations to Essen.

Also a photograph and information on Unteroffizie Josef Brunner who shot down Lancaster JA708

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Re: Photographs of POW's needed.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 January 21 07:15 GMT (UK) »
SADEZKY

I am not sure what info you are seeking, but this is a news item about the death of SADEZKY

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69260874

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More on the accident
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/91779607

Death notice
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/52826581

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 January 21 08:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, but no photograph that I was looking for.


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« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 January 21 10:03 GMT (UK) »
There are a couple of photos of Ernest (not Earnest) James Gillman as a young boy on this Ancestry tree: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/151298618/person/222197368519/gallery
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 January 21 10:13 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for your reply.  I have corrected the spelling mistake.  I am not a member of Ancestry and it is a wartime photograph I am looking for, i.e. as my father would have know him.