Captive for 18 months

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Captive for 18 months

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Article concerning Flying Officer Dennis Herbert Cochran and Flight Lieutenant J G Stower.

Publisher

News Chronicle
IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-20

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SValentineJRM1251404v10109

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Captive for 18 months

Another officer, Flying Officer Dennis Herbert Cochran (22), son of Mr, H.W. Cochran, a civil servant, of Essex Road, Leyton, had been in captivity for 18 months. During that time his mother died.

Cochran, who volunteered for the R.A.F. in 1940, joined Unilever House, Blackfriars, as a shipping clerk when he was 17. He was educated at Canterbury Road School, Leyton, and won a scholarship to Leyton County High School.

Flt.-Lt. J. G. Stower came from Buenos Ayres. He was 27 and a bomber pilot. His plane was shot down into the sea two years ago when he was making his twenty-sixth bombing flight to Germany.

From the prison camp he wrote to his aunt, Mrs. Alice S. G. Brown,

News Chronicle

20/5/44

Citation

“Captive for 18 months,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22094.

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