General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war

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General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war

Description

Debrief questionnaire. Gives personal details of Philip Jenkinson, list the camps he was in as well as providing answers to other questions including , interrogations, escapes attempted, collaboration with enemy and evidence of war crimes, In camps Stalag Luft VI and Stalag 357.

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Three page printed document handwritten filled out

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IBCC Digital Archive

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[deleted] [inserted] [three indecipherable words] 4 Sep 45 [/inserted] [/deleted]

[inserted] NIL 15/2/46 [indecipherable word] [/inserted]

[inserted] 14218 [/inserted]

TOP SECRET

M.I.9/Gen/

[inserted] LIB/ 1500 [/inserted]

MIS-X [inserted] [underlined] LIST 43 [/underlined] [inserted]

27.10.45

PART 1.

[underlined] GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR BRITISH/AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR. [/underlined]

1. No. 1316403 RANK F/Sgt. SURNAME JENKINSON.

CHRISTIAN NAMES LESLIE PHILIP

DECORATIONS

2. SHIP (R.N., U.S.N. or MERCHANT NAVY

UNIT (ARMY)

SQUADRON (R.A.F. or A.A.F.) 10

3. DIVISION (ARMY), COMMAND (R.A.F. or A.A.F.) BOMBER

4. DATE OF BIRTH 15.5.23

5. DATE OF ENLISTMENT 28.3.41

6. CIVILIAN TRADE OR PROFESSION POULTRY FARMER
(OR EXAMINATIONS PASSED WHILE P/W)

7. PRIVATE ADDRESS “BOSVARREN” FALMOUTH, CORNWALL.

8. PLACE AND DATE OF ORIGINAL CAPTURE SHOT DOWN Sept 6, Captured IMMERSTADT 15.9.43

9. WERE YOU WOUNDED WHEN CAPTURED? NO

10. MAIN CAMPS OR HOSPITALS IN WHICH IMPRISONED.
[italics] Camp No. [/italics] [italics] Location [/italics] [italics] From [/italics] [italics] Till [/italics]

DULAG - LUFT FRANKFURT. 21.9.43 27.9.43

STALAG-LUFT VI HEYDEKRUG, EAST PRUSSIA. 2.10.43 15.7.44.

STALAG 357 THORN POLAND 16.7.44 12.8.44

STALAG 357 FALLINGBOSTEL, Nr HANNOVER 15.8.44 26.4.45

11. WERE YOU IN A WORKING CAMP?
[italics] Location [/italics] [italics] From [/italics] [italics] Till [/italics] [italics] Nature of Work [/italics]

NO

12. DID YOU SUFFER FROM ANY SERIOUS ILLNESSES WHILE A P/W?
[italics] Nature of Illness [/italics] [italics] Cause [/italics] [italics] Duration [/italics]

NO

(b) DID YOU RECEIVE ADEQUATE MEDICAL TREATMENT?

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M.I.9/Gen/

MIS-X

[underlined] GENERAL QUESTIONNAIRE. PART II. TOP SECRET. [UNDERLINED]

1. No 1316403 RANK F/SGT SURNAME JENKINSON

CHRISTIAN NAMES LESLIE PHILIP

2. LECTURES before Capture:

(a) Were you lectured in your unit on how to behave in the event of capture? (State where, when and by whom).

YES. RUFFORTH, 1663, C.U. & 10 SQUD, MELBOURNE. YORKS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

(b) Were you lectured on escape and evasion? (State where, when and by whom).

YES. 10 SQUADRON MELBOURNE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER

3. INTERROGATION after capture:

Were you specially interrogated by the enemy? (State where, when and methods employed by enemy).

DULAG - LUFT, FRANKFURT. SEP 1943. Questions on Crew & Squadron.

4. ESCAPES attempted:

Did you make any attempted or partly successful escapes? (Give details of each attempt separately, stating where, when, method employed, names of your companions, where and when recaptured and by whom. Were you physically fir? What happened to your companions?)

Evaded capture for 9 days from Sept 6 to 15. Captured at Immerstadt by civvy police. Weak from lack of food. Sgt Simmonds (Bomb Aimer) P.O.W.

5. SABOTAGE:

Did you do any sabotage or destruction of enemy factory plant, war material, communications, etc., when employed on working-parties or during escape? (Give details, places and dates.)

[author indicates nil answer]

6. COLLABORATION with enemy:

Do you know of any British or American personnel who collaborated with the enemy or in any way helped the enemy against other Allied Prisoners of War? (Give details, names of person(s) concerned, camp(s), dates and nature of collaboration or help given to enemy).

[author indicates nil answer]

7. WAR CRIMES:

If you have any information or evidence of bad treatment by the enemy to yourself or to others, or knowledge of any enemy violation of Geneva Convention you should ask for a copy of “Form Q” on which to make [obscured word] statement.
(NOTE: Form Q is a separate form inviting information on [italics] “War Crimes” [/italics] and describes the kinds [obscured words] coming under this title.)

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8 HAVE YOU ANY OTHER MATTER YOU WISH TO BRING TO NOTICE?

Taken from prisoner of war camp Oct 43 propaganda trip to bombed areas of Munich with 4 other NCO from Luft 6, 20 NCO's from IVB 4 Officers from Luft 3.

Signed by Philip Jenkinson.

Citation

“General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30602.

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