Mannion, Frank


Mannion, Frank
F Mannion


Four items. Collection concerns Flight Sergeant Frank Mannion (1921 - 2016, Royal Air Force). He flew operations as a rear gunner with 10 Squadron before being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war. Includes an oral history interview, some details of forced march as a prisoner, notes on some of his operations and a photograph.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Frank Mannion and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.


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Mannion, F

Collection Items

Frank Mannion
Full face portrait of an airman. Prisoner of war intake photograph on the bottom annotated number '1678638'.
Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

List of some of Frank Manion's operations
Notes arrived at POW Camp Luckenvalde IIIA February 8th. Escaped form there in May. Lists some of his operations and result of combat against enemy aircraft and damage by anti-aircraft fire. Includes forced landing at Pershore and eventually shot…

Details of prisoners of war forced trek from Luft VII Bankau to Luckenwalde
Lists stages and dates of forced march from POW camp Stalag Luft VII. Route via Winterveldt, Karlsruhe, Schonfeld, Jenkwitz, Wanzen, Heidersdorf, Pfaffendorf, Stansdorf, Peterwitz, Prausnitz, Goldberg. Eventually by train to Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde.…

Interview with Frank Mannion
Frank Mannion was born in Manchester. When he completed his electrical engineering apprenticeship at Metropolitan Vickers he volunteered for the RAF. Initially he was ready to train as a pilot but was told there was a shortage of air gunners so…
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