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BElliotJDElliottJDv1.pdf
Describes life on 428 Squadron, being shot down 20 December 1943, and his life as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft 3 before his liberation.

MPhillipsD1653229-180604-03.pdf
Document laying down responsibilities of prisoner of war including: behaviour under interrogation, what the enemy will try and find out, how information is obtained by the enemy (sources and methods), Do's and Dont's and rights of prisoners.

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Reports that helpers at his first rendezvous had retained Jack Newton's kit. On his return to Belgium he recovered his flying boots and other crew's equipment.

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Article about Jack Newton, their Wellington's landing on fire in Antwerp and his subsequent escape with help from Belgian citizens.

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Confirms information in their previous telegram that her husband is now reported interned from air attaché Madrid. He had arrived in Madrid.

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Informs her that one member of his crew was a prisoner of war but asked that she make no effort to contact him. They were continuing to make enquiries about her husband.

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Writes they are sorry that there was no news of her husband. Other aircrew that she had enquired of were reported as killed in action and another as prisoner of war.

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Gives account of event when Wellington W5421 of 12 Squadron landed on fire at Antwerp Deurne on 5/6 August 1941. Notes that all crew except Jack Newton became prisoners of war He became the first airman to reach UK using the Comète escape line.…

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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois and Flt Sgt Copely who are both at Stalag Luft 3. Sergeants Burrell, McLarnon and Porteous were at camps in Italy

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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois, Sgt Copely both at Stalag Luft 3 and the other three at Camp de Chambaran, Istres France.

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Thanks him for letters and mentions that they keep up current affairs which seem to be getting worse. Glad that Newton got back to England. Catches up with other news.

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Catches up with news and is optimistic about progress of the war. Tells a little about himself.

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Includes photographs of twelve squadron officers, the crashed aircraft, some of the crew, Jack and Mary Newton and Sgt R D Porteous. Recounts the last sortie of the crew to Aachen when they had to jettison their bombs, an engine caught fire and they…

EWitmeurEVLangloisRB451207.pdf
Writes that he had not found out how Langlois was arrested but it seem that the Belgian he was with had been betrayed. Asks about his activates after the war and tells a little of his own. Says he is enclosing report. Report covers the crash landing…

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Writes of his investigation into Belgian people involved in trying to help his crew escape after they had crashed in Belgium. He gives names and locations of those involved and notes that many had been arrested by the Germans. Gives detailed…

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Letter to Jack Newton's pilot providing more information about the Belgian people who had been involved in the escape line to help his crew. Includes places they stayed and show linkage of the organisation. Includes information on Belgian resistance…

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Letter to Jack Newton's pilot from a member of the Belgian escape line He says he still does not know why Jack Newton was the only one of the crew to get successfully back to England. He goes on to describe in details his research into the trail of…

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Telegram to Bill's father informing him that Bill is a prisoner of war in Germany.

OBrooksWA1318320-200117-01.pdf
This is a second RAF Form 2520A, reflecting Bill's time as a prisoner of war. It was issued at RAF Hednesford, on 14 March 1946. It records Bill's service from 18 August 1941 until his release on 13 March 1946, including his time as a POW from 26 May…

LCoxJ133397v2.pdf
Pilots flying log book for John Cox, covering the period from 14 June 1944 to 16 March 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown. He was stationed at RAF Newton, RAF Peplow, RAF Sandtoft, RAF Hemswell, RAF Wickenby, POW Triesdorf, RAF…

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Large closely packed crowd, some US army soldiers in foreground.

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Tented accommodation, two fence lines, space between them lit by lamps attached to telephone poles, small number of figures visible in compound.

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Of wooden construction, lots of clothing, bedding, bowls, and packets strewn over them.

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Taken from above, spectators lining the pitch, large number of buildings in the background.
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