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10th May 1940 103 Squadron Battle lost
11 May 1940 218 Squadron Battle lost
15th Aug 1941 15 Squadron Stirling lost
14th Oct 1941 207 Squadron Manchester lost
19th Feb 1942 420 Squadron Hampden lost
9th Apr 1942 419 squadron Lancaster lost
31st May 1942 101 Squadron Wellington lost
19th Jul 1942 88 Squadron Boston lost
26th Jul 1942 15 Squadron Stirling lost
1st Aug 1942 9 Squadron Lancaster lost
12th Aug 1942 75 Squadron Wellington lost
29th Aug 1942 149 Squadron Stirling lost
2nd Sep 1942 218 Squadron Stirling lost
17th Sep 1942 25 Squadron Wellington lost
20th Sep 1942 156 Squadron Wellington lost.
22nd Sep 1942 226 Squadron Boston lost
25th Sep 1942 161 Squadron Whitley lost
2nd Oct 1942 78 Squadron Halifax lost
6th Dec 1942 Ventura of 464 Squadron lost
10th Dec 1942 115 Squadron Wellington lost
28th Jan 1943 51 Squadron Halifax lost
4th Feb 1943 408 Squadron Halifax lost
11th Feb 1943 107 Squadron Boston lost
13th Mar 1943 102 Squadron Halifax lost
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Those known to have been held in or employed at
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Anslow Clifford Harold.
- Cook George. Sgt.
- Dorlin Ernest. Fus.
- Garner James.
- Greenacre A.
- Hunneybell Charles Thomas Oliver. Pte.
- Lucas William Henry.
- Stevens John. W/O
- Willoughby D.
- Wright William. This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.
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Pte. Charles Thomas Oliver Hunneybell Kings Own Royal (Lancaster) RegimentJust trying to follow up on the only story he ever mentioned about his service in WW2. He was a prisoner of war at Stalag Camp 344 in Poland his POW No. was 16022. He was captured at Dunkirk fighting a rear guard action and imprisoned by the Germans. He had to work forced labour and claimed he escaped with a sergeant but was recaptured when a gestapo officer recognised him. He then said he was near a concentration camp for the remainder of his time.
He would never speak about his time as a prisoner of war, but is said to have been mentioned in a book about prisoners of war who were not officers and escaped. His name being miss spelt - perhaps as honeyball, honeybell or honeywell. He was also a translator at the Nuremburg Trials.
Anyone who could add or knows anything to add to this story about my late father, it would be very gratefully received.David Hunneybell
James Garner Lancashire FusiliersMy father, Jim Garner (Lancashire Fusiliers, Army No.3450469, POW No.1206) and his cousin, Gunner John Goring, (Royal Artillery, Army No.2043413, POW No.1053) were held prisoner at Stalag 344 during WW2. They were in Working Party E3 Blechammer. In Dec 1944 there was an allied air-raid on the oil refinery where they were working; Dad and John made it to an air-raid shelter, which was subsequently bombed. Dad was very badly injured, but sadly John was killed. As soon as it became known that a shelter had been hit, several men left their own shelter and before the aircraft had left the area, worked unceasingly until the last of the injured and last body had been extricated from the debris. One of these men was Albert (Happy) Eckersall, PKX/86772, L/Sto. Royal Navy. POW. No.5310. Not long after Dad recovered, he and others from the camp were made to march across Poland. My father never saw Happy again after that fateful day, until my brother came across a reference to the camp at HMS Dolphin some 46 yrs later. They met up again at Gosport submarine museum, where their story made the local paper. Dad and Happy remained friends until Dad sadly passed away in 1995.LynneW57
Clifford Harold Anslow R.M.T.Coy N.Z.Clifford Harold Anslow (New Zealand) R.M.T.Coy N.Z. ASO 2nd NZ E.F. Maadi Camp Egypt. I'm trying to get together the history of my mother's brother who appears on your pages in photos of Kiwi's belonging to Ernest van Telle. His name is Clifford Harold Anslow, he was in the NZ Army R.M.T.Coy N.Z. ASO 2nd NZ E.F. and he was in the POW camp Stalag 8B and worked in the coal mines. prisoner there for three years and eleven months and was in the Great March after he was captured on Crete. Before that he was in Maadi Camp, Egypt.Dawn Logue
Fus. Ernest Dorlin Royal FusiliersErnest Dorlin was in either the 8th or 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers and was captured at either Salerno or Garigliano. He survived the train wreck on the 28th of January 1944 at the Orvieto North railway bridge at Allerona, Italy with multiple small wounds and was sent to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.s flynn
A Greenacre 78 SquadronA Greenacre was flight engineer in Halifax Bomber W1180 of RAF 78 Squadron. They crashed on 6th August 1942 at Posterholt in The Netherlands (a small village on the Dutch/German border). He and two other crew members became POW's and send to Stalag 344.
D Willoughby 78 SquadronD Willoughby was air bomber in Halifax Bomber W1180 of RAF 78 Squadron. They crashed on 6th August 1942 at Posterholt in The Netherlands (a small village on the Dutch/German border). He and two another crew members became POW's and were sent to Stalag 344.
W/O John Stevens 78 SquadronWho can remember W/O John Stevens RAF 78 Squadron? He was a pilot of a Halifax Bomber W1180. He and his crew crashed on 6th August 1942 at Posterholt in The Netherlands (a small village on the Dutch/German border).
He and two another crew members became POW's and were sent to Stalag 344
- John Stevens Nr. 25119. Pilot
- A Greenacre nr. 25631 Flight/Engineer
- D Willoughby Nr 25123 Airbomber
Sgt. George CookI was taken prisoner at Dunkirk. I was at Stalag 4b for a short time and was then marched to Stalag 344.George Cook
William Henry Lucas Cheshire Rgt.My father, William Henry Lucas, served in the Cheshire Regiment during WWII. He joined the Manchester Regiment in 1926, serving in Germany, India and Egypt before war broke out. He was taken prisoner at Boulogne on 24th May 1940. His POW number was 2539. The POW camps he was in were Stalag XXIb in 1940, Stalag XXIa in 1941, XXId in 1941, XXIc, XIIb and Stalag 344. My father returned home at the end of the war and was medically discharged after serving five years in the camps. Like lots of others, he would never talk about what it was like. He passed away in 1974.John B Lucas
William WrightWilliam Wright was a POW in Stalag 344 up to the end of the war. His POW number is 30990. We believe he was an officer, but do not have all the details to trace him. Does anyone have information?Neil McHugh
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