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Pte. Matt Saari .     United States Army 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion   from Rock Mchigan)

(d.28th Apr 1945)

My uncle, Matt Saari was a Private with the 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion. He was captured in the battle of the Bulge and detained at Stalag 9B, barracks #28. He died 28 Apr. 1945. I know the camp was liberated on 2nd Apr 1945, but I don't know what happened to him after being liberated. I think he was too sick to recover. I do know he is buried in Normandy Cemetery, France. I don't know much about him, my mother told me he loved to play baseball. If any one has any info on him I would appreciate it.




Sergeant Ronald Sidney Sabell .     RAF Lancaster ED 542 106 Squadron (d.3rd April 1943)




Ld/Tel. Donald Sabin .     Royal Navy HMS Vetch (d.4th February 1944)

Leading Telegraphist Donald Sabin served on HMS Eagle from 1939 to 1941. Then we lose track of which ships he was on until he joined HMS Vetch in Alexandria in late 1943. He died of smallpox on 4th February 1944 and is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Joint Grave 7. Can anyone fill in the gaps in his record of service please?




Ord. Sea. Albert Sadler .     Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm HMS Pembroke   from York, Yorkshire)




F/Lt.. Anthony Graham Sadler .     Royal Air Force 100 Squadron   from Guildford)

Tony Sadler and crew.

Tony was shot down on July 13th 1943 at about 0700 hrs over Brest. He was piloting a Lancaster Bomber EE 183 HW-P that had returned from a bombing raid on the Turin railyard, they were based at RAF Waltham (Grimsby) His crew members were ;

  • A G Sadler 148132
  • J Egleston 1487782
  • M J Maloney 1031746
  • W E Broxup 657446
  • R A A Howe 657446
  • R R W Parker 158598
  • A Burton Aust 413527
EE 183 came down below 1000 ft to get a visual as their instruments were damaged by an electrical storm earlier, they were supposed to land in Cornwall, refuel and retun to Waltham, unfortunately Cornwall turned out to be France! Not just any bit of France, but Brest one of the most heavily fortified harbours in Europe.

Machine gun fire opened up on them from a fighter, then all hell broke loose, ack ack, heavy machine guns, the works, now coming from the ground, 2 engines caught fire and the plane was well alight. Tony ordered the crew to bale out, unfortunately the rear gunner was trapped in his turret and badly wounded. Tony changed the order and started looking for somewhere to land. Bob Parker the upper gunner spotted an airfield a short distance away, this turned out to be Guipavas. Guipavas in 1943 was occupied by a German fighter squadron, and this was the airfield Tony landed on. Hydraulic fluid was now all over the cockpit windscreen making visibility very poor. Bob gave Tony instructions from his position to aid the landing. They were still been fired on, and a third engine caught fire, as was most of the aircraft. Bob said bullets were flying past him missing him by inches. Bob was very lucky and was the only person not wounded, even the mascot got its nose shot off! The plane landed but with no hydraulics. Tony swerved the plane round causing the undercarriage to collapse, but stopping the Lanc. before it hit a hanger. The Lanc burnt out on the airfield, totally destroyed. All the crew got out, wounded, apart from Bob, but safe.

They were all made POWs, Tony was taken to hospital in Paris for a month, recovering from a wound in his leg. He then went to Barth Stalag Luft 1, from 23/8/43 to 1/11/43, he was then moved to Stalag Luft 5 in Hyderkrug from 4/11/43 to 10/4/44. Then on 13/4/43 he was transfered to Sargan (Zagan) Staluft luft 3, Tony stayed here until the Great March as the Russians approached Sargan, and was moved out 28/1/45. Tony finally ended up at Tarmsted and was liberated on 7/4/45 and retuned to UK. It would appear that none of the crew ever met up again, all were interned in different camps,and all went their own ways after the war.




F/Lt. Anthony Graham Sadler .     Royal Air Force 100 Sqd   from Guildford)

My father Anthony Sadler piloted EE183, a Lancaster Bomber, out of RAF Waltham/Grimsby on July 12 1943. They were shot down after returning from a bombing raid on the Turin railyards. Dad crash landed EE183 on a German airfield near Brest. The crew all survived but all were wounded. Dad first was taken to a Luftwaffe hospital in Paris, 14/7/1943 to 18/8 /1943. After a month he was sent to: Stalag Luft 1 Barth 23/8/1943 to 1/11/1943 then Stalag Luft 6 Hyderkrug 4/11/1943 to 10/4/1944 then Stalag Luft 3 Sargan 13/4/1944 to 28/1/1945 then after the Long March Stalag Luft 3 Tarmstedt 3/2/1945 to 7/4/1945 Shortly after this he returned to the UK.

I have no information on anyone who knew Tony in Stalag Luft 3 or on the Long March. Any information gratefully received.




Pte. Joyce Sadler .     Auxiliary territorial Service 904 AA (M) Transport Coy Royal Army Service Corps   from Salford, Lancashire)

In Uniform (coloured by her son)

Joyce Saddler served with 904 AA (M) Transport Coy RASC She enlisted at Manchester on 30/3/1942 giving her trade on enlistment as Theatrical

My mother was born 30th Jan 1920 at Salford, Lancs. From 1939 she was employed in the theatrical trade as a dancer/singer and was a regular member of a troupe that toured around the country. On the 16th of April 1941 she had been performing a matinee at the Rex theatre in High Wycombe with the star of the show Al Bowlly, with whom she was great friends, at the close of the matinee she was asked by the theatre management if she would stay for the evening show to replace one of the other girls who had called in sick. Although arrangements had been made to join Al Bowlly at his residence in Dukes court, Piccadilly my mother decided to remain at the theatre for the evening show. Al Bowlly however was killed that night when a German land mine exploded next to his residence killing him instantly.

Though I never asked if this was the reason she enlisted I am sure it must have had some bearing on her decision. Her Service Book records she was awarded her Service Chevron to drive 3 ton army transport vehicles and later awarded 'Skill at arms badge', she was discharged on the 14th Oct 1945.

She eventually emigrated to Western Australia where she died on the 1st Oct 1977.




Lester Sadler .     United States Army   from Olmsted Falls)

My uncle, Lester Sadler, was a prisoner of war in Stalag IXB, Bad Orb. He died while a prisoner. My father, Gilbert Sadler, was in the unit that released the camp and did not know of his brother's death until arriving at the camp. He looked for Lester and told his captain he couldn't find him; so at that point he knew something had happened. They located Lester's body and it was shipped back to the States for military burial.




Act.Grp.Capt. William Robert Sadler .     Royal Air Force 142 Squadron   from Newmarket, Cambridge)

My late father, Group Captain William Robert Sadler, was posted to 142 Squadron RAF to command on 24/9/40 and remained with the squadron until 4/7/41 when he moved to HQ 1 Group. During his time with 142 Squadron, at Binbrook and Eastchurch, he oversaw the conversion to Wellingtons from Battles, the training of the squadron in night bombing, and then led it on raids on four occasions (flying Q for Queenie). When the Wellingtons arrived he found that no thought had been given to training captains of aircraft in how to captain a multi-crew aircraft where the crew was dispersed and members could only keep in touch by intercom. He, therefore, typed and carbon copied his own manual to all captains, and I believe Group later showed an interest in this and that it formed the basis for the official RAF manual. I still have a copy of his original, photos of him and his air and ground crews, some of the red, white and blue ribbon he flew from his wireless antenna, and his log books and clippings from newspapers about raids.

My father survived the war, unlike sadly the rest of his crew who perished after his posting. After I was born in 1943, my father was posted to Turkey to teach at the Air Staff College, and to work to keep Turkey out of the war on the Axis side. After VE Day he returned to Binbrook as station commander, and I can remember being in my pram with Lancasters taking off overhead, and three German POWs working around the house; one gave me a wooden model of a Lancaster for my third birthday. My father then went to Copenhagen as Air Attache, to Andover as Deputy Chair of the RAF Officers Selection Board, and to Washington with the NATO Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Group. He retired from the RAF in 1954 to devote the rest of my life to painting. He painted professionally and successfully for another 46 years, dying in 2001 a few weeks after his last exhibition. We try to have at least one exhibition of his paintings every year.




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F/O William A. Sage. .     428 Sqd.




Pte. Sandi Saidi .     British Army King's African Rifles (d.3rd October 1945)

Private Saidi is commemorated on the Lubudi Memorial in the Congo.




Pte. Sandi Saidi .     King's African Rifles (d.10th October 1945)

Private Saidi is commemorated on the Lubudi Memorial in the Congo.




Beryl Saines .     Women's Land Army




Pte. Joe Sainty .     Royal New Zealand Army

My dad, Joe Sainty was a POW for most of WWII. He was captured in Greece in 1941 and his POW number was 2471. He was interned in Stalag 18a, Wolfsberg/Karnton.




Steve Salary .     U.S. Marine

Held as a Prisoner in Fukuoka 3b.




Pte. Albert George Sidney Sales .     British Army 2nd Btn. Royal Norfolk Regiment   from Thorne, Norfolk)

(d.9th June 1944)




Dvr. Cyril Sales .     British Army Royal Army Service Corps

My dad was Cyril Sales. He was in the British Army as a driver. I remember as a child after the war, a man called at our home and it turned out to be a friend of dads, from Stalag XVlll-A POW Camp. They hugged each other and cried like babies they were so pleased to have met up again. This was in the 1960s. Dad's friend came over from Holland, to trace my dad. It was very emotional. I remember mum inviting them in and making a meal for them, so I'm trying to find out as much as I can.

I remember dad kneeling in front of the TV when we were kids, crying on Remembrance Day, as dad had lost his younger brother Donald. These poor men - we are so grateful to all those who fought so we can be here today. Thank you, and to those poor lads who lost their lives, thank you.




Gunner Leonard Edward Sales .     British Army Royal Artillery   from Plumstead,S E london.)

My father was held in Stalag 4F after escaping from the Italian ski troops. He would not say anything about his captivity other than to say he worked on the railway. As I have pictures of him with Indian soldiers around Basra I think he was with the 4th Indian fighting in the desert. I believe his period of captivity ranged from 1942 until 1945. His POW number was 250097. Since his death last year I have been trying to find out more about his service. If you or anybody can help I would be grateful.




Adrian Salet S/Sgt..     United States Army Air Forces   from Morago, Calif.)




F/Sgt. Eugene Salmers. .     RAF 12Sqd. (d.18th Jun 1943)

Nav Eugene Salmers was killed on 18th June 1943, Lancaster I W4374 PH-D of 12 Sqd




Joesphe Salmon .     Royal Air Force Groundcrew   from Blackburn)

I'm just looking to see where my grandad served during the War. I was told he was based at Tangmere, and also served in India with the RAF.

It would be great if I could find out more information on his career in the RAF and what squadron he served in'




Drmr. Philip Sidney Salmon .     British Army 2nd Btn. Middlesex Regiment   from Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire)

(d.31st May 1940)

Philip Salmon was my uncle. All I know is that he was in the Middlesex Regiment and was recorded as missing, presumed dead at Dunkirk. I believe he was about 21 at that time and was a PE instructor and a pole vaulter. If anyone has any information I would love to hear it.




Lt. Thomas William Salmon .     British Army 49th West Riding Rgt. Royal Armoured Corps (d.24th September 1944)

Lt Salmon died on 24th September 1944 and is buried in Row 3, Grave 7 at Turnhout Communal Cemetery.




F/Sgt Edward Salmon. .     Royal Air Force




Sgt. C. A. Salt .     Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 514 Sqdn. (d.24th March 1944)

Lancaster LL625 C (Charlie) crashed in Germany on 24th/25th March 1944. This was the last major Berlin raid. There was one survivor: F/Sgt R.B. McAlister. The full crew were:

  • F/Sgt. R.B. McAlister, RCAF, mid-upper gunner
  • F/O J.R. Laing, RAFVR, pilot
  • Sgt. A. Vickers, RAFVR, navigator
  • F/Sgt J. Knights, RAFVR, bomb aimer
  • F/Sgt. G.E. Scott, RAFVR, wop/airgunner
  • Sgt. C.A. Salt, RAFVR, rear gunner
  • Sgt. P.C.K. Bennett, RAFVR, flight engineer

    All the crew who died were buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.




  • Mrn. James Valentine Salt .     Royal Marines No. 40 R.M. Commando   from Low Hill, Wolverhampton)

    (d.9th Oct 1944)

    James Salt was the son of James Charles Salt, and of Kathleen Salt, of Low Hill, Wolverhampton. He was 20 when he died and is buried in the Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Albania.




    A. G. "Pop" Salter .     Royal Air Force pilot 158 Sqd.

    My father, Gwyn Jenkins, flew 16 sortees with A.G. "Pop" Salter from Lisset. Pop Salter was completing his second tour. If anybody remembers my father or any of the others in Pop Salters crew please send me an email.




    Flight Sergeant Albert Henry Salter .     RAF 83 Squadron (d.9th April 1942)

    RAF 83 Squadron operation: Avro Manchester Mk.I on mission to Hamburg, the 8th of April 1942. It was last heard from just after midnight on the 9th of April, thought to be in the Lastrup area of Germany. It crashed northeast of Cloppenburg. The crew killed are buried at Sage War Cemetery.

    The only survivor was P A Lovegrove who later died in captivity and is buried in grave 6 A 14 Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.

  • Pilot:P/O 67046 Jack Heathcote Morphett RAFVR killed.
  • Pilot:P/O 62324 Peter Anthony Lovegrove 22 RAFVR PoW, died in captivity 12Nov42.
  • Obs:Flt/Sgt 402188 Geoffrey Douglas Hutchinson 27 RNZAF killed, age 20.
  • Wop/AG:Flt/Sgt 647009 Albert Henry Salter 20 RAF killed, age 20.
  • Wop/AG:Sgt 923926 Reginald Stanley Williams 22 RAFVR killed, age 22.
  • AG:Sgt R/66159 George Charles Fisk RCAF killed.
  • AG:Sgt R/69897 Charles Dewitt Gellatly RCAF killed.




  • Flight Sergeant Albert Henry Salter .     RAF 83 Squadron (d.9th April 1942)

    RAF 83 Squadron operation: Avro Manchester Mk.I on mission to Hamburg, the 8th of April 1942. It was last heard from just after midnight on the 9th of April, thought to be in the Lastrup area of Germany. It crashed northeast of Cloppenburg. The crew killed are buried at Sage War Cemetery.

    The only survivor was P A Lovegrove who later died in captivity and is buried in grave 6 A 14 Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland.

  • Pilot:P/O 67046 Jack Heathcote Morphett RAFVR killed.
  • Pilot:P/O 62324 Peter Anthony Lovegrove 22 RAFVR PoW, died in captivity 12Nov42.
  • Obs:Flt/Sgt 402188 Geoffrey Douglas Hutchinson 27 RNZAF killed, age 20.
  • Wop/AG:Flt/Sgt 647009 Albert Henry Salter 20 RAF killed, age 20.
  • Wop/AG:Sgt 923926 Reginald Stanley Williams 22 RAFVR killed, age 22.
  • AG:Sgt R/66159 George Charles Fisk RCAF killed.
  • AG:Sgt R/69897 Charles Dewitt Gellatly RCAF killed.





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