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The camp is situated in pine woods area at Sagan, 168 kilometers southeast of Berlin.

This camp was hub of the prison system and famous for The Great Escape. All mail was received at Luft 3 and censored before being sent on to other camps

There was a subcamp of Stalag Luft 3 at Belaria.

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My Father, Flt Lt Leonard James Netherway RAAF 409580 458 Squadron (Wellington) POW No 2627 arrived at Luft 3 on 1/11/43 with his CO, WCo John Hardy Douglas RAF 108524 POW No 2626 and another 458er WS "Bill" Fordyce RAAF (No 86 on the escape list). Bill is one of the 2 remaining Australian "Great Escapers" although he has never been mentioned in any of the many books written about it. He was in the tunnel with Ken Rees (who has written to me confirming this) and both scampered back out to escape into the camp in the chaos. The other Oz escaper is Flt Lt Paul Royle 42152 of 53 Sqdn RAF (no 54 on the escape list), who still lives in Perth, Western Australia.

One of Dad's mates in the camp was an American P38 pilot Edward Kemmerer (changed his name later to Kemmer) who became a popular TV actor after the war (50's & 60's) Dad also knew a chap named Stratford Johns who later became famous in the BBC TV series called Z cars.

Does anyone have any records of an Officer named Jock Bryce (Brice) who went off to South Africa after the war? Hec (HJ) Henry 106 Sqn, his Sqn Ldr was Guy Gibson - Hec was shot down just before they went off to form the "Dambusters")



My father, Lt Harold W. Gunn, was in SL3. He was an artist and drew many pictures of camp life in a YMCA logbook. We still have the book and some of the drawings can be found on the 303rd Bomb Group website at www.303rdbga.com He also wrote an account of the liberation of SL3 while it was going on. He drew portraits of some of his friends in camp and had them write their story of being shot down. I would love to contact them or their families to get them a copy of the portraits and stories. Do you know of any way I might do this? I appreciate any help you might give me.



My grandfather was a Flight officer imprisoned at Stalag Luft III and I am in the process of writing a film about his life. I have many of his documents and memories but would love to hear of anyone who knew him or may, by chance of luck, have any pictures of him etc.

His name was Norman Maxwell Dunn (Max), he was an Australian and a RAAF Flight Lieutenant from Squadron 258 flying Hurrican fighters. He was one of the first to be trained under the Empire Training Scheme. He was shot down in 1941 and put into Stalag III until 1945.



My father - Sub Lt Harry Howard of 826 Sqd Fleet Air Arm (known as "Sawnoff" on account of being short) - was a prisoner in Stalag luft III. He was shot down 2.9.40 after a night attack on petrol installations at Vlissingen (Flushing), Holland. My sister has photos taken in the camp. Unfortunately his FAA log book, POW identity tag and orginal correspondence sent home to my mother are now lost.

I read the detailed contribution on your site from Jenny Wright of Cornwall with great interest as her father - Charles Alexander Wright - was one of the crew of the plane my father piloted. Her father's story as she relates it is more or less exactly what i remember my father telling me.



My Dad Jack Cairns was a POW in Stalag Luft 3 from February 1944 until liberation. He was a pilot with 466 RAAF squadron flying a Halifax. There's a photo of him and a group of other POW's on the Australian War Memorial site. Dad didn't have too much to say about his experience during the war - he once said to me that "as frightening as it was, he wouldn't have swapped the experience for anything".

Pete Cairns



A close friend of mine was Capt. Edward L. Sensor who was a prisoner in Stalagluft III. He was shot down in April of 1944, he served in the Illinois ang as a pilot of a B-26 invader in the 168th bomb sq. of the 126th bomb wing ( l ) the unit was activated on 1 april 1951 and sent to Laon, France. Deactivated on 31 december 1952. Capt. Sensor, at age 75 went and got his private license and flew cessna 172's out of the airport located in Rockford Illinois. I am sorry to report, he passed away in December 2001.

Eugene F. Westerman



My father, Pasquale ( Pat) Calvarese, was an Army Air Corps B-17 pilot who was shot down October 7th, 1944. He was in Sagan until January 1945, then was part of the forced march to Moosberg. My father kept a diary from January -March, 1945, which I am trying to transcribe. I would like to hear from anyone who may have known my father during this time, and would especially be interested in any pictures.





The late Gwyn Martin was a POW held in Stalag Luft III. He was the navigator of Ken Rees's crew, when the Wellington they were flying was shot down and crashed in a fiord in Norway.

Nevin Williams



My father, Lt Harold W. Gunn, was in Stalag Luft 3. He was an artist and drew many pictures of camp life in a YMCA logbook.

We still have the book and some of the drawings can be found on the 303rd bom group web site, 303rdbga.com/pow memoribilia.

He also drew portraits of some of his friends in camp and had them write their story of being shot down. I would love to contact them or their families to get them a copy of the portraits and stories.

Do you know of any way I might do this? He also wrote an account of the liberation of SL3 while it was going on.

That is also on the 303rd web site. I appreciate any help you might give me.

Thank you,

Hal Gunn




I watched the program Great Escape - Canadian Story, on History Channel and saw my Uncle Bruce Baker (Norwood, Ontario Canada) in a photograph at the beginning and end of the film. He was in Stalag Luft3 during the war. I am wondering how to get a copy of this photograph. Have been looking on the web, but to no avail.

Bruce Baker was shot down in a Halifax bomber off the coast of Denmark in April 1943. There are lots of stories of the camp but here is the poem composed by the prisoners of the unit.

Here we are at Stalag 3

Drinking at the bar

With lovely girls to buy us beer

Like "Blooody Hell" we are!

We travelled here in luxury

The whole trip for a quid

A sleeping birth for each of us

Like "Bloody Hell" we did.

Our feather beds are two feet deep,

The carpets almost new,

In easy chairs we sit all day

Like "Bloody Hell" we do.

The goons are bloody wizard chaps

their hopes of victory good,

We'd trade them places any day'

Like "Bloody Hell" we would!

When winter comes and snows around

The temperature at nil

'We'll find hot-water bottles in our bed,

Like "Bloody Hell" we will!

It's heaven on earth at Stalag 3,

A life we'd hate to miss,

Its everything we'd always want

Like "Bloody Hell" it is!

And when this war is over

And Gerry gets his fill

We'll remember all thats here

My "Bloody Oath" we will!!!

Thank you for this wonderful site.



I am attempting to gather information pertaining to 2nd Lt. Robert E. King O 813716, (deceased). He was a POW at Stalag Luft 3. He was a crew member assigned to the 314th Troop Carriers. He was injured when his aircraft crash landed in France from enemy fire. He was shortly taken prisoner.

Attempting to obtain information such as the MACR number for his widow. Regards,



I am researching the life of Warrant Officer Edward Callander DFM. he was a pow in stalag luft 3 and later stalag luft 4 where he escaped twice before being executed by Gestapo 7/3/44 any info would be great.




Here are two pics of my father, SSgt. Lambert Patrick Zaetsch USAF (KGF Lager, No. 4 d.L. Germany) and a letter that he sent from the POW camp, (M.-Stammlager Luft 3) to his mother. In this letter, he referenced KGF Lager, No. 4 d.L. Germany as his mailing address.

Patricia M. (Zaetsch) Peters



I am looking for any information regarding John Hubert Hall, (He went by Hubert his middle name, rather than his first.) He was my grandfather, shot down over enemy lines, he was a bomber pilot flying Wellingtons, in the RCAF, from Prince Edward Island. He was in Stalag Luft 3, officers camp I believe, his plane went down around '41, and he was in the camp until the end of the war I think. He passed away within 9 years (1954) of returning from the camps from an unknown and strange illness we've always associated with the camp.

I know my Grandmother frequented some of the reunions from luft3 I believe, so hopefully around here somewhere is much more info. I'm also requesting service records from the CAF soon. I do know there is a manuscript of some of their time at the camp with numerous pictures etc. I'll peruse this and see if I can find mention of the others listed on this page.

I greatly appreciate this website and remembrance of all those who served.

Allen Hall



Just a quick mention to say a happy 101th birthday (on 11/05/04) to Sqd Ldr Foster, who was kind enough to spend some time relating his stories to me as I delivered his new fridge, he was asked by the film crew of the Great Escape to give some of his experiances for there top actors to portray in the movie. mr foster escaped no less than seven times! So heres a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a hero.

Gary Webb




Here are two letter cards to me from my Uncle Joe. He was shot down in 1942 and spent the duration in captivity. His name was Sgt. Bailey, J. No. 511887, R.A.F. P.O.W. no. 290. He was a rear gunner.

All we can tell you about Uncle Joe is that he was born in Wales but lived in Manchester area after the war. We lost touch with him in 1969 when we came to Australia and understand that he died a few years later. Hope someone can shed some light on his history for us.

Thank you,

Valerie Pyke.



Sgt Pilot Arthur Harry Johnson, 65 Squadron (Spitfires) RAF, Born Crawley in 1912, he lived Chesham. He claimed three Me109"s before being shot down in October 1941. He was interned Stalagluft3 1941-1945, he attempted to escape at least once, but as He boarded a Railway Carriage, he was recognised by the Doctor who had treated Him when He was shot down. I have His Caterpiller badge,Luft3 Camp Card with Photo,Discharge book etc. Happy to copy these and write Him up when I have researched His story. Any note you may have on Him would be very interesting.

David Empson



I came across your list of POWs in Stalag Luft III and as soon as I saw Peter Butterworth's name I knew I had the right camp that my Grandfather was in.

He was Navigator John Walter Crowe and he remembered being in camp with Peter. I think he flew in a Lancaster.

My maternal Grandfather was a musician for many many years. He was a guitarist in a Latin band called The Four Monarchs and they were very popular here - all nice looking young men with that Errol Flynn moustache thing going on. The band was parted when they all went off to war and Grandad (John Crowe) ended up in prison camp for years. I believe he was in the same camp as Peter Butterworth at one point.

He'd been shot down over what he thought was Holland as the farmers were wearing Dutch clothing but it was a trick that the Germans used to fool airmen in just this situation. He was captured and taken to a camp where the Commandant interrogated him about something for hours. He had a pick, or a plectrum for his guitar in his pocket you see. It was made out of an old ruler with degree marks on it and they thought it was a fiendish new British guidance gadget. Once he told them what it was though, the commandant said "Tell me Mr Crowe, you do know of Burt Weedon? I play ze guitar too you see." They spent the next few hours talking music and guitars and then the commandant had to send him to the camp, albeit with a very heavy heart.

He made a toothbrush out of wood and string (this was even reported in our local paper when he came home!) so that he could stay clean and lived in hope of being rescued. They forced the prisoners, at Christmas, to walk to Poland from Germany. The men were chained in threes and if one died, they had no coice but to drag him with them. The route was lined with guards with rottweilers trained to kill and so they marched and they marched.

One night they all took shelter in a barn and were woken by a massive rumbling and an almighty roaring. Suddenly the wall of the barn caved in and through it came an American ( I think) tank. The lid popped open and a face looked out and said "Bloody hell Johnny Crowe - what the hell are you doing here?"

It was Grandad's next door neighbour from back home in East London. He was helping the Americans on a rescue mission. He threw Grandad a can of bully beef and a can of Christmas Pudding and then set about helping everyone else.

They were all medically and honorably discharged and he came home to marry Gran. She'd thought he was dead and then one day there he was on her doorstep. All 70lb of him.

He never ate Christmas pudding again!

I hope that maybe someone will remember him too. He was a good man and he passed away a few years ago. I would love to meet anyone who knew him and could tell me what he was like back then. I have very few momentoes of him but I do have his Navigator and Observer patches.

With kind regards Lisa Feinson



Raoul Ramos was the Top Turret Gunner on my uncle's crew. On 25 Feb 1944, the B- 17 in which Ramos and my Uncle Tony (the Ball Turret Gunner)was on was attacked by 3 ME-109's. My uncle was killed and Ramos went to Stalag Lut III arriving in early March.

I have done extensive research on the loss of that plane and have contacted Ramos about the shoot down incident.

I am seeking any more information on what you have about Raoul Ramos at Stalag Luft III. Does anyone know of any other Stalag Luft III survivors that might have known him? If so, could you give me their contact information?

Bob Korkuc



I'm trying to get the names of the pow's that were at Luft 3 for the family of Raoul Ramos who was a B-17 pilot shot down over Germany. Any information would be appreciated. Resources, reunions etc.

Thanks. Nick Danny

UPDATE:(more information)

T/SGT Raoul Ramos and my uncle, S/SGT Tony Korkuc, were with the 532nd Bomb Squadron of the 381st Bomb Group. They flew out of Station 167, Ridgewell Aerodrome in England.

Tony Korkuc was killed on the 25 February 1944 raid to Augsburg but Raoul Ramos survived. After capture and a short stay at Dulag Luft, and despite being an enlilsted man, T/SGT Ramos was assigned to Stalag Luft III. He spend his time at Sagan in the South Compound.

Bob Korkuc



My father, George Kitchener Newton, was interned at Stalag Luft 3. His best friend there was a Ken Grant, a Beaufort pilot. I have a number of letters he sent, and attach one that is transcribed which includes names of people there in 1944.

Kriegsgefangenenpost

An Michael J. Savill

12A Sandy Lane

Empfangsort: Teddington

Strasse:

Kreis: Middlesex

Land: England

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname: P/O G.K.Newton

Gefangenennummer: 988

Lager - Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3

Deutschland (Allemagne)

19/2/44

My Dear Michael

I received your (or rather Dick's) communal letter card the other day and yesterday morning I got your Mother's letter written on the 8th Jan. I will reply direct to both, in the meanwhile please thank them both on my behalf. We have been under snow for about 3 months but this morning the sun came through warm and bright, and, filled with energy and good spirits I bounded round the barbed wire perimeter, about 4 times, so following up this most unusual exhibition of activity by starting this letter.

This is next morning I am not feeling so good now in fact I am being bloody rude to everyone, last night I played bridge and after winning four rubbers, lost the fifth and my next 3 weeks supply of chocolate. Doug Tweedie has just been in - his young brother has just been killed - he sends his greetings. Feasty has been in to have his daily moan about something or the other - ROLL ON. MacAdam has been moved to another camp, I hear the Canadians are to have another two or three medals each! My God wouldn't it root you? The Germans continue their pressing hospitality - they seem to be very reluctant to let us go, another wire went up a few days ago, it's a wonder where it all comes from. Are you getting along OK. I wonder what will happen to you eventually? Old Peter looks miserable these days I gave him a damn good kick in the bottom the other day and he nearly broke his neck, poor old sod I think he has had it completely. I am doing a bit of acting these days - I don't know whether I have told you - female parts - I had 500 cigarettes from Mrs Thomson through the S.A. RED X the other day. Do you ever hear from them, here are two messages one from the craziest and the other from the most dim men on the camp:

Dear Mike of the Red Vino, give my love to all the boys, and don't go standing on runways. Saha Ralph Dodd.

Hello Mike; George has just asked me to say something very rude to you, I find it very hard to do this as I can't think of anything rude enough to say to you. Mac.

Cheerio George

The following story, which relates to Ken Grant, was told to me by my mother after my fathers death in 1971, when she gave me a Rolex watch whose back was engraved with both their names.

Ken Grant became so desperate to escape that he tried to climb over the wire. He gave my father his watch which had his name engraved on the back in case that might be used to identify him should he be captured. He was apparantely shot in the stomach but survived what were horrendous injuries. My father looked after him and they both walked back to the UK when they were liberated. They both emigrated to Kenya where Ken Grant started a coffee farm, and my father joined the Civil Aviation Authority. Ken was one of the first to import a tractor which he turned over on a hillside, and which crushed him, having no roll bar. He again survived life threatening injuries. My father last saw him in a bar in Nairobi. He left to go to the local hospital to have an ingrowing toenail looked at. He died as a result of a massive reaction to local anaesthetic.

I am unsure whether my father had kept the watch for the intervening years, or whether he was left it. Either way he had his name engraved below Ken Grant's.

I had the watch restored several years ago, and kept it on a bedside table. We were burgled for our Video recorder but the watch also went. The police told us that burglars go to bedrooms to get pillowcases to wrap up electrical goods where they obviously saw the watch. So two sad endings.

Yours Sincerely, Ken Newton



I am interested if finding our whether anyone can remember my father "Sgnt. Nathan Leaman." He was shot down and taken prisoner of war in 1942 where he spend 4 years in the camp. (Finally escaping) I have checked the web sights for this camp and cannot find his name listed with any of the pow's. I would like to rectify this.

He sadly died in 1982 but reading through the list of pow's I recognise many of the names from my childhood that he was in camp with. His story was serialized in "Reynolds News" April 1965. His name was also mentioned in a book called "Sergent Escapers"

I would be most grateful if you could suggest what I can do to circulate his imformation.

Regards Sharron Benaich.



My great uncle, Capt. Leslie Paul Cles was a POW at Stalag Luft 3. I have 2 copies of letters her wrote home from there. Here are copies of them retyped.

Dec. 7, 1944

Dear Mother, This is the first time I've had a chance to write but I hope you have heard already that I am allright. I wasn't hurt at all when I went down and have been treated all right so far. We have lots of books here and later I may even go to one of the classes they have. We are able to play almost any ball game outside except its getting pretty cold now. We can write 3 letters and 4 cards a month which I will write to you and Betsy. The Red Cross sure saves us when it comes to food and clothing. I don't feel to bad any more about going down. Just something you have to expect with war. I'm having Betsy send me a food parcel which will help a lot if it gets here in time. I hope though we will be able to go home before to long. Well by now and don't worry about me and I am quiet allright. Love Paul

Dec. 25, 1944

Dear Mother, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are having a pretty good Xmas dinner thanks to the Red Cross. I'm still O.K. doing a lot of reading and some ice skating now. Time doesn't pass to slow. My spirits are still high and hope to be home in a few months. Love Paul

He was with the 8th Air Force. He was a P-51 pilot. He participated in more than 100 missions over Europe, as a "Ground Strafing and Dive Bommer Specialist". He spent six months in a POW camp. In November, 1944, while on a strafing raid over Germany, the canopy of his P-51 fogged over, due to extremely quick change in altitude, when he dived in a trafing attack. Unable to see, he flew into a flak concentration and was forced to crash land his plane when it received hits from anti-aircraft guns. He was immediately made a prisoner.

I would love to get some email from anyone else that was a POW durring the time he was there.

Troy Paulsen



My father was Charles Alexander Wright. Fleet Airarm. He was picked up off the Dutch coast in September 1940 after his air craft went into the sea. He ended up in Luft 3 but I don't know how he got there. I have copies of the telegram from the War Office and the ensuing letters of confirmation. He told me many stories about the work on Tom , Dick and Harry. He was too big to be involved in the digging, but he was one of the 100 officers trained in unarmed combat, with a view to overthrowing the German guard if the opportunity arose. There was, after the mass breakout, another tunnel dug, which came up under the German officers' mess. I found this quite astounding. He told me of the coded letters which he wrote with a senior officer standing over him, dictating what he should write. The code was based on the pages of a German/English dictionary. I have copies of the letters from the War Office to my Grandmother saying that he was writing in code and asking for all letters that she had received without the red tick to show the War Office had received them. One of the messages passed on to the War Office was of the German invasion of Russia, as they could tell from the camp that the Germans were moving troops east daily. The War Office duely alerted Moscow, whose reply was "Don't be stupid we have a pact with Hitler. Germany couldn't possibly be invading us." or words to that effect.

I was most intreagued to here about the tunnelling work and the way it was organised. The entrance to the tunnel was under the stove in one of the huts (104). the prisoners had soemhow acquired equipment to dig through the thick concrete under the stove. They put the tiles back together on a wooden cover, which they could remove easily. The Germans could not prod under the stove, so did n't find it. He told me about how they had to give up their bed boards which were used for suring up the roof and sides of the tunnel and that they had to tie their beds together with string and wire to support the mattresses.

I wondered how they got a lot of the equipment, such as the radio and the camers which they used, and in particular how they got enough electical wire to extend the whole length of the tunnel. There were several prisoners who could speak German and they "befriended" a guard or two and got them into their confidence. They would talk about the guard's wife or girlfriend or parents and then offer a piece of chocolate or a cigarette. The guards knew that the penalty for accepting bribes was to be sent to the Eastern Front, so once they had accepted a few presents it was quite easy for the prisoners to get them to bring parts of radios or cameras etc, by threatening to tell their senior officers that they had accepted presents.The electrical wire was taken by one of the prisoners from the back of a repair man's lorry, who had come in to do some work on the German Officers quarters ( in the " Vorlager"). Again, if the driver had reported the theft, he would have been accused of negligence and sent to the Eastern Front as a punishment.

There were of course regular searches of the men and their rooms. One time the guards were told to strip search the men. My father had something important (some sort of paper) concealed in his had band, but because the guards weren't told to ask them to take hats off, it wasn't discovered. Of course the men had to be expert at hiding things quickly and they made artificial walls at the ends of some of the huts, which could conceal digging equipment etc. One of the best places to "hide" important paperwork was by leaving it open on top of the table in the middle of a room, where it was overlooked.

A lot of the things that went on seem to us quite incredible.

The ingenuity of the men was extensive. They made compasses from melted grammophone records, a slither of razor blade and a pin.

We know of course about the air pump made from a kit bag and the air pipes made from welded milk tins.

After the escapees were recaptured the Germans shot one in three of them. This of course was against the Geneva Convention, which requires prisoners of war to be treated with dignity. it was an act of pure rage on behalf of Hitler and it caused an international outcry at the time. my father recalled the frozen silence when the urns containing the ashes were brought backinto the camp as a warning to others.

In the final months of the war they could feel the ground vibrating as the Russian tanks and heavy artilliary approached and they could hear the firing.The Germans gave the order to evacuate the camp, because they didn't want the prisoners to fall into the hands of the Russians. The men had to march for 2 weeks in temperatures of minus 20 until they were loaded onto cattle trucks on trains and taken north.

I am not quite sure what happened next. Perhaps there is someone still alive who can tell you. They were taken to another camp which was full, then they went to a deserted glass factory and spent some time and eventually were set free somewhere between Bremen and Hamburg (I think). He spent the remaining few weeks in April in much improved weather (extreme temperature rises or drops are normal in that part of Germany in spring)sleepinfg in barns and scrounging eggs and bread off the local farmers.

He was eventually picked up by a British army jeep and taken home to England. During the time he was near Bremen he described how the skies were "black" in the day time with the allied bombers going overhead to bomb Hamburg and he said that at night you could read your newspaper by the light of the fires from the burning city

Jenny Wright. Cornwall



My father, Phillip Fussey, was in Stalag 3 POW camp after being shot down on 13/14 September 1942 - he was the only survivor from a crew of 7 from a Stirling R9166. I would be most grateful if anyone would be able to put me in touch with someone who would probably know of other survivors from that camp who may know my father (now aged 86 and in a nursing home in Stockton Heath, Cheshire) I also have photos, a diary, a red-eyed caterpillar and other interesting things. I look forward to hearing from you and really hope you can help me. Regards Hilary Morphy


Any information please on Flight Sergeant John C. Atkinson. Navigator on Lancaster's shot down out of Fulbeck or Fiskerton. Taken POW in Stalag 3. Lived Halifax West Yorkshire UK.Went to Millfield School.Returned after the war believed to have become an actor. I would be most grateful. Liz Ross


List of Prisoners

  • Flight Sergeant John C. Atkinson Read his story
  • Sgt. Joe Bailey. RAF Read his story
  • Bruce Baker Read his story
  • FO Clarence A."Baldy" Baldwin. 434th TCG,72nd Sq.
  • Wing Commander Roland "Bee" Beamont. RAF 150 Wing Read his story
  • Wentworth "Wenty" Beaumont
  • 2Lt. Wm. Bernstein (navigator)
  • Flt Lt. William Blackman. W/op Read his story
  • Ted Blicharz
  • Paul Brickhill
  • Morris Burkhart. 100th Bomb Group, 350th Squadron. Read his story
  • Pete Butterworth
  • Jack Cairns. pilot. 466 Sqd RAAF Read his story
  • Warrant Officer. Edward Callander DFM. Read his story
  • Pasquale "Pat" Calvarese. pilot. USAAF Read his story
  • Ken Campbell
  • "Lucky" Campbell
  • John Casson
  • Capt. Leslie Paul Cles. P-51 pilot. 8th Air Force. Read his story
  • S/L T. B. Cole. 50 sqd. RAF Read his story
  • Phil Colverwell
  • Craiton
  • John Walter Crowe. Navigator RAF Read his story
  • Capt. Harold E. Daniel (USAAF)
  • Lt Rupert "Pud" Davies (RNAS)
  • P/O Barry "The Scrounger" Davidson. Pilot 18 Sqd RAFRead his story
  • Group Captain Day
  • Lt.Ralph "Pete" Deary
  • Ralph Dodd
  • 2nd Lt Kenneth W. Doran (USAAF)
  • W/Co John Hardy Douglas. 458 Squadron RAF Read his Story
  • Flt Lt. Norman Maxwell "Max" Dunn. pilot. RAAF 258 Sqd. Read his story
  • Flt Lt F G "Gordon" Dutton. 44 Squadron
  • John Dale Elliott. nav. 428 Sqd. RCAFRead his story
  • Patrick S Engelbach
  • Feasty
  • W S "Bill" Fordyce RAAF 458 Squadron Read his Story
  • Sqd Ldr Foster. Read his story
  • Phillip Fussey Read his story
  • Ken Grant
  • Pat Greenhaus
  • Lt Harold W. Gunn. 303rd Bomb Group. Read his Story
  • Hubert Hall. RCAF Read his story
  • Maurice Hamill
  • P/O N.Hannah. 50 Sqd. RAFRead his story
  • Flt/Sgt. Keith Harris. 460 Sqd
  • Bob Herrick
  • Flying Officer S H Hollerin (Bomb Aimer) 467 (RAAF) Squadron.
  • Sub Lt Harry Howard. 826 Sqd Fleet Air Arm Read his story
  • Tony Hudson
  • Sgt. Maurice F Hurlston. W/Op
  • Wng/Cdr Hetty Hyde
  • Stratford Johns Read his Story
  • Sgt Pilot Arthur Harry Johnson. 65 Squadron (Spitfires) RAF Read his story
  • Viv Kelly
  • Edward Kemmerer P38 pilot USAAF Read his Story
  • Lee Kenyon
  • William "Bill" Kidwiler. 416 sqd. 99th bomb group
  • 2nd Lt. Robert E. King. 314th Troop Carriers. Read his story
  • Kit Kitson
  • Koronowski
  • Krol
  • Mike Alexander Laffin. 434 Sqd. RCAF Read his Story
  • "Wings" Larkin
  • Sgnt. Nathan Leaman. Read his story
  • Flying Officer Leonard James "Lindy" Lindridge. nav 578 Sqd.
  • Arthur Loveland
  • Flying Officer. Tomasz Jan Legowski. pilot. 316 Squadron
  • MacAdam
  • Lt.James "Jack" MacDermott-364th FG 383rd Squadron
  • McDonald
  • F/L George E McGill (Canadian) 103 Sqdn.
  • Ken McIntosh
  • Donald McRae. Read his story
  • John Madge
  • Sgt R MaGinnis, Lancaster I W4266 PH-R. 12 sqd.
  • Gwyn Martin. RAF Read his story
  • Richard H. Meehan. 100th Bomb Group, 350th Squadron. Read his story
  • Valerie Mishiakawitz
  • Flt Lt Leonard James Netherway RAAF 458 Squadron Read his Story
  • P/O George K. Newton. Read his story
  • Vic Oliver, DFM. RAF Read his story
  • 2Lt. Frank Palmer-B-17 pilot
  • Ernest Pearce. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner. RAF.
  • Colin Gregory Phelps (Australian) 166 Sqd RAF Read his story
  • David Porter
  • Wng/Cdr Geoffrey Hall "Pop" Porter Read his story
  • Roman Pentz
  • S/L Przykorski
  • Jack Read. Flight Engineer 207 Squadron Read his story
  • William Frank Redding. Wireless Operator/Navagator. RAF.
  • Sgt G.W.Redwood. 428 Sqd. RAF. Read his Story
  • Wing Commander Ken Rees. RAF. Read his story
  • Raoul Ramos. Read his story
  • F/O Ronald Roland
  • Tully Rothwell
  • Barney Runnacles
  • Gordon Saunders
  • Capt. Edward L. Sensor. USAAF Read his story
  • Flt Lt Bram van der Stok, MBERead his story
  • Charlie Thorpe
  • Paul Tobolski
  • Tom Trotman
  • P/O K Truelove. Nav. Lancaster III W4992 GZ-A Bar 12 Sqd.
  • Doug Tweedie
  • Tyrecki
  • Peter Waddington
  • Walsh
  • Kenneth Warwood
  • F/S S.Willett DFM. pilot 50 Sqd RAF. Read his story
  • Billy Williams
  • Group Captain D.E.L. Wilson
  • Charles Alexander Wright. Fleet Airarm Read his story
  • Wyzykowski
  • SSgt. Lambert Patrick Zaetsch. nav. USAAF. Read his story
  • F/O Kazimierz Zakrzewski-Rusiski. 300 Polish Squadron

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