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Liberation Reports
File WO208/3331
The information comes from work done by John Howes
The main file series of the SPG Liberation reports at the National Archives are in WO 208/3328 to 3335. This is replicated in the series WO 208/3336 to 3340 and these files may also contain the Appendix As which give information about civilians who assisted the servicemen during their escape or evasion. It has been found that both series contain a large number of missing files so it is recommended that both be consulted. It may also be worth searching the POW Liberation reports in the WO 344 series as these will often provide further information, especially when searching the WO 208 series has drawn a blank.
Most of the aircraft details have been added using such reference works as ‘Footprints on the Sands of Time' by Oliver Clutton-Brock, the ‘Bomber Command Losses' series by W R Chorley and ‘Fighter Command Losses' by Norman L R Franks.
I have included brief capture details for some soldiers if the dates or locations are significantly different to the MIA dates - and for aircrew where known.
This page updated 08 June 2017
 
LIB No     MIA Captured
551 Lt J A G McDonnel Royal Norfolk Regt
552 Lt S C Elms Neale Royal Artillery
553 W/O Raymond Atkinson 102 Sqn Halifax JB840 FTR Nuremburg Mar 43 Chalons Mar 43
554 F/O Bernard C Baker RNZAF 75 Sqn Lancaster HK567 FTR Mare de Magne Aug 44 near Pont Leveque Aug 44
555 F/Lt Frantisek Cigos 311 Sqn Wellington L7842 FTR Boulogne Feb 41 near Flers Feb 41
556 Sqn/Ldr N P Samuels 214 Sqn
557 Sgt C E Packam RAF
558 F/O Walter R R Neave RNZAF 61 Sqn
559 F/Lt Frederick B James 35 Sqn Lancaster ND701 FTR Lille Apr 44 Flixecourt Aug 44 with Robertson (497)
560 W/O Archibald McN Cowe 44 Sqn Lancaster R5898 FTR Duisburg Apr 43 Elne June 43 with Limage (1248) Hale (1464) +
561 Sgt L C Mostram RAF
562 Spr C Bett Docks Maintenance Company
563 W/O William C Anderson RCAF 619 Sqn Lancaster ED978 FTR Dusseldorf June 43 Paris Aug 43 - with others
564 W/O Walter R Riggs 138 SD Halifax BB378 FTR SOE mission Dec 43 Copenhagen Dec 43 with Atkins (489) +
565 Lt I B Macaskie Royal West Kent
566 F/Sgt Ivan L Horler 640 Sqn Halifax LK866 FTR Versailles June 44 Paris June 44 - with others
567 F/Sgt M R Campbell RAF
568 Pte W E A Rowe Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
569 F/O Arthur R Tarlton 115 Sqn Lancaster HK552 FTR Chevreusse June 44 Paris June 44 with Horler (466)
570 W/O M Hasinski RAF
571 F/Sgt Wilfred Cross 149 Sqn Stirling EF202 FTR Gardening Nantes Nov 43
572 Bdr Frank N Parker 1st Regt. Royal Horse Artillery St Valery-en-Caux June 40  
573 W/O Leonard R Wager 115 Sqn Wellington BJ842 FTR Stuttgart Nov 42 Mons Nov 42
574 W/O A S Winton RAF
575 F/Lt Alan E Odle 622 Sqn Lancaster LM442 FTR Schweinfurt Feb 44 Schweinfurt Feb 44
576 W/O Alfred R G Warne 103 Sqn Lancaster JB847 FTR Berlin Dec 43 near Mettingen, Germany Dec 43
577 Sgt Frederick C Hillyard Royal Army Pay Corps Boulogne May 40 Chateauroux May 41 - interned - DetW
578 F/Sgt Dennis T Toohig RAAF 460 Sqn Lancaster W4320 FTR Wuppertal June 43 Paris July 43 with Craven (1469) +
579 F/O Edwin J Warmington 635 Sqn Lancaster ND965 ** FTR Nantes June 44 near Seffre June 44 - with others
580 Sgt Ernest G Selwyn 622 Sqn Lancaster LM108 FTR Angers May 44 train near Dax June 44 with Bamford (1655) +
581 Gnr E A Garraway Royal Artillery
582 F/Lt H T Winter RAF
583 Capt H L Christie Gordon Highlanders
584 W/O Philip L Burridge 75 Sqn
585 F/Lt Raymond B Hesselyn 222 Sqn
586 W/O Stanley N Hind 49 Sqn
587 F/O Robert J Ramsey 514 Sqn Lancaster LL739 FTR Leuven May 44 Brussels June 44
588 Lt M Farr Durham Light Infantry
589 W/O Albert Makin 35 Sqn Halifax W7765 FTR Frankfurt Aug 42 Saincaise Sept 42
590 P/O Harold Matthews 35 Sqn Halifax HX270 FTR Frankfurt Dec 43 train at Dinant May 44
591 W/O Alexander C Noble 640 Sqn Halifax LK866 FTR Versailles June 44 Paris June 44 - with others
592 Fus J G Irving 50 Division
593 Gnr Frederick Ludlow Highland 51st Division St Valery-en-Caux June 40 escaped LOM June 40 - recaptured Mar 41
594 F/Lt Douglas C Knight 102 Sqn Halifax HR663 FTR Plzen Apr 43 Paris Sept 43 with Smelling (240) and others
595 F/Lt Frank S Knight 53 Sqn Coastal Command
596 Gdsmn Bernard Bouchier 2 Bn Grenadier Guards Neufchatel June 40 Montpont Feb 42
597 F/Lt Bennett Ley Kenyon 419 Sqn Halifax LW240 FTR Modane Sept 43 train near Dax Sept 43
598 F/Lt Ardan M Crawley 73 Sqn Hurricane
599 W/O Alan Morris 77 Sqn Whitley Z6578 FTR Cologne May 41 near Maastricht May 41
600 W/O G F Halliwell RAF
601 F/Sgt Ronald G Royle 44 Sqn Lancaster LM638 FTR Culmont July 44 near Langres, France July 44
602 W/O J A Ogden RAF
603 W/O John V P Daly 611 Sqn Spitfire AR509 FTR Rover Nov 43 Paris Dec 43 - with others
604 F/Lt J W Roch RAF
605 L/Cpl E F Torlot Armoured Division
606 F/Lt Graham J Macrae 158 Sqn Halifax HR938 FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 Paris Sept 43 with Smelling (240) and others
607 Sqn/Ldr L J Pestridge RAF
608 W/O D E Fair RAF
609 F/Lt Robert G Morrison 625 Sqn Lancaster LL962 FTR Stuttgart July 44 Vieux-Lixheim (Lorraine) July 44
610 F/Lt Geoffrey Rice 617 Sqn Lancaster DV398 FTR Liege Dec 43 Antwerp Apr 44 - with others
611 F/Sgt Richard Mills 460 Sqn Lancaster ND654 FTR Courtrain July 44 near Ypres Aug 44
612 W/O J S Wilkins RAF
613 F/Sgt Leslie E Ellingham 7 Sqn Stirling EF366 FTR Krefeld June 43 Paris July 43 with Rees (1237) Redman (1281) +
614 Sgt Robert Gigg 408 Sqn Lancaster DS845 FTR Augsburg Feb 44 near Arras Mar 44 - with others
615 W/O Lewis E J Humber 83 Sqn Lancaster ED313 FTR Stuttgart Mar 43 Chaumont Mar 43
616 Pte G A McMillan Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
617 W/O J C McCombie RAF
618 W/O Frank Roberts 341 Sqn Spitfire TB750 FTR Hengelo Mar 45 NOT captured - sheltered at Markelo, Holland
619 A/Sgt G W Fennymore RASC
620 Sgt G B Thomson RAF
621 F/Sgt Gilbert L Renshaw 175 Sqn Typhoon JR190 FTR Rhubarb Jan 44 Gamache Jan 44
622 Lt J A Crawford Queens Own Cameron High
623 W/O N E F James RAF
624 Lt T H Elliot Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
625 W/O Kenneth R Coles 139 Sqn Blenheim P4860 FTR Anti-shipping May 41 ditched near Den Helder - whole crew captured
626 F/Lt Reginald T Gill 50 Sqn Manchester R5833 FTR Gardening June 42 ditched near Lorient - only survivor
627 F/Lt Kenneth Jones 61 Sqn
628 W/O John W McLarnon 12 Sqn Wellington W5421 FTR Aachen Aug 41 Toulouse Sept 41 with Burrell (1664) - DetW
629 L/Cpl J P Molloy Royal Corps of Signals
630 Pte J A Westwood Royal Warwickshire Regt
631 Dvr R McClure RASC
632 F/Sgt William N Stevenson 12 Sqn near Bocholt Dec 44
633 F/Lt Norman W McLeod 76 Sqn Halifax L9529 FTR la Pallice July 41 La Rochelle July 41 with Finlayson (1465)
634 F/Lt J J Palmer RAF
635 F/Sgt William D Malsbury 51 Sqn Paris July 43
636 Lt G S Drew Northamptonshire Regt
637 W/O A P Robinson RAF
638 W/O Peter Edgar Davis 35 Sqn Halifax R9444 FTR Essen June 42 near Casterle, Belgium June 42
639 F/Lt Raymond B Smith RCAF 405 Sqn Halifax HR813 FTR Cologne July 43 Paris July 43 - with others
640 W/O Frederick Jackson 97 Sqn Lancaster JA716 FTR Nuremburg June 43 Brussels station Aug 43
641 W/O P R Donaldson RAF
642 Gnr W H Sharp
643 W/O J L Axford 37 Sqn Wellington L7791 FTR Nieuwpoort June 40
644 Major R J B Snook Royal Artillery
645 W/O Ronald E Stokes 76 Sqn Halifax LK932 FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 Lembecq-lez-Hal Dec 43 with Andrews (646)
646 F/Sgt Frank H Andrews 158 Sqn Halifax LW298 FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 Lembecq-lez-Hal Dec 43 with Stokes (645)
647 W/O J Haining RAF
648 Pte T Rice Seaforth Highlanders
649 F/Sgt Dennis M Morrison 76 Sqn
650 W/O W M Kent RAF
651 W/O F Emery RAF
652 Rflmn Lambert Queen Victoria Rifles
653 F/Sgt H R Tenny RAF
654 Pte G Brassey Cheshire Regt
655 F/Lt Eugene O'Donoghue 460 Sqn Lancaster LL951 FTR Duisburg May 44 Antwerp June 44 - with others
656 F/O Harold M Robinson 158 Sqn Halifax JD298 Namur Sept 43
657 Bdsmn W R P M Lawrie Gordon Highlanders
658 F/Lt James McDonald 78 Sqn Halifax JD108 FTR Aachen July 43 train near Perpignan Sept 43
659 Capt C H Keenlyside Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt
660 W/O Stuart C Orrell 7 Sqn Stirling N3705 FTR Gardening Aug 42 Gorkum, Holland Aug 42
661 Lt Derek T Moriaty 124 Field Regt. Royal Artillery El Alamein July 42 El Alamein
662 Gnr J D Morgan Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
663 Gnr J Cheyne Norfolk Yeomanry
664 Pte W Lake Cheshire Regt
665 F/Lt W J Smith RAF
666 W/O J D Illingworth RAF
667 Cpl J Muirhead Black Watch
668 F/Lt P Jacobs RAF
669 Lt Rene F Daviel 10 Hussars, RAC near El Daba Nov 42 near El Daba
670 F/Lt Geoffrey F Ball 182 Sqn Typhoon JP400 FTR Ramrod Aug 43 near Bayonne Sept 43 with Smooker (1385) +
671 W/O E L Jones RAF
672 W/O B R Albon RAF
673 Bdr J Henderson Royal Artillery
674 F/Lt J M Wood RAF
675 Pte C S Davis Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
676 W/O Arthur J Holden 405 Sqn Lancaster LM345 FTR Brunswick Sept 43 near Luchon May 44 with Gorman (20) +
677 Pte Henry Francis Winfield 2/6 East Surrey Regt
678 W/O Arthur William Edgley 15 Sqn Stirling BK611 FTR Dusseldorf May 43 Paris June 43 - with others
679 W/O R G Ratcliffe RAF
680 W/O David E D Kimpton 44 Sqn Lancaster EE123 FTR Wuppertal May 43 Brussels June 43
681 W/O G J W Simister RAF
682 F/Lt Thomas Royds 50 Sqn Lancaster ED693 FTR Bochum May 43 Holland May 43
683 W/O Frederick J Frost 620 Sqn Stirling EE905 FTR Remscheid July 43 Paris Sept 43 with Smelling (240) and others
684 F/Sgt William G Statham 109 Sqn Wellington T2565 FTR Special Signals Nov 41 Becheral, France Nov 41
685 W/O H P Jarman RAF
686 W/O Thomas P E Blatch 76 Sqn Halifax FTR Heraklion Sept 42 Crete Sept 42
687 Capt Martin J Gilliat Kings Royal Rifle Company Calais May 40  
688 CSM R Macdonald Queens Own Cameron High
689 Pte L G Stone Sherwood Foresters
690 W/O G P Barrel 76 Sqn
691 Pte J S Brewer The Buffs
692 Dvr T H Laurence Royal Engineers
693 RQMS David B Morris 11 Parachute Regt Arnhem Sept 44 escaped train Sept 44 - recaptured November
694 F/Lt H D Newman RAF
695 F/Lt Ian A McIntosh 12 Sqn Battle L5439 FTR Veldwezelt May 40 near Maastricht May 40
696 W/O A E Jones 144 Sqn
697 F/Lt R F Beauclair 102 Sqn Whitley N1377 FTR Mannheim July 40
698 W/O Eric E Weare 156 Sqn Lancaster ED840 FTR Cologne June 43 Paris Aug 43 with Carrie (1200) Parselle (1800)
699 Pte Thomas Lorne 156 Parachute Regt Arnhem Sept 44  
700 Pte John L Rawlinson 1 Bn, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry Neuve Eglise May 40  
701 Gnr E F Parnell Royal Artillery
702 Pte C W Norton Royal Norfolk Regt
703 F/Lt William F Ash 411 Sqn Spitfire AB281 FTR Circus Mar 42 Paris May 42
704 L/Cpl P W Currie Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
705 Gnr D S L Wilkinson Royal Horse Artillery
706 Gdsmn H J Turner 3 Bn Coldstream Guards
707 F/Lt David I Pike 113 Sqn Desert Air Force
708 Pte J M Graham Seaforth Highlanders
709 Gnr Martin F P Mora 78 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
710 W/O Jack Sowter 78 Sqn Halifax JD148 FTR Hamburg July 43 near Oldenburg July 43
711 Pte E Westwood Black Watch
712 W/O F Southern 272 Sqn (MEC)
713 W/O W S J Plunkett RAF
714 Tpr Roland Whiteley 32 Army Tank Brigade HQ Tobruk June 42 Tobruk June 42
715 Pte W C Scott Queens Rifle Regt
716 Lt North Wardrop 101 LAA & AT Regt. RA St Valery-en-Caux June 40 captured at Veules-les-Roses 2 days later
717 W/O C J Chedd 12 Wellington W5442 FTR Essen Mar42
718 Gnr A J Preece Royal Artillery
719 Pte H H Hancock Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt
720 Guardsman L Irwin Grenadier Guards
721 W/O Stanley F Hope 540 Sqn PRU Mosquito FTR Vienna Dec 42 Ciboure Jan 43 with Greeves (1270) +
722 F/Lt W H Twomey 73 Sqn MACAF (Italy)
723 Pte A Rogers Royal Warwickshire Regt
724 W/O Richard W Jones 23 Sqn Blenheim L1226 FTR Intruder Jan 41 Alderney Jan 41
725 W/O Thomas Tither 156 Sqn Wellington Z1659 FTR Hamburg July 42 North Sea July 42
726 Capt E G P Harrison Green Howards
727 W/O Arthur F Murrell 109 Sqn Rhodes Mar 42
728 Pte F T Abbott Sherwood Foresters
729 W/O Thor T S Larson RNZAF 150 Sqn Wellington BJ666 FTR Bremen June 42 Drachten June 42
730 F/Sgt Leslie Burton 101 Sqn Lancaster DV267 FTR Leipzig Feb 44 The Hague May 44
731 W/O J E Theckston RAF
732 Spr L Miller Royal Engineers
733 F/Lt C R Hoffman RCAF 432 Sqn Halifax LW582 FTR Acheres June 44 Paris Aug 44 - with others
734 F/Lt T S Brandon RCAF 78 Sqn Halifax W7782 FTR Frankfurt Sept 42 Ciergnon, Belgium Sept 42
735 F/Lt Kenneth E Cooper RCAF 78 Sqn Halifax LW273 FTR Mannheim Sept 43 Paris Jan 44
736 F/O T Masdin RCAF 431 Sqn Halifax NA514 FTR Sterkrade June 44 Antwerp July 44 with Gascoigne (1489)
737 W/O G P Columbus RCAF 428 Sqn Halifax LK931 FTR Frankfurt Oct 43 Auvergne, France July 44
738 Sqn/Ldr G Hill RCAF 441 Sqn Spitfire MK319 FTR Sweep Apr 44 near Pau May 44
739 W/O W J N Duggan RCAF 419 Sqn Halifax JD113 FTR Bochum May 43 Paris July 43 - with others
740 F/Lt J I Anderson RCAF 405 Sqn Halifax HR813 FTR Cologne July 43 Paris July 43 - with others
741 Lt M V B Riviere Nottinghamshire Yeomanry
742 Bdr J J Taylor Royal Artillery
743 Cpl G Saunders Cameronians
744 Pte N Younger 6 BN DLI - now Royal Engineers
745 W/O Arthur V Rimes 37 Sqn (MEF) near Mersa Matruh Sept 42
746 Lt M J Vitou 22 AA Bty, RRA
747 Tpr T J Pugh Royal Tank Regiment
748 W/O Reginald G Styles 103 Sqn Lancaster ND417 FTR Augsburg Feb 44 Antwerp May 44 with Woodward (749) +
749 W/O Jack Woodward 103 Sqn Lancaster ND417 FTR Augsburg Feb 44 Antwerp May 44 with Styles (748) +
750 Pte G Born Loyal Edmonton Regt
751 CSM Wilfred Berry Canadian Scottish Regt Aardenburg Oct 44  
752 W/O Anthony M P Camenzuli 433 Sqn Halifax HX291 FTR Dusseldorf Apr 44 Antwerp Aug 44 - with others
753 W/O Sidney J Maxted 15 Sqn Stirling BK611 FTR Dusseldorf May 43 Paris July 43 with Edgley (678) +
754 Sqn/Ldr Thomas D Calnan 1 PRU (Coast Cmd) Spitfire AA796 FTR Dec 41
755 W/O David D P Leitch 408 Sqn Halifax HR656 FTR Stuttgart Mar 43 Ambonville Mar 43
756 Pte J Huggins Gloucester Regt
757 Spr T Sparks Royal Engineers
758 W/O R W Girdham RAF
759 F/Sgt Alan Mantle 75 Sqn Lancaster ND802 FTR Aachen May 44 Antwerp July 44
760 F/Sgt Bernard Allen 75 Sqn Lancaster ME702 FTR Dreux June 44 St Paire, near Caen June 44
761 W/O Kenneth R Brant 349 Sqn Spitfire PT395 FTR Rover Oct 44 west of Arnhem Oct 44
762 F/O R O Malins RAF
763 W/O Patrick Coyne 156 Sqn Lancaster JA702 FTR Berlin Jan 44 Antwerp Aug 44 with Cottam (764)
764 Sgt William W Cottam 156 Sqn Lancaster JA702 FTR Berlin Jan 44 Antwerp Aug 44 with Coyne (763)
765 F/O William R J Dingle 35 Sqn Halifax HX270 FTR Frankfurt Dec 43 Liege Jan 44 with Sinclair (1398) & Pike (1304)
766 Pte C Jamieson East Lancashire Regt
767 F/Sgt Francis Preston 44 Sqn Lancaster LM434 FTR Wesseling June 44 Liege June 44 - with others
768 W/O W A Robson RAF
769 F/Lt J K Zuromski RAF
770 W/O Joseph Kenny 97 Sqn Lancaster JA707 FTR Nuremburg train near Dax Mar 44 with Gillman (1678) +
771 Cpl Alexander Turner Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Boismont Wood June 40 escaped LOM Aug 40 - interned - DetW
772 F/Lt William J Glenn 50 Sqn Lancaster ED828 FTR Bochum June 43 Paris July 43 with Batson (1247) Redman (1281)
773 F/Sgt Richard J Woosnam 514 Sqn Lancaster LL727 FTR Massy-Palaiseau June 44 Wavignies, France July 44
774 F/Sgt Vernon A Panniers 12 Sqn
775 W/O H F Heritage RAF
776 W/O Frank Hugo 7 Sqn Stirling EF366 FTR Krefeld June 43 Paris July 43 with Maxted (753) Edgley (678) +
777 Pte S K May Cameron Highlanders
778 Pte J Tilling Welch Regt
779 L/Cpl A B Robinson Royal Corps Signals
780 F/Lt Denis C Colebrook 198 Sqn Typhoon JP900 FTR Utrech Nov 44 Tiel, Holland Dec 44
781 Tpr J T Wilkins 1 Bn East Riding Yeomanry
782 Dvr E J Hockin RASC
783 Pte F R M Singletary Queens Royal Regt
784 Pte M Dempsey Green Howards
785 W/O Ralph L Davies 88 Sqn Boston FTR Holland (query) July 43 Charlesville Aug 43 - with others
786 Gnr T H A Freeston Royal Artillery
787 W/O Bull RAF
788 W/O Gutteridge RAF
789 W/O R Watson RAF
790 Pte W Hobson 2 Para Bn. Parachute Regt
791 Major C L Downing 22 Guards Brigade, RASC
792 F/Lt Vincent Parker 234 Sqn Spitfire R6985 FTR Patrol Aug 40 English Channel Aug 40
793 F/Lt A J Madge 88 Sqn Battle P2251 FTR Bouillon May 40
794 W/O E R Jenkins RAF
795 F/Lt A J Beales 607 Sqn
796 F/Sgt John Clarke 514 Sqn Lancaster DS822 FTR Massy-Palaiseau June 44 Paris July 44 - with others
797 W/O Frderick M Harris 75 Sqn Lancaster ND802 FTR Aachen May 44 Antwerp June 44
798 W/O J W G Hall 220 Sqn (CC) Hudson AM678 FTR Dec 41 near Vigdel, Norway Dec 41
799 Sqn/Ldr A N Jones RAF
800 Sgt G Horn 217 Sqn
** denotes an aircraft that returned to the UK