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Liberation Reports
File WO208/3333
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 18 Feb 2015
 
LIB No     MIA Captured
1201 F/O Peter D Ablett 78 Sqn Halifax DT768 FTR Montbeliard July 43 Pyrenees south of Foix Aug 43
1202 F/Lt Robert K Bailey 239 Sqn Mosquito HJ714 FTR Patrol May 44 Antwerp Aug 44 with Connell (460) +
1203 W/O Ambrose Cobb 44 Sqn Lancaster L7548 FTR Augsburg Apr 42 near Blois May 42 with Sgt J Miller - DetW
1204 F/Lt P L Dakeyen RAF
1205 W/O John D Chapman 50 Sqn Lancaster W4266 FTR Nienburg Dec 42 Zwolle Dec 42
1206 F/Sgt Charles Farley 166 Sqn Lancaster LL743 FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 Charmont May 44 - with others
1207 W/O R T Davies RAF
1208 W/O Rech Urbanski 138 SD Halifax BB340 FTR SOE mission Apr 43 near Pau June 43 with Zaborowski (1006) +
1209 F/Lt F P N Dyer RAF
1210 F/O A V Kyle RAF
1211 W/O Bertram A Dowty 44 Sqn Lancaster L7548 FTR Augsburg Apr 42 ZNO near Montauban - interned - DetW
1212 Fus E Gurren Royal Irish Fusiliers
1213 W/O Peter Latchford 90 Sqn Stirling LJ460 FTR SOE mission Apr 44 Chateauneuf Apr 44 with Storer (1300) +
1214 W/O C De Freitas RAF
1215 F/Sgt J O Davis RAF
1216 Capt J Crosthwaite-Eyre 6 Signal Unit, 1st Army
1217 F/Sgt Stanley J W Cancea 76 Sqn Halifax LK949 ** FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 Duisburg Nov 43
1218 W/O C W Evans 99 Sqn
1219 F/Sgt William D Belshaw 619 Sqn Lancaster ME846 FTR Wesseling June 44 Antwerp July 44 with Webster (517) +
1220 F/O Frederick B Clark 138 SD Halifax LL252 FTR SIS/SOE mission Apr 44 near St Pée Apr 44 with other crewmen
1221 W/O J Williamson RAF
1222 W/O J C Sands 18 Sqn Blenheim L9255 FTR Recon May 40
1223 F/Lt O Cerny 311 Sqn Wellington R1718 FTR Hamburg July 41
1224 W/O Francis A S Roche 107 Sqn Blenheim R3870 FTR Merville June 40 Norrent-Fontes June 40
1225 W/O William A Lawrence 218 Sqn Stirling N6071 FTR Gardening May 42 Esbjerg hospital May 42
1226 Cpl G P Drayson RAF
1227 W/O J W H Parsons 82 Sqn Blenheim R3619 FTR Bremen July 40
1228 F/Lt Witold Lokuciewski 305 Sqn Spitfire BL656 FTR Circus Mar 42 near St Omer Mar 42 with helper
1229 Lt C H Filmer 803 Sqn NAA Royal Navy
1230 Sgt William H Smyth 500 Sqn Blenheim FTR St Nazaire Sept 41 Nantes Nov 41 with other crewmen
1231 W/O Reginald J Jackson 156 Sqn Lancaster W4943 FTR Essen May 43 Ede, Holland June 43
1232 W/Cdr A J Trumble OC RAF Station Heraklion
1233 F/Lt Peter G Scotchmer 257 Sqn Tempest JP491 FTR Rodeo Jan 44 Port Vendres Feb 44
1234 F/Lt E L Falkus 222 Sqn Spitfire P9317 FTR Patrol June 40
1235 F/Lt John H C Rowe 600 Sqn Blenheim FTR Waalhaven May 40 Oude Beijerland hospital June 40
1236 Sqn/Ldr R Abraham 12 Sqn Wellington Z8410 FTR Kiel Feb 42
1237 W/O Cecil Rees 44 Sqn Lancaster W4838 FTR Wuppertal May 43 Paris July 43 with Batson (1247) +
1238 W/O Gerard S Booth 51 Sqn Whitley Z9424 FTR Emden Jan 42 Drachten, Holland Jan 42
1239 W/O Richard A Marriott 427 Sqn Halifax EB242 FTR Remscheid July 43 near Solingen Aug 43
1240 W/O W R Garrioch 15 Sqn Wellington T2702 FTR Hannover Feb 41
1241 F/Lt John C Wilson 6 Sqn Army Co-op Cmd
1242 W/Cdr Douglas R S Bader 616 Sqn Spitfire W3185 FTR Circus Aug 41 near St Omer Aug 41
1243 W/O Arthur R Kilminster 35 Sqn Halifax L9603 FTR Berlin Nov 41
1244 W/O Frank E Wotton 44 Sqn Hampden AE382 FTR Dunkirk Oct 41 near Lommel Oct 41
1245 F/O L H Fox 101 Sqn Lancaster JB128 FTR Berlin Dec 43
1246 Sqn/Ldr K C Doran 110 Sqn Blenheim L9242 FTR Stavanger Apr 40
1247 F/O William T Batson 50 Sqn Lancaster ED828 FTR Bochum June 43 Paris July 43 with Glenn (772) Redman (1281) +
1248 W/O Ronald F Limage 166 Sqn Wellington BK361 FTR Duisburg Apr 43 Elne (Perpignan) May 43 - with others
1249 W/O Robert T G Stirling 87 Sqn - Fighter Command
1250 W/O F Lawrence RAF
1251 W/O Frederick J H Heathfield 51 Sqn Halifax JD244 FTR Krefeld June 43 Paris Aug 43 - with others
1252 Cpl Andrew E W Marshall 1 Bn Royal Dragoons
1253 W/O J W Kirkbride RAF
1254 W/O L G Watling RAF
1255 F/Lt L R Sidwell RAF
1256 W/O Ian A Robb 218 Sqn Stirling BK650 FTR Monchengladbach Aug 43 Fismes Dec 43
1257 Capt Cyril O Lewthwaite 8 Bn Royal Warwickshire
1258 F/Sgt Ronald L Leverington 102 Sqn Halifax LW143 FTR Blainville June 44 Paris Aug 44 with Eagle (1491) +
1259 Lt A R Campbell Royal Artillery
1260 Gp/Capt Nigel W D Marwood-Elton 578 Sqn Halifax LW540 FTR Frankfurt Mar 44 near Giessen Mar 44
1261 F/Lt Julius V Silverston 49 Sqn Hampden P4350 FTR Stettin Sept 40
1262 W/O Horace E J Horton 429 Sqn Wellington HZ355 FTR Dusseldorf June 43 Hasselt June 43 with Nicholson (504) & helpers
1263 F/O L Cadman RAF
1264 F/O John W Brace 76 Sqn Halifax DK240 FTR Milan Aug 43 near Limoges Nov 43 - with others
1265 F/O Ralph J Taylor 10 Sqn Halifax LV870 FTR Blainville June 44 Paris July 44 with Lamason (192) +
1266 W/O M H Knowles RAF
1267 F/Lt Anthony C Flood 182 Sqn Typhoon MN771 FTR Recce July 44 near Caen Aug 44 with 2 other airmen
1268 W/O Harrington T Norris 12 Sqn Wellington Z8502 FTR Duisburg July 42 Aalten, Holland July 42
1269 W/O H D Glendenning 115 Sqn Wellington P9297 FTR Dinant May 40 captured with crewman Flower (348)
1270 Pte J P Dring 1 Bn Worcestershire Regt
1271 W/O William G J Greaves 142 Sqn Wellington BK536 FTR Turin Nov 42 Ciboure Jan 43 with Hope (721) Ross & helpers
1272 W/O E B Lascelles 269 Sqn (CC) Hudson) N7361 FTR Trondheim June 40
1273 F/Lt Stanley A Booker 10 Sqn Halifax MZ630 FTR Trappes June 44 Paris July 44 - with others
1274 F/Sgt Leonard P Barham 207 Sqn Lancaster ME805 FTR St-Leu July 44 Paris Aug 44 - with others
1275 W/O F W Walker 12 Sqn Wellington Z8370 FTR Emden Jan 42
1276 Pte G Wright Ox & Bucks
1277 F/Sgt Cyril Van de Velde 576 Sqn Lancaster ME586 FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 Aulnay-au-Planches June 44
1278 W/O Roy Evans 619 Sqn Lancaster ED978 FTR Dusseldorf June 43 Paris Sept 43 - with others
1279 F/Sgt Edwin Finlay 625 Sqn Lancaster ND636 FTR Aulnoye Apr 44 St Mandé Apr 44 with Slack (1568) & helpers
1280 Capt D H Walker Black Watch
1281 W/O John Redman 158 Sqn Halifax HR734 FTR Cologne July 43 Paris July 43 - with others
1282 W/O Leonard J Venus 514 Sqn Lancaster LL695 FTR Duisburg May 44 Antwerp July 44 - with others
1283 W/O L S Milnthorp RAF
1284 F/O Karel Valasek 310 Sqn Spitfire MJ663 FTR Ramrod May 44 near Cahagnes (Normandy) June 44
1285 W/O Ronald G Hands 35 Sqn Halifax W7876 FTR Wuppertal May 43 near Eupen June 43
1286 W/O Deryck Polley 75 Sqn Wellington R1648 FTR Mannheim Aug 41 near Ijmuiden
1287 W/O Norman Nicoll 97 Sqn Lancaster R5675 FTR Bremen June 42 Holland June 42
1288 Spr W T Challinor Royal Engineers
1289 F/O Llewellyn Williams 102 Sqn Halifax LW159 FTR Blainville June 44 Paris Aug 44
1290 Sgt Daniel C Young 35 Sqn Halifax W7885 FTR Lorient Feb 43 Paris Apr 43 with PAO host
1291 Sgt J A Darragh RAF
1292 Cpl G Butterworth RAF
1293 W/O Dennis L Morris 77 Sqn Halifax DT734 FTR Munich Mar 43 Bordeaux May 43
1294 Pte A Edmonson RASC
1295 L/Cpl John Rush 1 Bn Cameron Highlanders La Basse May 40 La Basse
1296 F/Sgt Arnold K Smith 463 Sqn Lancaster DV229 FTR Orleans June 44 near Le Mans June 44 with King (138) +
1297 Gnr John Doherty 106 Royal Horse Artillery
1298 W/O D H Boswell 207 Sqn Lancaster W4129 FTR Kassel Aug 42
1299 Sgt Lawrence Benson 635 Sqn Lancaster JB728 FTR Lens June 44 near Rubempre June 44
1300 F/O Dennis H Storer 90 Sqn Stirling LJ460 FTR SOE mission Apr 44 Chateauneuf Apr 44
1301 Sgt G A Johnson RAF
1302 F/Sgt S E Waldron RAF
1303 Rflmn R J Ryan Kings Royal Rifle Company
1304 W/O Herbert L Pike 115 Sqn Lancaster DS834 FTR Berlin Dec 43 Liege station Jan 44 with Dingle (765) +
1305 Gnr J C D M Andrew Royal Artillery
1306 W/O Nicol T Birkett 44 Sqn Lancaster L7548 FTR Augsburg Apr 42 Chateauroux May 42 - interned - DetW
1307 F/O Wilfred H Miller 169 Sqn Mosquito NT173 FTR Heligoland Aug 44 Antwerp Sept 44
1308 F/Sgt E L Andrews 76 Sqn Halifax LK911 FTR Frankfurt Dec 43
1309 Pte A Cheyne Cheshire Regt
1310 W/O B H Travell RAF
1311 W/O John E C Simpson 51 Sqn Halifax DT690 FTR Plzen Apr 43 Saint-Genis May 43 with Ings (493) +
1312 W/O Edward A Eames 429 Sqn Wellington HZ520 FTR Krefeld June 43 near Schoonaerde June 43 with F/O E F Lapham
1313 W/O James Quinn RCAF 407 Sqn (CC) Hudson AM778 FTR Dec 41 off Texel after ditching in North Sea
1314 W/O James Saunderson 44 Sqn Lancaster L7548 FTR Augsburg Apr 42 Chateauroux May 42 - interned - DetW
1315 W/O Norman J Shergold 61 Sqn Lancaster ED722 FTR Milan Aug 43 St Escobille (Essonne) Jan 44
1316 W/O Bertram J P Palmer 106 Sqn Hampden AE123 FTR Bremen Jan 42
1317 Cpl E W Walker RAF
1318 W/O Cecil H Martin 38 Sqn Wellington R1388 FTR Benghazi May 41 Solluck May 41
1319 A/W/Cdr J R Blackburn RAF
1320 Sgt A Douville Les Fusiliers Mont Royal
1321 Pte Anthony J Olender Royal Canadian Regt Italy Apr 44
1322 Pte Roy Joseph Tuer Essex Scottish Regt Dieppe Aug 42 escaped train and evaded to ZNO - DetW
1323 Cpl R E Jolicoeur Les Fusiliers Mont Royal
1324 Pte R Oullette Essex Scottish Regt
1325 Pte H Bouchard Les Fusiliers Mont Royal
1326 Cpl A Hanson Loyal Edmonton Regt
1327 Pte J P Levesque Les Fusiliers Mont Royal
1328 Sgt H Macdonald Royal Artillery Highland Div
1329 W/O Victor R J Slaughter 405 Sqn Wellington W5534 FTR Hannover July 41 Zwolle July 41
1330 W/O Victor C Salvage 40 Sqn Blenheim L8827 FTR St Valery June 40 Abbeville June 40
1331 F/Sgt F Caldwell 158 Sqn Halifax BB205 FTR Bremen Sept 42
1332 W/O Ernest A Roede 35 Sqn Halifax HR793 FTR Wuppertal May 43 Brussels July 43 with Egan (1674) +
1333 Capt W W Deane RAMC
1334 L/Cpl J A Edwards Irish Guards
1335 W/O Harold Shaw 7 Sqn Lancaster JA717 FTR Frankfurt Oct 43 near Frankfurt Oct 43
1336 W/O John J Sparrow 15 Sqn Stirling BF460 FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 Paris Sept 43 with Smelling (240) & Frost (683)
1337 Fus T Verner Northumberland Fusiliers
1338 W/O Frederick R Jerome 138 Sqn Halifax W1012 FTR SOE/SIS mission Feb 43 near Limoges Mar 43 with Sgt H J Long
1339 W/O E Grabowski RAF
1340 W/O R A Albonico RAF
1341 F/Sgt M W Chivers 9 Sqn Lancaster LL745 FTR Berlin Jan 44
1342 Cpl R Agnew Royal Fusiliers
1343 F/Sgt Frank Peirson 76 Sqn Halifax MZ524 FTR Nucourt July 44 Paris Aug 44 with Bryden (1199) +
1344 W/O George E Lloyd 51 Sqn Halifax HR936 FTR Berlin Aug 43 Amsterdam Dec 43 with Logan (1816) +
1345 F/Sgt Harry Owen 12 Sqn Lancaster JB650 FTR Berlin Jan 44 Liege Mar 44 with his hostess
1346 Capt G W Smith Durham Light Infantry
1347 W/O S H Hutton 47 Sqn
1348 Sgt A T K O'Brien SAS, 8th Army
1349 W/O W J Paul RAF
1350 W/O F V W Thake RAF
1351 Lt Douglas A Poynter 825 Sqn Swordfish HMS Furious FTR Trondheim Sept 40 Leka, Norway Sept 40
1352 W/O Elliot L McVittie 76 Sqn Halifax DK224 FTR Mulheim June 43 Paris Aug 43 with Giddey (190) +
1353 W/O J Boon 207 Sqn Lancaster W4129 FTR Kassel Aug 42
1354 F/O R Stancombe RAF
1355 W/O Cyril Woodington 148 Sqn CMF
1356 W/O J S Cameron 58 Sqn Whitley Z6666 FTR Hamm July 41
1357 Cfm Norman Hollinrake 161 Recce Regiment, REME St Omer May 40 St Omer May 40
1358 Tpr Harold P Oakley Queens Own Hussars
1359 Pte John Fenton Royal East Hants near Frevent May 40 on train near Arras Mar 41 with guide
1360 W/O R H Roskell RAF
1361 F/Lt Eric D M Rippon 154 Sqn MEC near Messina July 43
1362 Lt K H Sutherland Black Watch
1363 Lt Albert E Wheeler Green Howards Gazala June 42
1364 F/Lt H R Bewlay 57 Sqn Blenheim L1325 FTR Recce Nov 39
1365 Lt B D Smith-Dorrien Sherwood Foresters
1366 Capt Eric E Pickworth 1 Bn Sherwood Foresters
1367 F/Sgt Frederick W Brown 514 Sqn Lancaster LL739 FTR Leuven May 44 Antwerp June 44 - with others
1368 F/Sgt Harry Williams 613 Sqn Mosquito LR290 FTR Bottencourt Jan 44 Pau station Apr 44 with 2/Lt F Shecter USAAF
1369 LAC N H C Northover RAF
1370 F/Lt John P Quirke 107 Sqn Blenheim L9467 FTR Merville June 40 St Omer June 40
1371 W/O J A M Bird 101 Sqn Lancaster PB671 FTR Dortmund Feb 45
1372 F/Lt John G Pilkington 161 SD Halifax EB129 FTR SOE mission Nov 43 Quimper Feb 44 - with others
1373 W/O H Parkes RAF
1374 Sgt J R Lord Royal Artillery
1375 W/O James A Porter 635 Sqn Lancaster ND819 FTR Duisburg May 44 Antwerp June 44
1376 F/Lt J G Meredith RAF
1377 Sqn/Ldr G D Craig 607 Sqn Fighter Command
1378 Cpl A McRobbie Gordon Highlanders
1379 W/O P R Darby RAF
1380 Gnr J H France LAA Regt
1381 Cpl M E Hamilton Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
1382 Spr W C Fraser Royal Canadian Engineers
1383 Tpr S H Edwards Calgary Regt
1384 L/Cpl David A Bowie Corps Military Police St Valery-en-Caux June 40  
1385 W/O Frederick H Smooker 106 Sqn Lancaster ED720 FTR Cologne July 43 near Bayonne with Ball (670) +
1386 W/O William H Jewels 431 Sqn Wellington HF604 FTR Wuppertal June 43 Paris July 43 with Hugo (776) +
1387 W/O Joseph Manuel 166 Sqn Lancaster DV220 FTR Leipzig Feb 44 Loberitz Feb 44
1388 Cpl A S Pugh 1 Bn Rifle Brigade
1389 F/Lt Leonard G Matthews 578 Sqn Halifax MZ563 FTR Dusseldorf Apr 44 Asch June 44 with F/Sgt Kelly
1390 F/Lt A Van Rood RAF
1391 F/Sgt N C Jackson RAF
1392 W/O Albert E Buckell 142 Sqn Wellington DF550 FTR Essen Sept 42 near Renty (Pas-de-Calais) Sept 42
1393 Sgt Z H Zeiske RAF
1394 W/O H Booth 58 Sqn Whitley T4239 FTR Berlin Nov 40
1395 F/O John S Woodward 78 Sqn Halifax LV939 *** FTR Montzen Apr 44 Antwerp May 44 - with others
1396 F/O Reginald M King 103 Sqn Lancaster ND417 FTR Augsburg Feb 44 Brussels May 44
1397 W/O F S Maitas RAF
1398 F/O William MacR Sinclair 35 Sqn Halifax HX270 FTR Frankfurt Dec 43 Liege Jan 44 with Dingle (765) & Pike (1304)
1399 F/Sgt Kenneth J Davis 76 Sqn Halifax LK932 FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 Paris Jan 44 with injured US airman
1400 F/Sgt Alexander Pearson 620 Sqn Stirling EF451 FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 Nuremburg Aug 43
** denotes an aircraft that returned to the UK