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These are British and Commonwealth escapers and evaders listed by their MI9 report numbers. Up until June 1944 evaders in northern Europe (other than Scandinavia) generally tried to reach England, usually through Spain, but after the Allied landings in Normandy, they tended to evade in the country in which they found themselves, sheltered by local people, and sometimes resistance organisations, until the advancing Allied forces reached them.
I don't have easy access to the National Archives and so the information on these pages comes from a wide range of sources, although as you can see, there are still many details missing - contributions from readers will be appreciated.
MI9 1 to 499
MI9 500 to 999
MI9 1000 to 1499
MI9 2000 to 1499
MI9 2500 to 2999
MI9 3000 on
This page updated 05 Mar 2014

3315 1500 (P)

Cpl Joseph H Curry

RAOC - 14 AFW

St Omer May 40 - escaped Stalag XXA (Thorn) Sept 43 to Sweden

3315 1501 (G)

Sgt Bruce J Crowley

4 Reserve MT Coy 2 NZEF

Greece Apr 41 - escaped Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Sept 43 to Sweden

3315 1502 (-)

F/Lt Frederick A O Gaze

66 Sqn Spitfire AR281

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3315 1503 (-)

F/O Ronald Isherwood

78 Sqn Halifax LW273

FTR Mannheim Sept 43 - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3315 1504 (-)

Sgt John McCallum

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3315 1505 (-)

Sgt Merlin Pearce

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3316 1506 (-)

Sgt Bernard C Reeves

30 OTU Wellington BK559

FTR Nickel to Nantes June 43 - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3316 1507 (-)

Sgt Raymond A Smith

10 Sqn Halifax JD207

FTR Essen July 43 - crashed in Holland - train to San Sebastian Oct 43

1508 (Italy)

Sgt Frederick A Southam

78 Sqn Whitley T4167

FTR Foggia Feb 41 - PG102 (Aquila) Sept 43 - Allied Lines Oct 43

1509 (Italy)

Sgt Raymond Appleyard

211 Sqn Blenheim L1487

FTR Valona Jan 41 - PG102 (Aquila) Sept 43 - Allied Lines Oct 43

3316 1510 (-)

F/Sgt Mieczyslaw Pawlikowski

138 SD Halifax JD312

FTR SOE mission Aug 43 - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3316 1511 (-)

P/O George T Graham

419 Sqn Halifax LW240

FTR Modane Sept 43 - Pyrenees to Andorra Oct 43

3316 1512 (-)

Sgt John N Hempstead

158 Sqn Halifax HR720

FTR Aachen July 43 - landed in Holland - train to San Sebastian Oct 43

1513 (Italy)

Sgt Stuart C Thompson

82 Sqn Blenheim

Crashed in the Med June 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1514 (P)

Pte James T Hutson

Princess Louisa's Kensingtons

St Valery June 40 - escaped Stalag XXB (Thorn) Oct 43 to Sweden

1515 (Italy)

Capt Peter A V Cooper

Coldstream Guards

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1516 (-)

F/Lt Clifford D R Chappell RCAF

458 Sqn Wellington

Crashed in Libya July 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1517 (-)

F/Lt Eugene R Derick RCAF

252 Sqn Beaufort

Crashed in Libya Dec 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1518 (-)

F/O Christopher E L Hare RCAF

458 Sqn Wellington

Crashed in Libya July 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1519 (-)

F/Sgt Stanley G Brook RCAF

213 Sqn Hurricane

Crashed in Libya Nov 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1520 (P)

Capt Ronald T S MacPherson

Camerons - 11 Commando

Captured near Derna Nov 41 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Oct 43 to Sweden

3316 1521 (P)

Capt Colin N Armstrong

22 Bn 2 NZEF

Captured at Sidi Aziz Nov 41 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Oct 43 to Sweden

3316 1522 (P)

Sgmn John Glancy

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured at Vimy Ridge May 40 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Oct 43 to Sweden

3316 1523 (G)

Gnr Cyril E Harrison

Royal Artillery

Captured at Albert May 40 - Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Sept 43 to Sweden

1524 (Italy)

F/Lt Leonard L Bartley

112 Sqn Gladiator

Captured off Crete June 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1525 (-)

F/Sgt George A Wood

263 Sqn Whirlwind P7113

FTR Morlaix Sept 43 - French fishing boat Requin from Brittany Oct 43

3316 1526 (-)

F/O Edmond R Patrick RCAF

108 Sqn MEF Wellington

Crashed near Sidi Barrani Oct 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1527 (Italy)

Capt Vernon C W Sudbury

1 Sherwood Foresters

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

1528 (Italy)

Capt Alan G Cameron

2 Cameron Highlanders

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

1529 (Italy)

Lt Peter G Uglow

1 Sherwood Foresters

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1530 (-)

Sgt Peter B Smith

61 Sqn Lancaster W4236

FTR Mannheim Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1531 (-)

Sgt Arthur F Charman

78 Sqn Halifax LW273

FTR Mannheim Sept 43 - Pyrenees Oct 43 to Andorra

1532 (Italy)

Sgt David M'Kirdy

5 Green Howards

Captured at Gazala June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1533 (Italy)

F/O Raymond E Hamilton

250 Sqn ME Kittyhawk

Crashed near Safafi June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1534 (-)

P/O Harold J Hudson

7 Sqn Lancaster ED595

FTR Wuppertal June 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1535 (-)

P/O Leslie C Brown

88 Sqn Boston BZ296

FTR Rennes Aug 43 - John Carter (query) - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1536 (-)

F/O Norman T Fairfax

107 Sqn Boston BZ237

FTR Aug 43 - Bordeaux-Loupiac - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1537 (-)

F/Sgt Roderick J A MacLeod

107 Sqn Boston BZ237

FTR Aug 43 - Bordeaux-Loupiac - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

1538 (Italy)

Lt Cyril R M Nicholas

No 3 Commando

Captured at Lentini (Sicily) July 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3316 1539 (-)

Sgt Arthur W Beard

77 Sqn Halifax JD371

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1540 (-)

Sgt William Palmer

77 Sqn Halifax JD371

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1541 (-)

Sgt (T) William G Bailey RCAF

429 Sqn Wellington HZ355

FTR Dusseldorf June 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Sept 43

3316 1542 (-)

S/Ldr William R Butterfield

7 Sqn Lancaster JA682

FTR Milan Aug 43 - Pyrenees Sept 43 from Bourg-Madame to Puigcerda

3316 1543 (-)

Capt David C M Mather

Welsh Guards - 1st SAS Regt

Captured at Homs Dec 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3316 1544 (-)

Lt R C Rickett

Northampton Regt

Captured in Tunisia Dec 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1545 (G)

Capt Frederick H Long

No 3 Commando - RA

Lentini (Sicily) July 43 - Fort Bismarck Oct 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3316 1546 (-)

F/Sgt Stanley H May RAAF

41 Sqn Spitfire MB800

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3316 1547 (-)

F/O Henry Furniss-Roe

66 Sqn Spitfire W3719

FTR Ramrod Aug 43 - Pyrenees Sept 43

3316 1548 (-)

F/Sgt G L Dowling

27 OTU Wellington X3966

FTR Nickel to Orleans Sept 43 - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1549 (-)

Sgt Timothy M Hay

61 Sqn Lancaster ED722

FTR Milan Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Perpignan Sept 43

1550 (Italy) Gdsm D Goulding Grenadier Guards Captured on Mareth Line Mar 43 - liberated at hospital in Aversa Oct 43
1551 (Italy) Lt A C B Hope 10 Royal Hussars Captured near Bir Harmat May 43 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1552 (-)

P/O Yves Lucchesi

342 (Lorraine) Sq Boston BZ388

FTR Paris Oct 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Oct 43 to Andorra

3316 1553 (-)

Sgt Denis W G Cowell

78 Sqn Halifax JD108

FTR Aachen July 43 - Pyrenees from Bagneres-de-Bigorre Oct 43

3316 1554 (-)

Sgt Royston Falcus

78 Sqn Halifax JD108

FTR Aachen July 43 - Pyrenees from Bagneres-de-Bigorre Oct 43

3316 1555 (-)

Sgt Harry T Street

78 Sqn Halifax JD409

FTR Monchengladbach Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

1556 (Italy)

Capt R G Borradaile

2 Cameron Highlanders

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1557 (G)

Capt Roy H Bridgman-Evans

2 SAS (62 STS)

Captured near Capizzi July 43 - Fort Bismarck Oct 43 - Bourgogne

3316 1558 (-)

Capt John H W Hudson

9 Durham Light Infantry

Captured at Catania July 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3316 1559 (-)

Sgt Percival V Matthews

61 Sqn Lancaster W5002

FTR Milan Aug 43 - Dahlia - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Oriel

3316 1560 (-)

F/O Herbert A Penny

35 Sqn Halifax HR878

FTR Berlin Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1561 (-)

Sgt Ivor J Sansum

78 Sqn Halifax DT768

FTR Montbeliard July 43 - John Carter - Vic - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1562 (-)

Sgt James E Rainsford RAFVR

97 Sqn Lancaster JA707

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1563 (-)

Sgt Oscar Ramsden

97 Sqn Lancaster JA707

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1564 (-)

F/O Roderick M Mackenzie RAAF

168 Sqn Mustang FD349

FTR Amiens Sept 43 - evaded independantly to Spain Sept 43

1565 (Italy)

Spr Alfred Parker

11 SASB (Paratroops)

Captured near Naples Feb 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3316 1566 (-)

W/O Roderick A Scott RCAF

138 SD Halifax BB334

FTR SOE mission Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Sept 43

3316 1567 (-)

F/O George R Lents

341 Sqn Spitfire JL347

FTR Ramrod Oct 43 - Balfe - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Oct 43

1568 (Italy)

Capt Aubrey C F Whitby

Royal Artillery

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

3316 1569 (-)

P/O Frederick N Lawrence

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1570 (P)

Sgt Piotr Bakalarski

300 (P) Sq Wellington Z1270

FTR July 42 - Stalag VIIIA (Lamsdorf) Sept 43 - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1571 (-)

F/Lt John M Forman RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK913

FTR Montlucon Sept 43 - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Water Pistol

3316 1572 (-)

Sgt Donald Crome

161 SD Halifax DK119

FTR SOE mission July 43 - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Water Pistol

3316 1573 (-)

Sgt Robert William Paulin

161 SD Halifax DK119

FTR SOE mission July 43 - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Water Pistol

3316 1574 (-)

Sgt Raymond O Hunter RCAF

161 SD Halifax DK119

FTR SOE mission July 43 - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Water Pistol

3316 1575 (-)

Sgt Tass J Kanakos RCAF

161 SD Halifax DK119

FTR SOE mission July 43 - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Water Pistol

3316 1576 (-)

F/Sgt Ronald L Dench

182 Sqn Typhoon JP552

FTR Ramrod Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3316 1577 (-)

F/O William F Cook RCAF

421 Sqn Spitfire BS532

FTR Ramrod Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3316 1578 (-)

P/O Andrzej J W Czerwinski

308 (P) Sqn Spitfire AA935

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3316 1579 (-)

Sgt Ralph C Johnson

75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling EH938

FTR Aug 43 - Possum - 161 SD Lysander Nov 43 Op Magdalen II

3316 1580 (-)

Sgt Stanley J V Philo

49 Sqn Lancaster LM337

FTR Milan Aug 43 - Pyrenees Oct 43 to Andorra

1581 (Italy)

F/O Raymond J F Sherk RCAF *

601 Sqn Spitfire

Crashed in Libya Sept 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1582 (Italy)

W/O William D Wendt

249 Sqn Spitfire BR293

Baled out over Italy Nov 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3316 1583 (-)

Col (Temp) Thomas G Gore

RAOC

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG29 (Veano) Sept 43

3316 1584 (-)

F/O Stanislaw Swida

301 (P) Sqn Wellington Z1491

FTR Aug 42 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Nov 43 to Andorra and BC

1585 (Italy)

Sgt William J D Powell

70 Sqn Wellington

FTR Benghazi Apr 42 - PG70 (Fermo) Sept 43

3316 1586 (-)

Sgt George Baker

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Sept 43

1587 (Italy)

Brigadier James Hargest

NZA

Captured in Libya Nov 41 - PG12 (Florence) Mar 43 to Switzerland

3316 1588 (-)

S/Ldr Frank C Griffiths

138 SD Halifax JD180

FTR Aug 43 - evaded France to Switzerland - Francoise - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1589 (P)

Sgt Witold Raginis

305 (P) Sqn Wellington Z1471

FTR Brest Aug 42 - Stalag VIIIA (Lamsdorf) Sept 43 - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1590 (-)

S/Ldr Albert Lambert RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR854

FTR Montbeliard July 43 - Pyrenees Nov 43 to Andorra

3316 1591 (-)

F/O Hugh T Huston RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR854

FTR Montbeliard July 43 - Pyrenees Nov 43 to Andorra

3316 1592 (-)

P/O Clarence O Motheral RCAF

180 Sqn Mitchell FL190

FTR St Omer Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Nov 43 - Figueras

3316 1593 (-)

P/O William J Dumsday RCAF

180 Sqn Mitchell FL190

FTR St Omer Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Nov 43 - Figueras

3316 1594 (-)

2/Lt Jackson T Clary RCAF USAAF

434 Sqn Halifax DK259

FTR Bochum Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3316 1595 (-)

F/Sgt Ernest G Boucher

174 Sqn Typhoon JP547

FTR Rhubarb Oct 43 - Fillerin - Bordeaux-Loupiac - Pyrenees Oct 43

1596 (Italy)

Capt Norman L MacLucas

2 Cameron Highlanders

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Oct 43

3316 1597 (-)

P/O Robert G T Kellow RAAF

617 Sqn Lancaster JB144

FTR Ladbergen Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1598 (-)

Sgt William F Catley

77 Sqn Halifax JD371

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3316 1599 (-)

F/O Arthur Maurice Crow

544 PRU Mosquito LR478

FTR PR sortie to Madone Nov 43 - baled out over northern Spain

Bourgogne refers to the Bourgogne (or Burgundy) escape line organised by Georges Broussine
John Carter refers to the escape line established in Lyon by Carter which operated from Aug 42 until his arrest at Pamiers in Jan 44
Bordeaux-Loupiac refers to the OCM escape network in Ternois (Pas-de-Calais) organised by Rene Guittard
Dahlia refers to the escape network organised by Yves le Henaff (Fanfan)
Francoise refers to Marie-Louis 'Françoise' Dissard of Toulouse who continued the work of the PAO from March 1943 until the end of the war
Fillerin refers to the Fillerin family of Renty (Pas-de-Calais) who helped escapers and evaders throughout the war
Note that following the September 1943 Armistice, many escapers and evaders in Italy headed south towards the advancing Allied Lines
Note that the Comete escape line crossed the extreme western Pyrenees and generally delivered their 'parcels' safely to the British Consulate
* See also SPG 1891
The last man - F/O Crow - returned to the UK from Gibraltar 6 Dec 43

3317 1600 (-)

Sgt John H J Dix

158 Sqn Halifax JD298

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1601 (-)

F/Lt Kenneth Leslie Rabson

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1602 (-)

Sgt Arthur F Kellett

15 Sqn Stirling EF348

FTR Mulheim June 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Oct 43

3317 1603 (-)

P/O Harold S Hobday

617 Sqn Lancaster JB144

FTR Ladbergen Sept 43 - evaded from Holland - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1604 (-)

F/Sgt Frederick E Sutherland

617 Sqn Lancaster JB144

FTR Ladbergen Sept 43 - evaded from Holland - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1605 (-)

Sgt Eric J Anderson RAAF

27 OTU Wellington X3966

FTR Nickel to Orleans Sept 43 - Pyrenees Nov 43 to Orbaiceta

3317 1606 (-)

F/O Geoffrey E A Hadgett

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1607 (-)

P/O Reginald Mantle

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

1608 (Italy)

Capt George W B Hawkins

1 Bn KORR

Captured at Fuka June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1609 (-)

F/O Ronald W McNichol

148 Sqn Wellington

Crash-landed at Sollum (Egypt) June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1610 (-)

F/Lt Denis G Hornsey

76 Sqn Halifax LK932

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1611 (-)

F/Lt Brendan D Baker

92 Sqn Spitfire

Shot down off Palmi Aug 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3317 1612 (-)

F/Sgt William Booth

10 Sqn Halifax JD315 *

Baled out over France Sept 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1613 (G)

L/Cpl George A C Arnold

3 Royal Tank Regt

Captured in Greece Apr 41 - escaped Stalag XVIIIB (Wolfsburg) Sept 43

3317 1614 (G)

Pte Harold H Woodward

RAOC

Captured in Greece Apr 41 - escaped Stalag XVIIIB (Wolfsburg) Sept 43

1615 (Italy)

Lt Clifford D Boiteaux-Buchanan

2 Bn Parachute Regt

Captured in Tunisia Dec 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3317 1616 (-)

F/Sgt John E Grout

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1617 (G)

F/Lt Oliver L S Philpot

42 Sqn Beaufort

FTR North Sea Rover Dec 41 - Stalag Luft III (Sagan) Oct 43 to Sweden

3317 1618 (G)

Lt Richard M C Codnor

457 Light Battery - RA

Captured in Tunisia Dec 42 - Stalag Luft III (Sagan) Oct 43 to Sweden

3317 1619 (G)

P/O Eric E Williams

75 Sqn Stirling BK620

FTR Fallersleben Dec 42 - Stalag Luft III (Sagan) Oct 43 to Sweden

3317 1620 (-)

F/O James C Cole

55 Sqn Baltimore

Shot down near Cassino, Italy Oct 43 - evaded to Allied Lines

3317 1621 (-)

Signalman Henry A Fulcher

4 Indian Division Signals

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1622 (Italy)

AB James McGuire RN

 

Captured on Sicily Mar 43 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

1623 (Italy)

Lt John E F Dickson RN

HM Submarine Cachalot

Sunk off Libya July 41 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

1624 (Italy)

Cpl James F Donaldson

Indian Provost Unit

Captured at Fuka June 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3317 1625 (-)

F/Lt Robin W Hooper

161 SD Lysander V9548

FTR Nov 43 - 161 SD Lysander from France Dec 43 Op Scenery II

3317 1626 (-)

Sgt Guy Marulli de Barletta

342 (Lorraine) Sq Boston BZ388

FTR Paris Oct 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Perpignan Nov 43

3317 1627 (-)

L/Sgt Gerald F Lonsdale

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured at Mechili Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1628 (G)

Capt Ralph Buckley Palm SAAF

94 Sqn Hurricane

FTR El Adem Nov 41 - Stalag VIIA (Moosburg) Sept 43 - Marie-Claire

3317 1629 (G)

P/O Allan F McSweyn RAAF

115 Sqn Wellington R1509

FTR Hamburg June 41 - Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Sept 43 - Marie-Claire

3317 1630 (-)

S/Ldr Cyril W Passy

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1631 (-)

F/O Geoffrey H Ward

138 SD Halifax LW281

FTR SOE mission Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1632 (-)

Sgt Reginald W Cornelius

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1633 (-)

Sgt Raymond A C de Pape RCAF

431 Sqn Halifax LK925

FTR Kassel Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1634 (-)

Sgt William Todd

27 OTU Wellington X3966

FTR Nickel to Orleans Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1635 (-)

F/O Michael H F Cooper

616 Sqn Spitfire BR987

FTR Ramrod Aug 43 - Marie-Claire (query) - Pyrenees from Pau Nov 43

3317 1636 (-)

F/O Harry F E Smith RCAF

419 Sqn Halifax LW240

FTR Modane Sept 43 - Marie-Claire (query) - Pyrenees from Pau Nov 43

3317 1637 (-)

Sgt France B G Delorie

101 Sqn Lancaster W4275

FTR Cologne July 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Perpignan Nov 43

3317 1638 (-)

S/Ldr Walter Frederick Wallington

487 Sqn Mosquito HX938

FTR Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Nov 43

3317 1639 (-)

F/O Edward C Johnson RAAF

617 Sqn Lancaster JB144

FTR Ladbergen Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1640 (-)

W/O Bronislaw Malinowski

302 (P) Sqn Spitfire AA928

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1641 (-)

F/Sgt Jack D Bawden

103 Sqn Lancaster LM343

FTR Mannheim Sept 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1642 (-)

F/Sgt John Harkins RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK971

FTR Frankfurt Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1643 (-)

F/Sgt Thomas B Hannam

222 Sqn Spitfire MH390

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1644 (-)

F/O Arthur J Spencer

38 Sqn MEF Wellington

Landed Sifnos, Adriatic Nov 43 - LRDG - Levant Schooner to Cyprus

3317 1645 (-)

F/Sgt John B Farrell

38 Sqn MEF Wellington

Landed Sifnos, Adriatic Nov 43 - LRDG - Levant Schooner to Cyprus

3317 1646 (-)

F/Sgt Dennis Broome

38 Sqn MEF Wellington

Landed Sifnos, Adriatic Nov 43 - LRDG - Levant Schooner to Cyprus

3317 1647 (-)

F/Sgt William P Trobridge

38 Sqn MEF Wellington

Landed Sifnos, Adriatic Nov 43 - LRDG - Levant Schooner to Cyprus

3317 1648 (-)

Capt G F Spooner

VI Commando XX Lance Fusiliers

POW at PG49 Fontanellato - rejoined Allied Forces Oct 43

3317 1649 (-)

Sgt Harold Lorraine Nielson

106 Sqn Lancaster DV196

FTR Aug 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1650 (-)

Sgt Thomas Henry Adams

106 Sqn Lancaster DV196

FTR Aug 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1651 (-)

S/Lt Michael J Pollard RNVR

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1652 (-)

AB Roger Bartley

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1653 (-)

AB Clancy John Crawford Sanders

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1654 (-)

PO James Cole

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1655 (-)

AB Victor E Williams

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1656 (-)

Desmond E J Shepherd

15 MGB Flotilla - Sect O *

Stranded Dec 43 - MGB 318 from Brittany Dec 43 Op Felicitate II

3317 1657 (-)

F/O Robert S Clements RCAF

57 Sqn Lancaster W4822

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1658 (-)

F/Lt Jim L Kennedy RCAF

24 OTU Whitley AD675

FTR Nickel to Orleans Nov 43 - Bourgogne - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1659 (-)

F/Sgt Walter F Morice RNZAF

75 Sqn Stirling BF461

FTR Gardening - crashed in Denmark Nov 43 - evaded to Sweden

3317 1660 (-)

W/O Travers K Falkiner RAAF

38 Sqn MEF Wellington

Landed Sifnos, Adriatic Nov 43 - LRDG - Levant Schooner to Cyprus

3317 1661 (-)

2/Lt Sigmund J M Sandvik

317 Sqn Spitfire LZ898

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Perpignan Dec 43

3317 1662 (-)

F/O James McP Elliott

57 Sqn Lancaster W4822

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1663 (-)

F/Lt Archibald A Mellor

139 Sqn Mosquito DZ519

FTR Berlin Oct 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1664 (-)

Sgt Victor W Davies

10 Sqn Halifax JD368

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1665 (-)

Sgt Clarence H Witheridge RCAF

49 Sqn Lancaster LM337

FTR Milan Aug 43 - Bourgogne - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1666 (-)

Cpl Robert H Marsden

RASC

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - left Caserta Military Hospital Sept 43

3317 1667 (-)

Pte Joseph Clark

Highland Light Infantry

Captured at Sidi Omar Nov 41 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1668 (Italy)

Tpr Raymond Williams

42 Royal Tank Regiment

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - escaped POW train in Italy Oct 43

3317 1669 (-)

TSM Francis Burke

LAA Regt Royal Artillery

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3317 1670 (-)

F/Lt Arthur C Bartler

138 SD Halifax BB378

FTR SOE mission Dec 43 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3317 1671 (-)

F/O Clarence W Fry RCAF

138 SD Halifax BB378

FTR SOE mission Dec 43 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3317 1672 (-)

F/O Ernesto Howell

138 SD Halifax BB378

FTR SOE mission Dec 43 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

1673 (Italy)

Sub/Lt (A) Peter F Laidler

828 Sq FAA Albacore

FTR Sicily Jan 42 - PG19 (Bologna) Sept 43

1674 (Italy)

L/Cpl Thomas W Atkinson

16 Durham Light Infantry

Captured near Bizerta Mar 43 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1675 (Italy)

Pte Thomas Barnett

8 Durham Light Infantry

Captured near Mersa Matruh June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3317 1676 (-)

Sigmn John N Beard

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured at Benghazi Jan 42 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3317 1677 (-)

Gnr William Tatesman

102 RHA

Captured at Derna Apr 41 - PG102 (Aquila) Sept 43

3317 1678 (-)

Pte Maurice F Belton

2/5 Leicestershire Regt

Captured in Tunisia Feb 43 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1679 (Italy)

Pte Frederick Gill

1 SAS Regt

Captured on Sardinia July 43 - PG59 (Servigliano) Sept 43

3317 1680 (-)

Pte Edward Fradley

4 Green Howards

Captured in Libya June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1681 (Italy)

Pte Patrick Hannaway

1 The Buffs

Captured at Gazala Dec 41 - PG29 (Veano) Sept 43

3317 1682 (-)

Sgt Ronald C Morley

467 Sqn Lancaster JB121

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

1683 (Italy)

Sgt George H Bryan

2 Parachute Regt AAC

Captured in Tunisia Dec 42 - PG59 (Servigliano) Sept 43

3317 1684 (-)

A/Capt Michael F Gilbert

12 RHA

Captured at Medjez el Bab Jan 43 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

1685 (Italy)

Cpl Michael J Croxton

No 6 Commando RA

Captured in Tunisia Feb 43 - escaped Caserta Military Hospital Oct 43

3317 1686 (-)

CSM Henry Allan

RASC

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1687 (Italy)

Gnr Thomas S McInnes

65 A/Tank Regt - 22 Guards Bde

Captured at Sollum May 41 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3317 1688 (-)

Pte Iorworth Elliott

S W Borderers - 8 Army

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3317 1689 (-)

L/Cpl William Knight

RE - attached 2 Armoured Div

Captured at El Agheila Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1690 (-)

Spr Norman F Kingham

RE - attached 2 Armoured Div

Captured at El Agheila Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1691 (-)

Dvr William Brown

RASC - attached 7 Armoured Div

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3317 1692 (-)

Pte William McGhee

Black Watch - 51 Highland Div

Captured at Taruno Jan 43 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

1693 (Italy)

Gdsmn William F Palmer

Coldstream Guards - 22 Gds Bde

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

1694 (Italy)

Capt Guy C Tills

11 RHA

Captured at Gerawla Wadi June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3317 1695 (-)

Brigadier Claude M Vallentin

5 Indian Division

Captured at Bir Harmat June 42 - Villa Orsini Sept 43

3317 1696 (-)

Sgt J A Phillips

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3317 1697 (-)

Sgt Donald K MacGillivray RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK956

FTR Leverkusen Nov 43 - Bordeaux-Loupiac - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3317 1698 (-)

Sgt Stanley Munns

428 Sqn Halifax LK956

FTR Leverkusen Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3317 1699 (-)

P/O Nicholas J Matich RNZAF

35 Sqn Halifax HR907

FTR Sept 43 - evaded from Germany - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

Bourgogne refers to the Bourgogne (or Burgundy) escape line organised by Georges Broussine
Marie-Claire refers to the escape line organised by Mary Lindell until her arrest in Nov 43
John Carter refers to the escape line established in Lyon by Carter which operated from Aug 42 until his arrest at Pamiers in Jan 44
Note that following the September 1943 Armistice, many escapers and evaders in Italy headed south towards the advancing Allied Lines
Note that the Comete escape line crossed the extreme western Pyrenees and generally delivered their 'parcels' safely to the British Consulate
* F/Sgt Booth (and Sgt Colin Varley SPG 1734) baled out of Halifax JD315 as ordered before the aircraft returned to England
* The six naval personnel were left behind from MGB pickup Op Envious IIb that collected 8 USAAF evaders from Brittany 1/2 Dec 43
The last man I have information on - Sgt MacGillivray - returned to the UK from Gibraltar 13 Jan 44

3318 1700 (-)

P/O G W Mainprize

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1701 (-)

Sgt V A Knight

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1702 (-)

Sgt H C McLean RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1703 (-)

F/O Czeslaw Sniec

302 (P) Sqn Spitfire AA909

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - Vizigotha - Pyrenees from Pau Nov 43

3318 1704 (-)

Sgt Len F Martin RCAF

419 Sqn Halifax LW240

FTR Modane Sept 43 - Marie-Claire (query) - Pyrenees from Pau Nov 43

3318 1705 (-)

F/Lt Norman A J Mackie

83 Sqn Lancaster ED313

FTR Stuttgart Mar 43 - Switzerland - Francoise - Pyrenees Dec 43

1706 (Italy)

Capt Jeffery Morphew SAAF

4 Sqn Tomahawk

FTR Bir Hakeim June 42 - PG47 (Modena) Mar 43 - Francoise - Pyrenees

3318 1707 (-)

F/Lt W I Covington

97 Sqn Lancaster JA716

FTR Nuremburg Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1708 (-)

W/O George A Gauley RCAF

24 OTU Whitley AD675

FTR Nickel to Orleans Nov 43 - Pyrenees from Peyrehorade Dec 43

3318 1709 (-)

F/Sgt Kenneth Garvey

467 Sqn Lancaster JB121

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3318 1710 (-)

F/Sgt T Hesselden

97 Sqn Lancaster JB367

FTR Berlin Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

3318 1711 (-)

F/Sgt Charles J Billows

97 Sqn Lancaster JB367

FTR Berlin Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1712 (-)

W/O Herbert W Graham

7 Sqn Lancaster JA682

FTR Milan Aug 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees from Perpignan Dec 43

3318 1713 (-)

F/Sgt Donald Bostock

122 Sqn Spitfire MA764

FTR Ramrod Nov 43 - Pyrenees to La Jonquera Dec 43

3318 1714 (-)

Dvr Ian G Blair

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured at Fort Mechili Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1715 (-)

Sgt James L Paterson

218 Sqn Stirling EH884

FTR Turin Aug 43 - Pyrenees from Perpignan Dec 43

3318 1716 (G)

Lt George R Millar

1 Rifle Brigade

Captured Jan 42 - escaped train from Stalag VIIA (Moosburg) Oct 43

3318 1717 (-)

Sgt Royce Fidler

100 Sqn Lancaster LM333

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - Breiz-Izel from Brittany Jan 44

3318 1718 (-)

Sgt Leslie C Woollard

617 Sqn Lancaster JB144

FTR Ladbergen Sept 43 - Breiz-Izel from Brittany Jan 44

3318 1719 (-)

W/O Russell A Jones RCAF

431 Sqn Halifax LK967

FTR Frankfurt Nov 43 - Breiz-Izel from Brittany Jan 44

3318 1720 (-)

Sgt J D H Carlton

620 Sqn Stirling EE905

FTR Remscheid July 43 - Breiz-Izel from Brittany Jan 44

3318 1721 (-)

P/O Fred T Williams

97 Sqn Lancaster JB367

FTR Berlin Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1722 (D)

F/Sgt Tadeusz Miecznik

138 SD Halifax BB309

FTR SOE mission - crashed in Denmark Sept 43 - escaped to Sweden

3318 1723 (G)

Cpl Edward J A Phelan

4 RMT Coy NZEF

Captured on Crete June 41 - Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Dec 43 to Sweden

3318 1724 (G)

Pte Earle Silverwood

4 RMT Coy NZEF

Captured on Crete June 41 - Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Dec 43 to Sweden

3318 1725 (G)

Spr Frederick Simmons

RE - 226 Field Coy

Captured in France May 40 - Stalag VIIIB (Lamsdorf) Dec 43 to Sweden

3318 1726 (P)

RSM Albert E Hawtin

1 Bucks - Ox & Bucks L I

Captured at Hazebrouck May 40 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Jan 44 to Sweden

3318 1727 (F)

F/O Samuel J P Blackwell

266 (Rhod) Sqn Typhoon JP906

FTR Roadstead Dec 43 - MGB 503 from Brittany Jan 44 Op Bonaparte

3318 1728 (-)

Sgt Norman B Cufley

77 Sqn Halifax JD247

FTR Nov 43 - Chauny - MGB 503 from Brittany Jan 44 Op Bonaparte

3318 1729 (-)

Sgt John Harvey

77 Sqn Halifax JD247

FTR Nov 43 - Chauny - MGB 503 from Brittany Jan 44 Op Bonaparte

3318 1730 (-)

Sgt Leslie J H Guest

RA - 7 Coast Regt

Evaded from Singapore Feb 42 to Sumatra then Ceylon

1731 (Italy)

CPO Alfred H Marsh

813 Sqn FAA Swordfish

Crashed on Rhodes Sept 40 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3318 1732 (-)

BSM Leslie H S Renow

RA - 9 Coast Regt

Evaded from Gt Tekong Island Feb 42 to Sumatra then Ceylon

3318 1733 (-)

BSM Richard D Carey

RA - 9 Coast Regt

Evaded from Gt Tekong Island Feb 42 to Sumatra then Ceylon

3318 1734 (-)

Sgt Colin R Varley

10 Sqn Halifax JD315 *

Baled out over France Sept 43 - Pyrenees from Perpignan Dec 43

3318 1735 (-)

Rflm James W C Parker

1 Rifle Brigade

Captured in Libya Jan 42 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3318 1736 (-)

P/O H Smith RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun

3318 1737 (-)

Pte Leslie Pryce

1 S W Borderers

Captured at Bel Hamed June 42 - liberated at Barletta hospital Sept 43

3318 1738 (-)

Rflmn Jack Yeomans

7 Rifle Brigade

Captured near Bel Hama Mar 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3318 1739 (-)

Sgt W H King RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1740 (-)

F/Sgt L D Kohnke RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1741 (-)

Sgt R A Andrews

405 Sqn Halifax HR871

FTR Hamburg Aug 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3318 1742 (-)

F/O D P Davies RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun

3318 1743 (-)

Sgt J C Catling

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun

3318 1744 (-)

Sgt Robert E Griffith

75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling LJ442

FTR Leverkusen Nov 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees Jan 44 to Andorra

3318 1745 (-)

P/O Noel N Parker RAAF

75 (NZ) Sqn Stirling LJ442

FTR Leverkusen Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1746 (-)

Sgt R F Nelson

431 Sqn Halifax LK967

FTR Frankfurt Nov 43 - Pyrenees from Bidarray Dec 43

3318 1747 (-)

P/O H B Hall

35 Sqn Halifax HR798

FTR Cannes Nov 43 - Pyrenees from Peyrehorade Jan 44

3318 1748 (-)

F/Sgt Hubert Salter

78 Sqn Halifax JB872

FTR Mannheim Sept 43 - Pyrenees from Saint-Palais Jan 44

3318 1749 (-)

F/Lt Albert Ph W Pepper

97 Sqn Lancaster JB367

FTR Berlin Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1750 (-)

F/O Gerald Francis Lorne

218 Sqn Stirling BK650

FTR Monchengladbach Aug 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Dec 43

1751 (Italy)

Lt Ivor Marchant

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured nr Mersah Matruh June 42 - escaped POW train in Italy Oct 43

3318 1752 (-)

Sgt J F Brough

138 SD Halifax DT726

FTR SOE mission Nov 43 - 161 SD Hudson Feb 44 Op Bludgeon

3318 1753 (-)

Sgt H W Bailey

101 Sqn Lancaster DV308

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees Jan 44 to Andorra

3318 1754 (F)

Sgt Leonard Marsh

7 Sqn Stirling R9149

FTR Munich Mar 43 - Possum - Pyrenees from Saint-Palais Jan 44

3318 1755 (-)

F/O Frank D Hill

158 Sqn Halifax LW298

FTR Dusseldorf Nov 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1756 (-)

Sgt Harold N Clarke

149 Sqn Stirling BF477

FTR Mannheim Sept 43 - Possum - Pyrenees from Saint-Palais Jan 44

3318 1757 (-)

Tpr John Welch

Royal Tank Regt

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3318 1758 (-)

Cpl Albert W Osbourne

RAOC

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3318 1759 (-)

Pte Thomas Embleton

4 Green Howards

Captured at Gazala June 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3318 1760 (-)

Cpl Stanley Robdrup

16 Durham Light Infantry

Captured in Tunisia Feb 43 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3318 1761 (-)

Pte Arthur Edwards

1 Sherwood Foresters

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1762 (-)

Dvr Joseph N Howley

RASC

Captured at Gazala June 42 - PG115 (Magnano) Sept 43

3318 1763 (-)

Pte William Page

16 Durham Light Infantry

Captured at Matur Mar 43 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3318 1764 (-)

Pte James McGill

2 Highland Light Infantry

Captured at Knightsbridge June 42 - PG102 (Aquila) Sept 43

3318 1765 (-)

Signaller Cecil R Groves

Royal Artillery

Captured nr Fort Mekili Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1766 (-)

Spr William T Curtis

Royal Engineers

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - left work party in Milan Sept 43

3318 1767 (-)

Sgt Kenneth Skidmore

158 Sqn Halifax HR791

FTR Cannes Nov 43 - John Carter - Pyrenees Jan 44 to Andorra

3318 1768 (-)

F/Sgt J H F Whyte

207 Sqn Lancaster L7547

FTR Milan Feb 43 - Switzerland Mar 43 - Francois - Pyrenees Dec 43

3318 1769 (-)

F/Sgt Arthur I Orr

178 Sqn

FTR Taranto Sept 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1770 (-)

Major Hugh A Hope

1 K R R C

Captured at Sidi Rezegh Nov 41 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1771 (-)

Pte Arthur Hasler

5 Hampshire Regt

Captured in Tunisia Feb 43 - PG82/15 (Borgo San Lorenzo) Sept 43

1772 (Italy)

F/O Malcolm R Head

9 Sqn Lancaster JA679

FTR Reggio July 43 - escaped POW train in Italy Oct 43

3318 1773 (-)

Sgt William H B Bilton

10 Sqn Halifax HR620

FTR Montlucon Sept 43 - journey arranged - returned from Gibraltar

3318 1774 (-)

Pte Rowland Jenson

1 Sherwood Foresters

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3318 1775 (-)

Gnr William S McKears

RA - 81/25 LAA Regt

Captured at Gazala June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1776 (Italy)

Lt the Hon J A W St Clair-Erskine

Coldstream Guards

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3318 1777 (-) Pte Alfred Henson 1/4 Hampshire Regt Captured near Tunis Apr 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3318 1778 (-)

Sgmn George G Johnstone

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured on Sardinia July 43 - PG59 (Servigliano) Sept 43

3318 1779 (-)

Pte Robert R Warren

1 The Loyal Regt

Captured at Medjez-El-Bab Apr 43 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3318 1780 (-)

Rfm Roy P Stephens

1 Rifle Brigade

Captured near Tobruk June 42 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3318 1781 (-)

Gdsmn Ernest C Knight

2 Coldstream Guards

Captured near Tobruk June 42 - liberated at Barletta hospital Sept 43

3318 1782 (-)

Sgt R Brown

207 Sqn Lancaster W4172

FTR Munich Mar 43 - evaded to Switzerland Mar 43 - Pyrenees Feb 44

3318 1783 (-)

Sgt Stanley H Eyre

207 Sqn Lancaster L7547

FTR Milan Feb 43 - evaded to Switzerland Mar 43 - Pyrenees Feb 44

3318 1784 (-)

Gnr Wilfred Carr

Royal Field Artillery

Captured at Fort Mechili Apr 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1785 (-)

F/Lt George F Lambert

35 Sqn Halifax DT806

FTR Frankfurt Apr 43 - evaded to Switzerland - Pyrenees Feb 44

3318 1786 (-)

F/Sgt Hugh Colhoun

101 Sqn Wellington X3391

FTR Feb 43 - evaded from Germany to Switzerland - Pyrenees Feb 44

3318 1787 (-)

S/Ldr Fletcher V Taylor

420 Sqn Wellington HE550

FTR Stuttgart Apr 43 - evaded to Switzerland - Pyrenees Feb 44

3318 1788 (-)

F/Sgt Joseph H McWilliams

617 Sqn Lancaster ED886

FTR SOE mission Dec 43 - Possum - Francoise - Pyrenees Jan 44

3318 1789 (-) Lt David L Roberts 3/1 Field Regiment RA Captured near Mersa Matruh June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1790 (Italy)

Lt Ernest F Lodge

7 Royal Tank Regt

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3318 1791 (-)

Lt William D Pryke

1 D C L I

Captured at Bir Harmat June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1792 (-)

Lt Thomas H Jobson

1 D C L I

Captured at Bir Harmat June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1793 (-)

F/O Waldo Vaughan Mollett

266 Sqn Typhoon JR387

FTR Rodeo Feb 44 - MGB 502 from Brittany Feb 44 Op Easement II

3318 1794 (-)

Lt William Gadd

RA - 3rd Field Regt

Captured at El Adem June 42 - PG19 (Bologna) Sept 43

3318 1795 (-)

Capt George T G Williams

1 D C L I

Captured at Bir Harmat June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

1796 (Italy)

Lt Dudley T Bourhill

RA - 3rd Field Regt

Captured at El Adem June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

1797 (Italy)

Capt John D Mackay

RA - 95 A/T - 2 SA Div

Captured at El Adem July 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3318 1798 (-)

Lt Gervase H Nicholls

RA - 72 Field Regt - 50 Div

Captured in Western Desert June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1799 (-)

Lt Geoffrey R M Bowder

RA - 175 Field Regt

Captured at Knightsbridge June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

Marie-Claire refers to the escape line organised by Mary Lindell until her arrest in Nov 43
Francoise refers to Marie-Louis 'Françoise' Dissard of Toulouse who continued the work of the PAO from March 1943 until the end of the war
Dahlia refers to the escape network organised by Yves le Henaff (Fanfan)
Breiz-Izel refers to the French boat that left Treboul in Brittany 22 Jan 44 - organised by Yves Le Guillou and financed by Georges Broussine
Chauny refers to the Chauny-Dromas escape organisation centered on Chauny (Picardy) and organised by Etienne Dromas
Possum refers to the escape line organised by Dominique Potier and Conrad LaFleur, who were parachuted into France in July 43
Note that following the September 1943 Armistice, many escapers and evaders in Italy headed south towards the advancing Allied Lines
Note that the Comete escape line crossed the extreme western Pyrenees and generally delivered their 'parcels' safely to the British Consulate
* Sgt Colin Varley (and Booth SPG 1612) baled out of Halifax JD315 as ordered before the aircraft returned to England
The last man (apart from those in Italy) - F/O Mollett - returned to England from France 27 Feb 44

1800 (Italy)

Lt Charles N Buswell

No 3 Commando - RA

Captured at Lentini (Sicily) July 43 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

3318 1801 (-)

Brigadier George F Johnson

Scots Guards

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - Villa Orsini Sept 43

1802 (Italy)

Lt Denis S Hickman

RASC

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

3318 1803 (-)

Lt David E Deans

S W Borderers - 10 Ind Div

Captured near Gambut June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1804 (Italy)

Capt Charles G Johnston

1 Rifle Brigade

Captured at Agadabia Jan 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1805 (-)

Lt Kenneth M Goddard

RA - 28 Field Regt

Captured at Bir Harmat June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3318 1806 (-)

Capt John R A Martin

RAMC - att 2 SA Div

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1807 (-)

F/Sgt Leon J G Harmel

350 (B) Sqn Spitfire AD314

FTR Ramrod Dec 43 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 2

3318 1808 (-)

F/Sgt Fred E Bailey

458 Sqn Wellington (assumed)

Landed at Siacca (Sicily) Mar 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1809 (Italy)

Lt Richard D W Strickland

2 Hampshire Regt

Captured at Oued-Zargua Mar 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1810 (-)

W/O Cecil Armitage

235 Sqn Beaufighter

Ditched off Pantelleria June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1811 (Italy)

W/O William A Weaver

38 Sqn Wellington

FTR Benghazi Nov 41 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3318 1812 (-)

W/O Henry J Davis

10 Sqn Whitley N1497

FTR Milan Aug 40 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1813 (-)

Sgt Richard L Dean

57 Sqn Blenheim

Crashed at Lampedusa Sept 40 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1814 (Italy)

Lt George E Purt

Royal Engineers - 8th Army

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

1815 (Italy)

F/Lt Dennis A Newman RCAF

148 Sqn Wellington

FTR Tobruk July 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3318 1816 (-)

Sgt Francis J Baker

221 Sqn Wellington

Ditched in the Med Jan 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1817 (-)

Sgt Richard A Hodgson

149 Sqn Wellington T2807

FTR Venice Jan 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1818 (-)

Pte Thomas W Prentice

2 Camerons - 4 Indian Div

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3318 1819 (-)

W/O Hugh J Owen

113 Sqn Blenheim

FTR El Adem June 40 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

1820 (Italy)

W/O Brendan P Collins

11 Sqn Blenheim

FTR Al Adem Nov 41 - PG59 (Servigliano) Sept 43

1821 (Italy)

Pte Thomas Mitham

1 South Wales Borderers

Captured near Tobruk June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3319 1822 (P)

L/Cpl Ronald C Jeffery

6 QORWKR

Escaped POW camp Jan 42 - worked with Polish AK - Sweden Feb 44

3319 1823 (G)

3rd Mate Arthur H Bird

MV Australind

Galapagos Islands Aug 41 - Milag (Westertimke) Aug 43 to Sweden

3319 1824 (-)

Sgt James Dobson

113 Sqn Blenheim

FTR El Adem June 40 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

1825 (Italy)

Capt Michael Woyevodsky

No 3 Commando

Captured at Lentini (Sicily) July 43 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

3319 1826 (-)

F/Sgt David E Penn

682 Sqn PRU Spitfire

Crashed in Sardinia June 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1827 (-)

Pte Wallace D Duke

1 KORR

Captured at Al Daba (Libya) June 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3319 1828 (-)

Pte Abraham Bailey

5 Worcestershire Regt

Captured nr Knightsbridge June 42 - liberated at Caserta hospital Oct 43

3319 1829 (-)

Sigmn John R Bashforth

Royal Corps of Signals

Captured at Mersa Matruh - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1830 (-)

Gnr Ronald Reditt

67 Med Regt - RA

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1831 (-)

Sgt George L Watelet

609 Sqn Typhoon JR191

FTR Rhubarb Nov 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3319 1832 (G)

Lt Stewart W L Campbell RNVR

HMS St Angelo Swordfish

FTR Pantelleria Nov 41 - Marlag (Westertimke) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1833 (G)

Sgt Cyril B Flockhart

76 Sqn Halifax L9516

FTR Karlsruhe Aug 41 - Stalag Luft VI (Heydekrug) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1834 (G)

Lt David P James RNVR

MGB 79

Sunk off Holland Feb 43 - Marlag (Westertimke) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1835 (-)

Sgt Anthony J A Reynolds

428 Sqn Halifax DK229

FTR Gelsenkirchen July 43 - Felix - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Jan 44

3319 1836 (-)

Sgt John S Gates RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar 44

3319 1837 (-)

Sgt Lorne F Cassidy RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar 44

3319 1838 (-)

Sgt James H Flick RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar 44

3319 1839 (-)

Sgt Thomas O'Toole

405 Sqn Halifax HR923

FTR Berlin Aug 43 - crashed in Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar 44

3319 1840 (-)

F/Sgt Thomas J Bright

419 Sq Halifax LW240

FTR Modane Sept 43 - Pyrenees to Bosost Jan 44 - Sort 18 Jan 44

3319 1841 (-)

F/O Douglas S Bell

161 SD Lysander V9605

FTR Op Framboise Mar 44 - 161 SD Lysander Mar 44 Op Lautrec

3319 1842 (-)

W/O Henry J Meddings

78 Sqn Whitley T4167

FTR Foggia Feb 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1843 (G)

Lt Denis Kelleher RNVR

HMS Saunders

Captured at Tobruk harbour - Marlag (Westertimke) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1844 (-)

Sgt Jan Trnobranski

308 Sqn Spitfire EN916

FTR Ramrod Sept 43 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1845 (-)

F/O James J McQuade RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax DK267

FTR Berlin Aug 44 - baled out over Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar

3319 1846 (-)

F/Sgt Harry A Read

428 Sqn Halifax DK267

FTR Berlin Aug 44 - baled out over Sweden - interned at Falun until Mar

3319 1847 (-)

Major Philip T Tower

25 Field Regt - RA

Captured at Tobruk June 42 - PG29 (Veano) Sept 43

3319 1848 (-)

Sgt Dennis Brown

625 Sqn Lancaster ND461

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 3

3319 1849 (-) Sgt William R Johnstone 223 Sqn Captured at El Daba (Egypt) Oct 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3319 1850 (-)

Sgt Brynmor Jones

104 Sqn

Picked up Mediterranean Dec 42 - PG70 (Monte Urano) Sept 43

3319 1851 (-)

Sgt William T Banner

428 Sqn Halifax LK739

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3319 1852 (F)

Cook Buland Khan

22 Animal Transport Co RIASC

Captured June 40 - Rennes Nov 43 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44

3319 1853 (-)

F/O Gordon G Rattle

260 Sqn Kittyhawk

Ditched nr Riposto Aug 43 - escaped and evaded until liberated Aug 43

3319 1854 (-)

F/O Graham C Brickwood

2 Sqn Mustang AM188

FTR Popular Jan 44 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 5

3319 1855 (-)

P/O Ronald W Daniel RAAF

35 Sqn Halifax HR985

FTR Cannes Nov 43 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 5

3319 1856 (P)

F/Lt Thomas H Cullen

Med Off attached 30 Sqn

Captured on Crete May 41 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1857 (P)

QMS John Greig

RAMC 153 (H) Field Ambulance

St Valery-en-Caux June 40 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) Feb 44 to Sweden

3319 1858 (-)

P/O Kenneth B Woodhouse RCAF

401 Sqn Spitfire MJ119

FTR Ramrod Mar 44 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 5

3319 1859 (-)

F/O Russel E Barnlund RCAF

408 Sqn Lancaster DS845

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 5

3319 1860 (-)

Sgt Kenneth E Lussier RCAF

408 Sqn Lancaster DS845

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - MGB 503 from Brittany Mar 44 Op Bonaparte 5

3319 1861 (-)

Gnr Neil J McMillan

1 SAS Regt - SBS

Captured on Sardinia July 43 - PG59 (Servigliano) Sept 43

3319 1862 (-)

P/O Harold F Rushton RAAF

450 Sqn Kittyhawk

Crashed near Potenza Sept 43 - evaded until liberated four days later

1863 (Italy)

Capt Eric R Westley

No 3 Commando - RA

Captured at Lentini (Sicily) July 43 - escaped POW train in Italy Sept 43

1864 (Cos)

A/Sub/Lt I H D Rankin RN

HMS Belvoir

Left behind off Cos and captured Nov 43 - escaped Dec 43 to Turkey

3319 1865 (-)

F/Sgt Patrick F Griffiths

601 Sqn Spitfire (assume)

Ditched off Tunis Apr 43 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1866 (G)

Sgt Per Bergsland

332 (N) Sqn Spitfire AB269

FTR Dieppe Aug 42 - Stalag Luft III (Sagan) Mar 44 to Sweden

3319 1867 (G)

2/Lt Jens Einar Muller

331 (N) Sqn Spitfire AR298

FTR Roadstead June 42 - Stalag Luft III (Sagan) Mar 44 to Sweden

3319 1868 (-)

F/Lt James H Foy RCAF

405 Sqn Halifax HR854

FTR Montbeliard July 43 - Pyrenees to Bielsa Mar 44

3319 1869 (-)

F/O Robert M Davenport RCAF

401 Sqn Spitfire MH827

FTR Rhubarb Jan 44 - Francoise - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1870 (F)

F/O Francis H Greenaway RNZAF

21 Sqn Mosquito HX961

FTR Abbeville Jan 44 - captured - escaped in Paris - Bourgogne

3319 1871 (-)

F/O Henry Furniss-Roe *

66 Sqn Spitfire EN575

FTR Ramrod Jan 44 - Fillerin - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1872 (-)

P/O John G M'Laughlin RAAF

609 Sqn Typhoon JR375

FTR Sweep Jan 44 - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1873 (-)

F/Sgt William N Waudby

245 Sqn Typhoon JP971

FTR Sweep Jan 44 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1874 (-)

F/Sgt George L Watts

405 Sqn Lancaster LM345

FTR Brunswick Sept 43 - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1875 (-)

F/Sgt Reginald Overwyn

320 (D) Sqn Mitchell FR179

FTR Martinvast Nov 43 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1876 (-)

Sgt Frederick J Page

27 OTU Wellington X3966

FTR Orleans Sept 43 - Balfe - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1877 (-)

Sgt John Richard Vass

35 Sqn Halifax HR798

FTR Cannes Nov 43 - Balfe - Dutch-Paris - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1878 (-)

P/O Ernest Bell

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Axat Mar 44

3319 1879 (-)

F/O Robert L Beattie RCAF

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Axat Mar 44

3319 1880 (-)

F/O Reginald W Lewis

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Axat Mar 44

3319 1881 (-)

F/O James S Reed

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Axat Mar 44

1882 (Italy)

Lt William Murray

7 Green Howards

Captured at Knightsbridge June 42 - PG21 (Chieti) Sept 43

3319 1883 (-)

Lt Thomas H Wildy

6 Lincolnshire Regt

Captured in Tunisia Mar 43 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3319 1884 (-)

Lt Thomas S Craig

Royal Tank Regiment

Captured at Sidra Ridge Jan 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

3319 1885 (-)

F/Lt Gerald G Racine

263 Sqn Typhoon MJ119

FTR Brittany Mar 44 - MGB 502 from Brittany Apr 44 Op Scarf

3319 1886 (G)

Capt George Tsoucas

Int Corps - attached to SBS

Rhodes Sept 42 - Stalag VIIA (Moosburg) Sept 43 - Pyrenees Mar 44

3319 1887 (-)

L/Sgt William C Ford

28 Field Regt - RA

Captured at Knightsbridge June 42 - PG148/X Sept 43

1888 (Italy)

Pte John S Kennard Davis

24 Bn NZEF

Captured at Sidi Rezegh Nov 41 - Italy Sept 43 to France - Pyrenees

3319 1889 (-)

F/Lt William E M Eddy

103 Sqn Lancaster ND417

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - Comete - Pyrenees Apr 44

1890 (Italy)

Gnr Hans E Unger

2 AA Regt (SAA) UDF

Tobruk June 42 - PG52 (Chiavari) Sept 43 to France Dec 44 - Francoise

3319 1891 (-)

F/O Raymond J F Sherk RCAF *

401 Sqn Spitfire MJ126

FTR Ramrod Mar 44 - guided to Dax - Pyrenees Apr 44

3319 1892 (-)

F/O Yves Lavoie RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK739

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1893 (-)

F/O Alvin R Fisher RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK739

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1894 (-)

P/O Robert B Charters RCAF

199 Sqn Stirling EE957

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1895 (-)

F/O Garnet G A Whitehead

76 Sqn Halifax LL116

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Chauny - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1896 (-)

F/O Francois Van Den Plassche

141 Sqn Mosquito HJ708

FTR Maubeuge Mar 44 - evaded independantly - Pyrenees Apr 44

3319 1897 (-)

F/Sgt Frederick F E Reain RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK739

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1898 (-)

Sgt John H Upton RCAF

24 OTU Whitley AD675

FTR Nickel to Orleans Nov 43 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3319 1899 (-)

S/Ldr Kenneth C S Cooke

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Ceret Apr 44

Bourgogne refers to the Bourgogne (or Burgundy) escape line organised by Georges Broussine
Dahlia refers to the escape network organised by Yves le Henaff (Fanfan)
Dutch-Paris refers to the escape network organised by John Weidner
Sort refers to the Spanish prison in Catalunia where so many men were held - information from Josep Calvet
Fillerin refers to the Fillerin family of Renty (Pas-de-Calais) who helped escapers and evaders throughout the war
Francoise refers to Marie-Louis 'Françoise' Dissard of Toulouse who continued the work of the PAO from March 1943 until the end of the war
Chauny refers to the Chauny-Dromas escape organisation centered on Chauny (Picardy) and organised by Etienne Dromas
Note that following the September 1943 Armistice, many escapers and evaders in Italy headed south towards the advancing Allied Lines
Note that the Comete escape line crossed the extreme western Pyrenees and generally delivered their 'parcels' safely to the British Consulate
* This was Henry Furniss-Roe's second evasion from France - the first was in Sept 43 - see SPG 1547
* This was F/O Ray Sherk's second adventure behind enemy lines - he escaped from an Italian POW camp in 1943 - see SPG 1581
The last man - S/Ldr Cooke - returned to the UK from Gibraltar 4 May 44

3319 1900 (-)

F/O Leonard J Gornall

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Ceret Apr 44

3319 1901 (-)

F/O Arthur B Withecombe

138 SD Halifax LW275

FTR SOE mission Feb 44 - Pyrenees from Ceret Apr 44

3319 1902 (-)

F/Sgt Percy A Tansley

90 Sqn Stirling EF147

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1903 (-)

Sgt Harley E Gammon RCAF

425 Sqn Halifax LW390

FTR Stuttgart Feb 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1904 (-)

Lt Peter Ellis

157 Field Regt - RA

Captured at Knightsbridge June 42 - PG49 (Fontanellato) Sept 43

1905 (Italy)

L/Cpl Harold G Challoner

2 Bn SAS Regt

Captured near Popoli Jan 44 - PG102 (Aquila) Feb 44 to Allied Lines

3319 1906 (-)

W/O Bernard Edinborough

90 Sqn Stirling EF147

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1907 (-)

Sgt William E Fell RCAF

428 Sqn Halifax LK739

FTR Berlin Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1908 (-)

F/O Robert G Crosby

56 Sqn Typhoon JP446

FTR Rhubarb Jan 44 - Fillerin - Francoise - Pyrenees Apr 44 to Esterri

3319 1909 (-)

P/O William E Watkins

263 Sqn Typhoon JR309

FTR Sweep Feb 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees Apr 44 to Esterri

3319 1910 (-)

F/Lt David Goldberg RCAF

403 Sqn Spitfire MJ356

FTR Sweep Mar 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees Apr 44 to Esterri

3319 1911 (-)

F/Sgt Thomas C Squance

90 Sqn Stirling LJ509

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees from Pau Mar 44

3319 1912 (-)

F/Sgt William A Power

77 Sqn Halifax LW270

FTR Baltic Apr 44 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3319 1913 (-)

Sgt John J Harrison

77 Sqn Halifax LW270

FTR Baltic Apr 44 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3319 1914 (-)

F/Sgt Arthur G White

100 Sqn Lancaster ND675

FTR Baltic Apr 44 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3319 1915 (-)

F/O James H Murray

77 Sqn Halifax LW270

FTR Baltic Apr 44 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3319 1916 (-)

Sgt Frank L Haynes

77 Sqn Halifax LW270

FTR Baltic Apr 44 - crashed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3319 1917 (G)

ACI Jacob Gewelber

33 Sqn

Crete May 41 - Stalag Luft VI (Heydekrug) Apr 44 to Sweden

3319 1918 (-)

P/O Leslie C Morrison RCAF

408 Sqn Lancaster DS704

FTR Frankfurt Dec 43 - Comete - Pyrenees Apr 44

3319 1919 (G)

Guardsman John E Jones

2 Welsh Guards

Captured at Boulogne May 40 - Stalag 344 (Lamsdorf) Apr 44 to Sweden

3319 1920 (-)

Lt Ian L M M'Geogh

HM Submarine Splendid

Sunk off Capri Apr 43 - Bergamo hospital Sept 43 to Switzerland

3319 1921 (-)

Lt/Col John F B Combe

11th Hussars

Captured in Cyrenaica Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) Sept 43

3319 1922 (-)

Lt/Col Edward J Todhunter

RHA

Captured in Cyrenaica Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) Sept 43

3319 1923 (-)

Brigadier Edward W D Vaughan

3 Indian Motor Brigade

Captured at El Mechili Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) Sept 43

3319 1924 (-)

F/Lt Joseph G Oliver

613 Sqn Mosquito LR290

FTR Pas de Calais Jan 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees Apr 44

3319 1925 (-)

F/O John H Watlington

400 Sqn TAF Mustang AG641

FTR June 43 - Possum - Dutch-Paris (query) - Pyrenees - Sort Mar 44

3319 1926 (-)

F/O Harry C Yarwood

90 Sqn Stirling EH906

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3319 1927 (-)

F/Sgt Stephen T Bulmar

90 Sqn Stirling EH906

FTR SOE mission Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees

3319 1928 (-)

Sgt Frank Harmsworth

622 Sqn Lancaster LL828

FTR Stuttgart Mar 44 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1929 (-)

Sgt Peter Jezzard

622 Sqn Lancaster LL828

FTR Stuttgart Mar 44 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3319 1930 (-)

F/Lt Walter Blott

15 Sqn Lancaster W4355

FTR Stuttgart Mar 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1931 (-)

Cpl Bartholomew V Pyle

1 Durham Light Infantry

Captured at Fort Capuzzo May 41 - PG78 (Sulmona) Sept 43

3319 1932 (-)

P/O George J A Smith

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1933 (-)

P/O Basil T Metcalf

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1934 (-)

W/O Robert G Peter RAAF

35 Sqn Lancaster ND759

FTR Friedrichshafen Apr 44 - ditched in Lake Constance - repatriated

1935 (Italy)

Rflmn George Coulson

2 KRRC

Captured at Agadabia Jan 42 - PG53 (Macerata) Sept 43

3319 1936 (-)

Sgt George A Beevers

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1937 (-)

Sgt Arthur Truscott

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1938 (-)

F/Sgt Ronald B Carr

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1939 (-)

Sgt Eric Hiley

100 Sqn Lancaster ND595

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3319 1940 (-)

Sgt Gordon D Gill

15 Sqn Lancaster W4355

FTR Stuttgart Mar 44 - baled out over Switzerland - repatriated to Gib

3320 1941 (-)

Sgt Thomas J Maxwell

622 Sqn Lancaster LL828

FTR Stuttgart Mar 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees April 44 to Orbaiceta

1942 (Italy)

CPO Henry W Cantle RN

HMS Bedouin

Sunk June 42 - escaped POW column Sept 43 - Francoise - Pyrenees

3320 1943 (-)

Lt Lord Ranfurly

Notts Yeomanry - 1st Cavalry Div

Captured in Cyrenaica Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) Sept 43

3320 1944 (-)

Sgt Harrison S Cammish

50 Sqn Lancaster LL791

FTR Augsburg June 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort May 44

3320 1945 (-)

F/Sgt Frederick J Franklin

644 Sqn Halifax LL228

FTR SOE mission Apr 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort May 44

3320 1946 (-)

Sgt Raymond P Hindle

644 Sqn Halifax LL228

FTR SOE mission Apr 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort May 44

3320 1947 (-)

F/O William A Jacks

77 Sqn Halifax LK710

FTR Laon Apr 44 - Comete - Pyrenees May 44

3320 1948 (-)

F/Sgt Harry W Moss

207 Sqn Lancaster ND564

FTR La Chappell Apr 44 - Pyrenees from Hasperran May 44

3320 1949 (-)

F/O Kenneth W Sim

245 Sqn Typhoon JR238

FTR special mission Jan 44 - Balfe - Bourgogne - Pyrenees May 44

3320 1950 (-) W/O Richard A Blumer RAAF 91 Sqn Spitfire EN626 FTR Rhubarb Nov 43 - evaded to Switzerland Mar 44 - repatriated
3320 1951 (G) Sgmn Patrick J Harkin Royal Corps of Signals Captured at Calais May 40 - E476 (Romerstadt) Apr 44 to Sweden

3320 1952 (-)

F/Sgt Edmund A Powell RCAF

425 Sqn Halifax LW390

FTR Stuttgart Feb 44 - Balfe - Bourgogne - Pyrenees May 44

3320 1953 (-)

Sgt Walter Walker

61 Sqn Lancaster W4236

FTR Mannheim Aug 43 - evaded to Switzerland Sept 43 - repatriated

3320 1954 (G) Sgmn James B O'Neill Royal Corps of Signals Captured at Calais May 40 - E476 (Romerstadt) Apr 44 to Sweden
3320 1955 (G) Sgmn John McCallum Royal Corps of Signals Captured at La Capelle May 40 - E476 (Romerstadt) Apr 44 to Sweden
3320 1956 (-) Lt (A) William A Wallace RNVR 886 NAS Seafire Shot down Omaha Beach June 44 - returned to Allied Lines same day

3320 1957 (-)

F/Lt Mieczyslaw Malinowski PAF

138 SD Liberator BZ858

FTR SOE mission to Poland Oct 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3320 1958 (-) F/O Charles E Anderson 298 Sqn AEAF Halifax LL407 FTR June 44 from dropping paratroops into Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1959 (-) F/Lt Gordon H Thring 620 Sqn Stirling LJ849 FTR June 44 from dropping supplies to Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1960 (-) F/O Jan M Rosinski 305 Sqn Mosquito P2244 FTR Leeuwarden Apr 44 - Pyrenees June 44
3320 1961 (-) Maj-Gen Michael D Gambier-Parry 2nd Armoured Division Captured at Mechili Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) - liberated in Rome June 44
3320 1962 (-) F/O Gordon L Wilson 296 Sqn Albermarle V1605 FTR June 44 after delivering a glider to Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1963 (-) F/Lt John G K Maxwell 296 Sqn Albermarle V1605 FTR June 44 after delivering a glider to Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1964 (-) F/O Charles F Evans 298 Sqn AEAF Halifax LL407 FTR June 44 from dropping paratroops into Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1965 (-) F/Sgt David E Lewis 298 Sqn AEAF Halifax LL407 FTR June 44 from dropping paratroops into Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1966 (-) Sgt Elliott Annon 298 Sqn AEAF Halifax LL407 FTR June 44 from dropping paratroops into Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1967 (-) F/Lt Richard F W Cleaver 644 Sqn Halifax LL228 FTR SOE mission Apr 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees to Figueras May 44

3320 1968 (-)

F/Lt Czech Nowacki PAF

138 SD Liberator BZ858

FTR SOE mission to Poland Oct 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3320 1969 (-)

W/O Bronislaw Hulas PAF

138 SD Liberator BZ858

FTR SOE mission to Poland Oct 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3320 1970 (-) S/Ldr Howard D Cleveland RCAF 418 Sqn ADGB Mosquito FTR Ranger to Denmark May 44 - ditched off Sweden - interned at Falun

3320 1971 (-)

W/O Jozef Dubiel PAF

138 SD Liberator BZ858

FTR SOE mission to Poland Oct 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3320 1972 (-)

F/Sgt Boleslaw Wozniak PAF

138 SD Liberator BZ858

FTR SOE mission to Poland Oct 43 - baled out over Sweden - interned

3320 1973 (-) F/Sgt George E J Holmes 296 Sqn Albermarle V1605 FTR June 44 after delivering a glider to Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1974 (-) P/O Ronald F Reader 298 Sqn AEAF Halifax LL407 FTR June 44 from dropping paratroops into France - returned to AL

3320 1975 (-)

F/Sgt Roland T Williams

65 Sqn Mustang FX110

FTR Ranger May 44 - landed in Denmark - evaded to Sweden

3320 1976 (P) L/Cpl William R J Lloyd 8 Sherwood Foresters Captured at Lillehammer Apr 40 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) May 44 to Sweden
3320 1977 (P) Pte Edward V Burfied Queen's Royal Regiment Captured at Oudenarde May 40 - Stalag XXA (Thorn) May 44 to Sweden
3320 1978 (-) F/Sgt Reuban H Ward 296 Sqn Albermarle V1605 FTR June 44 after delivering a glider to Normandy - returned to AL
3320 1979 (-) Sgt Edward H Donne 266 Sqn Typhoon DN562 FTR Caen June 44 - returned to Allied Lines next day

3320 1980 (-)

P/O Maurice S Steel

10 Sqn Halifax LV858

FTR Tergnier Apr 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1981 (-)

P/O William Alliston

10 Sqn Halifax LV858

FTR Tergnier Apr 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1982 (-)

F/O William F Dobson

50 Sqn Lancaster ND953

FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 - Pyrenees June 44

3320 1983 (-) Capt Guy E Ruggles-Brise Essex Yeomanry - 7 Commando Captured at Bardia Apr 41 - PG12 (Firenze) Sept 43

3320 1984 (-)

S/Ldr Ernest N M Sparks

83 Sqn Lancaster JB402

FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1985 (-) W/O Tadeusz Cuila 305 Sqn Mosquito P2244 FTR Leeuwarden Apr 44 - Pyrenees June 44

3320 1986 (-)

F/Sgt Douglas Shepherd

266 Sqn Typhoon MN181

FTR Rhubarb Apr 44 - Pyrenees June 44 to Arasan

3320 1987 (-)

Sgt John MacK Alexander

101 Sqn Lancaster DV288

FTR Aulnoye Apr 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1988 (-)

F/Sgt John Pittwood

207 Sqn Lancaster ND556

FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1989 (-) Sgt John G Pearce 550 Sqn Lancaster ND733 * FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1990 (-)

Sgt Wilfred A Greene

419 Sqn Halifax HX189

FTR Laon Apr 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1991 (-)

F/Sgt Lawrence N Schulz RAAF

466 Sqn Halifax LV943

FTR Mantes-la-Jolie May 44 - Pyrenees June 44

3320 1992 (-)

Sgt Patrick J Evans

625 Sqn Lancaster ME697

FTR Mailly-le-Camp May 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees June 44 to Isaba

3320 1993 (-)

F/Sgt Frederick A Greenwell

57 Sqn Lancaster JB565

FTR Schweinfurt Feb 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort May 44

3320 1994 (-)

F/O Terence F Bolter

77 Sqn Halifax LL125

FTR Dec 43 - journey arranged - Pyrenees

3320 1995 (-)

F/Sgt Albert V Jackson

514 Sqn Lancaster DS815

FTR Mar 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort June 44

3320 1996 (-)

F/O Peter V Jones

156 Sqn Lancaster ND449

FTR Mantes-la-Jolie May 44 - Pyrenees May 44 to Urdax

3320 1997 (-)

F/Sgt George M G Meer

156 Sqn Lancaster ND449

FTR Mantes-la-Jolie May 44 - Pyrenees May 44 to Urdax

3320 1998 (-)

F/O James A Smith RAAF

9 Sqn Lancaster LM361

FTR Juvisy Apr 44 - Francoise - Pyrenees - Sort June 44

3320 1999 (-)

Sgt Cyril G Virgo

166 Sqn Lancaster ME639

FTR Augsburg Feb 44 - Bourgogne - Pyrenees - Sort June 44

Bourgogne refers to the Bourgogne (or Burgundy) escape line organised by Georges Broussine
Fillerin refers to the Fillerin family of Renty (Pas-de-Calais) who helped escapers and evaders throughout the war
Marie-Odile aka Mme Alaice La Roche aka Comtesse Pauline de St Vincent - arrested 4 May 44 she died at Ravensbrueck in 1945
Possum refers to the escape line organised by Dominique Potier and Conrad LaFleur, who were parachuted into France in July 43
Dutch-Paris refers to the escape network organised by John Weidner
Francoise refers to Marie-Louis 'Françoise' Dissard of Toulouse who continued the work of the PAO from March 1943 until the end of the war
Sort refers to the Spanish prison in Catalunia where so many men were held - information from Josep Calvet
Note that the Comete escape line crossed the extreme western Pyrenees and generally delivered their 'parcels' safely to the British Consulate
* Sgt Pearce baled out over France from Lancaster ND733 which then returned to England
The last nineteen airmen were all returned to the UK from Gibraltar in June 44
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