Saturday, 15 October 2011

WWII escapers and evaders

There are just 10,529 records in this index to records at TNA.

Each entry in the index gives name, rank, number, corps and the reference to the original file; some also give details of decorations, date of capture, the camp in which they were held, and/or the date of escape, for example, across the border into Switzerland.

Here is a Canadian example. Is this the same B F Macdonald who later served as Major-General commanding the United Nations India-Pakistan Observer Mission?

1 comment:

CMA said...

Thanks John. I found my Dad and the pilot of his plane who evaded capture after their Lancaster was shot down over occupied France in 1944. A third survivor was captured and sent to a POW camp. I could not find his record in this index. I didn't know that any of these RCAF records were at Kew.