List of all Fleet Air Arm POWs
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R Macclesfield TAG
Squadron: 826 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 22.6.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 1945 
Died/Killed: 

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Macclesfield, R  TAG 826 sqdn. Failed to return whilst on operation over the English channel  and crashed near Dunkirk. Taken POW 22.6.40. German POW  1945
 

 
AHI MacKinnon RN
Squadron: 821 
Ship/Air Station: Hal Far, Malta 
Captured: 22.1.1943 
Escaped: 
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MacKinnon, AHI Lt and Sub Lt MA Graham 821 albacore sqdn, FTR 22.1.1943 from a torpedo strike 41 mile from Cape Bon. Sub Lt MA Graham killed and MacKinnon taken POW. French POW 
 

 
 
IM MacLeod-Rees RN
Squadron: 825 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Furious
Captured: 22.9.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: Interned for a time 
Died/Killed: 

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Morgan, RLR Sub Lt and MacLeod-Rees, IM Sub Lt 825 sqdn FTR on 22.9.40 after a night attack on Trondheim. The aircraft force landed at Jamtland, Lake Krycktjarn, Sweden. Both were interned for a time.  Interned Sweden  1940/1941?
 

 
FJ Masters RN
Squadron: 826 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 9.3.1942 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: 

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Nathan, RS Sub lt, Masters, FJ Sub Lt and Coulter, SV L/A 826 sqdn Albacore. FTR 9.3.1942. The Albacore was shot down by 2 Bf109f, 20 miles south of Sollum. Set fire to the aircraft and it burnt out. All seriously injured. All POW?  No information 
 

 
Sub Lt Manders RN
Squadron: 821 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 30.10.1942 
Escaped: 
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Manders, Sub Lt, Taber, WW Sub Lt and McBride, A L/A 821 albacore sqdn. FTR 30.10.1942 while illuminating enemy positions for Wellington W5478 of 104 sqdn RAF, they collided with each other and crashed near El Alemein. Manders taken POW, and Taber, WW Sub Lt and McBride, A L/A were both killed. All of the RAF crew killed POW 
 

 
JS Manning RN
Squadron: 800X Flt 
Ship/Air Station: Hal Far, Malta 
Captured: 7/8.10.1941 
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Jopling, A PO (P) and the 800X fulmar flt commanding officer, Lt JS Manning (CO) on night patrol over Sicily, flak hit glycol tank while machine gunning Gerbini airfield. The aircraft force landed off Syracuse. Both were taken POW 7/8.10.1941. Italy POW 
 

 
EK Margetts RN
Squadron: 816 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 3.6.1941 
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Margetts, EK Sub Lt POW (Richards, CM Sub Lt and Atkinson, AJ  TAG or Atkins, AJ ? both killed - or Atkinson POW unconfirmed) 816 sqdn 3.6.41 FTR bombing enemy shipping (POW unconfirmed) .  POW 
 

 
AH Marsh TAG
Squadron: 813 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Eagle 
Captured: 4.9.1940 
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Collins, DN Lt, PO AH Marsh, and NA A Wilson 813 sqdn FTR HMS Eagle on 4.9.1940. The aircraft was  shot down by a Fiat Cr.42 in a bombing raid on Maritza aerodrome, Rhodes. All were taken POW by the Italians.  Italian POW 

The aircraft was recovered from the sea by the Italians. 
 

 

 
A Marsh TAG
Squadron: 813 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 4.9.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 
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Hook, S Lt?, Marsh, A NA (O)?  and Wilson, A  TAG 813 sqdn FTR during raid over Rhodes - shot down by a Cr.42. All taken all POW 4.9.40. 

See information about Swordfish K8422.

POW 
 

 
DTR Martin RN
Squadron: 800 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 13.6.1940 
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Martin, DTR Mid and Tremeer, WJ L/A TAG 800 sqdn, 13.6.1940. Their aircraft was shot down after a dive bombing attack on German battleship Scharnhorst. Crashed in Trondheim harbour. Tremeer killed and Martin taken POW by the German forces German POW  1945
 

 
 
 
FJ Masters RN
Squadron: 826 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 9.3.1942 
Escaped: 
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Nathan, RS Sub Lt, Masters, FJ Sub Lt and Coulter, SV L/A of 826 albacore sqdn on 9.3.1942 all seriously injured after shot down by 2 Bf109f,  20 miles south of Sollum. They set fire to the aircraft which then burnt out. All taken POW?
 

 
  HD Mathews RN
Squadron: 809 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Victorious 
Captured: 4.8.1941 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: 

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Mathews, HD Lt and Burroughs, RA Sub Lt 809 fulmar sqdn. On  4.8.41, FTR to HMS Victorous following a raid on Tromso. Both taken POW by the German forces. German POW  1945
 

 
HS Mattholie RN
Squadron: 1841 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Formidable 
Captured: 18.7.1944 
Escaped: 
Released: 1945 
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Mattholie, HS Sub Lt 1841 corsair sqdn. FTR to HMS Formidable on  17/18.7.1944, after an anti-submarine patrol off Norway, in company with 
a Barracuda piloted by Lt Cdr Baker-Falkner. Crash landed at Sorvaag, Hameroy, Norway. Captured later by German forces.
German POW to Stalag Luft III 

Corsair shipped to Narvik for 
investigation. 

1945
 
JW Mayhead RNZN
Squadron: 1836 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 26.4.1944 
Escaped: 
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Mayhead, JW Sub Lt RNZN, 1836 corsair sqdn, FTR from Operation Ridge Able, 26.4.1944. The Corsair was hit by flak, and ditched near Skomvaer light, Norway. Was taken POW.  German POW  1945
 
AHG Mays RN
Squadron: 811 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 9.8.1942 
Escaped: 
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Bentley, P Lt and Mays, AHG Lt 811 sqdn both POWs 9.8.1942 FTR after minelaying south of Den Helder. Thought to have collided with Swordfish DK751 in which Whitelaw-Wilson, IH Sub Lt and Townend, RR Sub Lt were both killed.. Taken POW by the Germans German POW  1945
 

 
TA McKee RN
Squadron: 893 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 13.6.1940 
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Filmer, CH Lt and McKee, TA Mid 803 skua sqdn. On 13.6.40 were shot down by 3 Ju88 after dive bombing  attack on German battleship Scharnhorst. Force landed at Byneset, Trondheim. Both taken POW by the Germans.  German POW  1945
 

 
TJ McLister RN
Squadron: 826 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 15.8.1942 
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McLister, TJ Sub Lt, and Chapelow, K Sub Lt, 826 albacore sqdn. FTR on 15.8.1942 both taken POW, the albacore being shot down by AA at night over Mersa Matruh harbour. The aircraft force landed in the sea. The  crew were 7hrs in a dinghy before being rescued by Italian forces. Both taken POW.  POW 
 

 
WJS McRae TAG
Squadron: 849 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 29.1.1945 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 

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Burrenston, KM, Lintern, WEJ Lt and McRae, WJS PO TAG 849 sqdn Avenger, FTR 29.1.1945, after Operation Meridian II, Palembang. During their bombing mission they were shot down and crashed into a river on fire. All survived and were taken POW by the Japanese.  Changi Prison 

All Executed by the Japanese at Changi prison 15-20.8.1945 
 

 
PN Medd RN
Squadron: 700 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Warspite 
Captured: 20.7.1940 
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Medd, PN Lt and WLM Brown, Cdr 700 sdqn, HMS Warspite, 20.7.1940 POW after failing to return after a recce near Tobruk. Captured by the Italians Italian POW 
 
LW Miles TAG
Squadron: 828 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Victorious 
Captured: 30.7.1941 
Escaped: 
Released: 1945 
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Ross-Taylor, R Lt, Clayton, S Sub Lt, and Miles, LW L/A  TAG 828 sqdn Albacore. FTR HMS Victorious when shot down 30.7.41 duiring the  raid on  Kirkenes. All captured by the Germans and taken POW.  German POW  1945
 
RS Miller RN
Squadron: 809 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 25.7.1941 
Escaped: 
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Miller, RS Sub Lt 809 fulmar squadron. On 25.7.1941 FTR raid on Petsamo in Finland. The TAG LA Barrow, was killed in the  fulmar and Miller was taken POW.  German POW  1945
 
JE Mills TAG
Squadron: 821 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Furious 
Captured: 8.11.1942 
Escaped: 
Released: 18.11.1942 
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Bale, WA Sub Lt, Pearce, EJ Sub Lt and Mills, JE L/A TAG 821 sqdn Albacore, POWS 8.11.42. Raid on La Senia airfield, Oran. 
FTR HMS Furious. Attacked and shot down by Dewoitine DW.520. 
French POW  Released after 10 days
 
JL Mitchell RN
Squadron: 822 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Furious 
Captured: 8.11.1942 
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Crane VR Sub Lt, Mitchell, JL Sub Lt and L/A DG Ward. 822 sqdn albacore. FTR to HMS Furious 8.11.1942 during Operation Torch, from raid on La Senia airfield. The Albacore was shot down by a Dewoitine Dw.520. The Albacore made a force landing and was badly damaged. 

Crane VR Sub Lt slight injured, pow?, Sub Lt JL Mitchell, and L/A DG Ward both POW OK, later released.

French POW  Sub Lt JL Mitchell, and L/A DG Ward later released.
 
RLR Morgan RN
Squadron: 825 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 22.9.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 
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Morgan, RLR Sub Lt and MacLeod-Rees, IM Sub Lt 825 sqdn FTR on 22.9.40 after a night attack on Trondheim. The aircraft force landed at Jamtland, Lake Krycktjarn, Sweden. Both were interned for a time.  Interned Sweden  Released after a time
 
GJT Moore RN
Squadron: 809
Ship/Air Station: HMS Stalker 
Captured: ?8.10.1944
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Moore, GJT sub lt, 809 seafire sqdn. FTR to HMS Stalker on 8.10.1944. Aircraft damaged whilst attacking railway engines. Moore baled out near Mount Olympus. 
Moore later reported safe [POW?]. 
POW? 
 
VSA Moore TAG
Squadron: 825 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 28.5.1940 
Escaped: 
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Neely, AD Lt, Wood, RG Lt and Moore, VSA NA TAG 825 sqdn FTR 28.5.1940 following a bombing raid over Dunkirk. Neely and Wood POW. Moore POW [recovered?]. German POW 

Neely took part in the Stalag Luft III Great Escape 1944. 
 

1945
 
LG Morris RN
Squadron: 813 
Ship/Air Station: North Front, Gibraltar 
Captured: 30.3.1942 
Escaped: 
Released: to Gibraltar 
Died/Killed: 

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Morris, LG Sub Lt, Taylor, JT and Cassey, E  LA TAG 813 sqdn all POW 30.3.42 in an operation from North Front Gibraltar. 

Force landed between Ras el Farea and Ponta Pescadores, Spanish Morocco. All interned, later arrived Gibraltar. 

Interned Spanish Morocco  Released and returned to Gibraltar
 
D Myles RN
Squadron: 827 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 30.7.1941 
Escaped: 
Released: 
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POW Details:

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Myles, D Sub Lt, Keep, AP Sub Lt, Griffon, HCG L/A TAG 827 albacore sqdn. FTR after Kirkenes raid, shot down in torpedo attack on ships anchored in Bokfjord, crashed East of Reinoy. All taken POW 30.7.41. The albacore (N4389) tail was salvaged to the FAA Museum 1984.  German POW  1945
 

 
 

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