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I Sargeant RNVR
Squadron: 887
Ship/Air Station: HMS Indefatigable
Captured: 22.8.1944
Escaped: 
Released: 
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During operation Goodwood against the Tirpitz in Norway, hit water near Banak, then force landed on the beach, aircraft in flames. Sub Lt I Sargeant taken POW by the Germans.  Captured in Norway. Taken to German POW at Stalag Luft I
 

 
WC Sarra RN
Squadron: 815 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 15.4.1941 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: 

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Sarra, WC Sub Lt and Bowker, J Sub Lt, 815 sqdn, FTR on 15.4.41 after a night torpedo attack on Valona harbour. Both taken POWs by the Italians.  Italian POW 
 

 
EG Savage RN
Squadron: 801 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 16.10.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 
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Savage, EG Lt 801 skua sqdn 16.10.40. Involved in attacking shipping at Tromso, hit by AA, unable to find ship ditched in Lake Vassara, Trask, near Gallivare, Sweden. Interned.  Interned Sweden 
 

 
NJ Scarlett RN
Squadron: 815 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Illustrious 
Captured: 11.11.1940 
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Williamson, K Lt Cdr and Scarlett, NJ Lt 815 swordfish sqdn from HMS Illustrious. FTR 11.11.1940 HMS Illustrious when shot down by flak after releasing torpedo on the 
Taranto raid. 
Italian POW 
 

 
HK Serjeant RN
Squadron: 827 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Victorious 
Captured: 30.7.1941 
Escaped: 
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Turnbull, A Lt, Serjeant, HK Lt and James, JD L/A TAG 827 albacore sqdn all wounded during Kirkenes raid 30.7.41. FTR HMS Victorious, after the raid, the albacore was shot down by a Bf110, in their torpedo attack on ships anchored in Boksfjord. they crashed in the sea near Vardo. All were taken POW German POW 1945
 

 
 
AIR Shaw RN
Squadron: 879 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Attacker 
Captured: 28.8.1944 
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Shaw, AIR Sub Lt,  879 seafire sqdn HMS Attacker, 28.8.1944. FTR when hit by enemy AA, and the pilot baled out over Southern France. Taken French POW.  Vichy French POW 

Taken POW but later managed to escape 
 

 

 
 
TJA Shaw RN
Squadron: 1833 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 24.1.1945 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: Executed 8.45 

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Shaw, TJA Sub Lt 1833 corsair sqdn, FTR 24.1.45 after Operation Meridian I, Palembang attack. Last seen heading north over airfield with 
two Japanese Tojo aircraft on his tail. Shot down and taken POW.
POW Japan - Changi prison 

Executed at Changi 8.45. 
 

 

 
FH Shiel TAG
Squadron: 829 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Formidable 
Captured: 13.2.1941 
Escaped: 
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Jefford, JH Mid, Simpson, CP Sub Lt, and Shiel, FH L/A, 829 albacore sdqn. FTR 13.2.1941, to HMS Formidable, from night attack on Massawa. Force landed in the sea 20 miles north of the town. All were taken POW.  POW 
 

 
J Sholto-Douglas RN
Squadron: 807
Ship/Air Station: HMS Argus 
Captured: 11.1941 
Escaped: 
Released: 1941? 
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Sholto  Douglas, J Lt Cdr and Gregory, A Lt, 807 fulmar sqdn, of HMS Argus, FTR on 11.1941, when force landed near Cluminzata, South Portugal. Both interned, later returned to ship.  Interned Portugal  Both interned, later returned to ship. 
 

 
AM Simpson RN
Squadron: 828 
Ship/Air Station: Hal Far, Malta 
Captured: 24.5.1943 
Escaped: 
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Sinclair, JD Sub Lt and Simpson, AM Sub Lt 828 albacore sqdn from Hal Far, 24.5.1943. FTR to Malta after minelaying operation in Catania Harbour, Sicily.  Both taken POW. Italian POW 
 

 
CP Simpson RN
Squadron: 829 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Formidable 
Captured: 13.2.1941 
Escaped: 
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POW Details:

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Jefford, JH Mid, Simpson, CP Sub Lt, and Shiel, FH L/A, 829 albacore sdqn. FTR 13.2.1941, to HMS Formidable, from night attack on Massawa. Force landed in the sea 20 miles north of the town. All were taken POW. .  POW 
 

 
S Simpson TAG
Squadron: 813 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Eagle 
Captured: 19.9.1940 
Escaped: 
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Lockwood, EW Lt, Kite, RGD Sub Lt, and Simpson, S  L/A TAG 813 sqdn HMS Eagle. FTR 1.9.40 in the Mediterranean, lost on a long search. All taken POW after 8 days in dinghy. POW 
 

 
 
 
JD Sinclair RN
Squadron: 828 
Ship/Air Station: Hal Far, Malta 
Captured: 24.5.1943 
Escaped: 
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Sinclair, JD Sub Lt and Simpson, AM Sub Lt 828 albacore sqdn from Hal Far, 24.5.1943. FTR to Malta after minelaying operation in Catania Harbour, Sicily.  Both taken POW. POW 
 

 
JH Slaughter RN
Squadron: 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Illustrious 
Captured: 11.11.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: 11.11.1940

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Slaughter, JH Lt RN (FTR POW)  with Bayley, GW Lt RN swordfish sqdn from HMS Illustrious. FTR 11.11.1940 HMS Illustrious when shot down by flak during second strike on the 
Taranto raid. 
Italian POW/killed 
 

 
 
P Slowey TAG
Squadron: 836 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 3.3.1943 
Escaped: 
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Lisle, J Sub Lt, Allen, RS, Sub Lt and Slowey, P L/A, 836 sqdn. FTR 3.3.1943, whilst minelaying on the North West French coast. Shot down in sea 2 miles off mouth of estuary at Le Havre. Allen, RS was killed, Lisle and Slowey were taken POW.  POW 
 

 
BG Smith RN
Squadron: 830 
Ship/Air Station: Hal Far, Malta 
Captured: 7/8.7.1942 
Escaped: 
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Smith, BG Lt and Walker, DV Sub Lt 830 albacore sqdn, FTR 7/8.7.1942  from Hal Far, Malta when shot down by flak in attack on 2 motor vessels in Messina Harbour. Both taken POW. POW 
 

 
 
 
GM Smith RN
Squadron: 1771 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 26.10.1944 
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Smith, GM Sub Lt and Shaw, RM Sub Lt, 1771 firefly sqdn, 26.10.1944. Hit by flak in attack on Rorvik Harbour, Norway and crash landed. Shaw, RM Sub Lt, RNZN was killed. 

Smith, GM Sub Lt taken German POW

German POW 
 

 
 
 
 
VH Smith RN
Squadron: 813 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 4.9.1940 
Escaped: 
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Hain, HR Lt, Smith, VH Sub Lt and Taylor, EFW  TAG 813 sqdn. FTR 4.9.1940 shot down in raid on Maritza airfield, Rhodes, force landed Scarpanto Island. All taken Italian POW.  Italian POW 
 

 
V Smyth TAG
Squadron: 831 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Victorious 
Captured: 3.4.1944 
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Henderson, TMcK Sub Lt, Hutchinson, VH Sub Lt, Smyth, V  L/A TAG 831 Barracuda sqdn. FTR HMS Victorious, 3.4.1944 after missed ship following a special recce during Operation Tungsten against the Tirpitz. Force landed Stave, Andoya, Norway . All taken POWs.  German POW 
 

 
HR Spedding RNVR
Squadron: 813 sqdn Fighter Flight HMS Eagle
Ship/Air Station: HMS Eagle
Captured: 1942 during Op Harpoon?
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Lt (A) HR Spedding taken POW by the Germans. [Believed captured in1942 during Op Harpoon after he claimed destroying a MC200 on 14.6.1942 in the Mediterranean?] Captured in the Mediterranean {?}, as German POW 
to Stalag Luft I
 
VH Spencer RN
Squadron: 828 
Ship/Air Station:HMS Implacable 
Captured: 10.7.1945 
Escaped: 
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Spencer, VH Sub Lt and Rogerson, J  LA TAG 828 avenger sqdn of HMS Impacable. FTR 10.7.45 HMS Implacable, when hit by flak Koriyama, Northern Honshu, Japan. Both taken POW.  Japan POW 
 

 
LJ Stevens RN
Squadron: 803 
Ship/Air Station: HMS Illustrious
Captured: 6.10.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 1940? 
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Godfrey, IP Sub Lt, and Stevens, LJ NA TAG 803 fulmar sqdn. FTR 6.10.1940, shot down S79 (probable victory), then unable to locate HMS Illustrious, landed 
Crete, both interned by Greek authorities. 
Interned Greece  Later released
 

 
SRD Stevenson RN
Squadron: 803 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 13.6.1940 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: Died 31.5.1941 in Norwegian Hospital Ship 

POW Details:

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Harris, JA Sub Lt and Stevenson, SRD TAG 803 skua, 13.6.1940. FTR when shot down after dive bombing attack on German battleship Scharnhorst. Crashed Langvika, Orkdal, Trondheim. Harris was killed and Stevenson, SRD  TAG taken POW but died one year later on  31.5.41 in a Norwegian Hospital Ship.  German POW 
 

 
OS Stevinson RN
Squadron: 829 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 9.10.1940 
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Stevinson, OS Lt Cdr, Quill, Lt N, and Brimms, A  PO TAG 829 sqdn albacore all FTR 9.10.40 to RAF St Eval after a night attack on 7 destroyers lying in Brest harbour. The Albacore was hit by light flak All were taken POW by the Germans.  German POW  1945
 

 
WEJ Stockwell RN
Squadron: 800 
Ship/Air Station:
Captured: 17.11.1940 
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Stockwell, WEJ PO and Neil, RC Sub Lt 800 skua sqdn. FTR on 17.11.1940 when ran out of fuel escorting hurricanes to Malta. Shot down by AA, and crash landed at Siracusa. Both taken POW.  Italian POW 

Captured skua a/c to the Italian Aircraft Construction Establishment - Stabilimento Costruzioni Aeronautiche, Guidonia 

 

 
EA Stokes RN
Squadron: 830 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 18.11.1941 
Escaped: 
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Cotton, WE Sub Lt, Stokes, DH Sub Lt, and Robson, EA Lt, 830 sqdn. FTR 11.11.41 from an operational search. Ditched in the Mediterranean sea. All taken POW after 7 days adrift.  Italian POW 
 

 
JR Symonds RN
Squadron: 821 
Ship/Air Station: 
Captured: 21.6.1942? 
Escaped: 
Released: 
Died/Killed: 

POW Details:

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Symonds, JR Sub Lt 821 albacore sqdn, 21.6.1942, FTR after being hit. The albacore crashed on a runway landing at night, the aircraft was burnt when enemy captured the airfield.[not pow?]. POW? 
 

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