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Old 25th November 2009, 11:48
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U.S. MAQUIS MEMBERS

Boy is this a long shot, but what the heck. I am trying to track down any
USAAF flyers who were in a French Maquis in 1944. My father, a Lancaster rear gunner, fought alongside two Americans - Dan and Ben - in Maquis 15 in the hills west of Toul near Pont-a-mousson in the Lorraine province, Northern France. These men walked out of Germany after their B-17 was shot down. They were in the Maquis July - September 1944 before being picked up by an advanced unit of the American 4th Armoured Division.
Also any ideas where to find USAAF websites that might list losses and casualties?
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Old 25th November 2009, 16:18
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Re: U.S. MAQUIS MEMBERS

Do you have your fathers Escape/Evasion Report or Liberation questionaire from the UK National Archives?

He may identify them in his report?

Whats your fathers name, he might be linked to them in a book or website?

is this him:
3323 2420 (-)
F/Sgt A C Kirk
75 Sqn Lancaster ND576
Lost on operation to Stuttgart July 44
http://www.conscript-heroes.com/MI9-05.html

This book is available on Google books,
Air Forces Escape & Evasion Society

Two Benjamins mentioned seem to be
Benjamin L O'Dell and Benjamin H St. John but neither page is in the free to view section!!

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Old 26th November 2009, 13:01
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Re: U.S. MAQUIS MEMBERS

Winkie,

There's (also) a story here: http://www.marcolowe.com/vrmsr/maquis/maquis.html

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Old 27th November 2009, 02:13
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I suggest you go here:

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:...&ct=clnk&gl=us




Scroll down to the article titled Louisiana Cajuns Assisted in Normandy Invasion.



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Old 29th November 2009, 23:36
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 4th December 2009, 02:20
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Thanks for the help.
I have the MI9 report but thre is no mention of American's names.
The hunt goes on.
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