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Old 5th February 2008, 17:35
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Re: LW Ace PoW from BoB ‘Exchanged’ in 1943 –becomes a Bomber Killer!!!

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I vaguely recall that Americans who had been shot down over Europe, and escaped, were sent to the Pacific. So, were others also sent to other theatres? It's not quite the same conditions as above.

I cannot see that a returned person, captured again, had broken any laws. If he healed faster and more completely that his captors had imagined, that was not his fault. And, as Kaki mentioned, by the end of the war, they were using anyone who could fly -- look at a captured Rudel at war's end with part of his right leg gone.
USAAF situation different. If passed through Underground, the returned pilot was taken off ETO ops - some stayed in ETO, some went to PTO where they returned to active combat duties. Yeager was an exception that went to Eisenhower for final approval.

None of the evadees that escaped alone had any barriers to returning for duty.

The 355th FG had 10 pilots shot down by flak return to England w/o Underground help and RTD.. One of them escaped (Roland Dufresne) from Germany (Koln area) after going down in Feb, 1944.
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Re: LW Ace PoW from BoB ‘Exchanged’ in 1943 –becomes a Bomber Killer!!!

One think not to forget is that the allies exchange prisoners, not great heart toward germans prisoners, but because they are keen to recover their own ill-prisoners, so even in the one per one basis you need "stuff" to exchange, 1943 1944 the number of allies prisoners was vastly superior to the german ones


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Re: LW Ace PoW from BoB ‘Exchanged’ in 1943 –becomes a Bomber Killer!!!

Was Oblt. Faber who landed his Fw190 of 7/JG2 in the UK on 26-6-42 repatriated to Germany with health problems. I read somewhere he flew again on Home-Defence but have not seen any other reference to this, and cant find the original story,

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Re: LW Ace PoW from BoB ‘Exchanged’ in 1943 –becomes a Bomber Killer!!!

Was Oblt. Faber who landed his Fw190 of 7/JG2 in the UK on 26-6-42 repatriated to Germany with health problems..

The better for Faber was to not come back to Germany, of the German view the case may hv been seen "troubling",
Was Faber not already took prisoner in the Balkans in 41 nd fried ??

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