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Old 15th August 2013, 12:27
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Les davenport - 7 squadron raf / pow 1941 LIST OF NAMES

I have managed to obtain and read my grandads wartime log from being a POW from September 1941 - 45.

On his travels he was in numerous camps from Lamsdorf Sept 41 - April 41, Sagan Apr 42 - May 43, Hydekrug May 43 - August 44 , Fallingbostel August 44 - April 45.

Interestingly in this book it lists many names and in some instances addresses of people who wrote in my grandads book and left messages.

I thought it would be interesting if I shared the names with you all as it contains RAF, Army etc, worth a look it may bring up a relative!!

Here goes:

Grandads name: Leslie E J Davenport
Service Number: 964692
Squadron 7 Bomber Command - Short Stirlings

This is the crew he was shot down on the way back from Berlin: 8th September 1941. All were POWs. (N6046 MG-Y?) Short Stirling. All of the below names were in my grandads POW wartime log.....

Crew shot down with:

F/sgt A Yardley - Serv.No 748748 (Baled out with no parachute and survived, trees broke his fall) - (Canadian)
F/O C.M Hall (Australian) 402002
Sgt. J.H Boulton 742790
Sgt J. Sutton 746720
Sgt A. Speakman 551472
Sgt D. Owens 528924

other names mentioned (done my best to make out hand writing):

Maurice G Shetlow - USAF
Stanley Hewitt - RAF
R Evans - RAF
Don Owens - 7 SQUADRON
Johnny Morgan - RAF
C F Hall - RAF
Richard R Huleatt - ?
Jack H Boulton - 7 SQUADRON
J or P Smith - ?
Alec Kerr - RAF
Dennis A Lloyd - RAF
John H Sutton - 7 SQUADRON
Dennis S Merrells - 7 SQUADRON
W S Bellew - ?
David Y Teil - ?
Richard A Copley - RAF (SPOKE WITH HIM ON THE PHONE THE OTHER DAY)
H West - ?
Ray Evans - ?
J D Morgan - ?
Thomas W Coultard - ?
Sydney Dawson - ?
Edward Parnell - ?
Jos Donven - Luxembourg
Charles D Paterson - ?
Anthony Palmer - ?
Harold Bell - ?
Harold I Bast - Oklahoma USA
Virgil H Smallen - Tennessee USA
Floyd T Stitely - Pennsylvania USA
Monty Todd - ?
John Joseph Maher - Ontario Canada

In addition to this I am interested in anyone that had a family member serve in 7 Squadron ww2 1941 whether it be Aircrew, ground crew etc, would like crew photos, stirling photos and moreover POW photos that may relate to the people above or camps.

My grandfathers (Les Davenport's - Front Gunner) original crew was :

Pilot - Dennis Witt DFM DFC - (IN CONTACT WITH HIS SON)
Navigator - Keith Deyell - NO INFORMATION AT ALL
Co Pilot - Les Bolton - (SPOKE ON THE PHONE RECENTLY)
Engineer - John Prentice - (SPOKE A FEW YEARS BACK LIVES IN NEW ZEALAND)
Wireless op - Arthur Burrows - BELIEVED KIA WW2 later in war
Rear gunner - J L A Mills - BELIEVED KIA WW2 later in war

Prior to this he did Wireless training at Yatesbury in 1940, Gunnery training at Stormy Down Wales late 1940 and then on to 11 OTU at Bassingbourne early 1941, before going to RAF Leconfield awaiting to join 7 Squadron.

Hope this was interesting and fingers crossed I get some contact from someone.

Ian Davenport ian_davenportAThotmail.com
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Old 20th November 2014, 15:49
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Re: Les davenport - 7 squadron raf / pow 1941 LIST OF NAMES

UPDATED WITH SQUADRON INFORMATION!!!!

I have managed to obtain and read my grandads wartime log from being a POW from September 1941 - 45.

On his travels he was in numerous camps from Lamsdorf Sept 41 - April 41, Sagan Apr 42 - May 43, Hydekrug May 43 - August 44 , Fallingbostel August 44 - April 45.

Escaped forced march to Lubeck in the Gresse, Germany friendly fire incident on the 19th April 45.

Interestingly in this book it lists many names and in some instances addresses of people who wrote in my grandads book and left messages.

I thought it would be interesting if I shared the names with you all as it contains RAF, USAF, worth a look it may bring up a relative!!

Here goes:

Grandads name: Leslie E J Davenport
Service Number: 964692
Squadron 7 Bomber Command - Short Stirlings

This is the crew he was shot down on the way back from Berlin: 8th September 1941. All were POWs. (N6046 MG-Y?) Short Stirling. All of the below names were in my grandads POW wartime log.....

Crew shot down with:

F/sgt A Yardley - Serv.No 748748 - in contact with daughter
F/O C.M Hall (Australian) 402002 - Passed away in Australia late 00's
Sgt. John.Henry Boulton 742790
Sgt John Melville Sutton 746720
Sgt Arthur Speakman 551472 - lives in Preston
Sgt Dennis Owens 528924 - in contact with son

other names mentioned (done my best to make out hand writing):

Maurice George Percy Stretton - RAF 44 Squadron - had contact with Son
Stanley Hewitt - RAF 7 Squadron
Ray Evans - RAF 104 Squadron Blenheim z7289 MQ-R pow 28/8/41
Dennis Owens - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41 - had contact with son
Johnny Morgan - RAF 104 Squadron w5461 pow 12/8/41
Charles Frederick Hall - RAF 207 Squadron L7380 EM-W pow 8/9/41 - about to have contact with son
Richard R Huleatt - RAF - In contact with family in Canada - 78 Squadron w7931 pow 26/3/43
John Henry Boulton - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41
J or P Smith - RAF
Alexander Kerr - RAF 115 Squadron R1379 10/5/41 - Possibly meeting him in london next year he lives in Australia
Dennis A Lloyd - RAF 7 Squadron - N6020 pow on 25/8/41 -in contact with Grandson
John Melville Sutton - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41
Dennis S Merrells - 7 Squadron N3663 MG-H pow 2/8/41
W S Bellow - 7 Squadron W7430 pow 2/6/41
David Y Teil - RAF
Richard A Copley - RAF 12 Squadron Wellington w5421 pow 6/8/41- (SPOKE WITH HIM ON THE PHONE)
H West - RAF 51 Squadron HR750 pow 27/5/43
Johnny D Morgan - RAF 104 Squadron Wellington EP-R w5461 pow 12/8/41
Thomas W Coultart - RAF 115 Squadron DS722 pow 23/8/43
Sydney Dawson - RAF
Edward Purnell - RAF
Jos Donven - Luxembourg??
Charles D/G? Paterson - RAF 57 Squadron T2970 pow 13/3/41
Anthony Palmer - RAF
Harold Bell - RAF 75 Squadron Z1168 pow 26/10/41
Harold I Bast - Piedmont Oklahoma USA 463rd Bomb Grp 772 Squadron pow 25/7/44
Virgil H Smallen - Tennessee USA 457th Bomb Grp
Floyd T Stitely - Pennsylvania USA 457th Bomb Grp 748 Squadron pow 21/7/44
Monty Todd - RAF 630 Squadron ND788 pow 24/3/44
John J Maher - RAF 431 Squadron LK963 pow 28/1/44

For more details on the names above please see this link (which is the night my grandfather got shot down with his crew but has POW names listed there) as I may have got spellings incorrect....

http://aircrewremembered.com/yardley-alick.html

In addition to this I am interested in anyone that had a family member serve in 7 Squadron ww2 1941 whether it be Aircrew, ground crew etc, would like crew photos, stirling photos and moreover POW photos that may relate to the people above or camps.

My grandfathers (Les Davenport's - Front Gunner) original crew was :

Pilot - Dennis Witt DFM DFC - (IN CONTACT WITH HIS SON)
Navigator - Keith Deyell - (IN CONTACT WITH FAMILY)
Co Pilot - Les Bolton - (SPOKE ON THE PHONE RECENTLY - SINCE DESEASED FEB 2014)
Engineer - John Prentice - (SPOKE A FEW YEARS BACK LIVES IN NEW ZEALAND)
Wireless op - Arthur Burrows - KILLED ON OPS 1941
Rear gunner - J L A Mills - KILLED ON OPS ON MANCHESTER BOMBERS

Prior to this he did Wireless training at Yatesbury in 1940, Gunnery training at Stormy Down Wales late 1940 and then on to 11 OTU at Bassingbourne early 1941, before joining 7 Squadron.

Hope this was interesting and fingers crossed I get some contact from someone.

Ian Davenport ian_davenportAThotmail.com
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Re: Les davenport - 7 squadron raf / pow 1941 LIST OF NAMES

UPDATED LIST WITH SQUADRON LIST / DETAILS!!

I have managed to obtain and read my grandads wartime log from being a POW from September 1941 - 45.

On his travels he was in numerous camps from Lamsdorf Sept 41 - April 41, Sagan Apr 42 - May 43, Hydekrug May 43 - August 44 , Fallingbostel August 44 - April 45.

Escaped forced march to Lubeck in the Gresse, Germany friendly fire incident on the 19th April 45.

Interestingly in this book it lists many names and in some instances addresses of people who wrote in my grandads book and left messages.

I thought it would be interesting if I shared the names with you all as it contains RAF, USAF, worth a look it may bring up a relative!!

Here goes:

Grandads name: Leslie E J Davenport
Service Number: 964692
Squadron 7 Bomber Command - Short Stirlings

This is the crew he was shot down on the way back from Berlin: 8th September 1941. All were POWs. (N6046 MG-Y?) Short Stirling. All of the below names were in my grandads POW wartime log.....

Crew shot down with:

F/sgt A Yardley - Serv.No 748748 - in contact with daughter
F/O C.M Hall (Australian) 402002 - Passed away in Australia late 00's
Sgt. John.Henry Boulton 742790
Sgt John Melville Sutton 746720
Sgt Arthur Speakman 551472 - lives in Preston
Sgt Dennis Owens 528924 - in contact with son

other names mentioned (done my best to make out hand writing):

Maurice George Percy Stretton - RAF 44 Squadron - had contact with Son
Stanley Hewitt - RAF 7 Squadron
Ray Evans - RAF 104 Squadron Blenheim z7289 MQ-R pow 28/8/41
Dennis Owens - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41 - had contact with son
Johnny Morgan - RAF 104 Squadron w5461 pow 12/8/41
Charles Frederick Hall - RAF 207 Squadron L7380 EM-W pow 8/9/41 - about to have contact with son
Richard R Huleatt - RAF - In contact with family in Canada - 78 Squadron w7931 pow 26/3/43
John Henry Boulton - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41
J or P Smith - RAF
Alexander Kerr - RAF 115 Squadron R1379 10/5/41 - Possibly meeting him in london next year he lives in Australia
Dennis A Lloyd - RAF 7 Squadron - N6020 pow on 25/8/41 -in contact with Grandson
John Melville Sutton - 7 Squadron grandads crew aboard N6046 MG-Y pow 8/9/41
Dennis S Merrells - 7 Squadron N3663 MG-H pow 2/8/41
W S Bellow - 7 Squadron W7430 pow 2/6/41
David Y Teil - RAF
Richard A Copley - RAF 12 Squadron Wellington w5421 pow 6/8/41- (SPOKE WITH HIM ON THE PHONE)
H West - RAF 51 Squadron HR750 pow 27/5/43
Johnny D Morgan - RAF 104 Squadron Wellington EP-R w5461 pow 12/8/41
Thomas W Coultart - RAF 115 Squadron DS722 pow 23/8/43
Sydney Dawson - RAF
Edward Purnell - RAF
Jos Donven - Luxembourg??
Charles D/G? Paterson - RAF 57 Squadron T2970 pow 13/3/41
Anthony Palmer - RAF
Harold Bell - RAF 75 Squadron Z1168 pow 26/10/41
Harold I Bast - Piedmont Oklahoma USA 463rd Bomb Grp 772 Squadron pow 25/7/44
Virgil H Smallen - Tennessee USA 457th Bomb Grp
Floyd T Stitely - Pennsylvania USA 457th Bomb Grp 748 Squadron pow 21/7/44
Monty Todd - RAF 630 Squadron ND788 pow 24/3/44
John J Maher - RAF 431 Squadron LK963 pow 28/1/44

For more details on the names above please see this link (which is the night my grandfather got shot down with his crew but has POW names listed there) as I may have got spellings incorrect....

http://aircrewremembered.com/yardley-alick.html

In addition to this I am interested in anyone that had a family member serve in 7 Squadron ww2 1941 whether it be Aircrew, ground crew etc, would like crew photos, stirling photos and moreover POW photos that may relate to the people above or camps.

My grandfathers (Les Davenport's - Front Gunner) original crew was :

Pilot - Dennis Witt DFM DFC - (IN CONTACT WITH HIS SON)
Navigator - Keith Deyell - (IN CONTACT WITH FAMILY)
Co Pilot - Les Bolton - (SPOKE ON THE PHONE RECENTLY - SINCE DESEASED FEB 2014)
Engineer - John Prentice - (SPOKE A FEW YEARS BACK LIVES IN NEW ZEALAND)
Wireless op - Arthur Burrows - KILLED ON OPS 1941
Rear gunner - J L A Mills - KILLED ON OPS ON MANCHESTER BOMBERS

Prior to this he did Wireless training at Yatesbury in 1940, Gunnery training at Stormy Down Wales late 1940 and then on to 11 OTU at Bassingbourne early 1941, before joining 7 Squadron.

Hope this was interesting and fingers crossed I get some contact from someone.

Ian Davenport ian_davenportAThotmail.com
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Old 11th January 2015, 19:10
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Re: Les davenport - 7 squadron raf / pow 1941 LIST OF NAMES

Hello, i was looking through you post regarding your grandfather's PoW log and noted he writes of "Dennis S Merrells - 7 Squadron N3663 MG-H pow 2/8/41"

This is RAF Sgt 567091 Dennis Stanley Merrells PoW number 42 who was in fact shot down 3rd August 1941 at 1.48am by Fw Alfred Warrelmann, the last of his 7 victories. A search on this site of Warrelmann will bring up details of his flying career & claims.

During the little research i've carried out some years ago i wrote Stirling I N3663 as MG-A but i can't recall how i obtained this information.

Hope this is of some help, regards, Kerry.
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