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Caterpillar Card - SGT. J.W. Crouch

Article about: Here's his entry in the AIR78 files at Kew, just to confirm his first names. Should you ever wish (this goes for his son too) to read his repatriation form (filled in when he was repatriated

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    Well no better confirmation than that!

    Great stuff

    Steve

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    Say what? Could You tell us more about his beeing in Stalag VIIIB and after?


    Quote by roy crouch View Post
    Re: SGt. J.W. Crouch PoW Stallag VIIIB

    Flt Sgt Crouch was not killed in action, he was imprisoned in Stalag VIIIB, and is still alive and nearly well for someone of ninety, I can confirm this as he is my father.

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    Careful, kindzjal.....Maybe he wants his Card back...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    So what is this item supposed to be? Is it a POW piece of trench art or a post war Vet assoc item and why was it in Poland if the vet made it home?

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    So what is this item supposed to be? Is it a POW piece of trench art or a post war Vet assoc item and why was it in Poland if the vet made it home?
    These card were none of the above. They are wartime. Given out as a bit of "PR" by the Parachute makers. Note the German "passed" stamp on the back. Obviously examined by the Germans and they allowed him to keep it.

    The Caterpillar Club information for World War II Prisoners of war

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    Which begs the questions how did the manufacturers know who used their products operationally and where they were after using to send junk mail to?

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    You applied for one personally. Many men did this from the PoW camp itself:

    http://www.462squadron.com/images/im...Club_Story.pdf
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    From inside a German POW camp? Maybe 'The Great Escape' and 'Colditz' had the Jerries all wrong-just a fun loving bunch after all!

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Which begs the questions how did the manufacturers know who used their products operationally and where they were after using to send junk mail to?
    The person had to apply to join.

    Cheers, Tom

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    From Ancestry:

    Name: J W Crouch

    Rank: Flight Sergeant

    Number: 1323336

    Regiment: Royal Air Force : Officers & Other Ranks

    POW Number: 27563

    Camp Type: Stalag

    Camp Number: 344

    Camp Location: Lamsdorf, Poland

    Section: Royal Air Force : Officers & Other Ranks
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