POW Liberation Questionnaires (WWII)

RESOURCES

Description

W0344 POW Liberation Questionnaires were completed at RAF Cosford by allied airman during the first stage of the repatriation process.

The questionnaires contain:

  • basic information about the airman including his name, rank, number, unit, home address and date and place of capture
  • a list of all Prisoner of War camps the airman was captive in, along with the corresponding dates
  • summary information about medical treatment, escape activity, sabotage and war crimes (In many cases, these sections contain very little information)

Example

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Availability

The POW Liberation Questionnaires are held at the National Archives, Kew [File WO344] and are available for viewing and copying