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TILSLEY (F/O John, 77 Sqdn. RAF) Kriegsgefangenpost card (June 1940) &c. Kriegsgefangenpost card written at Oflag IXA to friends in London, 29 June 1940: "A Short line to thank you for the cigarettes... We seem to make the most of life over here, dull though it is..." [together with:] a German Christmas card, sent 14 Dec. 1940 from the same location (German censor stamps) [and:] some pencil notes (from an official source) re sending parcels to Tilsley & two related newspaper cuttings.  #62203
[HLMainPic] F/O John Tilsley was a very early WW2 PoW, taken prisoner on 16th October 1939 when the Whitley Mk. III of which crew he formed part was shot down by flak near Frankfurt on a leaflet dropping mission on Munchen. The pilot was killed and the other four crew members were captured. This was the first aircraft lost in the war by 77 Squadron. Small but interesting collection. VG. See illustration on our webite.   £45


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