BELL, John Robert

POW Italian/German. WIA and shot down in Libya - held at Campo 65 and Campo 57 then Stalag Luft 111 then Stalag Luft 1VB. POW number 225687 RTA.Plane was a Bristol Bombay L 5811 which was to collect staff and exchange aircrew at Msus. The aircraft was hit by an explosive shell from the ground and exploded near Msus, Libya. Jack was wounded and became a POW at the hands of the Germans and Italians. His war experience is recorded in the Feature Story section of this website.

Last Name
BELL
Given Names
John Robert
Service Number
404137
Date of Birth
20/12/1917
Birth Location
Toowong Brisbane QLD
Enlistment Date
24/05/1940
Enlistment Location
Brisbane , QLD
Course Details
WAGS Course 2, 1 W.A.G.S Prisoner Of War
Intake Date
27/05/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
1BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
25/01/1946 (Discharged)
Discharge Unit
216 SQN
Rank
Warrant Officer
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW Italian/German. WIA and shot down in Libya - held at Campo 65 and Campo 57 then Stalag Luft 111 then Stalag Luft 1VB. POW number 225687 RTA.Plane was a Bristol Bombay L 5811 which was to collect staff and exchange aircrew at Msus. The aircraft was hit by an explosive shell from the ground and exploded near Msus, Libya. Jack was wounded and became a POW at the hands of the Germans and Italians. His war experience is recorded in the Feature Story section of this website.

NAA Status
DIGITIZED
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Acknowledgements

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