AUSTIN, James Herbert
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Bombardier James Austin was reported missing 6 June 1944 during operations at Brac, Yugoslavia, later confirmed as a prisoner of war. At this time a small number of commandos from No.2 were engaged in a failed attempt to locate and liberate their Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel 'Jack' Churchill, who had been captured during Operation Flounced on the island of Brac a few days earlier.
No.2 Commando War Diary List of twelve commandos missing after Operation Flounced at Brac.
Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/82.
Prisoners of War / National Archives file WO392/11.
CBF List of No.2 Cdo.
[Image] Neil Austin (family).
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