Flight Lieutenant Leslie Nicholson Munro


Unit : 190 Squadron, 38 Group

Service No. : J.11617


Flight Lieutenant Munro was shot down on the 21st September 1944. The following is his M.I.9 evasion report:


Date of Birth : 9 Sep 19.

R.A.F. Service : Since 18 Jul 42.

Peacetime Profession : Electrician.

Private Address : 3987 West 21st Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Canada.


Other members of the crew:

F/O BEBARFELD, B. (pilot)              )

W/O YARWOOD (navigator)             ) Killed.

F/Sgt PHILLIPS (bomb aimer)         )

Sgt BRANSON, C. (flight engineer)  )

W/O MUNRO, G. (gunner) (safe in England).


We left Fairford on 21 Sep 44 in a Stirling aircraft to drop supplies in Holland. After dropping our load we were hit by Flak and attacked by enemy aircraft, and forced to bale out. I landed two miles East of Zetten (N.W. Europe, 1:250,000, Sheet 2a, E 67), and in landing sprained my ankle. I was immediately surrounded by Dutch people, and given civilian clothes. I was taken to the village of Zetten, and hidden in a house until dark, and from there I was moved to the village of Hemen. W.O. Morris arrived while I was hidden in Hemen. We were hidden in the house until 24 Sep, when a member of the underground movement picked us up in a car and took us to an advanced British Unit.


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