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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