Sergeant Clifford Alfred Pacey

 

National Archives catalogue reference - WO 208/3320/83

 

Name: 1177301 Sgt. Pacey, Clifford Alfred. 930006 Sgt. Morgan, Richard Olney Roy

Unit: O.A.D.U. Transport Command, R.A.F.

Captured: Castel Vetrano, 17th February 1942.

Left: Campo 59 (Servigliano), 14th September 1943.

Left: Naples, 14th July 1944.

Arrived: U.K., 16th July 1944.

 

Sergeant Pacey

Date of Birth: 18th August 1920.

R.A.F. Service: Since 8th August 1940.

O.T.U.: No.15 (Harwell).

Conversion Unit: Nil.

Post in crew: Wireless operator.

Peacetime Profession: Clerk.

Private Address: 13 Cherry Street, Tamworth, Staffs.

 

Sergeant Morgan

Date of Birth: 3rd October 1920.

R.A.F. Service: Since 12th June 1940.

O.T.U.: No.15 (Harwell).

Conversion Unit: Nil.

Post in crew: Observer.

Peacetime Profession: Clerk.

Private Address: 89 High Street, Rhymney, Monmouth, S. Wales.

 

Other members of the Crew:

Sgt. DANCER      (pilot) (last seen 14 Sep);

Sgt. CLARK         (second pilot) (last seen 14 Sep);

Sgt. SACKFIELD (wireless operator/air gunner) (last seen 29 Mar 44 in ITALY); and

Sgt. SARGENT     (rear gunner) (last seen Jun 42 when moved to another camp).

 

1. Capture:

 

We were captured on 17 Feb 42 at CASTEL VETRANO (SICILY) when in transport from GIBRALTAR to MALTA. We had to land owing to lack of petrol

 

2. Camps in which imprisoned:

 

Camp near ROME                     21 Feb - 11 Mar 42

Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO)    12 Mar 42 - 14 Sep 43.

 

3. Attempted Escapes:

 

Nil

 

4. Left Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO):

 

On 14 Sep 43 the Medical Officer, Capt. MILLER, took command of the camp and ordered us to leave. The sentries fired over our heads, but took no further action. The whole camp got out.

 

We moved to PENNA (ITALY 1:250,000, Sheet 24, X 5385) where we stayed till we were chased by Fascists on 20 Sep.

 

Sgt. MORGAN.

 

I moved with F/Sgt. ATKINSON (S/P.G.(-) 2043) to just South of GUALDO (X 4586) where we both stayed till our troops arrived on 26 Jun 44.

 

Sgt. PACEY.

 

I moved with Sgt. SACKFIELD of my crew to West of MONTE S. MARTINO (X 5483) where we stayed till 5 Dec 43.

 

We then went back to PENNA, and then linked up South of GUALDO with MORGAN and ATKINSON, about the end of Mar.

 

SACKFIELD moved to the coast on 29 Mar 44 and we did not see him again.

 

Sgts. MORGAN and PACEY.

 

On 26 Jun 44 when our troops arrived in the area we moved to AMANDOL (B 48), and then got lifts in lorries, eventually reaching NAPLES.

 

We left NAPLES by air on 14 Jul, reaching U.K. on 16 Jul.

 

 

Flight Sergeant Joseph Atkinson

 

National Archives catalogue reference - WO 208/3320/84

 

Name: 751329 F/Sgt. Atkinson, Joseph.

Unit: 24 (S.A.) Squadron, 44 Group, Transport Command, R.A.F.

Captured: El Adem, 24th November 1941.

Left: Campo 59 (Servigliano), 14th September 1943.

Left: Naples, 14th July 1944.

Arrived: U.K., 16th July 1944.

Date of Birth: 10th August 1919.

R.A.F. Service: Since 23rd May 1939.

O.T.U.: Nil.

Conversion Unit: Nil.

Post in crew: Air gunner.

Peacetime Profession: Machinist..

Private Address: 6, Haycroft Street, Grimsby, Lincs.

 

Other members of the Crew:

Lieut. BLAKE, S.A.A.F. (pilot) (P/W);

Lieut. MARSHALL, S.A.A.F. (observer) (P/W); and

Sgt. STAKEMIRE, R.A.F. (rear gunner) (P/W).

 

1. Capture:

 

We were shot down on 24 Nov 41 when on a reconnaissance flight over EL ADEM, and compelled to crash-land.

 

2. Camps in which imprisoned:

 

Hospital in AFRICA                   4 days.

BARI Hospital                           10 days.

PIACENZA Hospital                 3 months

Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO)    10 Mar 42 - 14 Sep 43.

 

3. Attempted Escapes:

 

Nil

 

4. Escape:

 

I moved out of Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO) on 14 Sep 43 with Sgt. MORGAN (S/P.G.(-) 2045).

 

My experiences are as related in his report.

 

 

Sergeant Larry Daniel Patrick Francis Barlow

 

National Archives catalogue reference - WO 208/3320/79

 

Name: R.83050 Sgt. Barlow, Larry Daniel Patrick Francis

Unit: 112 Squadron, M.A.A.F., R.A.F.

Captured: El Alamein, 28th August 1942.

Left: Campo 59 (Servigliano), 14th September 1943.

Left: Naples, 14th July 1944.

Arrived: U.K., 16th July 1944.

Date of Birth: 8th October 1921.

R.A.F. Service: Since 30th November 1940.

O.T.U.: No.57 (Eshott).

Conversion Unit: Nil.

Post in crew: Pilot.

Peacetime Profession: Student.

Private Address: Burke, S. Dakota, U.S.A.

 

1. Capture:

 

I was shot down while on a reconnaissance flight over EL ALAMEIN and compelled to bale out on 28 Aug 42. I was captured immediately.

 

2. Camps in which imprisoned:

 

Campo 68 (VETRALLE)           Nov 42 - Jan 43.

Campo 65 (GRAVINA)             Jan 43 - Apr 43.

Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO)    Apr 43 - Sep 43.

 

3. Attempted Escapes:

 

Nil

 

4. Left Campo 59 (SERVIGLIANO):

 

My exit from the camp on 14 Sep 43 is as reported by Sgts. PACEY and MORGAN (S/P.G.(-) 2044-45). I moved with eight others:- S/Sgt. SOLBERG, F., U.S.A.A.F., T/Sgt. TASSLER, N., 1 Armoured Div. Med. Unit., S/Sgt. TIMOR, U.S.A.A.F., S/Sgt. HILLMAN, U.S.A.A.F., Sgt. RISSO, A., U.S.A.A.F., S/Sgt. HOTCHMAN, U.S.A.A.F., T/Sgt. MOORE, U.S.A.A.F., Pte. PREWET, U.S. Artillery, to MAGLI (ITALY 1:250,000, Sheet 24, X 5085) where we all stayed till Nov 43.

 

SOLBERG, TASSLER, HILLMAN and TIMOR left for the South in Nov.

 

On 20 Nov, I met S/Sgt. TORSELL, U.S.A.A.F. and we went to CASTEL S. PIETRO (Sheet 25, B 5580). Here we heard that it might be possible to get off by boat from SAN BENEDETTO (B 98), but the operation did not come off. We, therefore, stayed near FORCE (B 5885) till 26 Dec. We remained at S. VITTORIA (X 58) for about two and a half months. On 9 Mar 44 the Germans came down and killed two of our party, Sgt. NEWTON, U.S. Tank Corps, and Sgt. MAJESOI, U.S. Infantry.

 

We had to leave and move back to MAGLI, where we remained till 28 Jun 44.

 

When our troops took over we moved to PENNA and were then taken in Polish Army trucks to FERMO, from thence we were taken by British troops to PORTO S. GIORGIO, and by landing barge to ORTONA. My route was then ORTONA - FOGGIA - NAPLES.

 

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