102 (Ceylon) Squadron

Tentate et perficite (Attempt and Achieve)

Sergeant Joseph Stanley Higgin

Flight engineer. Stationed at Dalton and Topcliffe.

W1142 DY-A was shot down 26/27 July 1942 off German coast.

Sgt J.M. MacD Wilson - Pilot - PoW
Sgt Joseph Stanley Higgin - F/E - PoW
P/O William Henry Baber - Obs - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt W.G. Wilcox RCAF - A/G - Inj
Sgt Gwilyn Mieron Jones - WOp - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt J.B. Downes RCAF - A/G - PoW
Sgt J.W. Vine - A/G - PoW

Stan Higgin was in POW Camp 344, Lamsdorf. PoW No.42806

From Stan's daughter Betty, we have the following:

Finally got Stan's (my father's) POW records from National Archive. Doesn't say much but it does log his journey through the camps until liberation. It's hard to read on here as the records were completed in pencil.I'll type out the camp names & dates in case someone wants to look them up.

27/07/24 - Oct 42 Marine Lazarett, Emden (Hospital)
Oct 42 - Dulag Luft Oberursel, Nr Frankfurt (Interrogation)
Oct 42 - Feb 43 1X A/H Kloster Haina, Nr Kasserll (post-op convalescing?)
10/03/43 - 22/01/45 Stalag VIIIB (later known as Lamsdorf) (evacuated, long march)
20/02/45 - 19/04/45 Stalag XIB Fallingsbostel (liberated)
He did not declare any bad treatment and said that he received adequate medical care.

 

 

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