Abbs Len

NAME Abbs Leonard W (“Abbie”)
RANK IN GREECE

Leading Aircraftman, RAF

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

615342

PRISONER

 

UNIT IN GREECE

RAF, 211 Squadron

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

Late Nov 1940

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Evacuated from Kalamata on HMS Hero (26/27th April), transferred to Troopship SS Dilwarra, bombed on way to Alex but made it OK.
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE FAR EAST

Java & Sumatra, Feb 1942 – August 1945

NOTES

1   “Len has an album of photos including the  Greek family who  sheltered him in Greece in 1941 when Germans were occupying Greece.  He was in Kalamata in 1994 when the memorial was unveiled.”

2   211 Squadron operated initially from Menidi (Athens), then went forward to Paramythia

3   Sheltered by Greek family in Argos on way south to Kalamata

4   Ended up with Erik Kay’s outfit in the brewery in Kalamata before being evacuated with them to HMT Dilwara by HMS Hero and thence to Alexandria.

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