|NAME||Abbs||Leonard W (“Abbie”)|
Leading Aircraftman, RAF
RAF, 211 Squadron
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.|
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE FAR EAST
Java & Sumatra, Feb 1942 – August 1945
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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CO 211 Squadron Greek Campaign
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