Could anyone knowledgeable with POW records kindly check these names? These nine men were all from 'C' Squadron, 146 Tank Regiment, and reported missing on 1 Feb 1943 during the failed attack on the FDL Chaung at the Donbaik front, Burma (First Arakan Campaign). They are mentioned in the regiment's diary on 15/2/43 but I don't have the complete record so not sure what actually happened to them. Lt. P.H.T. Thornton Sgt Dennis Cpl Willie Tpr Carpenter Tpr Bedford Tpr Lister Tpr Heywood Tpr Inman Tpr Nicholson They are the crews of three of the eight Valentines involved in the attack, and all became stuck at the start of the action when they attempted to cross over a creek right behind the notorious 'Sugar 5' bunker. 4621502 Tpr Bird was killed in the same attack when a captured British 2-pounder anti-tank gun penetrated the turret ring (tank commander was also wounded in the leg by this). The rest of the tanks withdrew shortly after. Looking at the map of the chaung below (from 99 Field Regt diary for March), the grid references from other sources suggest that they got ditched yards from the bunkers ('S4', 'S5' etc.), and 8 Mountain Battery at one point was putting shrapnel onto the tanks to drive back a Japanese infantry rush. It seems hard to imagine that they were able to escape, or even survive, but I'm not sure where to look next to find out.