Captain Benjamin Charles Winter-Goodwin POW Arnhem

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  1. welshmedals

    welshmedals Junior Member


    Currently research Capt BJ Winter-Goodwin who served with 250 Company at Arnhem (thanks Gren) he was I believe wounded at captured at some point during the operation.

    I am drawing an absolute blank on him in any of my books here, Middlebrooke nothing or the history of the RASC at arnhem seems to not mention him.

    He didn't attend any reunions after the war, he finished as a Lt Col in the RAOC.

    Any assistance would be fantastic.

    The war diaries indicate he was responsible for unloading on the 2nd lift..

    5) Remainder of 2nd lift.

    (a) Land LZ 'X' in 2nd lift.

    (b) Each glider load is responsible for clearing LZ as rapidly as possible and for its own local protection while doing so.

    (c) RV with 2 i/c at Rd Bridge under Rly at Pt 665805.

    (d) Move in single convoy under direction 2 i/c to DMA.

    (e) Unload trailers and await further instrons.

    (6) HAMILCARS.

    (a) After off-loading in DMA, Capt Winter-Goodwin will arrange unloading and clearance to DMA of stores in Hamilcar gliders landing in 2nd lift on DZ 'X'.

    (b) Crews of Hamilcars will remain as a guard on the gliders until tpt arrives to clear the contents.

    (7) Clearance of Compo - 2nd lift. After off-loading in DMA, Capt. Winter-Goodwin will arrange collection of Compo Packs from gliders landing on LZs 'X' and 'S' in second lift.

    (8) Vacation of LZs. It is imperative that LZ 'X' and if possible LZ 'S' should be completely vacated by within 6 hrs of the landing of the 2nd lift.

    (9) Jettison Drop. There will be no Jettison Drop.
  2. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    You might have better luck if you search under his real name which was Benjamin Charles Winter-Goodwin. He joined 250 Coy in March 1943 and appears on the list of Officers on Strength until August 1944 when it is believed that he was attached to HQ 1st Airborne Division
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2023
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  3. welshmedals

    welshmedals Junior Member

    Thanks for that he was in later life B. C. WINTER - GOODWIN . Managing Director . Book Centre Ltd. , North Circular Road , Neasden , N.W.10
  4. dbf

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    Personal Number: 265678
    Name: Benjamin Charles WINTER-GOODWIN
    Unit: Royal Army Service Corps ; Royal Army Ordnance Corps

    London Gazette : 17 March 1950
    The undermentioned Capts. from Short Serv. Commns. to be Lts., 18th Mar. 1950:—
    Benjamin Charles WINTER-GOODWIN (265678) from R.A.S.C., with seniority 3rd Mar. 1941.

    London Gazette : 14 April 1950
    The undermentioned Lts. to be Capts., 18th Mar. 1950, with seniority 1st July 1946:—
    B. C. WINTER-GOODWIN (265678).

    Reference: WO 416/397/472
    Name: Benjamin Winter-Goodwin.
    Date of Birth: 02/02/1916.
    Place of Birth: London.
    Service: British Army.
    Rank: Captain.
    Regiment/Unit/Squadron: [Royal Army Service Corps].
    Service Number: 265678.
    Date of Capture: [unspecified].
    Theatre of Capture: [unspecified].
    Camp Name/Number: Oflag IX A/H Spangenberg.
    PoW number: 2118.
    Date of Death: [unspecified].
    Number of Photographs: 0.
    Number of Fingerprints: 0.
    Number of X-rays: 0.
    Number of Cards: 1.​
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