David COHEN, POW, italy; captured Tobruk

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  1. NicNac

    NicNac New Member

    Hi

    I am researching my great uncle, David Cohen, who was a POW in Italy after being captured in Tobruk.
    I have correspondence sent from him in November 1942 from Setorre 3, CC53, P.M.3300, Italy
    Number 143403

    If anyone is able to share any documentation, would be most appreciative

    Thank you
     
  2. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    NicNac,

    Welcome aboard. Others here focus on POW camps. Hopefully they will be along to help. PM sent with research tips. You will have to decide how much of your uncle's history you want to explore, if it is wider a new thread would be best.
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Apologies if this post covers the same ground as in the PM sent.

    The POW details will be expanded on in the records held by Swiss Red Cross.

    If you want to obtain his ICRC POW papers you need to use the below link on Monday 16th May. You need to be quick off the mark as their enquiry capacity usually fills within an hour. In pre Covid times you would get a reply by post after 4 or 5 months.

    Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    He will also likely have a record in the WO416 series of German POW documents held at UK National Archives. There may even be a photograph held there.

    The brief details of his non POW movements will be recorded in his military service record that can be obtained from UK MOD via this link -

    Request records of deceased service personnel

    Steve
     
  5. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Nicnac,

    I have found a D Cohen in Stalag 4A Hohenstein but his service number does not coincide with the one you have given.
    A prisoner by the name of D Cohen with that number is however present in PG 53 Macerata.

    Did you apply for his records from the Red Cross?

    Vitellino
     

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