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P.A. WELLINGTON, Wednesday. Twenty-eight former prisoners of war are among a draft of Royal New Zealand Air Force personnel who •have returned to New Zealand from the United Kingdom. The list of the returned men includes the following:—

Warrant-Officers F. N. Birdling and E. R. Ronald (Auckland), D. S. Forsyth (Tauranga), Pilot-Officer A. D. Hart (Morrinsville), Pilot-Officer W. A. Henshaw, Warrant-Officer R. G. H. Jefferis and Pilot-Officer W. J. F. Keefe (Auckland), Flight-Lieutenant I. F. Lock, D.F.C. (Okaihau), Flying-Officer G. B. Mac Donald and Flight-Lieutenant D. X. O'Halloran (Auckland), Pilot-Officer P. M. Oliver (Morrinsville), Warrant-Officer R. E. O'Meara (Auckland), Flying-Officer W. E. Pernio (Rotorua), Warrant-officer L. H. F. Peterson, Flying-Officer L. M. Ralph, Warrant-Officer R. H. Saunderson, War-rant-Officer J. W. Scarll, Flight-Lieutenant J. L. Shanahan and Warrant-Officer G. W. Sheehan (Auckland), Flight-Lieutenant S. A. H. Short, D.F.C. (Paeroa), FlyingOfficer J. Steedman (Whangarei), FlyingOfficer G. Stephens, Flying-Officer W. G. Stevens, D.F.C. and Flying-Officer E. R. Taylor (Auckland), Flight-Lieutenant E. Topham (Morrinsville), Flying-Officer J. A. Trewavas and Warrant-Officer R. H. Twiname (Auckland), Flying-Officer V. J. Zinazn (Otahuhu).

The repatriated prisoners of war include:—

Flight-Lieutenant N. M. Aickin (Auckland), Flying-Officer W. A. Ay ton (Hikurangi), Warrant-Officer A. W. A. Bruce (Kohukohu), Warrant-Officer J. D. Fletcher and Flight-Lieutenant R. T. Garlick (Auckland), Warrant-Officer G. A. Gaskill (Opotiki), Flight-Sergeant C. C. Greenough (Auckland), Warrant-Officer C. A. Harris (Rotorua), Pilot-Officer A. T. Harvey (Auckland), Warrant-Officer C. W. R. MacFarquar (Avondale), Warrant-Officer L. J. Mitchell and Flight-Lieutenant G. O. Whatnall (Auckland), Warrant-Officer .1. R. Smith (Ruatoria) and Flying-Officer K. A. Smith (Auckland).

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AIRMEN RETURN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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AIRMEN RETURN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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