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THE LAST OF THE CREW

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THE PIPKIN CREW
THE FLIGHT AND THE DROP
BAIL OUT AND THE STORY OF CO-PILOT BARRON
NAVIGATOR D.VANDER SCHAAF
THE LAST OF THE CREW
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MACKEY BARRON
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Galliozzi - Helmer - MacCaskey and the Pilot Pipkin all got captured by the Germans.
Galliozzi was found by two young boys and they tryed to help him - they contacted a woman on a Farm - she called a Man in Skjern she knew was in the Resistance. The Germans heard the phonecall on the central and came and arrested Galliozzi - and later the man who was in the resistance was captured too.
Helmer was on a Farm nearby and was captured shortly after.
MacCaskey landed whit his chute on the Railroad and had a accident when he landed - he broke his foot. The Germans found him shortly after.
 
Pipkin The pilot - was trying to find the way to freedom. But was suddenly taken by a German Patrol.
All of them spend the last days of the war in German Stalag prison camps in Germany and Poland

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The men was: from left top:
Israel M. Barron - Clair D. Vander Schaaf- George Pipkin - Floyd Holmes
Bottom from left:
James MacCaskey - Vincent Galliozzi - Dale Helmer - Jack C. Wengert

Holmes and Wengert landed near a forrest. And after a while they desided that, they must find help.
They walked for about two days in the area round of Skjern. They could always hear a dog barking behind them - up the Germans where on there tail. We do not know.
Suddenly they made a contact to the Danish resistance and was quickly taken out of the area. After 3 days they where on the way to Sweden, 3 weeks later they where back in England for debriefing at they`r homebase Harrington.