Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


Evader chart: E0497
SGLO Date crash Aircraft
T3685 22-05-44 Lancaster
MilRank First Name(s) Name
W/O. II Edward Stewart Moran
Milregnr. Nationality Born
R/74523 Canadian
Returned Y/N Evader Fate Date Captured/Liberated Place Captured/Liberated Escape Line
No EVD-POW Jul 44 De Lutte
Evader Story
						W/O II Edward Stewart ‘Ted’ Moran was the navigator of Lancaster ME722 that was hit by flak near Kleve. The pilot then decided to return but was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed north of Zwolle. Moran bailed out after the plane was hit by flak and landed in Het Aamsveen to the east of Enschede. Together with fellow crewmember W/O. Bruce Davis (E0495), they got in touch with the local resistance who hid them with the Bosscher family at the Rijksweg 14 in Glanerbrug. The same day they were joined here by American S/Sgt. Anslow (E0473) who already left for Tilburg the next day. From Glanerburg, Moran and Davis moved to an address in Oldenzaal and then on to an address at the Lutterzandweg in De Lutte. Early in July 1944, they were arrested here by the Germans. Moran was taken to Stalag Luft 7 Bankau and was evacuated to Stalag III-A Luckenwalde in January 1945.						
* H.B. van Helden, De lijst van Haeck (Enschede 2017) page 189 and 286.