Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945


Evader chart: E0923
SGLO Date crash Aircraft
T5082 05-01-45 Halifax
MilRank First Name(s) Name
F/Sgt. Paul David Watson
Milregnr. Nationality Born
1810086 British
Returned Y/N Evader Fate Date Captured/Liberated Place Captured/Liberated Escape Line
Yes EVD 9 Apr 45 Haarle -
Evader Story
						F/Sgt. Paul David Watson was the wireless operator / air gunner of Halifax NR251. On the return journey, after bombing Hannover, the bomber was attacked by a night fight. After a second attack only one engine remained, and the pilot therefore gave the order to bail out. Watson landed at an unknown place. Soon after he found a hiding place in the house/farm of Family Rensen at de Bathemerwerg in Haarle together with F/Sgt. R.H. Dickson (E0920).
* H.W. Poorterman, Van bezetting naar bevrijding. 1940-1945 in Nijverdal, Hellendoorn, Marle, Haarle, Daarle, Hulsen Eversberg (Enschede 1978), page 42-46.