What exact date was David Stirling captured?

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Matt5100, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Matt5100

    Matt5100 Member

    Does anyone have the exact date of capture for Stirling in Tunisia? I know it’s January 1943, but just wondering about the day, can’t seem to find that..

    My grandfather was 30/12/1942 for suspected and also confirmed PoW reports 1st Welch attached to 1 SAS.. seems pretty close potentially.

    I’ve ordered both war diaries so hopefully they can shed more light.
  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    23 January 1943. He then makes a run only to be recaptured on the 24th.
  3. Matt5100

    Matt5100 Member

    Lovely thanks
  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi Matt,

    Carol Mather and his crew were captured in December 1942. I couldn't find an exact date but I suspect it was towards the end of the month from the context of other events happening at the time.

    Regards ...
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
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  5. Matt5100

    Matt5100 Member

    20th December apparently.. I just read about it after seeing your post as I hadn’t heard of him. Thank you
  6. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  7. Matt5100

    Matt5100 Member

    Thanks Charley
  8. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Not capture related, but a footnote from incarceration, From "DETOUR - THE STORY OF OFLAG IVC" published 1946.

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