Escape & Evasion Narrative of 417175 F/O R.A. Graetz

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  1. WRXFLAME

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    #1 WRXFLAME, Sep 22, 2016
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    This is my first post in the forums.

    The following 4 page document is just one piece of a much larger collection (Pictures & Papers) that belonged to Joe Hogan and Intelligence Office in the RAAF and now belongs to his Grandson Michael, a friend of mine. I have offered to scan the collection and share the collection so that others may enjoy the content.

    I only read this for the first time yesterday as I scanned it and found it an amazing story that could easily have been the basis of a movie or book. And sure enough, after a google search, I found several links and a reference on Pacific Wrecks.

    The first sentence says its all....

    "The following report of remarkable escape of F/O R.A. GRAETZ shot down near BUT 20 May 44 has been made available by 71 Wing RAAF"

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    [​IMG]Escaper and Evade Graetz Page 1 by Andrew, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Escaper and Evade Graetz Page 2 by Andrew, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Escaper and Evade Graetz Page 3 by Andrew, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Escaper and Evade Graetz Page 4 by Andrew, on Flickr

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    Still working out how to add this link?
     
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    Looks interesting. Will need to come back to this when I have time to read it all.
     
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    Incredible story. Amazing how many Japanese he met while on the run and not being stopped.
     
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    It is an amazing story. If your interested, this story is one of many featured in the book "Great air escapes" about RAAF aircrew in similar situations.
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