My Dad, Sgt Fred Cooper who passed away in 1986 was POW here between 1942 and 1945 after being shot down for the second time whilst serving with bomber command. Sadly he never really spoke of his time there. However, what came to light after his passing were the few letters, cards and photographs that were were sent from VIIIB to his parents one of which is quite moving. I still have the beautiful autographed picture which Judy Garland sent him whilst he was in capture which arrived with 200 cigarettes!
After the war he played professional cricket for Worcestershire CCC along with his brother Eddie.
Received: October 2014
From: Jonathan Cooper
On behalf of: Fred Cooper