My records show Staff Sergeant Sydney Knox (No.820096) of 'C' Squadron flew from Tarrant Rushton in chalk number 371, a Horsa, carrying Jeeps and/or other equipment of the Reconnaissance Sqdn into LZ 'Z' on 17th Sept 1944. Colin has been able to add; after the heavy fighting in and around Oosterbeek, Sydney escaped by swimming across the Rhine in the early hours of Tuesday 26th September, walked to Driel and then on to Nijmegen.
His co-pilot was S/Sgt D E Baker (No.4979177). However, he's listed as PoW held at Stalag 11B (Fallingbostel).
If any of the information above is in error or incomplete please don't hesitate to contact me with corrections. Likewise, if anybody has a detailed load list for chalk 371 we'd be very interested to see it.
Colin has given me permission to show the following photographs, please do not reproduce without permission. Thank you.
|Sydney Knox - No. 64 Glider Pilot Conversion Course 'A' flight|
|Newspaper cutting of those who represented the GPR, June 1946|
|S/Sgt. Sydney Knox with his dog 'Flack' in the cockpit of a Horsa glider|
|Flight with Horsa Glider|
|Flight with the giant Hamilcar Glider|