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jeepilot

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 13:23:26 »
I wonder how many of these was hunged by Albert Pierepoint, I know he did a lot in germany just after the war ended?
 
 
albert did 13 spys............ i have alberts full list of executions as number one and as assistant.

seafordpete

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 17:56:01 »
Have a look on http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/contents.html  Top section British Hangmen to 1964. Only 2  mentioned by name hanged by Stanley Cross, Plenty abou Albert and family. He was rather busy in Germany later. Note he hanged a friend- Corbitt in 1950 Pete

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 17:35:02 »
I wonder how many of these was hunged by Albert Pierepoint, I know he did a lot in germany just after the war ended?

seafordpete

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009, 10:39:12 »
Prison grounds normally, not sure if they were marked though

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 10:36:50 »
I wonder where they were Buried?
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

seafordpete

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2009, 10:34:28 »
You've got me going now..... from www.stephen-stratford.co.uk
a  list of spies executed. No mention of Rochester in any of the capture places but it doesn't include all places.

Person's Name
 Executed
 Method Age Prison
 
JOSE WALDBERG
 10 December 1940
 Hanging 22 Pentonvile
 
KARL MEIER
 10 December 1940
 Hanging 24 Pentonvile
 
CHARLES A. VAN DER KIEBOOM
 17 December 1940
 Hanging 26 Pentonvile
 
GEORGE JOHNSON ARMSTRONG
 9 July 1941
 Hanging 38 Wandsworth
 
WERNER HEINRICH W
AELTI
 6 August 1941
 Hanging 25 Wandsworth
 
KARL THEO DRUCKE
 6 August 1941
 Hanging 35 Wandsworth
 
JOSEF JAKOBS
 15 August 1941
 Firing Squad 43 Tower of London
 
KARL RICHARD RICHTER
 10 December 1941
 Hanging 29 Wandsworth
 
JOSE ESTELLE KEY
 7 July 1942
 Hanging 34 Wandsworth
 
ALPHONS L.E. TIMMERMAN
 7 July 1942
 Hanging 37 Wandsworth
 
DUNCAN SCOTT-FORD
 3 November 1942
 Hanging 21 Wandsworth
 
JOHANNES MARINUS DRONKERS
 31 December 1942
 Hanging 46 Wandsworth
 
FRANCISCUS JOHANNES WINTER
 26 January 1943
 Hanging 39 Wandsworth
 
OSWALD JOHN JOB
 16 March 1944
 Hanging 59 Pentonville
 
PIERRE RICHARD C. NEUKERMANS
 23 June 1944
 Hanging 28 Pentonvile
 
JOSEPH JAN VANHOVE
 12 July 1944
 Hanging 27 Pentonvile
 
THEODORE JOHN WILLIA
M SCHURCH
 4 January 1946
 Hanging 27 Pentonvile
 



seafordpete

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Re: Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2009, 10:20:00 »
He may havebeen interrogated there but everything I have read on the subject would suggest that interrogation would be a lengthy and specialized process. Normal route in Kent was Capture> Maidstone Police HQ "Cage" for interrogation by security> if of interest to London for intensive interrogation , if of no interest > POW camp. Execution by shooting seems only to have been carried out at the rifle range at the Tower although some were hung in prisons. Pete

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Espionage Execution Rochester Airport
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 03:21:32 »
There used to be some brick sheds along the A229 perimeter of Rochester Airport near the current location of the Lightning. I heard a story that during WW2 a German spy was captured and interrogated in one of these sheds. According to the story he was eventually tied to a a chair and shot.
Although some Nazi spies were turned (to send back misleading radio messages), and others were imprisoned the MI5 story serialised on Radio 4 last week said that 13 were executed.
Has anyone else heard the story of the spy executed at Rochester Airport and could he have been one of the 13?

 

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