joereaves (joereaves) wrote in little_details,

WWII Mising/POW telegrams

I've been googling variations on telegrams and Missing in Action and POW and I can't find this.

Roughly how long would there be between receiving a telegram to say someone had been shot down and receiving another one to say they had been confirmed as being a POW in Germany?

I'm not looking for a set in stone figure just - a few days or a couple of weeks or a month or two or something.

My character is British (RAF) and I've found quite a few anecdotal accounts for Americans but none for Brits at all. I'm assuming it would be similar but I don't know and I can't find anything British to confirm that for me.

(For Americans it seems to be a couple of weeks on average)
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