In­for­ma­tion re­quired about war hero

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - A his­to­rian at the Univer­sity of Ox­ford spe­cial­is­ing JC


in the study of the Sec­ond World War and am cur­rently em­barked upon a ma­jor piece of re­search into a small group of pro­fes­sional med­i­cal per­son­nel in the Royal Army Med­i­cal Corps who par­tic­i­pated in op­er­a­tions in Nazi-oc­cu­pied ter­ri­tory.

One of these was a re­mark­able man called Ma­jor Ru­dolph Stup­pel and won­der if read­ers can help in my search for in­for­ma­tion about him.

Born in Wales in 1904, Stup­pel had been a doc­tor in peace­time, train­ing in Lon­don and work­ing at hos­pi­tals in Ed­in­burgh and York­shire and as a med­i­cal of­fi­cer in Fiji and Cyprus. Af­ter war broke out in 1939 he joined the Royal Army Med­i­cal Corps and worked as a sur­geon in Su­dan and later To­bruk, where, in 1942, he was cap­tured. In 1943 he es­caped from a POW camp in Italy and made his way to Ger­man-oc­cu­pied Yu­goslavia, where he worked as a doc­tor with par­ti­sans. On 31 Oc­to­ber 1943 he was killed in a Ger­man air­craft at­tack. Dr Roderick Baile

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