James Garner although not a POW did see front line service in Korea being wounded twice and receiving a CIBDonald Pleasence was a WoP. I don't know his squadron. I always thought it was 101st Flying from Ludford Magna in Lincs but I could easily be wrong here. His Lancaster was shot down in August 1944 and Sgt. Pleasence fortunately survived to be taken prisoner. It is sobering to think when watching 'The Great Escape' that not only was he the only leading actor in the production to see frontline action, he was the only one who knew remotely what it was like be 'thrust into the bag'
charles Branson was a B29 gunner who flew 25 missions against Japan and received a Purple Heart
hannes messemer (the commandant) served on the eastern front and was a POW of the soviets
Nigel Stock was at Kohima and was mentioned in dispatches twice during the war