False ID Used by Allied Airmen in Belgium
T/Sgt. Chet Hincewicz, USAAF, (above) was passed off as a Polish day laborer from Lwow, Poland by the name of Pawel Hinewie. Actually he was from a Polish-American family in Scranton, PA and, fortunately, spoke Polish. For more information on Hincewicz, click here.
Our thanks to Ed Renière of Brussels for the two above examples of false ID.
False ID Used by in France by 1st Lt Charles V. Carlson, Bombardier on the “Shack Rabbit 3”, Shot Down Near Beloeil, France, October 20, 1943
Exterior of false ID of Lt. Charles V. Carlson as “Charles Leblanc”.
Interior of false ID of “Charles Leblanc” showing it as supposedly having been issued by the Prefecture of Pas-de-Calais.
Identité du Titulaire (Identity of the Holder) of “Charles Leblanc”
For further information on Carlson, click here. Our thanks to Margaret Fricke for sharing with us her father’s false ID.
False ID Used by Dutch Resistance Leader, Karst Smit
False Documents, False Stamps, and Official Insignia for False ID
The three following images show forged documents and rubber stamps used in forging. They are from the Belgian publication Album Souvenir, 1942-1972, pp. 47-51, published by Amicale des Milices Patriotiques du Front de l’Independance de Schaerbeek, in 1972.
Rubber Stamps Used for Forging Papers (click on image once or twice to enlarge it)
Official-Looking Insignia for False IDs
More Forged Stamps
The following collection of false stamps were used by the Belgian Resistance. They appeared in pg. 217 of the book Livre D’Or de la Resistance Belge, Ouvrage publié par la Commission de lè Historique de la Résistance instituée par le Ministère de la Défense Nationale. Publication date was sometime after the end of WWII.
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For links to some other sources of information on false ID, click on the following page of this website, World War II False ID.