Angus, Jack W
Name: Jack Wilson ANGUS
Born 26 May 1923
Birthplace: Gairdrum, St. Martins, Perthshire, Scotland
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died 9 December 2003 at Cohoes, Albany County, New York, age 80
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1553115
Service Rank: Flight Sergeant
Air Group: 78 Squadron
Airbase: Breighton, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax MZ577
Date shot down: 8 June 1944
Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 2 evaded, 1 of those recaptured (Angus)
Date captured: 13 July 1944
Capture summary: Brandstetter was involved in his capture.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78390
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8074
Notes on SLIII internment: reported as late arrival in SLIII (21 October), unclear as to why.
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord
Notes on internment: Marched out by SS on 2 April 1945, column was attacked repeatedly.
Liberation: 27 April 1945 they were freed by the British Guards Armored Division.
Repatriation from ETO: Airlifted to the UK by 15 May 1945.
Discharged: 1945 from RAF
Notes on Post-War period: Moved to the US and joined the USAF, serving from 1954-1965. Received the Air Force Commendation Medal from the Strategic Air Command. Worked for the GE Turbine Division in Schenectady, NY until retirement in 1988.