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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

Duties: Gunner

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)

Evasion summary:

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

Veteran status:

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.


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