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Barham, Leonard P

Name: Leonard Philip BARHAM

Born 8 June 1921

Birthplace: Islington, London

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 4 January 2014 in Renfrewshire, Scotland, age 92

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1399339

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 207 Squadron

Airbase: Spilsby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ME805

Date shot down: 8 July 1944

Fate of crew: 6 evaded, 2 of them captured (Barham and CHINN).

Evasion summary: Sheltered in St Denis le Ferment with FIX, EC WATSON, and PENNELL.

Date captured: 7 August 1944

Capture summary: Captured in Paris, driven by Desoubrie to pick up a German officer and then on to Gestapo HQ. Interrogated, sent to Fresnes Prison.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78432

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8076

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on SIIIA internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held for negotiated release in early May.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period: Not located after the war.


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