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