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Baxter, Stuart

Name: Stuart BAXTER

Born 29 December 1921

Hometown: Castleford, Yorkshire UK

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 12 March 2017, Nottinghamshire, UK, age 95

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 151338

Service Rank: Flight Officer

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 514 Squadron

Airbase: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LL716

Date shot down: 3 August 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 7 evaded, 3 of those captured (Baxter, REID, RITTER, and MCCLENAGHAN.

Evasion summary: Sheltered in L’abbeville, taken to Prevot house in Paris with REID and MCCLENAGHAN.

Date captured: 9 August 1944

Capture summary: Marcheret interviewed them, then Lallier delivered them to Gestapo HQ by car.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78384

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8043

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on 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:


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