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Carter-Edwards, Ed


Born 2 April 1923

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21

Died 22 February 2017 in Grimsby, Ontario, age 94

Service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Service ID: J86736

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant [Pilot Officer?]

Duties: Radioman [Wireless Air Gunner]

Air Group: 427 Squadron

Airbase: Leeming, North Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LV987

Date shot down: 8 June 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 6 evaded; one of those captured (Carter-Edwards)

Evasion summary: Landed NW of Paris, sheltered locally. Went into Paris, stayed at a hotel and met other airmen.

Date captured: 8 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with COWAN, STEWART, and an RAAF airman at a Paris road block.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78361

Notes on Buchenwald internment: Hospitalized for pneumonia and pleurisy, then sent to work on a railroad line. Missed evacuation to SLIII, followed later.

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8929

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord

Notes on internment: Assigned to Block 3. Not on list of POWs marched to Lubek, but that list is very incomplete, containing a few hundred names out of 3000 on the march.

Liberation: Those at Lubek were freed by the British Guards Armored Division on 27 April 1945. Those remaining at Marlag-Milag were liberated by the British 2nd Army on 2 May 1945, and airlifted to the UK by 15 May 1945.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period: Interviewed in the 1994 NFBC documentary, Buchenwald: The Lucky Ones.


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