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Chinn, Albert J

Name: Albert John CHINN

Born 11 January 1917

Birthplace: Orsett, Essex UK

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 27

Died August 1999 in Coventry, West Midlands, UK, age 82

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 947663

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Flight engineer

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 a Canadian airman and PENNELL.

Date captured: 2 August 1944

Capture summary: All three went from Beauvais to Paris in the morning of the 11th of august. Taken by pair by Captain Jacques' secretary to Gestapo HQ. Chinn says the house was surrounded.Captured with HODGSON, WILLIAMS, and 11 other airmen. Interrogated, sent to Fresnes Prison.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78433

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8082

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord

Notes on internment: Probably marched out by SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly.

Liberation: 27 April 1945 by British Guards Armored Division

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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