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Clark, Donald

Name: Donald CLARK

Born 3 September 1917

Hometown: Carman, Manitoba

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26

Died 30 April 1988, Manitoba, age 70

Service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Service ID: R106192

Service Rank: Warrant Officer-1

Duties: Radioman [Wireless Air Gunner]

Air Group: 76 Squadron

Airbase: Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber MZ531

Date shot down: 8 June 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 4 evaded; 2 of those captured, one sent to Buchenwald (Clark).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 28 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrived at Gestapo HQ with LAMASON, met PHELPS and a US airman. Taken to Fresnes Prison

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar # with

Buchenwald ID: 78364

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8078

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord

Notes on internment: Approximately 3000 POWs were marched out by the SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft. Clark is on the list of POWs who escaped somewhere between Marlag-Milag and Lubek. His debriefing report has not been accessed.


Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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