Name: John CLARKE
Born 11 December 1922
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1581581
Service Rank: Sergeant
Duties: Flight engineer
Air Group: 514 Squadron
Airbase: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber DS822
Date shot down: 7 June 1944
Fate of crew: 3 KIA, 4 evaded; of those, one captured immediately and one after several weeks (Clarke).
Evasion summary: Noutiers to Chevreuse, in the Picourt network.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Four airmen (Clarke, ROWE, WARD, PHELPS) met in Paris, at the flat of a sculptor's studio. Georges Prevot took them to his own flat on the 17th of July, where they met De Marcheret. A dozen other airmen were already in the flat. Taken to hotel the next day, then arrested with those seen at Prevot's flat.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78385
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8083
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Milag-Marlag Nord.
Notes on internment: Marched out by SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft.
Liberation: 2 May 1945 by British forces (2nd British Army).
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: Not located after the war.