Name: Eric James DAVIS
Born 3 September 1922
Birthplace: Dublin South, Ireland
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died November 1986 in Keighley, West Yorkshire UK, age 64
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1491273
Service Rank: Flight Sergeant
Air Group: 5 Group, 83 Squadron
Airbase: Coningsby, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ND966
Date shot down: 8 July 1944
Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 2 evaded, one of them captured (Davis).
Date captured: 7 August 1944
Capture summary: Desoubrie picked up Davis, PERRY, and SALT on August 2-4, and they stayed in Paris until August 7, where they met three Americans at the Gestapo HQ.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78346
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8084
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Mirlag Nord
Notes on internment: Probably marched out by SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft.
Liberation: Liberated by British 2nd Army on or around 2 May 1945, airlifted to the UK by 15 May 1945.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: