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Davis, Eric

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

Duties: Radioman

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).

Evasion summary:

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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