Eagle, Douglas

Name: Arthur Douglas EAGLE

Born 6 July 1916

Hometown: Birmingham, Warwickshire UK

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 28

Died 16 March 1989 in Solihull, Warwickshire UK, age 72

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1580682

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 102 Squadron

Airbase: Pockington, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW143

Date shot down: 28 June 1944

Fate of crew: 3 KIA, 4 evaded but captured (Eagle, LESLIE, LEVERINGTON, and JOYCE.

Evasion summary: Met LEVERINGTON in Coupillier, went to Lyon-le-Fôret and found LESLIE, JOYCE, and HEMMENS there. Then to small hotel by Auteuil Station, met with FFI contact. Went on the Hacqueville, joined by 2 US airmen. One stayed behind, all others to an empty mansion. Spent one night in hotel with 2 US airmen.

Date captured: 9 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with HEMMENS, LESLIE, JOYCE, LEVERINGTON, and two US airmen. All of the airmen in the area were loaded in cars and taken to Gestapo HQ.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78403

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8086

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held for negotiated release in May.

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

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