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
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:
Notes on Post-War period: