Fernandez, John J

Name: John Joseph FERNANDEZ

Born 1 November 1920

Hometown: Liverpool, Lancashire

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died December 1992 in Liverpool, Lancashire, age 72

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1084999

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 158 Squadron

Airbase: Lissett, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LV790

Date shot down: 13 June 1944

Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 2 captured and sent to Fresnes Prison and then Buchenwald (Fernandez and NUTTALL.

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 2 August 1944

Capture summary: Left Mrs Perdereau on Aug 1st (Noyers). Crossed the Seine river, then went to a garage. Desoubrie came and took them in the outskirts of Paris, probably 2 square des Aliscamps (some were moved to a hotel). Arrested together: Fernandez, C Hoffman, Bryden, Hughes, Lucas, Nuttall, Peirson.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78352

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8088

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:

Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:

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