Guilfoyle, Michael A
Name: Michael Alexander GUILFOYLE
Born 1 October 1920
Hometown: Jamaica, West Indies
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died May 2009 in Queensland, Australia, age 88
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 172424
Service Rank: Pilot Officer
Air Group: 1 Group, 12 Squadron
Airbase: Wickenby, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ND424
Date shot down: 28 June 1944
Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 3 captured (Guilfoyle, SONSHINE, and JORDIN)
Evasion summary: Mr Bousquet took him and Jordin to Paris (125 Bvd Victor Hugo) and later passed him to Mme Dufayel & Vivier.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested in Paris with Pelletier, Jordin, Malcolm and two others. Credited to Marcheret.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78393
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord
Notes on internment: Most were marched out by SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft. Guilfoyle is not on the list of POWs at Lubek, but the list is probably not comprehensive.
Liberation: Those in Lubek were freed on 27 April 1945 by the British Guards Armored Division. Those remaining in Tarmstedt were liberated by British 2nd Army on 2 May 1945.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: