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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

Duties: Pilot

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

Kriege ID:

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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