Harper, Robert

Name: Robert HARPER

Born 10 March 1911

Birthplace:

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 33

Died October 1977 in Salford, Lancashire, age 66

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1533559

Service Rank: Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 622 Squadron

Airbase: Mildenhall St-George, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: Stirling bomber EF128

Date shot down: 18 November 1943

Fate of crew: 7 KIA, 1 evaded and captured (Harper).

Evasion summary: Evaded with ROBB.

Date captured: 31 December 1943

Capture summary: Arrested at Camille Rigaux's parents home while escaping through Possum Line. Arrested by SD agent Joseph Weissensee.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78414

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8094

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on SIIIA internment:

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

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:

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