Name: Robert HARPER
Born 10 March 1911
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 33
Died October 1977 in Salford, Lancashire, age 66
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1533559
Service Rank: Sergeant
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:
Notes on Post-War period: