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Hetherington, Stanley

Name: Stanley George HETHERINGTON

Born 11 July 1917

BirthplaceLW: Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 27

Died 16 October 2005 in Sarnia, Ontario, age 88

Service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Service ID: J29658

Service Rank: Flying Officer

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 433 Squadron

Airbase: Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW120

Date shot down: 5 July 1944

Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 5 evaded, 4 of those captured (GRENON, WATMOUGH, Hetherington, and SCULLION).

Evasion summary: Taken to PICOURT network, penetrated by DESOUBRIE.

Date captured: 14 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested in Paris with GIBSON, STEVENSON, PRUDHAM, HEAD, and GRENON. 

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

Buchenwald ID: 78436

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8050

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 mid-May.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


Buchenwald file cards

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