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Jackson, Edgar

Name: Edgar JACKSON

Born 24 June 1922


Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died April 2003 in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, age 80

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 151741

Service Rank: Flying Officer

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 1 Group, 100 Squadron

Airbase: Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LM629

Date shot down: 1 July 1944

Fate of crew: The rest of the crew returned safely although the plane was heavily damaged. Jackson was pushed out of the evacuation hatch prematurely.

Evasion summary: Sheltered in the Picourt network.

Date captured: 7 July 1944

Capture summary: Captured with CHALOT and LIGHT. All three driven to Paris by Desoubrie & Orsini, probably around July 5th. Jackson stayed in Hotel Piccadilly, then to a flat near a race track : 2 Square des Aliscamps (or Villa voisin?) Picked up and driven to Gestapo HQ. Interrogated, beaten, called a spy. Put in a cell with one USAAF, 2 RAF airmen.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78392

Notes on Buchenwald internment: One of 39 who refused to sign the Luftwaffe forms at Buchenwald before evacuation.

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8053

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army. Released to British on 2 May 1945.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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