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
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:
Notes on Post-War period: