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Jordin, Douglas F

Name: Douglas Foster JORDIN

Born 18 October 1924

Hometown: Latchford, Lancashire UK

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 19

Died 10 February 2010 in Blackpool, Lancashire, age 85

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 2210100

Service Rank: Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 1 Group, 12 Squadron

Airbase: Wickenby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ND424

Date shot down: 28 June 1944

Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 3 captured (Jordin, SONSHINE, and GUILFOYLE)

Evasion summary: Taken to different parts of Paris, including 27 rue Duret. They met de Marcheret on the 18th of July at Prevot's flat. Were probably sent to 2 Square des Aliscamps the next day, and captured the same day.

Date captured: 15 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with PELLETIER, MALCOLM, GUILFOYLE, and two others (WATSON, HEIMERMAN) caught on same day.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78393

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag III

Kriege ID: 8099

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord

Notes on internment: Many POWs were marched out by SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft. Jordin’s name is not on the provisional roll at Lubek, although it isn’t comprehensive.

Liberation: The Lubek group was freed on 27 April 1945 by the British Guards Armored Division. Those remaining at Marlag und Milag 2 May 1945 by British forces.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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