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Kay, William

Name: William KAY

Born 1920

Hometown: Bolton, Lancashire

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24

Died June 2012 in Bolton, Lancashire, age 91-92

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 171099

Service Rank: Pilot Officer

Duties: Pilot

Air Group: 1 Group, 100 Squadron

Airbase: Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LM621

Date shot down: 1 July 1944

Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 6 evaded; 3 of those captured, including FULSHER and Kay.

Evasion summary: Both FULSHER and Kay were picked up by Desoubrie in Orgeres on July 18th, went to Chartres with another American airman. Orsini joined them in Chartres. On their way to Paris, they picked up another American airman (Shearer?).

Date captured: 19 July 1944

Capture summary: Taken to empty house, told to destroy military IDs, given fake Red Cross forms, then put in truck to Gestapo HQ. Pattern and details match MARCHARET and LALLIER.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78400

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8054

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:


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