Name: William KAY
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
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:
Notes on Post-War period: