Kinnis, Arthur G
Name: Arthur George KINNIS
Born 5 April 1915
Birthplace: Trail, British Columbia
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 29
Died 20 January 2011 in Victoria, British Columbia, age 95
Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Service ID: J/26316
Service Rank: Flying Officer
Air Group: 5 Group, 106 Squadron
Airbase: Metheringham, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ME668
Date shot down: 8 July 1944
Fate of crew: 4 KIA, 2 captured on landing, one evaded and later captured (Kinnis).
Evasion summary: Entered PICOURT network.
Date captured: 26 July 1944
Capture summary: Driven by Desoubrie to Picadilly Hotel in Paris on 22 July 1944. Probably questioned by Marcheret and Brandstetter. Arrested with Dauteuil. Right eardrum was ruptured from beating at Fresnes Prison.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or 2
Buchenwald ID: 78391
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8055
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde
Notes on SIIIA internment:
Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army. Released to British forces 2 May 1945.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: Co-wrote the book "168 Jump into Hell" about Buchenwald. Active in re-establishing the KLB Club in the late 1980s.