Leverington, Ronald L

Name: Ronald Lambert LEVERINGTON

Born 4 July 1920

Hometown: Eastry, Kent

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24

Died 29 May 2016

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1254416

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 102 Squadron

Airbase: Pockington, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW143

Date shot down: 28 June 1944

Fate of crew: 3 KIA, 4 evaded but captured (EAGLE, LESLIE, Leverington, and JOYCE).

Evasion summary: Met EAGLE in Coupillier, went to Lyon-le-Fôret and found LESLIE, JOYCE, and HEMMENS there. Then to small hotel by Auteuil Station, met with FFI contact. Went on the Hacqueville, joined by 2 US airmen. One stayed behind, all others to an empty mansion. Spent one night in hotel with 2 US airmen.

Date captured: 8 August 1944

Capture summary: All airmen in the area were loaded in cars and taken to Gestapo HQ.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78382

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8102

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on SIIIA internment:

Liberation: April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held pending a negotiated release. Walked out of camp on 8 May 1945 with LESLIE, HARPER, and another RAF airman and the group was picked up by an American jeep and taken to Barby, then to Heidelsheim, and by air to Brussells.

Repatriation from ETO: 14 May 1945 by air from Lille.

Discharged:

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