MacPherson, Alexander J

Name: Alexander James MACPHERSON

Born 22 February 1917

Birthplace: Normington, UK27

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 27

Died July1999 in Gravesend, Kent, UK, age 82

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 189613

Service Rank: Sergeant

Duties: Flight engineer

Air Group: 207 Squadron

Airbase: Spitsby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ND866

Date shot down: 8 July 1944

Fate of crew: 6 KIA, one evaded and later captured (MacPherson).

Evasion summary: Sheltered in Picourt network, shuffled to Capt. Max Raulin in Hacqueville where he met MARTINI and WILSON. Desoubrie and Orsini were regular visitors.

Date captured: 5 August 1944

Capture summary: All three were taken by Desoubrie to Hotel Picadilly, picked up by “Henri” and pal, driven to Gestapo HQ. Interrogated, sent to Fresnes Prison.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78435

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8105

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:

Discharged:

Veteran status:

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