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:
Notes on Post-War period: