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Malcolm, Thomas A

Name: Thomas Alexander MALCOLM

Born 15 January 1916

Hometown: Morwell, Victoria, Western Australia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 28

Died 15 February 2003 in Bowen, Victoria, age 87

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Service ID: 418755

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 463 Squadron

Airbase: Waddington, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LM572

Date shot down: 25 June 1944

Fate of crew: 6 KIA, 1 evader subsequently captured (Malcolm)

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 15 July 1944

Capture summary: Taken to Prevot house with PELLETIER and JORDIN, questioned by MARCHARET, loaded into truck with 15 other airmen known to include GUILFOYLE, taken to Gestapo HQ, then to Fresnes Prison.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78379

Notes on Buchenwald internment: Suffered from malnutrition, scabies, dysentery, etc., hospitalized in October, left behind at evacuation.

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III on 28 November 1944

Kriege ID: 8929

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Mirlag Nord

Notes on internment: Probably marched to Lubek with 3000 other POWs in early April.

Liberation: Liberated by British 2nd Army on 2 May 1945, airlifted to the UK by 15 May 1945.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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