Mills, Keith C

Name: Keith Cyril MILLS

Born 2 January 1924

Birthplace: Mackay, Queensland Australia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died February 2012, Mackay, Queensland Australia, age 88

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Service ID: 425954

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Observation

Air Group: 78 Squadron

Airbase: Dishford, Yorkshire, UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber MZ692

Date shot down: 21 June 1944

Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 5 subsequently captured, 4 sent to Buchenwald (K Mills, JOHNSTON, GWILLIAM, and R MILLS)

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 28 July 1944

Capture summary: The four Australian airmen were staying with Countess de Baynast. They left the village in a truck, then a black sedan car driven by two men. They were arrested shortly after, and sent to Beauvais' prison, then Fresnes.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78405

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8018

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 until release negotiated.

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

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