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Mills, Robert N

Name: Robert Neil MILLS

Born 30 April 1924

Birthplace: Point Broughton, South Australia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 8 August 1990, age 66

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Service ID: 417883

Service Rank: Pilot Officer

Duties: Pilot

Air Group: 78 Squadron

Airbase: Dishford, Yorkshire, UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber MZ692

Date shot down: 23 June 1944

Fate of crew:

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 28 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with Gwilliam, KC Mills, and Johnston.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Prudham, Sonshine, Robb, Whellum, Spierenburg, Taylor, Allen, Harvie, Larson, McLaughlin, Moser, Petrich. Roberson, Stevenson, Vinecombe, Zeiser and, at train change, Lamason, Dauteuil, Watmough, Scullion, J Smith, Head, Watson, and C Hoffman.

Buchenwald ID: 78356

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8058

Notes on SLIII internment: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Subsequent transfer to:

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held there until negotiated release in May.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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