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Osselton, John N

Name: John Neville OSSELTON

Born 12 May 1923

Hometown: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21

Died:  20 October 1999 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, age 76

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1892507

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Flight engineer

Air Group: 10 Squadron

Airbase: Melbourne, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber MZ630

Date shot down: 2 June 1944

Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 1 captured immediately, 4 evaded; three of those captured (BOOKER, Osselton, and GOULD).

Evasion summary: Sheltered in Dreux, picked up by Desoubrie & Orsini on June 25 near Muzy (Hoffman was picked up in Maintenon, on the way to Paris). Sent to Hotel Piccadilly on the 26th of June. Date captured: 28 June 1944

Capture summary: SCOTT, HASTIN, Osselton were arrested on the 28th of June while sitting in a parked car. HOFFMAN & BOOKER were arrested on July 1st.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78371

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8109

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde, Block 5

Notes on internment:

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

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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