Percy, Douglas C
Name: Douglas Charles PERCY
Born 12 October 1919
Hometown: Newport M, Glamorganshire, Wales
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24
Died 29 December 1992 in South Glamorganshire, Wales, age 73
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 55075
Service Rank: Flight Officer
Air Group: 630 Squadron
Airbase: East Kirby, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber PB121
Date shot down: 10 June 1944
Fate of crew: 6 KIA, one evaded then captured (Percy).
Evasion summary: Sheltered in Picourt network penetrated by Desoubrie.
Date captured: 28 July 1944
Capture summary: Desoubrie picked him up near Vernon on the 27th (or 28th), with three other Americans. Met Lamason & Chapman at 2 square des Aliscamps. Captured with LAMASON, CHAPMAN, and PHELPS after leaving Prevot house.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2.
Buchenwald ID: 784111
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8062
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Mirlag Nord
Notes on internment: Marched out by SS on 2 April 1945, column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft.
Liberation: On 3 May 1945 he was freed by the British Guards Armored Division.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: