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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

Duties: Bombardier

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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