Perry, Raymond W

Name: Raymond Walter PERRY

Born 20 August 1923

Birthplace: Bruce Rock, Western Australia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21

Died 26 November 1997 in Karrakatta, Western Australia, age 74

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Service ID: 415738

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 466 Squadron

Airbase: Leconfield, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LV943

Date shot down: 7 May 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 4 evaded, one of those captured (Perry)

Evasion summary: Evaded for 9 weeks in Nantes, Rouvre, and Boncourt with SALT and JAMES.

Date captured: 2 August 1944

Capture summary: Picked up by car to go to airfield, diverted to Gestapo HQ in Paris

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with RICHEY, BEDFORD, MARTINI, WILSON, CARR, PENNELL, BASTABLE, GRENON, GIBSON, HIGH, HODGSON, PRUDHAM, SONSHINE, ROBB, R MILLS, 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: 8111

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag Milag Nord 

Notes on X-B internment:

Liberation: 2 May 1945 by British forces

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

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