Phelps, Edward K

Name: Edward Keith PHELPS

Born 27 December 1924

Hometown: Newent, Gloucestershire

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 19

Died 13 January 2009 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, age 84

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1836304

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Flight engineer

Air Group: 207 Squadron

Airbase: Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LM129

Date shot down: 7 July 1944

Fate of crew: 3 KIA, 1 captured quickly, 3 evaded, 2 of those recaptured; only one sent to Buchenwald (Phelps).

Evasion summary: Stayed with Mme Sergueyeff in Paris, then moved to various locations (possibly 2 Square des Aliscamps) until betrayal.

Date captured: 19 July 1944

Capture summary: Taken to Paris apartment with woman and three men, given Red Cross cards to fill out. Arrested with WATSON.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78419

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria

Kriege ID: 8112

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on SIIIA internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army, held until negotiated release to the British in mid-May.

Repatriation from ETO:

Discharged:

Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:

Documents:

Buchenwald file cards

Debriefing report