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:
Notes on Post-War period: