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Prudham, James E

Name: James Ewart PRUDHAM

Born  19 June 1913

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 31

Died 18 August 2000 in Scarborough, Ontario, age 87

Service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Service ID: J29527

Service Rank: Flight Officer

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 419 Squadron

Airbase: Middleton St-George, Durham UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber KB727

Date shot down: 5 July 1944

Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 6 captured (GIBSON, Prudham, HEAD, tSMITH, VINECOMBE, and STEVENSON).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 14 July 1944

Capture summary: Desoubrie & Orsini came to Chartres on July 12th, and took them to Paris, including Stevenson (who later escaped from the train to Buchenwald). Group split in various places, then captured two days later. Arrested with GIBSON and HEAD, same day as GRENON, HARVIE, SCULLION, and HETHERINGTON.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, 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: 78374

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8063

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag IIIA, Luckenwalde

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 22 April 1945 by units of the Red Army but held for negotiated release in mid-May.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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