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
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).
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:
Notes on Post-War period: