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Reid, John D

Name: John David REID

Born 1 September 1923

Home: Liverpool, UK

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 18 April 2001 in Halton, Cheshire, England, age 77

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 1675129

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Flight engineer

Air Group: 514 Squadron

Airbase: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LL716

Date shot down: 3 August 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 7 evaded, 3 of those captured (BAXTER, Reid, and MCCLENAGHAN.

Evasion summary: Sheltered in L’Abbeville with BAXTER, taken by truck to Prevot house in Paris with Reid and MCCLENAGHAN, where they met RITTER.

Date captured: 9 August 1944

Capture summary: Baxter, McClenaghan & Reid were guided into Paris from a village near Pontoise. On the 8th of August, they met de Marcheret, at Prevot's flat. Ritter was already there. The next day, de Marcheret's assistant (Y. Lallier) took them by car to the Gestapo HQ.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78387

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8113

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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