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:
Notes on Post-War period: