Robb, Ian A
Name: Ian Alexander ROBB
Born 20 February 1922
Hometown: Downham Market, Norfolk
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died April 2001 in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, age 79
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1397341
Service Rank: Flight Officer
Air Group: 218 Squadron
Airbase: Downham Market, Suffolk, UK
Aircraft: Stirling bomber BK650
Date shot down: 31 August 1943
Fate of crew: 4 KIA, 2 evaded, 1 of them captured (Robb).
Evasion summary: Landed in the Netherlands, shifted to Paris. Summarized at https://www.evasioncomete.be/frobbia.html
Date captured: 31 December 1943
Capture summary: Questioned by DESOUBRIE posing as Special Operations agent, then taken by Orsini to Gestapo arrest with HARPER. Put in cell 416, Division 2, in Fresnes Prison with DOWDESWELL and RICHEY.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Prudham, Sonshine, 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: 78415
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8114
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord
Notes on internment: Robb was among the group of POWs marched to Lubek in April 1945.
Liberation: Liberated by British Army units near Lubek while on the march, 2 May 1945.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: