Name: Andrew ROWE
Born 28 March 1923
Birthplace: Redcar, North Yorkshire
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died 17 August 2009 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, age 86
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1673459
Service Rank: Flight Sergeant
Duties: Flight engineer
Air Group: 640 Squadron
Airbase: Leconfield, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax bomber LK866
Date shot down: 8 June 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 5 evaded, 4 of those captured, 2 of them sent to Buchenwald (Rowe and BASTABLE).
Evasion summary: Shifted from Emance to Arteney.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with CLARKE, WARD, and B PHELPS. The four airmen met in Paris, at the flat of a sculptor's studio. Georges Prevot took them to his own flat on the 17th of July, where they met Marcheret. A dozen other airmen were already in the flat. Taken to hotel the next day, then arrested with those seen at Prevot's flat.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2.
Buchenwald ID: 78408
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8115
Notes on SLIII internment: Too weak to march when the camp was evacuated, left in hospital.
Subsequent transfer to: Subsequently moved to Stalag XIIID, Nurnberg, and then to Stalag VIIA.
Notes on internment:
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: