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Rowe, Andrew

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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