Name: Patrick SCULLION
Born 9 March 1919
Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25
Died 11 February 1982 in Parry Sound, Ontario, age
Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Service ID: J25051
Service Rank: Pilot Officer
Duties: Radioman [Wireless Air Gunner]
Air Group: 433 Squadron
Airbase: Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW120
Date shot down: 5 July 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 5 evaded, 4 of those captured (GRENON, WATMOUGH, HETHERINGTON, and Scullion).
Evasion summary: Taken to Picourt network, penetrated by Desoubrie.
Date captured: 14 July 1944
Capture summary: Desoubrie & Orsini came to Chateauneuf to pick up GRENON, HARVIE, HETHERINGTON, and Scullion, possibly the same day as GIBSON, HEAD, and PRUDHAM. Captured two days later "on their way to Spain”.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Sonshine, Robb, 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: 78395
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8065
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord
Notes on internment: Approximately 3000 POWs were marched out by the SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft. Joyce is not on the list of POWs at Lubek, but it is not comprehensive (only around 200 names).
Liberation: POWs on the march to Lubek were freed by the British Guards Armored Division on 27 April 1945. Those remaining at Marlag-Milag were liberated by the British 2nd Army on 2 May 1945, and airlifted to the UK by 15 May 1945.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: