Sharratt, William S
Name: William Stanly SHARRATT
Born 12 December 1917
Hometown: Chorley, Lancashire UK
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26
Died 7 Aptil 1973 in Chorley, Lancashire UK, age 55
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 1484083
Service Rank: Flight Sergeant
Air Group: 78 Squadron
Airbase: Breighton, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax bomber LK840
Date shot down: 23 June 1944
Fate of crew: 4 KIA, 1 captured quickly, 2 evaded; one of those captured (Sharratt).
Evasion summary: Sheltered in Mesnil-St-Firmin.
Date captured: 15 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested while hiding in Mrs Cauvel's house. Most certainly betrayed by a neighbour. Arrested with THOMPSON.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78397
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8116
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: