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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

Duties: Bombardier

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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