Shepherd, Ernest G
Name: Ernest George SHEPHERD
Born 25 February 1923
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 21
Died 6 March 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, age 31
Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Service ID: J23637
Service Rank: Flight Officer
Air Group: 640 Squadron
Airbase: Leconfield, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW434
Date shot down: 3 June 1944
Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 2 evaded and later captured (Shepherd and WILLIS).
Evasion summary: Evaded with WILLIS.
Date captured: 19 June 1944
Capture summary: Shepherd and WILLIS were arrested while hiding with Mr Bluteau. The Gestapo was looking for a resistance chief (Capt. Benoist) and found the two airmen with him.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78372
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III
Kriege ID: 8066
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: