Name: Joseph SONSHINE
Born 11 October 1920
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died 13 March 2005 in Toronto, Canada, age 84
Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Service ID: J80256
Service Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Air Group: 1 Group, 12 Squadron
Airbase: Wickenby, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ND424
Date shot down: 28 June 1944
Fate of crew: 7 evaded, 3 captured (Sonshine, GUILFOYLE, and JORDIN)
Evasion summary: Sheltered by FFI, taken to Prevot house in Paris.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with P CHAPMAN and LITTLE.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Prudham, 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: 78393
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8930
Notes on SLIII internment: Too sick to leave SLIII when it was evacuated, left in hospital.
Subsequent transfer to: Subsequent transfer to Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg.
Notes on Stalag internment: Forced march and boxcar to Stalag VIIA, 2-16 April 1945.
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: