Stewart, James A
Name: James Alexander STEWART
Born 16 January 1922
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 17 April 2019 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, age 97
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 128449
Service Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 609 Squadron
Airbase: Thorney Island, Sussex UK
Aircraft: Typhoon MN414
Date shot down: 13 May 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured
Evasion summary: Stewart and COWAN sheltered at the Prevot/Rocher flat. Transfered to Hotel Picadilly for one night, where they met a Canadian (Ed Carter-Edwards?) and an Australian.
Date captured: 8 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with COWAN, credited to Marcheret
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78416
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8069
Notes on SLIII internment: Kept a detailed diary during his time in the POW camps.
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: Awarded DSC. Remained in the ETO to interrogate SS officers involved in the capture of evading airmen. Interviewed in the 1994 NFBC documentary, Buchenwald: The Lucky Ones.