Taylor, Peter G
Name: Peter George TAYLOR
Born 6 June 1922
Hometown: Wells, Somerset UK
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 26 June 2009 in Wells, Somerset, age 87
Service: Royal Air Force
Service ID: 55029
Service Rank: Flight Officer
Air Group: 158 Squadron
Airbase: Lissett, Yorkshire UK
Aircraft: Halifax bomber LV954
Date shot down: 18 April 1944
Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 1 arrested the next day, 1 evaded and was captured later (Taylor).
Evasion summary: Three airmen were hiding in the area around Beauvoir (HUNTER, EDGE) and La Chaussée du Bois de l'écu (Taylor).
Date captured: 28 July 1944
Capture summary: The trap was organized by two French traitors working for the SD in Beauvais. The airmen were arrested soon after and sent to Beauvais' prison, then Fresnes.Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with Richey, Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Prudham, Sonshine, Robb, R Mills, Whellum, Spierenburg, 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: 78425
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound
Kriege ID: 8070
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord
Notes on internment: Not on the list of POWs marched to Lubek by the SS in April 1945, but the list isn’t comprehensive.
Liberation: The POWs remaining at M-M were liberated around 29 April 1945 by the British Guards Armoured Division.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: