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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

Duties: Navigator

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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