Waldram, William A
Name: William Arthur WALDRAM
Born 23 June 1925
Birthplace: Nottingham, Notts
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 19
Died 3 April 1996 in Oshawa, Ontario, age 70
Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Service ID: J90395
Service Rank: Sergeant
Air Group: 5 Group, 106 Squadron
Airbase: Metheringham, Lincolnshire UK
Aircraft: Lancaster bomber ME789
Date shot down: 8 July 1944
Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 4 evaded; 3 of them captured (LUCAS, Walderam, and CRAWFORD).
Evasion summary: Waldram and CRAWFORD were sent to Paris, where they stayed in various places.
Date captured: 2 August 1944
Capture summary: Went to Prevot’s appartement, where 4 American were staying at the time. Lallier took them to the Conciergerie, where they were arrested.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78402
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Belaria
Kriege ID: 8118
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: Wrote the poem, "A Reflection", about KLB and Buchenwald.