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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

Duties: Gunner

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:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period: Wrote the poem, "A Reflection", about KLB and Buchenwald.


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