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Williams, Llewelyn

Name: Llewelyn WILLIAMS

Born 4 November 1922

Birthplace: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 9 February 2009 in Cheshire, England, age 86

Service: Royal Air Force

Service ID: 178363

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 102 Squadron

Airbase: Pocklington, Yorkshire UK

Aircraft: Halifax bomber LW159

Date shot down: 29 June 1944

Fate of crew: 6 KIA, 1 evaded and captured (Williams).

Evasion summary: Sprained ankle on landing.

Date captured: 11 August 1944

Capture summary: Taken to Prevot’s house to spend the night of the 7th. House was raided on 11 August 1944 and everyone there was arrested. E&E report says 8 August, but that doesn’t match other sources.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78437

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, East Compound

Kriege ID: 8124

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 to mid-May pending negotiated transfer to British forces.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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