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Buchenwald Concentration Camp

    19th Nov 1943 622 Squadron Stirling lost

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    Those known to have been held in or employed at

    Buchenwald Concentration Camp

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Clark J.. Sgt.
    • Kay William. Sgt.
    • Martini Frederic C. . Staff Sgt.
    • Springhorn Albert J..
    • Stott Robert Floyd. Tech/Sgt. This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.

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    Sgt. J. Clark 514 Sqd.

    Sgt Clark survived the loss of Lancaster DS822 JI-T when it came down at La Celle Le Bordes France on the 8th of June 1944 whilst on a bombing raid to Massy Palaiseau. He evaded capture until the 19th of July when he was picked up in Paris and taken to the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, he was later transferred to Stalag Luft 3.

    Staff Sgt. Frederic C. Martini 551st Bomb Squadron

    S/Sgt Frederic C. Martini, Flt Engineer.

    Staff Sgt. Frederic C. Martini was stationed with the B-17's at Gt. Ashfield, Suffolk, England. He was a Flight Engineer & Top Turret Gunner. I lived in Stowmarket, a small town about ten miles from Gt. Ashfield. I had no idea my future brother-in-law was stationed so close by. I was only seven.

    Later I would tease Fred, asking him if he was the American Air Force fellow we picked up along the road one evening, heading for Gt. Ashfield. We took him home to have a meal with us and my mother fed him the last egg we had, being on strict rationing at that time. I asked Fred if he was that fellow and his reply had nothing to do with eggs! Unfortunately, I can't tell you his reply here anyway!

    Fred's B-17 was shot down three times. Once they ditched in the English Channel near a rescue buoy & were picked up by the RAF Air-Sea Rescue; another time they crash-landed in a British field; the third time they went down over France & Fred was taken in by the French Underground. However, someone turned him in & he spent time in Buchenwald until they were liberated. He didn't talk much about those times

    Mary E. Hover

    Sgt. William Kay

    My father, William Kay, was a pilot flying Lancasters. He was in a sortie to bomb the railway yard at Lyon and was shot down. One member of his crew is buried near there. William was picked up by the Germans and sent to Fresnes Prison and then on to Buchenwald from where he escaped as the Russians were advancing. I would appreciate any further information. He rejoined the RAF in 1950.


    Albert J. Springhorn 430th AAA

    My father, Albert J Springhorn, was a member of the 430th AAA US Army and served from D-day+1 through to the Battle of the Bulge. He acted as an interpreter at Dachau and Buchenwald.

    Mary E Springhorn

    Tech/Sgt. Robert Floyd Stott

    My father, Robert Floyd Stott, was a tech/sgt on the big bombers over Germany during WWII. He was captured and interned in Stalag Luft 4 and Stalag Luft 6. I was very surprised to find out that he was also at Buchenwald for two weeks. His plane was called "Pegasus" and he was stationed in England.

    Mart E Stott/Persad

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