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The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:20 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

This is my father's account of being forced to abandon his aircraft in France, attempting to get home via Spain, being arrested by the Gestapo, and being held in Fresnes, Buchenwalde, Stalag Luft III and Stalag III as a prisoner-of-war.

History

Item list and details

1) Telegram to his mother July 1944 to tell her his Lancaster had been shot down. 2) Telegram to his mother Dec 44 advising that he had been located. 3) Buchenwald Concentration Camp Registration Cards 4) Red Cross Letter 5) Promotion Letter whist a POW 6) Training Squadron Photo 7) Dad in uniform 8) LM129 loss record

Person the story/items relate to

Flight Sergeant Edward Keith Phelps

Person who shared the story/items

Martin Phelps

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was my father

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

Record ID

92605