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    During my researching of the 514 Sqd crew that were struck by falling bombs over BOIS DE CASSEN on the 3rd August 1944. The POW forms indicate two crewmen were placed in Buchenwald Concentration Camp for a period of two months prior to moving to Stalag Luft III They were caught whilst evading and wearing French clothing.

    I am wondering if that fact alone instigated the imprisonment at Buchenwald, have any other members found this to be the case.

    Thanks for any assistance. Colin.

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    Hi Colin,
    I have just recently finished John Nichol and Tony Rennel's book Home Run, and there are several accounts of service evaders captured in "mufti" being imprisoned in Concentration camps under the condition as agents, therefore not covered under the Geneva Convention.

    If you want me to look in for specific details just let me know.

    Regards

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark.

    Ive answered my own question, in the book Footprints on the sands of time. I have located quite a lot of detail concerning a large group of RAF prisoners which includes the subject of my interest being moved from Paris to the Concentration Camp.

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    Many of the allied airmen imprisoned in the notorious Gestapo-jail at Fresnes were transferred to Buchenwald. A good book to read: "Missing in Action (an RCAF Navigator Story)" by John D. Harvie. (ISBN 0-7735-1350-7).
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    Henk.

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