Fort XIII

Fort XIII
Fort XIII (Wild, David. Prisoners of hope. 1992. London)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a summary of escapes from Stalag XXA and the attached working camps - part 2





1942-1944

Date
name
Method of exit
Equipment preparation
Travel
Where arrived
March 1942
Cpl. T. McGraph
From main camp
Well equipped. Civilian clothes, razor, food, money
Sheltered 3 months in Toruń, given papers and new identity and escorted by organization to Spain passing all controls
Spain via Belgium and France
June 1942
S/Ldr B. Paddon RAF
From main camp slipped away from a local working party
An officer to Toruń for Martial court. Within few hours got away completely equipped: clothes, maps,  money, foreign worker’s papers
By slow trains to Gdynia, found no ships, came back to Gdańsk (Danzig)
Sweden
June 1943
B.S.M. A. Paton
Pte. L. Green
Through window and wire of working party in Graudenz
Well prepared with clothes, papers and contracts prepared
Train to Gdynia
Sweden
September 1943
Cpl. R. Doubleday
Cpl. J. Curry
Walk out from Stalag headquarter where both worked in Post Office
Fully equipped: clothes, papers and contracts
Picked up by lorry, sheltered in Bromberg. Taken to Gdynia
Sweden
October 1943
Sgt. J. Glancey
Pte. J. Hutson
Capt. R. MacPherson
Capt. C. Armstrong
Back gate of Stalag headquarter
Fully equipped: contact with a lorry driver arranged
Picked up by lorry, sheltered in Bromberg. Taken to Gdynia
Sweden
January 1944
R.S.M. A.E. Hawtin
Walked out of a main camp- past sentry by clever timing
Fully equipped
Helped by a fellow escaper- a Pole to Gdynia
Sweden
February 1944
F/Lt. T.H. Cullen RAF
From main camp- over a frozen moat, scaling ladder over wire in a blind spot- passed a guard room
Fully equipped: clothes, papers and contracts
Picked up by lorry, sheltered, taken to Gdynia
Sweden
May 1944
L/Cpl. W.R. Lloyd
Pte. E.V. Burfield
From back window of surveillance lager. Sentry distracted by a ‘fight’
Civilian clothes stolen from German confiscation store.
Sheltered in Torun, alone in a train to Gdynia
Sweden

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