Portrait of Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Phillip (Phil) J. Lamason DFC and Bar, Royal New Zealand ...

Accession Number P02988.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Portrait
Physical description Black & white, Portrait
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Phillip (Phil) J. Lamason DFC and Bar, Royal New Zealand Air Force, a pilot with No. 15 (Lancaster) Squadron. Sqn Ldr Lamason was hidden by the French Resistance prior to being captured and taken to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, where he was the Senior Officer in charge of 168 airmen. Sqn Ldr Lamason and the Senior American officer negotiated with German camp authorities to have the airmen transferred to Prisoner of War (POW) camps, which occured after they had spent approximately six weeks in Buchenwald. (Donor P. Lamason)

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