Commemorative stone for members of the Allied Air Force (2014)
In August 1944, at least 169 Allied airmen who had been shot down over France were committed to Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Of these men, 82 were Americans, 49 were Britons, 26 Canadians, 9 Australians, 2 from New Zealand, and 1 from Jamaica. Two of them died in the camp. The others were transferred to the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp in Sagan (present-day Żagań in Poland ) in October/November 1944. On 13 April 2014, survivors dedicated a commemorative stone to this inmate group at the site of the former Block 45.