ALLEN, Roy Walter
Name: Roy Walter ALLEN
Born 1 August 1918
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26
Died 5 August 1991 in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, age 73
Service ID: O-753841
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 457th Bomb Group, 750th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Glatton, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-97579
Date shot down: 14 June 1944
Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 9 evaded, 1 of those captured (Allen)
Evasion summary: Sheltered with BAUDER. Hospitalized for kidney stones but escaped notice.
Date captured: 8 August 1944
Capture summary: Taken to Prevot house, interviewed by Marcharet, taken to a café with 3 American airmen (BAUDER, ROBERSON, and BROWN) and turned over to two men who transported them to Gestapo HQ. Interrogated, sent to Fresnes Prison.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with PENNELL, PERRY, MARTINI, GIBSON, HIGH, CARR, HODGSON, PRUDHAM, SONSHINE, ROBB, R MILLS, WHELLUM, SPIERENBURG, TAYLOR, BASTABLE, HARVIE, LARSON, MCLAUGHLIN, MOSER, PETRICH, ROBERSON, STEVENSON, VINECOME, and ZEISER. After transferring to another train, the men were joined by LAMASON, WATMOUGH, SCULLION, JA SMITH, HEAD, E WATSON, and C HOFFMAN.
Buchenwald ID: 78357
Notes on Buchenwald internment: Too sick to leave KLB with the rest, followed on 28 November 1944.
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, West Compound
Kriege ID: 8931
Notes on SLIII internment: Barracks 158/5
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIIID, Nurnburg.
Notes on internment: Marched to SVIIA 2-12 April 1945
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO: Assigned to M/V Monticello on 18 May 45, arriving in New York City on 3 June 1945.
Notes on Post-War period: Coauthored In the Shadows of War available on Amazon.com.