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: USAAF

Service ID: O-753841

Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot

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.

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period: Coauthored In the Shadows of War available on Amazon.com.

ALLEN, Roy Walter

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