APPLEMAN, Stratton Mayfield
Name: Stratton Mayfield APPLEMAN
Born 28 October 1919
Birthplace: Mammoth Springs, Arkansas
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24
Died 20 April 1993 in San Antonio, Texas, age 73
Service ID: O-673709
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 437th Troop Carrier Group, 85th Troop Carrier Squadron
Airbase: Ramsbury UK
Aircraft: CG4 Waco 42-79200 (glider)
Date shot down: 6 June 1944
Fate of crew: 4 recovered by Allies, 1 evaded but captured (Appleman)
Evasion summary: Captured, escaped and evaded for three months, recaptured.
Date captured: 20 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested in Reims at a roadblock, with DEAREY. Sent to Fresnes Prison.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78314
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8125
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, 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:
Notes on Post-War period: