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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: USAAF

Service ID: O-673709

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

APPLEMAN, Stratton Mayfield


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