top of page

BAUDER, Warren Floyd

Name: Warren Floyd BAUDER

Born 5 December 1921

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died: Still alive in 2021 in Acton, California, age 99

Service: USAAF

Service ID: T-001748

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Copilot

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 44th Bomb Group, 506th Squadron

Airbase: Shipdham, Norfolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 42-94999

Date shot down: 11 May 1944

Fate of crew: 4 captured immediately, 2 of them hospitalized, 6 evaded, 3 evaders captured, 1 of those sent to Buchenwald (Bauder).

Evasion summary: Evaded and sheltered with ALLEN.

Date captured: 4 July 1944

Capture summary: Taken to Paris with McClanahan and Wesley by Desoubrie and Orsini, left at Hotel Picadilly for four days, then picked up by two men who transported them to Gestapo HQ. Interrogated, sent to Fresnes Prison.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78196

Notes on Buchenwald internment: Too weak to join others when evacuating.

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, West Compound, arriving 28 November 1944

Kriege ID: 8932

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag VIIA, Moosburg, by train from Spremberg after forced winter march, 27-30 January, arriving 4 February 1945.

Notes on SVIIA internment:

Liberation: 29 April 1945 by Patton’s Third Army

Repatriation from ETO: Arrived New York, NY, on 3 June 1945 on the M/V Monticello.


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period: Interviewed in the History Channel’s 2004 documentary Shot from the Sky about Buchenwald.

BAUDER, Warren Floyd


bottom of page