BECK, Levitt Clinton Jr.
Name: Levitt Clinton BECK, Jr.
Born 2 January 1920
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24
Died ca. 21 October 1944 in Buchenwald
Service ID: O-736945
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 406th Fighter Group, 514th Fighter Squadron
Airbase: Ashford, Kent, UK
Aircraft: P-47 42-8473
Date shot down: 29 June 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured
Date captured: 25 July 1944
Capture summary: Moved to Paris by Desoubrie, with Petrich. Interviewed by Marcharet. Interrogated, transferred to Fresnes Prison
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78286
Notes on Buchenwald internment: Too weak from pleurisy and pneumonia to be evacuated with the others on 19 October 1944. PETRICH reported his death on 23 October 1944, although German paperwork gives 29 November as date of death.
Notes: Diary of evasion period was recovered and published as Fighter Pilot by Kessinger Publishing, available from Amazon.com.uk.