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BOZARTH, James Walter

Name: James Walter BOZARTH

Born 7 February 1924

Birthplace: Odessa, Missouri

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 11 October 1978 in Lincoln, Nebraska, age 54

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 37536354

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Foce, 401st Bomb Group, 615th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-39873

Date shot down: 1 August 1944

Fate of crew: 7 KIA, 1 captured immediately, 1 evaded but captured (Bozarth)

Evasion summary: Assisted by Picourt, in resistance group penetrated by Desoubrie.

Date captured: 8 August 1944

Capture summary: In Paris, credited to Desoubrie.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78340

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8162

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag VIIA, Mossburg

Notes on SVIIA internment:

Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of Patton’s Third Army

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

BOZARTH, James Walter


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