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BROWN, Robert Harold

Name: Robert Harold BROWN

Born 16 September 1921

Birthplace: East Rochester, New York

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 23 December 1994 in Sun City, Arizona, age 73

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-521326

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Copilot

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Grafton, Underwood, Northamptomshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-31346

Date shot down: 24 April 1944

Fate of crew: 4 captured immediately, 6 evaded; 2 of those captured (Brown and ROBERSON).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 11 August 1944

Capture summary: Taken by Desoubrie to Paris to meet “Chief of Resistance” [probably Marcharet] then moved to Prevot house. Arrested with ROBERSON and ALLEN.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78295

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8127

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnburg.

Notes on internment:

Liberation: May have been marched to SVIIA. If not, liberated on 16 April by American forces.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

BROWN, Robert Harold


Buchenwald file cards

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