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CHALOT, John André

Name: John André CHALOT

Born 19 December 1919

Birthplace: Le Havre, France

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24

Died 29 January 2003 in Riverside, California, age 83

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-2045082 [T-223068]

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Fighter Pilot

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 355th Fighter Group, 358th Fighter Squadron

Airbase: Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: P-51 43-6554

Date shot down: 11 March 1944

Fate of crew: Evaded, later captured

Evasion summary: Started in Belgium with four other airmen. Winnowed down to Chalot and HANSON. Entered the Picourt network.

Date captured: 10 July 1944

Capture summary: In Paris with HANSON, JACKSON, and LIGHT

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

Buchenwald ID: 78278

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8129

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:

CHALOT, John André


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