CHAPMAN, Park Vassar
Name: Park Vassar CHAPMAN
Born 17 August 1924
Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20
Died 27 January 1994 in Charleston, West Virginia, age 69
Service ID: O-816237
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 322nd Bomb Group, 450th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Andrews Field, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 41-31897
Date shot down: 6 July 1944
Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 2 evaded; one of them captured (Chapman).
Evasion summary: Assisted by Picourt, whose resistance cell was penetrated.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: In Paris, after delivery to Prevot house at 20 blvd Sebastapol. Arrested with LITTLE and SONSHINE; credited to Desoubrie but could involve Marcharet as well.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78284
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8130
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:
Notes on Post-War period: