CROUCH, Marshall Combs Jr
Name: Marshall Combs CROUCH, Jr
Born 2 October 1918
Birthplace: Casper, Wyoming
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25
Died 26 August 1975 in Fairbanks, Alaska, age 67
Service ID: O-744050
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 392nd Bomb Group, 579th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Wending, Norfolk UK
Aircraft: B-24 42-7484
Date shot down: 29 January 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 2 captured immediately, 7 evaded, only one captured (Crouch).
Evasion summary: Sheltered in the south of France, then passed through Paris.
Date captured: 15 May 1944
Capture summary: Picked up at a roadblock with STEWART while trying to reach an evasion route in the Pyrenees.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78277
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8132
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to:
Notes on internment:
Liberation: Liberated from SVIIA on 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.Returned to where he was captured to arrest the gendarme who betrayed him to the Gestapo.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: