DAUTEUIL, Donat François
Name: Donat François DAUTEUIL
Born 26 February 1921
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died 15 June 1988 in Shreveport, Louisiana, age 67
Service ID: O-747759
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 396th Bomb Group, 574 Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Matching Green, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 41-31716
Date shot down: 27 May 1944
Fate of crew: 6 evaded, 4 of them captured; of those, two were hospitalized, 1 sent to SL III, 1 sent to Fresnes and Buchenwald (Dauteuil).
Evasion summary: Sheltered by multiple individuals and families in resistance cell penetrated by Gestapo agents.
Date captured: 23 July 1944
Capture summary: Desoubrie drove them to to Le Prélude, taken by Gianoni to Gestapo HQ with KINNIS.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2 then to #3 at train change with Lamason,Watmough, Scullion, Smith, Head, Watson, and C Hoffman, joining Bedford, Martini, Wilson, Carr, Pennell, Perry, Bastable, Grenon, Gibson, High, Hodgson, Prudham, Sonshine, Robb, R Mills, Whellum, Spierenburg, Taylor, Allen, Harvie, Larson, McLaughlin, Moser, Petrich. Roberson, Stevenson, Vinecombe, and Zeiser.
Buchenwald ID: 78324
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8133
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Forced winter march to Muskau, train to Stalag XIII-D, Nurnburg, arriving 6 February 1945.
Notes on internment: Forced march on 6-16 April 1945 to Stalag VIIA, Moosburg.
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: