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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: USAAF

Service ID: O-747759

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

DAUTEUIL, Donat François


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