DEAREY, Ralph H
Name: Ralph H DEAREY
Born 5 August 1921
Birthplace: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died 16 December 1973 in Glendale, California, age 52
Service ID: O-696689
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter Pilot
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 339th Fighter Group, 503rd Fighter Squadron
Airbase: Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: P-51 42-106615
Date shot down: 19 June 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured
Evasion summary: Sheltered near Lyon, then hid with man matching description of Desoubrie.
Date captured: 20 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested at road block with APPLEMAN; probably arranged by Desoubrie, who may have been at the road block.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78316
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg (referred to in deposition as "Stalag Luft III, Nurnberg."
Notes on internment: Escaped on 6 April 1945, recaptured, sent to SVIIA, Moosburg.
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO: Assigned to M/V Monticello on 18 May 1945, arrived in New York Harbour via Southampton on 3 June 1945.
Notes on Post-War period: