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DENARO, Joseph Charles

Name: Joseph Charles DENARO

Born 4 April 1924

Birthplace: Belmont, Massachusetts

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 9 August 2008 in Juno Beach, Florida, age 84

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-703963

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 801st Bomb Group, 850th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Harrington, Northamptonshire UK

Aircraft: B-24 42-95170

Date shot down: 5 July 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 5 evaded; of those, 4 captured and sent to Fresnes Prison and Buchenwald (Denaro, GRANBERY, STRALKA, and SALO).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 14 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with PETRICH, SALO, B PHELPS and one other airman. Taken to Hotel Picadilly by Desoubrie and interviewed by Marcharet.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78269

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8135

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag Luft I, Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia

Notes on internment:

Liberation: 1 May 1945, evacuated by American aircraft 13-15 May 1945

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

DENARO, Joseph Charles


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