EDGE, William Littleton
Name: William Littleton EDGE
Born 9 April 1922
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 24 May 1996 in Albany, Georgia, age 74
Service ID: 6969780
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 394th Bomb Group, 585th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Boreham, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 42-96058
Date shot down: 10 May 1944
Fate of crew: 3 captured quickly, 3 evaded; one of them captured (Edge).
Evasion summary: See evasion report
Date captured: 28 July 1944
Capture summary: Captured by military, turned over to Gestapo.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78267
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound
Kriege ID: 8167
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag VIIA, Moosburg, by train from Spremberg after forced winter march, 27-30 January, arriving 4 February 1945.
Notes on SVIIA internment:
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: