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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: USAAF

Service ID: 6969780

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Bombardier

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

EDGE, William Littleton


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