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FIX, Earl Ellsworth

Name: Earl Ellsworth FIX

Born 29 January 1919

Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25

Died 10 May 1984 in Phillipsburg, Kansas, age 65

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 17089607

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 489th Bomb Group, 845th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Station 365, Halesworth, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 43-95249

Date shot down: 25 June 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 9 evaded with FFI help but 7 captured later (Fix, COFFMAN, CARR, CHESSHIR, MAUK, ALEXANDER, and PECUS)

Evasion summary: See file

Date captured: 7 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested in Paris on the same day as PECUS and CHESSHIR.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78313

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8168

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: Sent to Work camps 3324 and 3368

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:

FIX, Earl Ellsworth


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