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FORE, James William

Name: James William FORE

Born 26 January 1925

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 19

Died  5 April 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, age 86

Service: USAAF

Service ID: T-061909

Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron

Airbase: Bassingboum, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-97173

Date shot down: 8 July 1944

Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 2 captured immediately, 6 evaded; 5 of those captured destined for Buchenwald (BOWEN, Fore, WARD, SCHARF, and ZEISER).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 10 July 1944

Capture summary: In Paris, with SCHARF and WARD,  credited to Desoubrie

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

Buchenwald ID: 78349

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8137

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg.

Notes on internment: Marched to SVIIA 2-16 April 1945.

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:

FORE, James William


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