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GRANBERY, William Langley, III

Name: William Langley GRANBERY, III

Born 29 March 1920

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24

Died 12 March 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee, age 80

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-689953

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Bombardier

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:

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

Buchenwald ID: 78312

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8139

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg.

Notes on internment: Marched to SVIIA 6-16 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:

GRANBERY, William Langley, III


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