HASTIN, James Dale
Name: James Dale HASTIN
Born 29 March 1922
Birthplace: Lopez Island, Washington
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 23 March 2006 in Mount Vernon, Washington, age 83
Service ID: O-676788
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 361st Fighter Group, 374th Fighter Squadron
Airbase: Bottisham, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: P-51 43-6982
Date shot down: 8 June 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured
Evasion summary: Sheltered within Picourt network with OSSELTON, RB HOFFMAN, and BOOKER.
Date captured: 28 June 1944
Capture summary: Driven by Desoubrie and Orsini to Hotel Picadilly, transferred to car, arrested while parked. Kept in solitary confinement in Fresnes Prison
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78354
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8140
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg.
Notes on internment: Marched to SVIIA 2-12 April 1945.
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: Interviewed in the 1994 NFBC documentary, Buchenwald: The Lucky Ones.