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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: USAAF

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period: Interviewed in the 1994 NFBC documentary, Buchenwald: The Lucky Ones.

HASTIN, James Dale


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