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HEIMERMAN, Lawrence Albert

Name: Lawrence Albert HEIMERMAN

Born 2 August 1918

Birthplace: Liverpool, New York

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26

Died 30 April 1981 in Hammond, New York, age 62

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 32288706

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group, 838th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Lavenham, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 41-29468

Date shot down: 11 May 1944

Fate of crew: All 11 crewmen evaded, 7 captured; included Heimerman, VRATNY, PELLETIER, and WATSON.

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 5 August 1944

Capture summary: Captured with, or on the same day, as PELLETIER and WATSON.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78334

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8171

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:

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:

HEIMERMAN, Lawrence Albert


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