HILDING, Russell Duane
Name: Russell Duane HILDING
Born 4 June 1921
Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died 7 November 2021, age 100
Service ID: O-757199
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 447th Bomb Group, 709th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Rattlesden, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-17G 43-37788
Date shot down: 13 July 1944
Fate of crew: 10 evaded, 3 of them captured; two sent to Buchenwald (Hilding and WOJNICZ).
Date captured: early August 1944
Capture summary: Arrested in Paris with WOJNICZ, credited to Desoubrie.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78326
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8141
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: