HOFFMAN, Robert Bruce
Name: Robert Bruce HOFFMAN
Born 19 March 1922
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 27 January 1966 in Erie, Pennsylvania, age 43
Service ID: O-758172
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron
Airbase: Wormingford, Essex UK
Aircraft: P-38 42-67578
Date shot down: 23 June 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured.
Date captured: 1 July 1944
Capture summary: Captured with BOOKER and OSSELTON, credited to Desoubrie.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78350
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8142
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 from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: