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:  USAAF

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.

Evasion summary:

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:

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

HOFFMAN, Robert Bruce

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