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HORRIGAN, Roy Joseph

Name: Roy Joseph HORRIGAN

Born 25 November 1920

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 25 May 2000 in Gulfport, Mississippi, age 79

Service:  USAAF

Service ID: 14079690

Service Rank: Tech Sergeant

Duties: Radioman

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 493rd Bomb Group, 862nd Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Debach, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 42-52759

Date shot down: 22 June 1944

Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 6 evaded; of those, 3 were captured (Horrigan, J SMITH, and PAXTON.

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 5 August 1944

Capture summary: Uncertain if all were captured at the same time.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78321

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8172

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:

HORRIGAN, Roy Joseph


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