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HUNTER, Harry Floyd

Name: Harry Floyd HUNTER

Born 16 March 1921

Birthplace: Eu Claire, Pennsylvania

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 4 July 2002 in Fairborn, Ohio, age 81

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-665801

Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Duties: Fighter pilot

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 353rd Fighter Group, 351st Fighter Squadron

Airbase: Raydon, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: P-47 42-75688

Date shot down: 20 May 1944

Fate of crew: Evaded but captured

Evasion summary: In Chevreuse in Picourt network with LAMASON, ROWE, and PHELPS.

Date captured: 19 July 1944 (with ROWE?)

Capture summary:

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

Buchenwald ID: 78337

Notes on Buchenwald internment: Too sick and weak with pneumonia to leave with the others.

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, West Compound on 28 November 1944

Kriege ID: 8921

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

HUNTER, Harry Floyd


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