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JOHNSON, Robert Thayer

Name: Robert Thayer JOHNSON

Born 9 October 1921

Birthplace: Roslindale, Massachusetts

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 24 November 2005 in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, age 84

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 11088443

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 448th Bomb Group, 714th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Seething, Norfolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 44-40107

Date shot down: 10 June 1944

Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 3 captured immediately, 2 evaded then captured (Johnson and ZANDER).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 3 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with ZANDER; description in file matches Marcharet and Lallier, plus ?Brandstetter?.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78272

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8183

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: Forced labor at work camps 3324, Krumbachstrasse and 3368, Munich.

Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units from Patton’s Third Army.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

JOHNSON, Robert Thayer


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