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 ID: 11088443
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
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).
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:
Notes on Post-War period: