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LITTLE, Bruce Scott

Name:  Bruce Scott LITTLE

Born  4 August 1922

Birthplace: Wythe, Virginia

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 16 May 2000 in Newport News, Virginia, age 77

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 20367086

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 379th Bomb Group, 526th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-31648

Date shot down: 16 June 1944

Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 4 captured immediately, 3 evaded; one of those captured (Little).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 11 August 1944 (date Prevot was arrested)

Capture summary: Taken to Prevot house in Paris, questioned by ?? posing as British agent. Returned with Gestapo.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78301

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to:  Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8174

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 of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

LITTLE, Bruce Scott


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