LUDWIG, Everett Franklin
Name: Everett Franklin LUDWIG
Born 24 October 1921
Birthplace: Dola, Ohio
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 17 August 1998 in Lima, Ohio, age 76
Service ID: 35420599
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Duties: Flight engineer
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Framingham, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-97473
Date shot down: 5 June 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 4 captured immediately, 3 evaded but captured (COATS, RICHEY, and Ludwig).
Date captured: 5 August 1944
Capture summary: In Paris.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78339
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8175
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:
Notes on Post-War period: