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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: USAAF

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).

Evasion summary:

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

LUDWIG, Everett Franklin


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