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MAUK, William Emanuel Jr

Name: William Emanuel MAUK, Jr

Born 18 February 1922

Birthplace: Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22

Died 8 September 1971 in Columbus, Ohio, age 49

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 15126020

Service Rank: Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 489th Bomb Group, 845th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Station 365, Halesworth, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 43-95249

Date shot down: 25 June 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 9 evaded with FFI help but 7 captured later (Mauk, COFFMAN, CARR, CHESSHIR, FIX, ALEXANDER, and PECUS)

Evasion summary: Crew stayed together, sheltered in PICOURT network.

Date captured: 5 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with ALEXANDER, COFFMAN,  and CARR. Credited to Desoubrie.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78298

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8176

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: 

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Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

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MAUK, William Emanuel Jr


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