MIKEL, George Lorne Jr
Name: George Lorne MIKEL, Jr
Born 8 October 1921
Birthplace: Rochester, New York
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 1 April 1970 in Bergen, New York, age 48
Service ID: 12099721
Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group, 327th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Alcombury, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: B-17F 42-3435
Date shot down: 17 August 1943
Fate of crew: 6 captured either on landing or in Paris, 4 evaded, 1 of those captured 7 months later (Mikel).
Evasion summary: Evaded and shuffled to the Comet Line, penetrated by the Gestapo.
Date captured: 19 March 1944
Capture summary: Captured with VINCENT.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78266
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound
Kriege ID: 8178
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 from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: