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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: USAAF

Service ID: 12099721

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Navigator

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

MIKEL, George Lorne Jr


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