Name: Lovell O’MASTERS
Born 11 August 1909
Birthplace: Garlock, California
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 35
Died 25 December 1971 in Sacramento, California, age 62
Service ID: 39412000
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 457th Bomb Group, 751st Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Glatton, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-31594
Date shot down: 27 May 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 7 evaded, 4 of those captured quickly, 2 captured after weeks (McLaughlin and O’Masters).
Date captured: 4 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with MCLAUGHLIN and SUDDOCK.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78290
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8179
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: