PACHA, Arthur Milton
Name: Arthur Milton PACHA
Born 5 March 1922
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 8 April 2018 in Marysville, Kansas, age 96
Service ID: 37232097
Service Rank: Tech Sergeant
Duties: Flight engineer/Gunner
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group, 549th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Great Ashfield, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-17F 42-30354
Date shot down: 29 January 1944
Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 9 evaded, 6 recaptured, 4 of them sent to Buchenwald (Pacha, POWELL, REYNOLDS, and W WILLIAMS.
Evasion summary: Stayed in Recquignies (Nord) after they left Belgium. Then went to Pacy sur Eure, where they stayed with M Poulailler. Mr Gresser gave them to Letonsorer, who gave them to Desoubrie.
Date captured: 3 August 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with POWELL, REYNOLDS, VALLEE, and WILLIAMS W.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2 Buchenwald ID: 78288
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8180
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 Patton’s Third Army
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: