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: USAAF

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:

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

PACHA, Arthur Milton

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