PAXTON, Stanley Keith
Name: Stanley Keith PAXTON
Born 8 May 1924
Birthplace: Sanger, California
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20
Died 24 June 2012 in Yakima, Washington, age 88
Service ID: 39127836
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 493rd Bomb Group, 862nd Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Debach, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-24 42-52759
Date shot down: 22 June 1944
Fate of crew: 3 captured immediately, 6 evaded; of those, 3 were captured (HORRIGAN, J SMITH, and Paxton.
Date captured: probably 11 July 1944
Capture summary: Desoubrie and Orsini went first to Orgeres to find MARSHALL, and then went to Chartres to pick up the others. Back to Paris, and this time to the Villa Voisin. All were arrested the next day. HORRIGAN, J SMITH, MARSHALL, and WATMOUGH were definitely arrested then; Paxton would probably have been with them.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78320
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8181
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: