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PECUS, Stephen James

Name: Stephen James PECUS

Born 21 November 1923

Birthplace: Leechburg, Pennsylvania

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 13 August 1990 in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, age 77

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 33430117

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 489th Bomb Group, 845th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Station 365, Halesworth, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 43-95249

Date shot down: 25 June 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 7 evaded with FFI help but captured later (Pecus, COFFMAN, CARR, CHESSHIR, FIX, MAUK, and ALEXANDER)

Evasion summary: Stayed with Perdereau, then Gay until capture by Desoubrie

Date captured: 5 August 1944

Capture summary:

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78315

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8182

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to:

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Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

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PECUS, Stephen James


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