PELLETIER, Arthur Joseph
Name: Arthur Joseph PELLETIER
Born 20 August 1917
Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26
Died 17 February 1997 in Fall River, Massachusetts, age 79
Service ID: 31031017
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Duties: Flight engineer
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 487th Bomb Group, 838th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Lavenham, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-24 41-29468
Date shot down: 11 May 1944
Fate of crew: All 11 crewmen evaded, 7 captured; included HEIMERMAN, VRATNEY, Pelletier, and WATSON.
Evasion summary: Taken to different parts of Paris, including 27 rue Duret. They met de Marcheret on the 18th of July at Prevot's flat. Were probably sent to 2 Square des Aliscamps the next day, and captured the same day.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Captured with MALCOLM and JORDIN.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78335
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8183
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: