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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: USAAF

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

PELLETIER, Arthur Joseph


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