PHELPS, Byron Forbes
Name: Byron Forbes PHELPS
Born 5 May 1922
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 10 January 2012 in Grand Junction, Colorado, age 89
Service ID: O-743083
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 367th Fighter Group, 393rd Fighter Squadron
Airbase: Stoney Cross, Hampshire UK
Aircraft: P-38 42-104211
Date shot down: 14 June 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured.
Evasion summary: Phelps met WARD, ROWE, and CLARKE in Paris, at the flat of a sculptor's studio. Georges Prevot took them to his own flat on the 17th of July, where they met Marcheret. A dozen other airmen were already in the flat. Taken to hotel the next day, then arrested with those seen at Prevot's flat.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: Captured with WARD, ROWE, and CLARKE and numerous others.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78331
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8151
Notes on SLIII internment:
Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIII-D, Nurnberg.
Notes on internment: Forced march and boxcar to Stalag VIIA 2-16 April 1945.
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: