RICHEY, Thomas Glenn
Name: Thomas Glenn RICHEY
Born 28 June 1922
Birthplace: Jefferson, Texas
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 2 June 2004 in Beaumont, Texas, age 81
Service ID: 38411022
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Framingham, Suffolk UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-97473
Date shot down: 5 June 1944
Fate of crew: 2 KIA, 4 captured immediately, 3 evaded but captured (COATS, Richey, and LUDWIG).
Evasion summary: Went to Paris by bicycle. Were in several aparments, then to a place where they were interrogated by a very nice guy, who spoke perfect English, because he had trained in England and went to Oxford (Marcheret?). Taken to Notre Dame by assistant, then they were arrested.
Date captured: 5 August 1944
Capture summary: In Paris with COATS and LUDWIG.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with BEDFORD, MARTINI, WILSON, CARR, PENNELL, PERRY, BASTABLE, GRENON, GIBSON, HIGH, HODGSON, PRUDHAM, SONSHINE, ROBB, R MILLS, WHELLUM, SPIERENBURG, TAYLOR, ALLEN, HARVIE, LARSON, MCLAUGHLIN, MOSER, PETRICH. ROBERSON, STEVENSON, VINECOMBE, ZEISER AND at train change, LAMASON, DAUTEUIL, WATMOUGH, SCULLION, J SMITH, HEAD, WATSON, and C HOFFMAN.
Buchenwald ID: 78317
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8186
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: