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: USAAF

Service ID: 38411022

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

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:

Discharged:

VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

RICHEY, Thomas Glenn

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