ROBERSON, Charles William

Name: Charles William ROBERSON

Born 14 March 1919

Birthplace: Mt. Carmel, Illinois

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25

Died 25 October 2005 in Warrenton, Missouri, age 86

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 16052210

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Grafton, Underwood, Northamptomshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-31346

Date shot down: 24 April 1944

Fate of crew: 4 captured immediately, 6 evaded; 2 of those captured (BROWN and Roberson).

Evasion summary: They were sheltered with Banlier/Malvaut before they moved to Blvd Sebastopol with Leduc, a few hours before the house was raided by the Gestapo.

Date captured: 11 August 1944

Capture summary: Attributed to Marcheret; arrested with BROWN and ALLEN.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with RICHEY, 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.  STEVENSON, VINECOMBE, ZEISER and, at train change, LAMASON, DAUTEUIL, WATMOUGH, SCULLION, J SMITH, HEAD, WATSON,  and C HOFFMAN.

Buchenwald ID: 78327

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8188

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:

ROBERSON, Charles William

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