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 ID: 16052210
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
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:
Notes on Post-War period: