RYHERD, William Henry
Name: William Henry RYHERD
Born 24 April 1920
Birthplace: Roscoe, Texas
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24
Died 22 August 2008 in Oceanside, California, age 88
Service ID: O-666356
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 397th Bomb Group, 598th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Rivenhall, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 43-34116
Date shot down: 4 August 1944
Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 2 captured on landing, 3 evaded, two of them later captured (Ryherd and VANCE.
Capture summary: Arrested with VANCE, date unknown.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78358
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8153
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 of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO: