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SALO, Laurie August

Name: Laurie August SALO

Born 4 August 1918

Birthplace: Ely, Minnesota

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26

Died 7 November 1985 in Roswell, New Mexico, age 67

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 3716051

Service Rank: Tech Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 801st Bomb Group, 850th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Harrington, Northamptonshire UK

Aircraft: B-24 42-95170

Date shot down: 5 July 1944

Fate of crew: 1 captured immediately, 5 evaded; of those, 4 captured and sent to Fresnes Prison and Buchenwald (Denaro, GRANBERY, STRALKA, and SALO).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested in Paris; GRANBERY and STRALKA were captured on 13 July 1944, uncertain if DENARO and Salo were on the same day.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78270

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound

Kriege ID: 8189

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Stalag XIIID, Nurnberg

Notes on internment: Forced march and boxcar to Stalag VIIA 2-16 April 1945.

Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of Patton’s Third Army.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

SALO, Laurie August


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