SHEARER, Donald Ray
Name: Donald Ray SHEARER
Born 21 March 1922
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 22
Died 21 February 2019 in Annapolis, Maryland, age 96
Service ID: 15118030
Service Rank: Tech Sergeant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 391st Bomb Group, 573rd Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Matching Green, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 42-107834
Date shot down: 5 July 1944
Fate of crew: 3 KIA, I in custody, hospitalized, 2 evaded, one of them captured (Shearer).
Evasion summary: Sheltered in Picourt network in Eure, penetrated by Desoubrie.
Date captured: 19 July 1944
Capture summary: 14 days in hiding, when Desoubrie came to Vert en Drouais to take him to Paris by car. Maybe with FULSHER and KAY, but no confirmation
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78332
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8192
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: