STRALKA, Paul Anthony Jr
Name: Paul Anthony STRALKA Jr
Born 20 October 1914
Birthplace: Delano, Minnesota
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 29
Died 31 August 1993 in Superior, Wisconsin, age 78
Service ID: 36811023
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
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: Very limited information. Stralka mentions being sent to Paris by car from Dreux
Date captured: 13 July 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with GRANBERY, probably with DENARO and SALO as well (unconfirmed).
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar # with
Buchenwald ID: 78268
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, Center Compound
Kriege ID: recorded on rolls as 8293, but given number sequence in this camp it is more likely to be 8193
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 Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: