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SUDDOCK, Dwight Elmer

Name: Dwight Elmer SUDDOCK

Born 5 August 1921

Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 6 September 1995 in Emporia, Kansas, age 74

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 37217507

Service Rank: Tech Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 351st Bomb Group, 510th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Polebrook, Northamptonshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-31975

Date shot down: 27 May 1944

Fate of crew: 8 KIA, 2 evaded, one of them captured (Suddock).

Evasion summary: Mr Mistler, chief of resistance, organized lodging and food for them, in a farm of Fraize. Two gendarmes came to arrest them while Mistler was away, and turned them to the Germans.

Date captured: 4 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with MCLAUGHLIN and O'MASTERS.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78273

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8194

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

SUDDOCK, Dwight Elmer


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