SYPHER, Leroy Henry
Name: Leroy Henry SYPHER
Born 18 March 1921
Birthplace: Willamantic, Connecticut
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23
Died 4 February 2006 in Windham, Connecticut, age 84
Service ID: O-804067
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Duties: Fighter pilot
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 361st Fighter Group, 375th Squadron
Airbase: Bottisham, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: P-51 44-13576
Date shot down: 9 July 1944
Fate of crew: Evaded, captured.
Date captured: 5 August 1944
Capture summary: Crashed near Vernon. Given to Desoubrie with several others; arrested in Paris.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78276
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8155
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:
Notes on Post-War period: