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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: USAAF

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.

Evasion summary:

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:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

SYPHER, Leroy Henry


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