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THOMPSON, Warren Archie

Name: Warren Archie THOMPSON

Born 20 June 1924

Birthplace: Savona, New York

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 20

Died 20 September 2020 in Savona, New York, age 96

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-690332

Service Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Duties: Pilot

Air Group: 9th Air Force, 410th Bomb Group, 647th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Gosfield, Essex UK

Aircraft: A-20 43-10218

Date shot down: 27 May 1944

Fate of crew: 3 evaded, one captured (Thompson).

Evasion summary: Arrested while hiding in Mrs Cauvel's house. Most certainly betrayed by a neighbour.

Date captured: 15 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with SHARRATT.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78329

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to:  Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: [8156]

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:

THOMPSON, Warren Archie


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