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VALLEE, Edward Joseph

Name: Edward Joseph VALLEE

Born 1 January 1921

Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 23

Died 29 May 1978 in Middleborough, Massachusetts, age 57

Service: USAAF

Service ID: 31165663

Service Rank: Staff Sergeant

Duties: Gunner

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 303rd Bomb Group. 360th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Molesworth, Cambridgeshire UK

Aircraft: B-17G 42-107048

Date shot down: 12 June 1944

Fate of crew: 9 KIA, 1 evaded but captured (Vallee).

Evasion summary: Stayed in Recquignies (Nord) after they left Belgium. Then went to Pacy sur Eure, where they stayed with M Poulailler. Mr Gresser gave them to Letonsorer, who gave them to Desoubrie.

Date captured: 3 August 1944

Capture summary: Arrested in Paris, with POWELL REYNOLDS, WILLIAMS, and PACHA.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78293

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound

Kriege ID: 8195

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: Sent to work camp 3324, Krumbachstrasse, and work camp 3368, Munich, for forced labor.

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:

VALLEE, Edward Joseph


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