VANCE, Ira Earnest Jr.
Name: Ira Earnest VANCE Jr.
Born 13 September 1919
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24
Died 22 January 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, age 57
Service ID: O-812332
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 397th Bomb Group, 598th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Rivenhall, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 43-34116
Date shot down: 4 August 1944
Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 2 captured on landing, 3 evaded, two of them later captured (RYHERD and Vance).
Date captured: 10 August 1944
Capture summary: Arrested with RHYHERD in Paris.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78360
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound
Kriege ID: 8157
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: