VINCENT, Edwin Lee
Name: Edwin Lee VINCENT
Born 2 October 1917
Birthplace: Fullerton, California
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26
Died 21 July 1998 in Palo Alto, California, age 80
Service ID: O-2043745
Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 381st Bomb Group, 534th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Ridgewell, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-17F 42-3227
Date shot down: 17 August 1943
Fate of crew: 5 captured, 5 evaded, one of them captured (Vincent).
Evasion summary: Crashed in Holland, sheltered in escape network run by the Germans. Tried to head South to reach another escape line.
Date captured: 19 March 1944
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2
Buchenwald ID: 78310
Notes on Buchenwald internment: Too sick to leave with the others, sent to SL III on 28 November 1944
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, West Compound
Kriege ID: 8922
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: