WILSON, Paul James
Name: Paul James WILSON
Born 17 December 1918
Hometown: New Boston, New Hampshire
Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25
Died 30 April 1991 in Tavares, Florida, age 72
Service ID: 31013843
Service Rank: Sergeant
Air Group: 9th Air Force, 391st Bomb Group, 574th Bomb Squadron
Airbase: Matching Green, Essex UK
Aircraft: B-26 42-95827
Date shot down: 27 May 1944
Fate of crew: 5 captured immediately, 1 evaded and subsequently captured (Wilson)
Evasion summary: Sheltered in Hacqueville by Max Raulin.
Date captured: 5 August 1944
Capture summary: Driven to Paris by Desoubrie and Orsini, with MARTINI and MACPHERSON. Taken to Le Prelude, Hotel Picadilly, picked up and delivered to Gestapo HQ, interrogated and sentenced to death, transferred to Fresnes Prison.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with RICHEY, BEDFORD, MARTINI, CARR, PENNELL, PERRY, BASTABLE, GRENON, GIBSON, HIGH, HODGSON, PRUDHAM, SONSHINE, ROBB, R MILLS, WHELLUM, SPIERENBURG, TAYLOR, ALLEN, HARVIE, LARSON, MCLAUGHLIN, MOSER, PETRICH. ROBERSON, STEVENSON, VINECOMBE, ZEISER nd, at train change, LAMASON, DAUTEUIL, WATMOUGH, SCULLION, J SMITH, HEAD, EC WATSON, and C HOFFMAN.
Buchenwald ID: 78297
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8198
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:
Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units of the 14th Armored Division from Patton’s Third Army.
Repatriation from ETO:
Notes on Post-War period: