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WOJNICZ, Raymond Eugene

Name:  Raymond Eugene WOJNICZ

Born 22 May 1919

Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 25

Died  6 February 1982 in Mansfield, Texas, age 68

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-761487

Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Duties: Bombardier

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 447th Bomb Group, 709th Bomb Squadron

Airbase:  Rattlesden, Suffolk UK

Aircraft: B-17G 43-37788

Date shot down: 13 July 1944

Fate of crew: 10 evaded, 3 of them captured; two sent to Buchenwald (HILDING and Wojnicz).

Evasion summary:

Date captured: 1 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested in Paris with HILDING, betrayed by a red-haired female guide, possibly Lallier; attributed to Marcheret.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78367

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8159

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:

WOJNICZ, Raymond Eugene


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