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ZANDER, Arthur Edward

Name: Arthur Edward ZANDER

Born 23 September 1919

Birthplace:  Chicago, Illinois

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 24

Died 15 July 2009 in Rockford, Illinois, age 89

Service: USAAF

Service ID: O-805378

Service Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 8th Air Force, 448th Bomb Group, 714th Bomb Squadron

Airbase: Seething, Norfolk UK

Aircraft: B-24 44-40107

Date shot down: 10 June 1944

Fate of crew: 5 KIA, 3 captured immediately, 2 evaded then captured (JOHNSON and Zander).

Evasion summary: Desoubrie picked them them near Vernon on the 27th (or 28th), probably with Percy. Spent a night at 2 square des Aliscamps

Date captured: 28 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with JOHNSON.

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

Buchenwald ID: 78368

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, North Compound

Kriege ID: 8160

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 internment:

Liberation: 29 April 1945 by units from Patton’s Third Army.

Repatriation from ETO:


VA status:

Notes on Post-War period:

ZANDER, Arthur Edward


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