ZEISER, James Frederick
Name: James Frederick ZEISER
Born 29 April 1915
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Age at Arrival in Buchenwald: 29
Died 7 February 1975 in Sheridan, Wyoming, age 59
Service ID: 35142619
Service Rank: Staff Sergeant
Air Group: 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron
Airbase: Bassingboum, Cambridgeshire UK
Aircraft: B-17G 42-97173
Date shot down: 8 July 1944
Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 2 captured immediately, 6 evaded; 5 of those captured destined for Buchenwald (BOWEN, FORE, WARD, SCHARF, and Zeiser).
Evasion summary: Bowen and Zeiser driven to Paris with Jacques, a Belgium and a red-haired lady (and a young kid). Went to Versailles, and then straight to Gestapo HQ
Date captured: 11 July 1944
Capture summary: In Paris, credited to Desoubrie.
Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #3 with RICHEY, BEDFORD, MARTINI, WILSON, 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 and, at train change, LAMASON, DAUTEUIL, WATMOUGH, SCULLION, J SMITH, HEAD, E WATSON, and C HOFFMAN.
Buchenwald ID: 78322
Notes on Buchenwald internment:
Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III, South Compound
Kriege ID: 8199
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: