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Records/Boxes Reviewed:

RG 18
Entry (NM 6) 7A Mission Reports, Box 3636. 551st Bomb Squadron during the period May -
June 1944: 551st Bomb Squadron Mission Loading Lists July 30, 1943 to May 8, 1945
Entry (NM6) 7A 8th AF Mission Reports, Box 5179 US Army Air Forces Combat Missions 1941-
1946

RG 59
ARC 2530002/MLR A1 1357; only files relating to Fresnes Prison activities and interrogations of
US airmen, August 1944. The first folder related to Fresnes dated 1941. The second group
specifically related to your Dad, but did not mention him or anyone among that group.

RG 153, specifically 153.13.1 (War Crimes Branch, World War II), as pertinent but especially

o ARC 1661893/MLR A1 143, case files (completed)


o ARC 1692305/MLR A1 145, setup files (completed)
o ARC 595386/MLR A1 134, safehaven reports (completed)
o ARC 1688112/MLR A1 144, persons and places files (completed)
o ARC 1693091/MLR A1 145A, Nuremberg files (pass)
o ARC 1693091/MLR A1 145A, Nuremberg files (pass)

RG 153
War Crimes Branch, Case Files 1944-1949.
These individual case files were crimes committed against US POWs as evidence to formulate
the various charges against the perpetrators during the war crimes tribunal.12-41 (2 bxs), 12-
317 (1 bx), 12-429 (3 bxs), 12-811 (1bx), 12-840 (1bx), 12-925 (1 bx), 12-953 (1 bx), 12-1385 (1
bx), 12-1749 (1 bx), 12-2165 (1 bx), 100-427 (4 bxs). The records from the files; in particular
12-811 all hit on the exact dates for your Dad and all his peers but there is no document that
specifically mentions any of the men, to include T/Sgts Pacha, Shearer, Suddock, S/Sgts
Horrigan, S/Sgts Cortes, Heimerman, Johnson, Ludwig, Martini, Masters, Pacton, Pelletier,
Reynolds, Richey, Ritter, Vailee, Watson, Share, Scott, Wilson, Leiser, JD Coffman, Paul Wilson,
Fred Carr, Mark Williams, Pennell, and the crew from Wilson's aircraft including Scheffner,
Davidson, Sivak, Miller, and Holdridge. The B-26 aircraft for Paul Wilson was 31013843, of the
391st. Scheffner is actually James F. Shofner. That aircraft also had 2LT Earl J. Rugg and 1LT
Thomas J. Flake Jr. However, Flake was sick for that mission and replaced by Shofner. Also
reviewed Kaltenbrunner and Pister; looking for material related to the tribunal and the sentences
that would directly co-inside with the wrongful treatment of POWs. Also retrieved all records
associated to Joseph Moser (US), Merle Larson (US), Phil Lamason (Brit), Edward Yeo-Thomas
(Brit), Christopher Burney (Brit), Alfred Balachowsky, Jan Robert (Dutch), Bernard Scharf (US),
and Splinter Spierenburg (Brit).

Entry 137 boxes 59-68, all with the last name beginning with M. Name collection of records
from repatriated POWs returning home.
12-390 (24 boxes) associated with Wilson and Carr. The largest group of records from the trials
related to KLB.

RG 226
ARC 6817586 MLR UD 191 (Preliminary report)
Copies of any paperwork within the following files related to Buchenwald that were associated
with the period of 20 August 20 October 1944.

Boxes 1-538 Location 250 64/21/1 CIA accession: 79-00332A


Box numbers indicated
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx33-36 OSS/CIA
34: Information relating to individuals, WN#00527, Folder 1]
RG226/250/64/21/1/Bx243 French Resistance
243: Meeting Donovan, Dulles, and others Jan 4, 1945, WN#09348
310: Memo on organization for intelligence on nuclear research, May 6, 45, WN#10814
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx325 OSS/CIA
RG226/250/64/21/7/Bx431-2 V-2 Damages
431, File 745: German report on prisoners of war, WN#16460
439: Memos related to war crimes April-July 45, WN#16608-16610
RG226/250/64/21/1/Bx439 Oradour
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx548 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx553(30) OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx563 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx596 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx598 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx614 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx629 OSS/CIA

Boxes 1-538 Location 250 64/21/1 CIA accession: 79-00332A


158: Simmons project report on trip to Germany looking for scientific personnel and equipment,
WN#07201
185: memorandum on a conference between Donovan and others, April 21 1945, WN#06907
Report on decisions during the visit of the Director April 7-24 1945, WN#06908
211: Minutes of Donovan meeting with heads of clandestine services, Jan 45, WN#09560
264: Corresp Dulles to NY OSS, Nov 44-June 45, WN#10972 with notation (?) after it
286: Memos, minutes, other ETO records, Nov 44-Mar 45, WN#11822
291: Records relating to SOE-OSS cooperation, Sep 44 July 45, WN#12305 and 12306
421: Reports on scientific research, German scientists, etc June 44-46, WN#15961, Folder 1
422: As above, Folder 2
427: Memos regarding post war SIS, April 45, WN#16318
Memos regarding SI Branch missions, 1945-46, WN#16322 and 16325
Memos regarding postwar intelligence, July 45, WN#16328 and 16329
455: Memo regarding agreements to propose a German war crimes court, May 9, 46,
WN#16887
462: Vessel reports 1945, WN#17547
466: Report on reactions to atrocities and concentration camps, WN#17688
468: Report from Weimar, 1945, WN#17125
471: Minutes of the joint consultative committee, Jan-Feb 44, WN#17656
473: Report on Oradour sur Glane, June 44, WN#17396
526: Cables concerning vessel reports, June 1-July16,45, WN#19436

RG 238
Nuremberg War Crimes Trials evidence for the Medical Cases that involved captured airmen.
This will document the types of experiments, but not specifically to particular prisoners.
RG 319
Entry 134A : Box 19, NNMH 84, Project Paperclip 1946 only
File XE065587and Box 76-81, NND911087, File ZF010389

Formerly classified MIS-X report on violations of the Geneva Convention at Stalag 7A which
describes the capture and treatment of several American servicemen, including F. Martini
We have the declassified Appendix of that report, which specifically addresses
Buchenwald, but not the report itself, which would provide information about his time in 7A. Is it
possible that the interviews of the ex-KLB prisoners that were the basis of that Appendix are
held in the NARA files?
This is really the only report that I could not obtain lacking finding aids, assistance from
Amy Schmidt, or time. I did come across an entire box related to the treatment of POWS at all
the camps, which included Stalag II and VIIA, but unfortunately they all dated from 1941-1943.

RG 319:
Werner von Braun, XE042101 667, location 270/84/01/01-270/84/19/07
Also file Werner Magnus M von Braun, D8022816 657B

RG 330
Foreign Scientist Case files, Entry A1-1B, location 230/86/46/5
Herbert Axter #005
Arthur Rudolph #139, see also RG 60 below
Arthur Riedel, #135

RG 338
ARC 5306377/MLR P 50483 (Investigation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp)
ARC 5044329/MLR P 50483 (Reports of Investigations)
These were 10 boxes from the Inspector General III US Army on all kinds of investigations. I
copied the entire file on Buchewald, which did not mention US POWs. There was one report
about US soldiers being held at a US administered Concentration Camp, which turned out to be
a newspaper article about a soldier who could not find his unit and ended up in a transient camp
for 30 days where they were placed in solitary confinement if they did not follow the rules.

RG 342
Entry 1006 Army Air Forces / USAF Unit Histories. May 1944 War Diaries for the 551st Bomb
Squadron on Microfilm Rolll A0641. Frames 594 and 739.

RG 389
The Army Provost Marshall General's Office Files
ARC 892799/MLR A1 460-A, only files relating to Fresnes Prison activities and interrogations of
US airmen, August 1944

RG 407 (not attempted)


The War Department Adjutant Generals Files
Likely to cite his name in the AG 201 INDEXES [microfilm].

RG 466
ARC 2765506/MLR A1 155 (Buchenwald 99)
ARC 1707726/MLR A1 9 (321.6 Prisons Buchenwald)
(1) Record Group 226: ARC 6817586 MLR UD 191 (Preliminary report)These are OSS reports
(4 boxes) about the camp systems in general, another report on Buchenwald, and a Swiss
report from Bern via the Dep of State.
(2) Copies of any paperwork within the following files related to Buchenwald that were
associated with the period of 20 August 20 October 1944.

RG 498 Project Overcast:


o ARC 5674544/MLR UD 71,
o ARC 5674554/MLR UD 81, and
o ARC 5674558/MLR UD 84

War Crimes Commission (completed with no results)

17-21 June 2013

(Ric)
RG60-65 IWG v Braun files
RG125 /270/c/68/5/2 Navy POW files
RG153/270/1/13/4/Bx31 Helper Files
RG153/270/1/19/4/Bx238 KLB related
RG153/270/1/21/2/Bx322 KLB related (12-811)
RG153/270/2/9/6/Bx322 KLB related (12-811)
RG153/270/2/10/6/Bx66 KLB related (100-805A)
RG153/270/2/12/4/Bx13 KLB related (103-5)
RG153/270/2/12/5/Bx8243-244 Buchenwald Trail material
RG165 Nordhausen
RG210/250/64/21/1/Bx439
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx553(30) OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx548 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx563 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx596 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx598 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx614 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx629 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx325 OSS/CIA
RG226/190/6/2/4/Bx33-36 OSS/CIA
RG226/250/64/21/1/Bx439 Oradour
RG226/250/64/21/1/Bx243 French Resistance
RG226/250/64/21/7/Bx431-2 V-2 Damages
RG299/230/43/24/5/Bx5 War Claims Committee
RG263/230/86/16/4 IWG v Braun
RG263/230/86/22/3 IWG v Braun
RG263/230/80/26/7 IWG v Braun
RG331/290/7/21/7 Crimes against Allied military
RG498/290/55/27/5 Helper Files
RG549/290/59/28/1/Bx440-441 KLB names, info
RG153/A1-143/12-35/BX158 SL III Sagan
RG153/A1-143/12-369/BX242 SL VIIA Mistreatment 43
RG153/A1-143/12-387/BX158 SL VIIA work at plants; frost bite frames 6524-25
RG153/A1-143/12-243/BX236A Shot by police when land frame 6534
RG153/A1-143/12-243/BX236B Shoot airmen at SLIII by SS
RG153/A1-143/12-1141/BX344 Exposure to air-raids
RG153/A1-143/12-1145/BX345 Record missing (empty folder)
RG153/A1-143/12-2236/BX414 Killings SL VIIA
RG153/A1-144/100-460/BX44 Wrong box; pull 43
RG153/A1-144/100-411/BX20 Collective punishment
RG153/A1-144/100-411/BX21 SLIII
POW goes to KL Dachau frames 6762-6765
Changing camps (Nuremburg) frames 6787-6800
RG153/A1-144/12-359/BX242 Nothing of value; hospital in Austria
RG153/A1-144/12-367/BX242 Nothing of value; covers March 44
P83 ARC 5752176 Camp Lucky Strike frame start 6822
RG153/A1-144/100-243/BX6 Albert Speer
RG153/A1-145/12-102/BX4 Red Cross Newsletter on camps
RG153/A1-143/12-328/BX239 Reference Gestapo/KLB
RG153/A1-143/12-1082/BX336 Forced march to Moosburg
RG153/A1-143/12-1236/BX348 Nothing of value; SL XIIA
RG153/A1-143/12-1261/BX248 Nothing of value; SL IIIB
RG153/A1-143/12-0/BX155 Atrocities
RG153/A1-143/12-1/BX155 Shooting at SL XVIIB
RG60/A1-1025/DOJ/BX1 Richard Rudolph files
RG466/A1-155/BX4 Buchenwald, Nordhausen (Declass NND903664)

RG153/A1-143/11-485 Richey 9140-9145


RG153/A1-143/11-486 McLanahan/Peterson/Richey
RG153/A1-143/12-390 KLB Report 9288
RG153/A1-143/12-811 File Missing
RG153/A1-144/105-8-82 Downed Flyers 9438
RG153/A1-144/115-3-65 Downed Aviators 9445

Details 20130810:
RG153/A1-144/115-3 Downed Flyers
Evidence Mistreatment American aviators POW 9501-9514
German Commanders Disobey Orders 9550-9552
RG153/A1-143/11-64 Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-143/11-757 NA
RG153/A1-143/12-239 Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-143/12-413 Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-143/12-531 NA
RG153/A1-143/12-590 Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-143/14-14 Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-143/11-9 NA
RG153/A1-143/11-90 Oradour z. Glande 9584-9615
RG153/A1-143/11-486 SS
RG153/A1-143/12-1-46 NA
RG153/A1-143/12-305 NA
RG153/A1-144/100-400 Camp Evacuation
RG153/A1-144/100-411 SL III Sagan
RG153/A1-144/100-571-1 German POW Order
RG153/A1-144/100-570 Goebbels Propaganda Mistreatment American aviators
RG153/A1-144/110-10 Gestapo
RG153/A1-144/100-811-47 Bernard Scharf (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-811-47 Splinter Spierenburg (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-805A-366 Jan Robert (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-811-29 Merle Larson (missing)
RG153/A1-143/12-390-98 Merle Larson (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-805A-367 Merle Larson (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-1011 Yeo-Thomas (missing)
RG153/A1-144/100-811-28 Phil Lamason (missing)
RG153/A1-143/12-317-2 Phil Lamason

COI/OSS Entry 92
Box, Folder#
548 3-4: Memos, OSS and Joint Chiefs
553, 30: OSS, POWs in Germany, etc.
563, 12: War crimes collection
596, 18-20: War crimes information 1945-1946
598, 5: JIC meeting, Dulles, 1944-45
614, 42: Channeling of war crimes materials May-Aug 45
629, 2: Establishment of Combined Intelligence Objectives Subcommittee Jan 45

Additional Research Completed

20131123
Interrogation Hans Schmidt

20131129
8th USAAF Mission Reports
War Crimes Witness 2LT Frederick Carr
BF Scharff
Splinter Spirenburg

20150131 RG242
SS Personnel
Christian Schnell
SD character Nicolas Placke: as a driver assumed he would be enlisted, no findings.
Guy Marcharet, SD and infiltrator: no findings: recommend checking names in textual records
Ivonne Lallier, Marcharet's assistant: no findings: recommend checking names in textual records
Artaud from Etrepagny
Cheron from Etrepagny
Patard from Leomesnil
Raymond Leroy, Jacqueline Robert, Louis Lesoeur, all from Hacqueville.

20150404 385 Operational Reports


Title: 385th Bomb Group: Miscellaneous Operations Targets
National Archives Identifier: 2879665
HMS Entry Number: NM6 7A
Snippet: 596339 ... ... File ... File ... 18 ... World War, 1939-1945 ... NM6
7A ... Textual Records ... NM6 7A ...

Title: 385th Bomb Group: Statistical Summary June 1944


National Archives Identifier: 2879710
HMS Entry Number: NM6 7A
Snippet: 596339 ... ... File ... File ... 18 ... World War, 1939-1945 ... NM6

Title: 385th Bomb Group: Meteorological Interrogation Summaries June 1944


National Archives Identifier: 2878976
HMS Entry Number: NM6 7A
Snippet: 596339 ... ... File ... File ... 18 ... World War, 1939-1945 ... NM6
7A ... Textual Records ... NM6 7A ...

Title: 385th Bomb Group: Mission Reports February 1944-May 1945


National Archives Identifier: 2880086
HMS Entry Number: NM6 7A
Snippet: 596339 ... ... File ... File ... 18 ... World War, 1939-1945 ... NM6
7A ... Textual Records ... NM6 7A ...

Title: 385th Bomb Group: Mission Report June 4, 1944 [Target: Bolougne]
National Archives Identifier: 2879096
HMS Entry Number: NM6 7A
Snippet: 596339 ... ... File ... File ... 18 ... World War, 1939-1945 ... NM6
7A ... Textual Records ... NM6 7A ...

20150815 RG242 Finding Aids


Guide 1 Records of the Reich Ministry of Economics
Guide 5 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part I)
Guide 8 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part II)
Guide 9 Records of Private German Individuals (looking for Heinz Schmid-Lossberg und
Friedrich Schulte-Langforth)
Guide 10 Records of the Reich Ministry for Armaments and War Production (did not review but
should)
Guide 11 Fragmentary Records of Miscellaneous Reich Ministries and Offices, 1919-1945
Guide 13 Records of the Reich Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium)
Guide 23 Records of German Enterprises, 1917-1946
Guide 32 Records of the Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police [RF-SS] (Part
I)
Guide 33 Records of the Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police [RF-SS] (Part
II)
Guide 36 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part III)
Guide 39 Records of the Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police [RF-SS] (Part
III)
Guide 81 Records of the Reich Leader of the SS and Chief of the German Police [RF-SS] (Part
IV)
Guide 83 Records of the SS Economic and Administrative Office (SS Wirtschafts-u.-
Verwaltungshauptamt, 1936-1945)
Guide 88 Records of Private German Enterprises and Individuals
Guide 90 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part IV)
Guide 93 Records of Private German Enterprises and Individuals (Part III)
Guide 98 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part V)

20150822 Fliegerhorst Salzwedel US Ninth Army, 84th Inf Div, 334th Inf Rgt
84th Inf Div
RG407 Records of the Adjutant General OFC 1917- ? WWII Operational Reports 1940-1948
384.2 Box 10611 Entry 427 407/270/11/4
RG407 Records of the Adjutant General OFC 1917- ? WWII Operational Reports 1940-1948
384.2 Box 10654 Entry 427 407/270/12/3
334th Inf Rgt 31-Mar to 30 May 1945
334th Inf Rgt (all of May 45)
US Ninth Army
RG407 G-3 Reports WWII Operational Reports Entry 427 4017/270/52/13/3
16-31 Mar
1-15 Apr