collection of stories, photos, art and information on Stalag Luft I
If you are a former Prisoner of War or a next of
kin of a POW, we invite you to sign and leave your email address so others that
come may find you. Please mention camp, compound, barracks and room numbers if
Name:John Michael Carmine Hometown: Ford POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Name of POW: LT John W. (DICK) Carmine Postal Street Address: 10222 Colemans Lake Rd City, State, Zip: Ford, Virginia 23850 Sent: 8.00 AM - 6/30 2002
I would appreciate any info on my father Lt John Walter Carmine-(Dick) was
his nickname. He was in the camp for 18 months
Name:Carmelo (Charlie) A.
Torres Hometown: Johnson City, TN POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Carmelo A. Torres Postal Street Address: See above City, State, Zip: See above. Sent: 3.43 PM - 6/29 2002
The story of Lt. Qiunby is sad, and reminds me of my own mission, when we were shot down over Weiner Neustadt, Austria. I am writing about it. People
should know what the price of liberty we so richly enjoy today has cost, not
in money, but in lifes, sacrifices, and sufferings of so many to protect our
liberties. Your webpage helps do that. Thank you.
Name:Tom Davis Homepage:
http//teegee.22tripod.com/tgdindex Hometown: Baltimore, Md. POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Name of POW: Thomas G. Davis Postal Street Address: 1704-3B Rich Way City, State, Zip: Forest Hill, Md. 21050 Sent: 2.30 PM - 6/28 2002
You will find me as a resident of Block 2. Room 6, South Compound. Played
second base on the South Compound's All Star softball team. This web site
is magnificent and I have enjoyed reading it in its entirety.
Name:Paul Goldberg Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 198 City, State, Zip: Belleville, IL 62222 Sent: 12.21 PM - 6/28 2002
I'm not a former POW but I was an evadee, having been shot down over
Occupied France and saved by the Maquis. I saw your book because I was
browsing for Caterpillar Club information.
Name:roy mccaldin Hometown: tucson Postal Street Address: 410 s brighton ln City, State, Zip: tucson az. 85711 Sent: 10.14 PM - 6/27 2002
this brought back memories. i was shot down 18 mar.45 on berlin raid. sable,
my copilot was captured and went to stalag luft 1. i evaded through poland
and russia, and got back to england in time to make the barth trip, and meet
sable. thanks for the site. R
Thank you for your time
Thank you for your effort
Thank you for your will
Thank you for your sacrifice
I'm 42 and have been lucky enough
to miss the wars.....
but I have not forgotten what you have done
Thank you, thank you, thank you...I love you all.
Name:Leanne Pilon Name of POW: Eugene Mauvieux Postal Street Address: 1701 13th St. West City, State, Zip: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 3K2, Canada Sent: 3.44 PM - 6/26 2002
My grandfather, Eugene Mauvieux, was a soldier in the second world war, but
he is unable to talk about his experiences during that time. If anyone can
tell me anything concerning my grandpa (or direct me to someone who
can)please write me: email: email@example.com
Mailing address: 1701 13th St. West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Thank you, Leanne M. Pilon.
Name: Jason Hometown: south port Name of POW: Elbert G. Yelvington City, State, Zip: south port Fl 32405 Sent: 11.52 AM - 6/26 2002
Name:JOSH TONEY, SGT USMC Hometown: COMMERCE GEORGIA POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1, NORTH 1 Name of POW: O. L. TONEY Sent: 11.26 AM - 6/26 2002
HI I AM A UNITED STATES MARINES SECURITY GUARD STATIONED AT THE US EMBASSY
IN WARSAW POLAND AND MY GRANDFATHER WAS A BOTTOM BALL GUNNER ON A B-17.
Name:Ken Lindbloom Hometown: Medford, Oregon POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Edward M Lindbloom Postal Street Address: 8101 Hetherwood Dr #106 City, State, Zip: Seminole, Fl 33777 Sent: 2.29 AM - 6/26 2002
My dad was a guest in Stalag Luft I North 2 Barracks 2 room 3. I am named
after two of his roommates: Ken Skeen & Dean Sanner. Dad was shot down July
7, 1944 and remained a POW until the end of the war. He retired from the
USAF and lives in Florida. GREAT WEBSITE
Name:JAMES R. KIRK Hometown: SAN ANTONIO, TX POW Camp: LUFT 4 Name of POW: SAME Sent: 12.48 PM - 6/24 2002
Name:Rick Stull (Son of Lt. Ed
Stull) POW Camp: Stalag 1 Barth Germany Name of POW: Edward W. Stull (deceased) Postal Street Address: 1409 Bennett Ave City, State, Zip: Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Sent: 12.20 PM - 6/24 2002
My Dad (447th Bomb Group) was shot down over Berlin on March 22 1944. He was
interned in Stalag 1 until being liberated by the Ruskies in the spring of
1945. He wrote Ross Greening a check for $10.00 on the back of a Luck Strike
cigarette pack label for a copy of the book he promised to publish at the
end of the war. That book, Not as Briefed, was received by Dad in 1946. I
remember many days spent by myself and with my Dad looking through the book
and marveling at the artwork. I have just recently purchase another copy in
mint condition and will cherish the art and the memories forever.
Name:DONALD R. JAMES POW Camp: STALAG 1 & 3 Name of POW: DONALD R. JAMES Postal Street Address: 2802 W35TH AVE APT 219 City, State, Zip: KENNEWICK, WA 99337 Sent: 9.09 AM - 6/24 2002
DONALD R. JAMES
461ST BOMB GROUP
765TH BOMB SQUADRON
15TH AIR FORCE
shot down over Linz, Austria, July 25th, 1944
Sent to Stalag 3
Transferred to Stalag 1 Jan 1945
Liberated May 1, 1945
POW NO. 7689
Looking for Leroy C. Jones and Roy (Tex) Long
Thank you all for the effort that went in to creating this site.
Name:Roland P. Bigley Hometown: Houston, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany Name of POW: Roland P. Bigley Postal Street Address: 206 Contento City, State, Zip: Victoria, TX 77905 Sent: 2.00 PM - 6/22 2002
Would like to hear from Thomas G. Davis. I also was in South Compound, Block
2, Room 2 and was a pitcher on
Name: TERRY RIMMER Hometown: CHESTER ENGLAND POW Camp: UNKNOWN Name of POW: HAROLD WEST Postal Street Address: 20 CUPPIN ST City, State, Zip: CH1 2BN Sent: 3.37 PM - 6/21 2002
SHOT DOWN 3 TIMES ESCAPED 2
Name:Mag POW Camp: Unknown Name of POW: COFFEY, ARTHUR Sent: 10.50 AM - 6/21 2002
Seeking information on my uncle, whom I am told was a POW and escaped at
least once. His name was Arthur Coffey (a pilot) and he was from
Massachusetts (Watertown or Cambridge?) If anyone has any information, or
knew him, please contact me. Thank you.
Name:David Hunter Hometown: Carnoustie, Scotland. U.K. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: David Hunter (Father) Postal Street Address: 48 Corbie Drive City, State, Zip: Angus, DD7 7NU Sent: 8.26 AM - 6/21 2002
I have recently found this site and think it is superb. My father was one of
the British medical orderlies in the camp from 1942 onwards. I believe there
were about eight orderlies altogether. He was an NCO (Radio Operator) in the
RAF prior to his capture. He is now 81 and lives in the same town as me. He
has seen the site and it brought back a lot of memories for him. I recently
visited what remains of the camp whilst on holiday and it was a strange
feeling to stand where my father and all the other prisoners were all those
years ago. He has often wondered what happened to the other medical
orderlies or the camp doctor after the war ended. If anyone remembers my dad
and would like to say hello please get in touch. I'm sure it would be a
great surprise for him. If anyone has any info on the other orderlies or
doctor could you please let me know.
Best wishes to all.
Name:Jack Buchler Hometown: Melbourne, Australia POW Camp: Stalag XIIIc Name of POW: Jan Buchla (Father) Postal Street Address: 294 Dandenong Road, East St. Kilda City, State, Zip: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3183 Sent: 6.25 AM - 6/21 2002
I think your website is tremedous. Keep up the Good Work and keep the
My late father, who was a corporal of the 80th Polish Cavalry Regiment, was
a POW in Stalag XIIIc for the duration of the war. Stan Lewis who was a US
Army prisoner there, who I met on the Internet, has told me a bit about
Stalag XIIIc. An English Historian has also given me a Red Cross report on
conditions in the camp (not nice). However, if anyone else knows anything
else about this camp and its occupants I would be grateful if you would
Jackson POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Carl Edward Jackson Postal Street Address: 1416 NW 32nd Ave City, State, Zip: Camas, WA 98607 Sent: 3.30 AM - 6/20 2002
I just learned of this site by one of my father's fellow 49th Troop Squadron
mate, Stanley Fishel POW#6015. He informed me that my uncle Carl E. Jackson
was at the same camp and his POW # is 3197.
I would like to have a poem Carl wrote while at Stalag Luft 1, South
Compound printed in this web-site. Thanks for all you have done in reunions,
information, and healing. By the way, on Monday, June 24th at 1100, my
father, Capt. Robert Louis Jackson will be interred at Arlington Nat'l
Cemetery with full military honors. Thanks again, Robin Jackson
Name:DeLoyd Cooper Hometown: Reform Postal Street Address: 19-31st East City, State, Zip: Tuscaloosa Al 35405-2239 Sent: 8.04 PM - 6/19 2002
I had a brother Sgt Robert H. Cooper who was the Waist Gunner on a B17
bomber. They were shot up pretty badly and had to bail out over Normandy on
Feb 28th 1944. He was never captured but was hidden by the Free French until
he was rescued by the British Forces and sent back to England, on August
28th 1944. I don't know anything else about his crew. He always said the
tail gunner was killed and the other eight were captured. I would love to
hear anything that anyone might know about this bomber and it's crew. I
remember it was his 11th mission. He died in 1990.
Name:Dr Eric Massie POW Camp: Stalag IVB Name of POW: Sgt James Massie PFF RAF Sent: 8.07 AM - 6/19 2002
Can anyone give me any information relating to my late grandfather Jimmy
Massie of Lancaster A Apple 7 Sqdn Raf Oakington. The aircraft was shot down
on a raid to Kassel in 1943. My grandfather was a POW until liberation by
the Red Army. He died aged 79 in the 1980s.
Name:Col Donald D Hawkins Hometown: Springfield POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Donald D Hawkins Postal Street Address: same as above Sent: 5.32 PM - 6/18 2002
Just recently acquired this POW Webb Page. It is very good and helps to
recall all that went on. I was in Compound Two from Sept 44 to the end,
walking out to the airdrome to leave in the B17s. Was there when Col Russ
Spicer made his famous speech and later served under him at Williams AFB,
AZ. Another Stalag 1 member lives in Springfield: Bill Mildren. Will see
that he becomes familiar with this excellent source.
Name: Kristi Sent: 9.13 AM - 6/18 2002
my boyfriends dad is wondering what happened to his father. He was a ball
turret gunner on missions in 1943 August 15,16,19,24,31 Sept 3,6,9th(wounded
flak in leg). He recovered then on his first mission back on March 2,1944 he
was a replacement gunner with Eugene Shultz crew and was shot down Frankfurt
mission. On the way down he landed in a tree broke his thigh and became POW
stalag IV for remainder of war. Needless to say, as POW, he did not receive
the best medical treatment for the broken leg.
: When I was a very young boy my father mentioned an a/c nickname 'TOOTSIE
SNOOTS'. how can we find out the local people who found him? or if he was at
the Hohemark hospital?
Name:Melba Schmidt Hixon Hometown: Sullivan, Missouri POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt. John J. Daly, Jr. Postal Street Address: 560 Leff St. City, State, Zip: San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401 Sent: 10.09 PM - 6/17 2002
Any Info in re Lt. John J. Daly, Jr. Bombardier, 401st B.G, 614th Sq. ---
Stalag Luft 1 April 1944 - May 1945.
Name:Dave Martin POW Camp: STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: John (Jack) Thompson II Lt. Sent: 7.37 PM - 6/17 2002
Yours is "The Greatest Generation..."
By doing your part, you kept our country free
I was a POW in Stalag I, please look at my new web site pertaining to Stalag
I and my war experience.
- Wayne Rosenoff
Name:Sheri Rhodes Hometown: Abliene Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Pvt. J.W. Toffton and His brother Postal Street Address: 520 Ridings Place #281 City, State, Zip: Arlington,Texas, 76011 Sent: 1.51 PM - 6/17 2002
I have just found your website I think it is great. I am looking for any
information on My Great Uncle J.W Toffton. My Grandfather can't really help
me seeing that he didn't really get along. I am doing the family tree and I
am stuck on my grandfather and I thought that if I went to my Greatuncle J.W
maybe I can find there parents and cont. with the tree. Thanks for your time
and any information you can help with will be great.
Name:Michael Davis Hometown: Kansas City, MO POW Camp: Italian Camp PG 59 Name of POW: John T. Davis Postal Street Address: 1704 S. Halsey Ave City, State, Zip: Harrisonville, MO 64701 Sent: 11.55 AM - 6/17 2002
My father was captured in Tunisa in March,43 and was turned over to the
Italians held at camp PG 59. He does not remember where the camp was located
and any information somebody could provide would be appreciated.
Dad was able to escape in late August, 43 and made it back to allied lines
on February 27, 1944. He was in the Army with Co. E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Inf.
Name:George J. Ritchie Hometown: Flushing, Long Island NY POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: George J. Ritchie Postal Street Address: 107 Rock Ct. City, State, Zip: Swansboro, NC 28584 Sent: 11.28 AM - 6/16 2002
Shot down 10-17-44, arrived via Frankfurt, Wetzlar in Stalag Luft III.
Forced march via foot and rail to Langvasser, Ger (near Nuremburg)
Another forced march was formed because of the threat of being overrun by
Allied troops. Marched toward Munich. During that march, I managed three
escapes. Two were unsuccessful, the third I joined Patton's forces and was
returned to Paris, then home.
Name:Howard W McCord Hometown: Decatur,Alabama POW Camp: IV-b,VIII-A, XI-B Name of POW: Howard W McCord Postal Street Address: 220 Austinville RD SW City, State, Zip: Decatur,Alabama 35601 Sent: 8.50 AM - 6/16 2002
Hello any one,
I have the plans and picture of the Stalag Cooker sometimes
called the jiffy cooker. I have made one and will share the pictures and
The British had the first one that I saw and used at IV-B
Name:Sam Pennell Hometown: Smiths POW Camp: Buchenwald..........not sure of the pow camp Name of POW: Samuel "Sam"Alexander Pennell Postal Street Address: 50 Lee Road 607 City, State, Zip: Smiths,Al 36877 Sent: 8.33 AM - 6/16 2002
im trying to find out what Pow camp my father was in..........he was shot
down over France.........the french underground help him.......until he was
captured and was sent to Buchenwald......aprox 3 months and was transfered
to a stalag ? thanks Sammy
Name:JOHN J CARROLL POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1 Name of POW: JOHN J CARROLL Sent: 10.12 PM - 6/15 2002
ENTERTAINMENT OFFICER NORTH 1-P38,55TH GP,38TH SQD
Name:Christine Irwin Hometown: England Name of POW: Joseph Findlay Sent: 5.56 PM - 6/15 2002
I am trying to locate any information relating to the POW Camp my father was
held in Stalag IVA. I am not sure when from but it was until 1945.
Name:Kahrs, Rüdiger Postal Street Address: Windhornsweg 16 City, State, Zip: 27729 Hambergen, Germany Sent: 5.21 PM - 6/15 2002
Wanted informations about FORTRESS , crashed 194 ?
(1943, 1944, 1944 -6.August ????) at Wallhöfen, Bremen Area (Osterholz-Scharmbeck).
One Man died, Rest POW.
- about LANCASTER , crashed 1945, 7.March at Teufelsmoor (VErlüssmoor),
Flying Officer JETSON died, REst Crew POW -
wanted Picture of Crew and Bomber, Informations about POW .
Rudy Kahrs, Windhornsweg 16, D-27729 Hambergen
Name:Stephen Callmeyer Hometown: Manchester,NH Name of POW: E.T. Callmeyer POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1
Postal Street Address: 90 Shore Drive North City, State, Zip: Bristol,NH 03222 Sent: 8.47 AM - 6/15 2002
anyone finding pictues of my dad please send me info thanks much. He died
march 14, 1978 Steve Callmeyer
Name:Joan Marx Hometown: Selma Al. POW Camp: Stalag LUft I Name of POW: Robert H. Marx Sent: 11.24 AM - 6/14 2002
I have tried to get compensation for Bob's early death at age 41 due to
anemia which I believe was a result of his internment. He was a B24 Pilot and
in perfect health when he went into service .If anyone knew him in POW camp
please contact me. Thanks. joan
Name:Robert Hopkins Hometown: Weatherford, Texas 76086 Postal Street Address: 416 W. Josephine City, State, Zip: Weatherford, Texas 76086 Sent: 9.05 AM - 6/14 2002
Words can't express the graditude I have for your generation. I thoroughly
enjoyed your recorded account of your military experience. Reading the
accounts of men such as yourself gives me such an appreciation of the
experiences you lived. I am 42 years old and admire all men and women who
faught and sacrificed so much for freedom. Although I wasn't born until
1959, My father was a WWII veteran. He was in the U.S. Army 1st Div. (Big
Red One). He faught at Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, and the Rineland. My uncle
was a gunner on a B-17, shot down in 1943. He spent 2 years in a POW camp in
Germany. He died in 1984 of complications due to some disease (lack of
vitamins) while a prisoner. My Grandfather, who was a Frenchman, was
captured by the Germans in 1939. He spent the entire war as a POW at Stalag
17. My wifes' Uncle was a Lt. who's Co. liberated Dachau Concentration Camp.
My oldest brother, Michael Hopkins, was a Marine during the Viet-Nam war, he
was KIA near Da-Nang, on July 4, 1966. (One day before his tour of duty was
up). I, myself, was an airman in the U.S. Navy from 1982-1986. I was aboard
the Carrier USS America and served 2 years (TAD) as Aide and Driver to
Admiral J. K. Parker, Cammander of the Norfolk Naval Base. I just wish to
thank you for all you have done for me and my family. This fall, in Fort
Worth Texas, there is a big band dance and silent auction at the vintage
aircraft museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It is held in a hanger that houses one
of the few vintage B-17G's left. I plan to be there dressed in my WWII
pilots uniform in honor of all those great souls, like yourself who gave so
much. I am a firefighter by profession and many call me a hero. No, I am no
hero. You sir, and those like you! You are true hero's. Thank you once
again, and may God bless you and all of your family. Bob Hopkins,
Right now I am working on my family history. And by searching in the
internet I came on your HP. You did a great work. My father was a Major in
the German Airforce in Wor War II. He died 1963. If you like to read more
about him you are wilcome to visit my HP www.vonoertzen.info and you will
find him under familytre.
Name:John J. Thompson Hometown: Dexter, Michigan POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: John J. Thompson Postal Street Address: 9514 Tea Rose Trail City, State, Zip: Austin, Texas 78748 Sent: 11.17 AM - 6/13 2002
Stalag Luft 1, North Three compound, Block 307, Room 2
My dad Lt. S.P.Ruster was a POW in Stalag 1. I enjoyed this site very much.
Name: Jacobowski Hometown: Nordenham Postal Street Address: Deichstr 2.26954 Nordenham City, State, Zip: Germany Sent: 5.52 AM - 6/13 2002
Meine Mutter ist eine geborene Haslob , habe die Familiengeschichte mit
Name:Bill Schleppegrell Hometown: Littlefork, MN POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany Name of POW: Bill Schleppegrell Postal Street Address: 13015 Beauty Mountain Road City, State, Zip: Hibbing, MN, 55746 Sent: 9.56 PM - 6/12 2002
Finally getting my act together, thanks to calls from
Phil & Dorothy Cellitti, so am downloading your story. My son, Bill, does
video work and interviewed me for my story, so am sending a copy to Phil &
Dorothy and asking them to forward it to you when they have finished viewing
it. I have almost no memory of the time overseas before I was shot down and
captured on January 1, 1945. I was on my 17th mission at the time.
NName:John H. Anderson Hometown: Kansas City, MO POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: John H. Anderson Postal Street Address: POBox 13753 City, State, Zip: Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Sent: 4.52 PM - 6/12 2002
Does anyone have pictures of camp other than A Lager? I have been back to
the campsite in 1994 and again in 2000. Would enjoy corresponding with
people from C Lager. I was in Barracks 1 from Sept. 26, 1944 to Feb. 6, 1945
and then went across Germany to Stalag XIB at Fallingbostel.
I came upon this wonderful website while doing a search on my father's,
Philip Darr, Sr.,B-17 named the Windy Lou. My father was the pilot of this
plane, 8th AF, 452nd BG, in the Spring/Summer of 1944 and completed his
tour. My father passed away in 1975. He told me that the plane was shot down
soon after he completed his 30 missions and my search led me to the entry
for Coy H. Newport who passed away Nov. 6, 2001 listed as the tail gunner
for the Windy Lou. It's possible that Mr. Newport and my father flew
together! Thanks for your website...great site!
Name:DeLoyd Cooper Hometown: Tuscaloosa Alabama Postal Street Address: 19-31st Street East City, State, Zip: Tuscaloosa, Al 35405-2239 Sent: 12.53 PM - 6/12 2002
I was never a prisioner of war, but I missed certain capture in the battle
of the Bulge on December 16th 1944 by one day. From an OP in the little
village of Roth Germany. I was with the 275th Armored Field Artillery
Battalion, which has a web site on the internet.
Name:katherine teetor Hometown: middlebury vermont POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: Paul Raymond Teetor Lt. Postal Street Address: 17 Chipman Heights City, State, Zip: Middlebury VT 05753 Sent: 8.24 AM - 6/12 2002
This site is just a sensational review of those times. The pictures are
quite a surprise, all of which should launch me into a complete description
of my husband's wartime experience and, indeed, his and our lives. Most
Name:Meriellen Cole POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Barth Name of POW: Truman C. Cole Sent: 7.18 PM - 6/11 2002
Please send me any info you have on Lt. Truman C. Cole
Name:Vernon Wegener Hometown: Higginsville MO Name of POW: Charles Christian Wegener Postal Street Address: 1850 Canterbury Drive City, State, Zip: Indialantic FL 32903 Sent: 10.05 AM - 6/11 2002
My Father was a POW in Luft Stalag I. I have his POW dog tags and found his
name on your master roll but ont the one by location. He died in 1997, I
would appreciate any information if anyone knew of him. Thanks,
Name:stan newman Hometown: chicago. Il POW Camp: n/a Name of POW: n/a Postal Street Address: 1400 dorchester dr City, State, Zip: Okla City, OK 73114 Sent: 4.05 PM - 6/10 2002
A couple of my friends, Irwin Stovroff and George R. Simmons were POWs at
Barth and both gave me this website.
What wonderful stories of true heroism and sacrifice.
I also liked the one about Hub Zemke. What a great leader and man.
I couldn't locate Col Spicer's page?
My dad Michael J. Kearns, was a B-17 pilot, plane went down at the end of
the war (about 6 months before the camp was liberated). He was born April
25, 1916 in Welland, Ontario and passed away December 2, 1992 He was a great
dad! We love him and miss him.
Name:Curt Brown POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Richard Boyd Sent: 12.24 AM - 6/10 2002
Seeking any info on Richard Boyd. Created very nice aircraft paintings in
Luft I, similar in style to Greening's work. Possibly no middle name.
Possibly same as 1st Lt Richard Boyd s/n 722269 of the 93rd Bombardment
Group captured 28JAN45. I have four of Mr. Boyds paintings that were brought
out of Luft I by Capt Bernard "Ben" Seitzinger.
Name:Thom Danicki Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich. POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Prison Camp in Barth, Germany Name of POW: Edward Danicki Postal Street Address: 484 Willow Tree Ln. City, State, Zip: Rochester Hills, Mich. 48306 Sent: 9.36 PM - 6/9 2002
I have assembled a Danicki family tree & would like to add Edward's branch
to it. Does anyone know about his ancestry? At this point, I don't know
anything about any Danickis who lived in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Name:Philip P. Dunseath II Hometown: Springfield POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Kenneth 'Sam' Webster City, State, Zip: Springfield, Ohio Sent: 4.09 PM - 6/9 2002
I am the grandson of POW Kenneth Webster and Ruth Webster.
Name:Donald Vitelli Postal Street Address: 97 Gimbel Pl City, State, Zip: Ocean, NJ 07712 Sent: 3.46 PM - 6/7 2002
my uncle Cleaston Patterson pvt US Army 5th army 85 Division, 339th infantry
Co. K--Missing in action May 14,1944 Italy on the Gustave line....
NName:Peter Miles Hometown: Maidenhead, POW Camp: E1 (stalag VlllB), E8, E596, E508 Name of POW: Vivian (Vic) Miles 15821 Postal Street Address: 29, moor lane, Maidenhead City, State, Zip: Berkshire, SL6 7JX Sent: 12.49 PM - 6/6 2002
My father died last year and I found a notebook he kept during his
imprisonment from 30th May 1945 to 30th April 1945.
He was captured at Watten by 6th panzer div. He was force marched accross
Belgium, Germany into Poland, Czechoslovakia and back to Germany until his
release by American armoured fieldgun crew on 30th April 1945 at Weiden.
I am trying to trace the route taken over the five years baced on his notes.
Name:Darren Knowles Hometown: Newcastle-under-Lyme POW Camp: Stalag XXB Name of POW: Anson Hulstone Green Postal Street Address: 1, Wilmot Close, Cross Heath City, State, Zip: Newcastle, Staffs, ST5 9BB, United Kingdom Sent: 8.10 AM - 6/6 2002
Looking to hear from anybody who knew my grandfather Anson Hulstone Green,
also known as "Dodger", a POW in Poland at Stalag XXB. Think he was captured
in quarry outside Calais in 1940. We are led to believe he was in the Royal
Engineers. POW # 9400
Name:Chandler McGrew Homepage:
http://www.chandlermcgrew.com Hometown: Bethel, Maine POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: TSgt Cecil McGrew Postal Street Address: 357 Mayville Road City, State, Zip: Bethel, ME 04217 Sent: 2.06 PM - 6/5 2002
My father, TSGT Cecil McGrew was shot down on the 2nd of December 1944,
questioned in Frankfurt and then shipped to Stalag Luft One. He was shot
down on his last mission in a B-24 and always told the story of being held
in a small village outside of Frankfurt where he gave his parachute to the
Burgermeister for use in the Burgermeister's daughter's wedding dress. I
tried to find the village (my father couldn't remember the name of he town)
when I was stationed in Frankfurt in the early seventies but had no luck. I
did stay for a few days in the transfer barracks which my father recognized
from photos as the old Gestapp headquarters where he was questioned. Thank
you for your work memorializing what these brave men did.
Name:Richard Taylor Hometown: Seattle Postal Street Address: 28822 38th ave s City, State, Zip: auburn wa 98001 Sent: 10.01 AM - 6/5 2002
In 1976, I took a job at the Hecel Co. in Livermore CA. Snow ski division.
Hub Zemke was the Dir. of R and D. I used to talk to him about skis and
skiing. A year later he offered me a job in his lab. I turned it down
because I wanted to be in sales. I wish I had known about this man when that
offer was made. I would have accepted his offer. It wasn't til years later
that I learned about Hub and his WW2 past. A wasted oppurtunity on my part.
Name:Susie Kaiser Hometown: Yoakum, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Cecil C. McGrew Postal Street Address: 3847 203rd Ave NE City, State, Zip: Sammamish, WA 98074 Sent: 12.24 AM - 6/5 2002
My father, Cecil McGrew, was in Stalag Luft 1, North 3 from December 1944
until liberation in May 1945. He was an engineer/gunner in a B24 flying out
of Wendling with the 392nd Bomber Group. I'm looking for anyone who roomed
with him or knew him while he was in the camp. I remember him corresponding
with someone, I think, named Pope who had been a POW with him. Please email
me with any names of roommates, etc. Thank you.
Name:J. McBroom Name of POW: W.P. McBroom Sent: 9.18 PM - 6/4 2002
I would appreciate any and all information on W. P. McBroom listed as POW at
Stalag Luft 1.
Name:Mary Chula POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Robert Peterson City, State, Zip: Chassell, Michagan Sent: 1.04 PM - 6/4 2002
My grandfather Robert Peterson was a prisoner of war in this camp. His plane
was shot down. I am glad that they have these sites to remember what they
went through. Thank you.
Name:Pat Schultz Hometown: Nora Springs, Iowa Postal Street Address: 24 640 305th Street City, State, Zip: Nora Springs, Iowa 50458 Sent: 9.46 PM - 6/3 2002
I have just read with interest a good deal of the incredible information on
this web site. It is so good. I am the President of the Board of Directors
of a non-profit group called Traces. I'll just quickly zap in our mission
statement here, so you know what we are all about.
"TRACES is a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve
and present stories of people from the Upper MIdwest and German who
encountered each other during World War II. Many of these stories have lain
beneath the dust left in the wake of a World War most never though touched
the American Hearland. TRACES brushes away that dust, unearthing an amazing
legacy. As we learn about these stories, may we rise above - and eventually
defeat - the prejudices, fears and conflicts that otherwise demean and
We have just published a book entitled THE ENEMY WITHIN, which tells the
stories of five men from Iowa who were held prisoners in Nazi Germany. These
include drawings, pictures, and information about their units and service.
Our executive director is currently touring in Iowa making presentations to
student and community groups about Iowans who were POWs in Germany, about
the Scattergood Hostel in West Branch where German refugees came fleeing
Nazism, about German POWs held in camps in the Midwest; and about two Iowa
sisters who were penpals of the Frank sisters (Ann Frank) before the war.
This is made possible through grants from a variety of sources and the sale
of our publications.
We are also holding a conference in Muscatine, Iowa, in October, in
conjunction with the opening of an exhibit of artifacts from Germans who
were POWs in Iowa. The conference focuses on all of these topics and more.
It will also include special session during which former POWs held in
Germany might get together for a time. Not just midwesterners - but anyone
Should you have any interest in the book or the conference, I invite you to
contact our executive director, Michael Luick-Thrams,
at MichaelLuick_Thrams@yahoo.com for more information.
Or if you just have interest in our work in general, it would be great to
Nora Springs, Iowa
Name:Dan Steber Hometown: Va Beach, VA POW Camp: Stalag 7a Name of POW: Pvt. Edwin Matthew Steber Sent: 7.00 PM - 6/3 2002
My uncle was captured in August 1944. I wrote to the National Archives,
specifically for POW information, and was given the www.nara.gov address.
They sent me a package confirming my uncle was held at stalag 7a. If anyone
knew him, I'd appreciate more information about the camp, his demeanor, or
his day-to-day dealings (although I've read about everything on the web
about the camp). I'm a retired Navy Senior Chief researching my family's
involvement in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and our current servie to the country
post-Vietnam. Thank you.
Congratulations for your website. I have mentionned it on my own pages :
(I am trying to collect memories and true stories of WWII Veterans, with a
special concern for the RAF and USAAF)
Name:Jeremy Standen POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Name of POW: Harold Arthur STANDEN Sent: 4.05 PM - 6/3 2002
An amazing web site that has filled in so many gaps. I truly did not
appreciate what my father and all his colleagues from around the world went
My father Harold Arthur Standen "Stan" was in Stalagluft 1. As far as I know
he was in Barrack 6, Room 10- West Wing(?).
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers my father. Also he was in
some plays with Donald Pleasance that were apparently put on in or around
Can anyone fill in more details??
Look forward to hearing from you
Name:Joseph M. Lee Hometown: Augusta, GA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: William H. Fletcher Postal Street Address: 35 Summit Dr. City, State, Zip: Covington, GA 30016-1785 Sent: 11.41 PM - 6/2 2002
My Uncle, Lt. William H. Fletcher, was in North 1, Barracks 106 , Room
14, Feb. 28, 1944 to liberation. He was the pilot of "Fletcher's Castoria"
in the 100th Bomb Group, 350th Squadron. His co-pilot was Dick Roper. Would
like to get in touch with anyone who knew him or Roper. Thanks. Joe Lee
Name:Mark Strebe POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Louis Staebell Postal Street Address: 5704 Traceside Drive City, State, Zip: Nashville, TN Sent: 11.29 PM - 6/2 2002
Looking for any info on my uncle, 2LT Louis Staebell, navigator on B-17E
42-3557, "Esquire", 390th BG, 570th BS (H). He was shot down on 30 Nov 43
while on a raid to Solingen, GE. Any information or friends/acquaintances
would be extremely welcome.
Brazones Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin POW Camp: Stalag Luft No. 1 Name of POW: Donald L. Brazdzons Postal Street Address: 8294 Rockledge Way S.W. City, State, Zip: Byron Center, Mi. 49315 Sent: 7.52 PM - 6/2 2002
Name:Jim Reeder Hometown: Stuart, Fl. POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Lt. Caleb Reeder Postal Street Address: 1140 E. 12th St. City, State, Zip: Stuart, Fl. 34996-4120 Sent: 7.42 PM - 6/2 2002
I'm compiling a Reeder family history. Lt. Reeder and I are second cousins.
I met his son Richard a few years ago and got some information. I'm
interested in learning more about his experiences as a POW and will check
the book mentioned on his page. Jim Reeder Stuart, Fl.
Name:John T. Mathison Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin POW Camp: Stalag Luft I City, State, Zip: Washington, DC 20015 Sent: 1.48 PM - 6/1 2002
Navigator B-24 Shot down November 16, 1944
Name:Gary Glass Hometown: New Orleans,La POW Camp: Stalag 2A Name of POW: Salvador Viverito Postal Street Address: 1405 Green Acres rd City, State, Zip: Metairie,La.70003 Sent: 8.22 PM - 5/31 2002
Salvador Viverito is my father-in-law. He was a prisoner of war from late
1943 and early 1944 in
Stalag 2A. We are trying to find information for him and anything about the
camp including the location and maybe some facts of the camp. He is trying
to remember some of these things as he still has problems resulting from
those days. Thanks for any help.
Name:Robert J. Auchu Hometown: New Port Richey, FL POW Camp: Luft Stalag 17B-Krems, Austria Name of POW: Alfred J. Auchu (my Father) Postal Street Address: 9108 Elsa Court City, State, Zip: New Port Richey, FL 34655-5269 Sent: 4.13 PM - 5/31 2002
We veterans & our families will NEVER forget our P.O.W. and M.I.A.'s ! God
be with them.
Name:Cherry Anderson Hometown: Dallas, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Paul Nelson Postal Street Address: 14616 Spring Oaks Drive City, State, Zip: Balch Springs, TX 75180 Sent: 1.35 PM - 5/31 2002
A wonderful website. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to create
I was not a prisoner, just would like to say,
this is a great web-site. Was stationed in Stone, Eng. Nov. 1944. God Luck
Name:Rik Hometown: Mississauga POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Wally Floody Postal Street Address: Lakeshore City, State, Zip: Ontario Sent: 8.56 PM - 5/30 2002
This is a fantastic website with tons of pics and info. This topic is truly
fascinating and this website makes it even better! Keep up the great work!
Name:George Meuse POW Camp: Luft 1 Name of POW: Fred Willis City, State, Zip: Washington, D. C. Sent: 5.57 PM - 5/30 2002
Still looking for Fred Willis. Last seen at Luft 1. This site is just
Reus (son) Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO POW Camp: Stalag Luft ! Name of POW: (then 2nd Lt) Joseph H. Reus (445thBG, 703BS) Postal Street Address: PSC 76, Box 3487 City, State, Zip: APO, AP 96319 Sent: 8.18 AM - 5/30 2002
I want to here from anyone who knew of or remembers my fathers stay at
Stalag Luft 1/ Barth. (2nd Lt.) Joseph H. Reus, Baltimore, MD.(703BS, 445thBG
Also interested in info.on following men (Capt.)Ross Greening-the Doolittle
Raider. (I found his book "Not as Briefed" years ago-gave it to my father);
Commander Stalag Luft 1 (Col Von Bock?). The Luft. Col. gave my father his
WW1 issue Lugar pistol after the Soviets took over the camp-I have it now
and would like to display it with details about the Col. Lastly want more
info on "Joe Bannanas" (Luft. Officer.)
I am a former Marine and now am Active Duty Navy with 17 years service. My
father Joe is active, health and not quite retired.
Thanks- pls. pass this along to any and all Barth Kreigies.
Name:Jean James POW Camp: Stalag XIB Name of POW: HAMLETT, ERNEST Sent: 7.11 PM - 5/29 2002
My father just passed away. He was captured at Arnhem after a mortar bomb
hit him on the leg, but did not explode. It broke his ankle, and he was made
to work in the lead mines in Germany with his broken ankle for 7 months. He
was in Stalag X1B in Germany. Dad was in one of the gliders. I think it may
have been the first landing at Arnhem. He was a signalman, and trained at
Carlisle and Northern Ireland.
He served with the 1st Battalion,
British 1st Airborne Division, Border Regiment, in North Africa, Sicily,
Italy and Arnhem, Holland, and later served with the Commissionaire Corps in
Canada for 13 years. Always a soldier and a gentleman to the end, he used
his sense of humour and his kindness to bring joy to others, even during his
traumatic wartime experiences and his imprisonment. To me that is real
NName:Buddy Larsen (POW's
son) Hometown: Blanco, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, Brk 11, Rm 10, North Cmpnd I Name of POW: Lt Jack K Larsen (1919-1986) Sent: 11.35 AM - 5/29 2002
The 1946 book by LT Morris J. Roy "Behind Barbed Wire" has, on the
dedication page the last four lines of W.A. Percy's WWI poem "For Them that
Died in Battle":
"They mount superbly thru' the gold-flecked air,
The light of immolation in their eyes,
The green of youth eternal in their hair,
And Honor's music on them like sunrise."
Name: Linda POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 City, State, Zip: Canada Sent: 9.36 AM - 5/29 2002
My father was a POW at Stalag Luft 1 at Barth. He was shot down on his 25th
Dad never talked about his war time experiences. He kept everything to
himself. Dad died
when he was only 63 and I am so sorry that we really didn't understand what
he had gone
through. His war time experience certainly was a factor in his early death.
Obviously, I am searching for something. When I typed in "Stalag Luft 1" in
search engine and your sight came up, I was quite emotional. Even more so to
find my dad's
name listed. I have all of dad's things, including a couple of editions of
the "Barth Hard Times". I really don't think any of us can truly understand
what these heroic men endured. Thank you for your site. I think I would like
to put in my full name, sometime. I think I'm
still searching for answers.
is a collection of stories gathered from the wartime experiences of a few US
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The stories in this collection, narrated by the Airmen themselves, recount
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to control flak-damaged planes, grueling crash landings, and desperate
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Many Airmen, fortunate enough to survive these experiences, were captured by
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Miraculously, some Airmen managed to evade captivity and escape the Germans,
sometimes as an entire crew.
In the course of the war, more than 30,000 young Americans lost their lives
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These are the stories of other heroes who survived what seemed certain
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The English version of approx. 260 pages including 200 photos is available
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Name:Paul Vuksanovich Hometown: Spruce Grove,Alberta POW Camp: Oflag XIIIB, Nurnberg Name of POW: Radomir(Rajo) Vuksanovich Postal Street Address: 123-609 King St. City, State, Zip: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada T7X 4B2 Sent: 7.22 PM - 5/28 2002
Further to my original message below--I inadvertently typed the wrong number
for my dad's camp--Not Oflag XIIB but Oflag XIIIB, as described on your
site, the camp of the Serbian Royalist officers. It was here in the summer
of 1941 that Rajo witnessed the first Russian prisoners being brought from
the eastern front--and saw these brutalized and starving men eating grass.
Anyone out there with additional information on this camp please contact
Name:Lawrence A. Wreyford Hometown: Rochester,Tx. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barracks1, Room 6 Postal Street Address: 4825 Marlborough Way City, State, Zip: Carmichael, Ca. 95608 Sent: 7.00 PM - 5/28 2002
B17 Pilot shot down 3 Sept. 44
Name:BettyJane Gibney POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Edward T Callmeyer Postal Street Address: 106 Cedar St City, State, Zip: Sturbridge, MA 01566 Sent: 3.56 PM - 5/28 2002
My father was a POW for the last 13 months of WWll. He was a Lieutenant, and
the co-pilot of a B-17 which was shot down over Vienna, Austria. There had
been 11 on board, many of whom were press and photographers. Only he and one
other person on his plane survived. He didn't talk about individuals very
often and he passed away in 1978, so the few details we may have had have
faded. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him and could add to our
memories of him. He was probably known as Eddie to his friends, and his
sport of choice was running track, so I'm not sure if he participated in
sports while at the camp. He was a religious and very patriotic man with a
young wife, Janet at home in New York City. These details may not be exact,
but they are as accurate as memory allows. Please contact me if you think
you may have known my dad! Thank you!
Name:Fred Richard Sullivan Jr Hometown: Pine Bluff, Arkansas POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt Fred Richard Sullivan Postal Street Address: 2932 Robinhood City, State, Zip: Houston TX 77005 USA Sent: 10.08 AM - 5/28 2002
My late father, Fred Richard Sullivan, was a prisoner in Stalag Luft 1 from
August 1944 until the camp was liberated. He was a B24 pilot whose plane was
shot over Munich and then crashed in the Austrian Alps on July 12, 1944. For
the past five years, I have made several trips to Tirol where, with the help
of a local WWII historian, I have located his crash site on the top of Mt
Gruenberg near the village of Obsteig, identified the castle in which he was
interrogated, discovered many photos relating to his crash and parachute
landing - including one of my father being marched at gunpoint through the
village of Silz immediately after his capture -, and interviewed many
eyewitnesses of his and his crewmembers' parachute landings. During his
incarceration in Stalag Luft 1, he kept expansive journals that paint a
vivid picture of life there. I would be glad to share the material I have,
and I would be most grateful to hear from anyone who knew my father during
Fred Richard Sullivan Jr
Name:Paul Vuksanovich Hometown: Spruce Grove, Alberta POW Camp: Oflag XIIB, Nurnberg Name of POW: Radomir (Rajo) Vuksanovich Postal Street Address: 123-609 King St. City, State, Zip: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada T7X 4b2 Sent: 9.19 PM - 5/27 2002
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Words cannot express my gratitude for your
wonderful site. My father was a Serbian officer imprisoned in Oflag XIIB
Nurnberg from 1941 to 1945. This is the first time in my life that I have
seen pictures of his camp and read detailed information on its location. I
have searched with no luck for years to find anything about the camp. He is
now 92 years old, frail and almost blind, and he is still a prisoner of war
in his mind. Do any of you children of P.O.W.s know what I mean?
Unfortunately he seldom speaks of his experiences, except to say how
terrible it was and that he could never fully explain. If there is anyone
out there with more information and pictures of the Serbian prisoners of
Olflag XIIB Nurnberg, please let me know. Again, I cannot thank you enough
for giving me this information.
Name:Norman Stutzer POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Norman Stutzer Postal Street Address: 5190 Pale Moon Drive City, State, Zip: Pensacola,FL 32507 Sent: 4.40 PM - 5/27 2002
Name:Kim Ellington POW Camp: unknown Name of POW: Robert James Ellington Postal Street Address: 2600 Club Drive City, State, Zip: Gastonia, NC 28054 Sent: 1.37 PM - 5/27 2002
I am looking for information on my father-in-law. He was one of the first
jumpers out of Fort Bragg, NC. He died when my husband was 11 years old in a
car accident. He also did not speak of his war days. We know that he escaped
once and lived off of potatoes, however he was captured and returned. I am
looking for information to share with our children as they grow, so that
they will know some of their family history.
N.Dodson,USAF,MSgt,ret. Hometown: Childress ?, Texas POW Camp: Unknown.germany/austria 1943-45 Name of POW: Alvoy Carter Postal Street Address: 1410Delaware Ave City, State, Zip: Wilmington, Delaware 19806 Sent: 1.27 PM - 5/27 2002
My father,Alvoy Carter according to his now deceased brother Paul Carter
formerly of Lubbock,Texas,was a gunner aboard a B-17. He was shot down I
think in 1943 and remained a prisoner until liberation in 45.He was born 30
Jan.1911 and died Sep.1981. I never knew him and corresponded only rarely
with his brother Paul. Paul gave me a couple of pictures of him and told me
about his being a POW but not much more. He told me the usual stories of how
greatly he was decorated but it seems nearly every story or at least many
say that. I choose to believe he was a hero. I never new him and I'm not
sure he even knew I existed but he got around and he had three sons by three
women about three months apart in 1934. That part ceased to mean anything
decades ago but now that I have grandchildren of my own I'd like to know
more for them ,and medically if any significant medical familial illnesses
exists. I have his social security number and would give that to someone if
they needed it. I lost the only pictures I ever had and someone in this
world would fall over if they could see my older son walking around looking
like his identical twin. How genes do tell a story,eh? Thanks for any word
from any source about dear Alvoy Carter C.Dodson
Name:Pat Kearns-Michaelsen POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Michael J. Kearns Sent: 11.53 AM - 5/27 2002
Name:Milton "Eric" F.
Erickson Hometown: Stratford, CT POW Camp: Stalog Luft 1, North Compound Name of POW: Milton "Eric" F. Erickson Postal Street Address: 9801 Coledale Ct. City, State, Zip: White Lake, MI. 48386 Sent: 8.37 AM - 5/27 2002
This is my father who is 82 years old. He is and has been suffering from
post traumatic stress ( not officially diagnosed). He helped illustrate the
book "Behind Barbed Wire" by Lt. Morris Roy,'46; he flew P47/ call him soon
(248) 698-3797;he's not well or contact Joel Erickson Hursting his only child
@ e-mail above or (561)392-5712; 550 SW 6th Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33486.
Name:mike hamilton Hometown: okc, oklahoma POW Camp: ? ??????????????? Name of POW: Claud Coats Postal Street Address: 8719 S. SantaFe City, State, Zip: okc,ok 73139 Sent: 9.04 PM - 5/26 2002
this was my uncle and all i remember of him . is my mothers stories. which
she is now past on . my uncle did survive the german camps . he even wrote a
poem which hit most of the papers in the U.S.A. he did however die before i
was born and i would like to know him . please help if you can. thank you
Name:Mary Kearns Hometown: Titisville, PA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, North 3, barracks 7, room 6 Name of POW: Michael J. Kearns (Joe) Postal Street Address: 303 Haywood Drive City, State, Zip: Iowa City, IA 52245 Sent: 7.40 PM - 5/26 2002
My father's plane went down Dec. 1944 after 3 engines failed, before making
it to the planned bomb run.
My father Michael Joseph Kearns retired as a Major U.S.A.F. in 1966. He then
worked Civil Service. He passed away November 30, 1992 and is buried at The
Rock Island National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal. He married Rita F.
Doyle (Capt. USA) on Dec. 14, 1955. They had eight children and I am the
oldest. Dad never talked much about when he was in the camp, his sister Rita
said he was very quiet and skinny when he came home. Any information or
stories would be appreciated.
Name:Tom Maxwell Hometown: Exeter /England POW Camp: NA Name of POW: NA Postal Street Address: EX5 5LT UK( will get me ) Sent: 7.26 PM - 5/26 2002
Have (had) friends/crew members in Stalag luft one and three .Shot down
March 15th 1944 on our sixth "trip" (RAF useage) Target Stuttgart Aircraft
Lancaster RAF Bomber Command 3 POW Pete Thomson RAAF Taffy Peake RAF Gordon
Two of the rest of the crew (evaded )and went back to finish the business, One
was wise and said he had enough one Doc Hyde RCAF unaccounted for. I did 26
more and my buddy did another 30 before being killed
sic transit gloria aviators
I am priviledged and humbled to be able to sign your visitors book . I
include that other old fellow Wally Hoffman amongst my friends
Name:Buddy Larsen Hometown: Blanco, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, North Cmpnd, Barth Name of POW: Jack K Larsen Postal Street Address: 7813 HWY 165 City, State, Zip: Blanco, Texas Sent: 4.21 PM - 5/26 2002
Memorial Day, 2002. We are trying to add to Dad's story...he never said
enough, including warning us that he was afixin' to become dearly-departed. Thanks,
and a Salute to all these boys, and what they did for us all, and for all
Name:John Galvin POW Camp: stalag 1 Name of POW: Sgt N.V Thornton Sent: 4.00 PM - 5/26 2002
With many thanks to Rob Davis Bomber Command Losses Database. I have now
found out that Halifax 11 took off from Linton-On-Ouse at 19-45 April 3rd
1943 on a mission to ESSEN. Sadly the pilot aged 21 Thomas Noble Forster of
Ballinalee, Co Longford Ireland seem's to have died saving the rest of the
crew, the other crew members where Sgt W.F Hodgson (POW) Sgt G.E. Sendall
RCAF (POW) Pilot Officer J.H. Jamieson RCAF (POW) Sgt E.A Drury (POW) and Sgt
W. Wayte (POW) I am sure that they would have all ended up in Stalag 1 so
I am looking for any of the guys above or relatives for further information
Name:Jim Reichle Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: William J. Reichle Postal Street Address: 2256 Winslow Circle City, State, Zip: Casselberry, FL 32707 Sent: 12.38 AM - 5/26 2002
I just found your website and will visit my dad tomorrow to offer the
viewing opportunity- there are some mixed emotions as he has shared a few
memories in the past but tried to "promise (himself) to be so strong that
nothing can disturb his peace of mind..." Thanks for what you have put
together- a great tribute to your dad! I'm sure mine will appreciate your
efforts and successful results, although I'm not sure of the response when
he sees the photos and mentally returns to some of the horrors described.
May God bless you and your family; and give you peace in knowing you are
offering the opportunity for many to review and properly address some of
their past. Thanks, again!
Name:Katie Kearns Hometown: chicago POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: Michael J. Kearns Postal Street Address: 4426 1/2 N. Seeley Ave. #3B City, State, Zip: Chicago, Il 60625 Sent: 10.16 PM - 5/25 2002
I found information about my Dad! I'm so excitied!
He was in compound North 3.. It's amazing to see in the information.. Nice
Name:Peter G. Kenny Jr. Hometown: Seven Fields, PA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Peter G. Kenny Jr. Postal Street Address: 233 Sycamore Drive City, State, Zip: Seven Fields, PA 16046 Sent: 1.44 PM - 5/25 2002
Name:John Galvin POW Camp: Stalag 1 Name of POW: Sgt. N.V Thornton Air gunner Postal Street Address: 19, Derby St Colne Lanc's BB8 9AA City, State, Zip: England Sent: 8.34 AM - 5/25 2002
I would love any info on the above guy who came from Yorkshire, he flew with
78 Sqdn out of Linton-On- Ouse and was shot down around April 1943. The
pilot on his last previous mission was Flt/Sgt Marshall, so he coul have
been with the same pilot on the night he was shot down, im after any info on
the last crew that he flew with, or can anybody point me in the right
direction to find the info. Also on one of his OPs he has written
"Gardening, East Frisians" does anybody know what this means.
Name:John Hometown: Roscoe Il. POW Camp: Stalag 1 north compound Name of POW: Don Brazdzons Sent: 10.26 PM - 5/24 2002
On this Memorial Day weekend I would like to thank the vets for what you
have done for the rest of us. Thanks dad.
Name:Paula Molnar POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: George Molnar Postal Street Address: 175 Walnut Circle City, State, Zip: Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Sent: 7.46 PM - 5/24 2002
Enjoyed this site. Would be interested in info from anyone who knew my
father George Molnar who flew B-17s (Carl Fyler's crew) with the 303d/360th
BG. Shot down on Nov 29, 1943 over Bremen and spent last 17+ months of war
in Stalag Luft 1. Again, a wonderful web site!
Name:Emmett J. Murphy Hometown: Redwood City, CA 94062 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Emmett J. Murphy Postal Street Address: 3651 Jefferson Ave. City, State, Zip: Redwood City, CA 94062 Sent: 6.01 PM - 5/24 2002
I was there! Any questions, call me.
Name:C. W. (Wes) Lundsberg Hometown: Sycamore, IL 60178 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Charles W. Lundsberg Sent: 11.40 AM - 5/24 2002
Enjoyed viewing this site, and seeing friend Verne Woods contribution. I
would like to find families of my dad's crew (aircraft Flak Shak (flown to
Belgium on 1 engine) and Gallant Lady (shot down 24 Sep 44).
Name:GEORGE P. KOCH Postal Street Address: 93 ANDOVER DR. City, State, Zip: SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704 Sent: 8.32 PM - 5/23 2002
My friend, Perk Chumley, informed me of the site, and I found it through
Yahoo Search. I have read one of the POW stories and, because of the
constraint of time, could not read others. However, I find the site to be
most interesting and intend to return later. For some reason, I did not find
Perk's story listed, but I'm certain it will be in the future. I have read
it and thoroughly was engrossed in Perk's experiences. Agsin, this is a good
web site and I'll be back.
Name:James Whitesde Hometown: Sheffield, England POW Camp: ? Name of POW: Maurice Whiteside Sent: 2.03 PM - 5/23 2002
I am trying to find which camp my Father was interned in, he spent sometime
in Italy and the rest in Germany.
Name:Diane Hines Hometown: Germantown, Maryland POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, North 2, Barracks 3 Name of POW: George S. Owens Sent: 6.53 AM - 5/23 2002
George S. Owens was my uncle. He was a navigator, 2nd Lieutenant in the Army
Air Corps. He was captured on July 18, 1944. I am trying to find out
information regarding the unit and bomber squadron with which he served.
Also, if anyone might have other information about him. This web site is a
treasure and thank you to all who have made it possible.
Name:gareth james everson Hometown: wales.uk POW Camp: stalag luft one.north2 barracks7 room3 Name of POW: james ernest everson Postal Street Address: 112 sunnybank road, griffithstown. City, State, Zip: pontypool.gwent.wales.uk. Sent: 4.27 PM - 5/22 2002
My father was a pow in the above camp.He has very fond memories of all his
american friends. Unfortunately, he has dementia but his wife and his
children and grandchildren would love to hear from anyone who remembers him.
We are extremely proud of all of you people.
Name:Albnert Preston Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Albert Preston Postal Street Address: 806 N.E. 73 City, State, Zip: 73105 Sent: 3.34 PM - 5/22 2002
I am very interested in anything pertaining to the 351st bomb group 511th
Name:Bill Motley POW Camp: unk. Name of POW: Louis Brindley Postal Street Address: 9404 Wikel Rd. City, State, Zip: Huron, Oh. 44839 Sent: 10.50 AM - 5/22 2002
My cousin, Louis, was an airman in a bomber crew, shot down and taken
prisoner by Germans. Would appreciate if anyone has any knowledge of him.
Name:John Hart Hometown: Harrogate POW Camp: NA Postal Street Address: 16 Southway City, State, Zip: Harrogate, HG2 0EA, UK Sent: 5.10 PM - 5/21 2002
I am investigating the membership of the Caterpillar Club of my cousin
Sergeant Pilot R Holmes. His membership of the Club was acknowledged by
Leslie L Irvin by letter dated 9 July 1942 following a successful bale out.
He did not at that time receive his pin as the letter clearly states that
there were none left and that a license was needed to produce them. A later
letter dated 19 Feb 43 forwarded his pin, which his sister now holds as he was
killed in action between the 9 Jul 42 and the second letter. I would be
interested in obtaining a certificate for his sister if this were possible.
Thank you John Hart
Name:WILLARD C. BADER Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Willard C. Bader Postal Street Address: 2700 N. Highway A1A City, State, Zip: Indialantic, FL 32903 Sent: 4.35 PM - 5/21 2002
What a delight to see all of the guys. Of course the pics are so small that
I could not recognize anyone but it was still fun. Forgot my barracks no.
but I do remember I was in the North Compound.
Name:Kelly Spencer Hometown: Roy Postal Street Address: 17114 153rd ave SE #1 City, State, Zip: Yelm Wa 98597 Sent: 1.49 AM - 5/21 2002
Hello. I was wondering if any of you knew my grandfather Manuel Trujillo. I
believe he was in the 352 bomb squadron. If anyone knew him please let me
Name:Todd Ambroz Hometown: Rochester, NY POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: LT. Aurelian L. Jekot Sent: 12.35 AM - 5/21 2002
I am the great nephew of Lt. Aurelian L. Jekot - Service # 0740440. I just
found your web site after years of trying to find out where my uncle is. He
was reported MIA on July 19, 1944. He flew P-38's for the 95th Fighter
Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group. I really do not know much more than
that. He was supposedly in North 2. After he returned from the war he never
had any contact with his sister, my grandmother, ever again. My grandmother
recently passed away and I would like to tell him about her. I would also be
very grateful if anyone could tell me any stories about him or how to
contact fellow POW's, unit members, or even family. Please email me at
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Name:P.S. Sattefield POW Camp: Bad Orb Name of POW: William E. Pollard and Robert Pollard City, State, Zip: Ohio Sent: 3.26 PM - 5/20 2002
...i am seeking information about my father, William E. Pollard, and his
brother Robert Pollard...both were prisoners in bad orb after the battle of
the bulge....if you knew them please e-mail me......my father pasted away
several years ago but my uncle is still living....my father spoke little of
the war but i am finding other men who have related some of the same stories
that he has told me....thank you, P. Satterfield
Name:Michael McCormick Hometown: Seattle POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Francis M. McCormick Postal Street Address: 22515 92nd Ave W City, State, Zip: Edmonds, WA 98020 Sent: 12.07 PM - 5/20 2002
I don't have the details at hand, but my father was shot down flying a
mission out of England and spent 6 months in Stalag Luft 1. Before he passed
away in 1995 he gave me his ID tag with a four digit number and STALAG LUFT
1 stamped on it. He told me he carried it for 50 years (on his key chain)
and I could carry it for 50 more to remember. I do. I will send a message
again with details.
Name:KEITH EIDSON Hometown: wagoner, okla POW Camp: frankfurt on the oder river Name of POW: JOE C. EIDSON Postal Street Address: RT 4 BOX 151 City, State, Zip: WAGONER, OK 74467 Sent: 9.16 AM - 5/20 2002
MY FATHER WAS WITH THE 45TH INFANTRY(THUNDERBIRDS) OUT OF WAGONER OK.
TRAINED AT FORT HOOD, SHIPPED OUT FROM WATERTOWN N.Y. WAS CAPTURED IN
SICILY, WALKED ALL THE WAY TO GERMANY. WAS A POW FOR 21/2 YEARS AT A STALAG
NEAR FRANKFURT ON THE ODER RIVER. NEED ANY INFO OR WHATEVER. PROBABLY LIKE
MOST MEN MY FATHER NEVER SAID MUCH ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES.
Name:Bob Parry Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Robert Alan Parry Sent: 1.09 AM - 5/20 2002
Great site, My father passed away a few years ago, but he would have liked
to see this site. He was shot down in Feb of 1944 and spent a year at Stalag
Name:Tim Cole Name of POW: Arthur P. Hale "Art" Sent: 9.45 AM - 5/19 2002
Thanks for the great site. Art was a B-17 pilot shot down in one of the
raids to St Nazaire. He was captured in Brittany. He was held for a time in
La Fresnes prison outside of Paris because he was wearing civilian clothes
when captured. We were just over in France trying to locate some of the
sites he has talked about. Although we do not think he was held in S-L 1,
maybe someone knows something that will be useful. Thanks!!
I know George Simmons and know what a wonderful man he is. I thank him
for his sacrifice to this country. I was in the Navy during WW2, serving in
the Aleutians Islands on the Island of ATTU.
Name:Ron Tavernit Hometown: Republic PA POW Camp: Stalag 1 Name of POW: Lt. Anthony S. Tavernit Postal Street Address: 71142 East Pond Creek City, State, Zip: Romeo, MI 48065 Sent: 1.59 PM - 5/16 2002
Thanks for the website. My father who lives in Troy Michigan was in stalag 1
from 1944-45. He flew a B-24 out of Cerignola Italy. Last year I took him to
the Yankee Air Force Museum in Michigan where he met Col. Alexander
Jefferson, a Tuskegee (sorry for the spelling) airman, who flew cover for
B-24's out of Cerignola. Both were very pleased to meet each other. A trip
to the museum is worth the effort for anyone airmen in WWII. Thanks again
for a great site.
Public Affairs Director
WOMC Radio Detroit
Name:ray horne Hometown: rogersville,tennessee Name of POW: lt. raymond e. horne jr. Postal Street Address: 2661 griffith circle south City, State, Zip: mobile, al, 36606 Sent: 5.32 PM - 5/15 2002
I have been wanting to trace my father's history and
i've just begun. i have a large portrait of him as a full colonel on my
wall, and i see it all day every day. as a disabled vet myself , i could'nt
help but see it every day, all day. through all the times we could'nt agree
on virtually anything, i've come to the point that i have found more respect
for this man, my father, than i can believe. any information i can receive
about him i would greatly appreciate.
i would be glad to respond to any e-mail or postal mail i get about what i
know about him.
raymond earle horne lll
Name:Newton Weiss Hometown: St.Thomas Virgin Islands POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 North 2 Name of POW: Newton Weiss Postal Street Address: Box 10459 City, State, Zip: St. Thomas V.I. 00801 Sent: 5.05 PM - 5/15 2002
I was in the 390th Bomb Group, 570th Sqd. Shot down Dec. 11 1943. Was the food
exchange officer with an officer named Jones. Went to Barth for the 45th and
50th anniversary reunion with Col. Phil Gibbons Would like to contact Jones if
Name:LYNAE AVA WILEY
(married-RAWLINGS) Hometown: mine? CHICAGO POW Camp: STALAG 3 ? Name of POW: G.W. WILEY Postal Street Address: 1360 FRONT STREET City, State, Zip: LAHAINA, HI 96761 Sent: 11.09 AM - 5/15 2002
MY HUSBAND AND I WERE WATCHING THE HISTORY CHANNEL ON 'THE GREAT ESCAPE'AND
WHEN THEY NAMED THE 50 MEN WHO WERE EXECUTED, I SAW THE NAME G.W. WILEY ON
THE LIST - I WONDERED IF WE WERE RELATED. MY FATHER IS GRANT OWEN WILEY, HIS
FATHER - SHERIDAN WILEY, BOTH FROM DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. IF YOU KNOW WHERE I
CAN GET MORE INFO ON THIS MATTER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Name:Joy B. Hardin Hometown: Elbow Lake, Minn. Postal Street Address: PO Box 360 City, State, Zip: Elbow Lake, Minn. 56531 Sent: 10.25 PM - 5/14 2002
First of all, I am not nor my relatives a POW, but enjoyed so much your
unforgettable story of your father. My uncle (my father's baby brother) was
in WWII in the US Army, served in Northern Africa, Italy, Ireland -
remembers seeing Gen. Patton. He contracted malaria in Africa but served
3-1/2 years overseas.
I wish you well in your endeavor to contact more POW's in perhaps
remembering your father. We sure live in a wonderful country - only in
America could we have the freedom we all take for granted and those in WWII
died for! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of your father.
It meant a lot to me. I want to print a copy off the computer and put it in
a binder so my grandchildren may read it someday. Thank you again for
P.S. My stepfather was in the Navy in WWII and came in to Pearl Harbor on
the ship the day after the bombing. Now I wished I had asked more questions
- too late now and how I regret it.
Thanking you again.........
Joy and Irv Hardin
Name:Judy Lee Byerman Boysel Name of POW: Harry Elmer Byerman Postal Street Address: 4610 Wayne Meadows Circle North City, State, Zip: Huber Heights, OH 45424 Sent: 7.46 PM - 5/10 2002
Any information on my father Harry "Bud" Byerman would be welcome.
Name:Phil Vincent Hometown: Kershaw POW Camp: Remstein Name of POW: Leonard J. Vincent Postal Street Address: 1018 Jones Road City, State, Zip: Kershaw, SC 29067 Sent: 6.45 PM - 5/10 2002
To any of my brothers of WW2 who were POW's, I love you all. My son is
sending this message and I hope you respond to him.
Foote Hanks Postal Street Address: 1239 23rd Street City, State, Zip: Santa Monica, CA 90404 Sent: 4.55 PM - 5/10 2002
My Mother, Mary Jane Manierre Foote is your father's first cousin. She has
been looking at your web site with me and we've had a wonderful time
connecting with our Manierre relatives.
Name: David Lesjak Homepage:
http://www.toonsatwar.com Hometown: Vancouver, BC Canada Postal Street Address: Box 42023 Champlain P.O. City, State, Zip: Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5S 4R5 Sent: 4.03 PM - 5/10 2002
Sorry, I pressed the enter button before I had finished. There was a Donald
Duck "I Wanted Wings" insignia that was used in Stalag Luft III by POW's.
Does anyone know which POW created this design, when it was created, why it
was created, how popular was it, and what items it was reproduced on? This
insignia also appeared on one P-47 and one B-24 and is found in some of the
camp's POW Wartime Logs. I'm seeking any background info on this design. I
know the Disney Studio refined the emblem in October 1943, but I also know
the design existed at the camp before this date. Thanks very much.
I was shot down on 24 Feb. '44 over Schweinfurt. Was incarcerated and
interrogated at Dulag Luft and arrived at Stalag Luft I on/or about March 15
until late April '45. I was assigned to Block 2, South Compound, sharing a
room with Bob Holmes, Myron Sands, Myles Keathley, Loubet Boyd, Phil Bern
Jesse Orriso, Frank Ramsey, Earl Brook, Jim Lange, to name a few.
Played 2d base on Compound All Star softball team. Nickname "Herky".
Name:Jim Considine Hometown: Baltimore POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Jim Considine Postal Street Address: 625 Deepdene Rd City, State, Zip: Baltimore, MD 21210 Sent: 9.58 PM - 5/9 2002
I am the oldest son of my Father, Lt. Jim Considine. I would love to hear
from anyone who knew my Father or who flew with him in "The Baltimore
Oriole". His barrack assignment was: North 1 - Barrack 6 - Room 14 (?)
Name:Joss Leclercq Postal Street Address: 51 route de Fromelles City, State, Zip: 59249 Aubers France Sent: 12.55 PM - 5/9 2002
I'm looking for any details about Lt Georges W. LUKE, 303rd B.G., 360th
B.S., a B-17 skipper who came down 5 km from my home on 1 december 1943.
He's said to have been the first 8th Air Force officer to enter Stalag 1.
I'd like to get in touch with anybody who knew him.
Joss Leclercq, France
Name:Maxine Clamage POW Camp: Stalag 2A and Zachow 92/VI Name of POW: Harold Clamage Sent: 11.50 AM - 5/9 2002
My father, Harold Clamage, was captured on the eve of the Battle of Metz and
sent to Stalag 2A, then to a Work Kommando for Jewish soldiers called Zachow
92/VI. He died in 1984 and I am in the process of writing a book so that I
can keep his memory alive.
I am a friend of Emile Lattier's from The Over The Hill Gang, Shreveport,
La. He was friends with you. He was my friend. In his memory, I am searching
for information. God Bless you all! Holly Clark Walker
George Simmons is dedicated to WW II history and I commend him for his
reflections as a POW and WW II veteran Army Air Corps pilot. My
recollections are from
each member of the 405th Fighter Squadron, 371st Fighter Group and I am
proud to have met most of the men in the group. Thanks, I enjoy the news!
Name:Jim Considine Hometown: Baltimore POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Jim Considine Postal Street Address: 625 Deepdene Road City, State, Zip: Baltimore, MD 21210 Sent: 11.12 AM - 5/8 2002
I am the son of Jim Considine. My Father passed away in 1977. I would enjoy
hearing from anyone who knew my Father.
Name:James C. Sanders Hometown: Centerville, Tennessee POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Myself Postal Street Address: 9737 Clearwater Drive City, State, Zip: Knoxville, TN 37923 Sent: 2.35 PM - 5/7 2002
I am a survivor of Stalag Luft III and escapee.
I arrived in Paris about a week before the war
ended. Shot down on my 31st mission in B-17 from
15th AF in Italy.
Name:Gerardine Knightly Hometown: Dublin POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: William J Knightly Sent: 1.53 PM - 5/7 2002
A very interesting and moving site thank you...
The name William J Knightly caught my eye, my family are trying to trace any
family members in the USA who were related to William Knightly who left
Kerry Ireland in the early 1900's... Any links here please...
Many thanks again and keep up the good work...
Name:Paul Smiley POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: F/O W.B.T. Smiley J26137-RCAF Sent: 12.59 PM - 5/7 2002
W.B.T. Smiley-Stalag Luft I-anybody know him, he was my favorite uncle.
Name:David Lesjak POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Captain Robert Bishop Sent: 3.32 PM - 5/6 2002
Looking for Captain Robert Bishop or his family. Bishop was a navigator and
member of Pilot 1st Lt. Robert Brown's crew. They were flying a B-24, tail
number 41-24278 call sign Q-Queenie, plane nicknamed Miss Delores. Usually
flew aboard Suzy Q but she was out for repairs. Miss Delores was part of the
44th Bomb Group and took a nose hit May 14, 1943 after bombs away. Miss
Delores dropped back due to damage and was subsequently shot down by enemy
fighters. Crew bailed over Kiel Bay, Kiel Germany. Bishop landed in the Bay
and was rescued by a trawler. Other survivors included Co-pilot Hartley
Westbrook, Bombadier Haldon Haywood, Gunner John Susan, Engineer/Gunner Gil
Wandtke, Gunner August Ullrich. Those who couldn't bail and were killed
included Gunners George Millhousen, Roy Kingler and Richard Cate. Captain
Bishop was incarcerated at Stalag Luft III and was last known to be alive
and living in Britain. Need to speak with him or his family if possible.
Thanks very much.
Name:David Schmitt Hometown: Richlands, NC POW Camp: Stalag Name of POW: CPL Robert D. Howe Postal Street Address: 2031 Catherine Lake rd. City, State, Zip: Richlands,NC 28574 Sent: 3.20 PM - 5/6 2002
I hope that someone can help me. My Grandfather was a POW during WW II at
Stalag 3b or 5. He was w/ 34ID in the Iowa National Guard. He was taken at
Faid Pass and was a POW for almost 3yrs. I would love to find out as much
info. on him as possible. Thank you, SGT Schmitt.
Hi, im lloking for any info I can get on an airborn unit, I do not have a
name or unit number. It was a late WWII unit of a multi-national nature,
using American, Free French, and British troops. Its mission was jump on to
POW camp areas in advance of allied advances to prevent the elimination of
POWs. All I have is one so-so photo of a 6 man team in Uniforms Illustrated
No. 1 (US Spechial forces of WWII).
If anyone knowns anything about the unit please send me an E-Mail (email@example.com)
Thanks Gary Pelton
Dear POW veterans and their relatives,
I am german journalist at Berlin. Just I am writing a book about the former
boxing world champion Max Schmeling. This is the reason why I very
interested in the background of Schmeling's visiting in stalag Luft I and
other camps in April 1945.
Can you mail me your expierences? What was the purpose of this visit?
I would be very glad to get some more informations about this story.
Thanks in advance.
Your web site is very interesting.
phone (0049 30) 44 35 90 60
Fax (0049 30) 44 35 90 62
address: Torstr. 15
D 10119 Berlin
Name:charles day Name of POW: Darlyle Watters Sent: 8.39 AM - 5/5 2002
Excellent site. Wish I had found it sooner!
Lt. Darlyle Watters was not shot down. He was CG-4A glider pilot, cut loose
too soon BY HIS TUG over German held territory during operation Market.
Name:Todd Horton Hometown: San Clemente POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Theodore DuBois Bush Postal Street Address: 142 W Ave Ramona City, State, Zip: San Clemente, Ca 92672 Sent: 12.32 AM - 5/5 2002
Theodore D. Bush was my grandfather. He flew on a B-17 and was at Stalag
Luft I in North Compound I. He died shortly after the war and thus, I never
had the privilege of meeting him. He was a Chinese- American and he wrote
the most beautiful love letters to my grandmother. If anyone out there
remembers him or has knows of any survivors that may have known him, please
contact me. Thank you.
Name:iris rayhons Hometown: Clear Lake, Iowa Sent: 11.15 AM - 5/4 2002
I have read with great interest your stories of the POW's. My father was in
charge of the POW's from Germany at the Britt Hemp Mill. These
German POW's were stationed at the Algona POW CAmp here in Iowa. It is
wonderful to look into this history!!
Name:George Ochoa POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: John Corey Postal Street Address: 265 Ashford Avenue City, State, Zip: Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 Sent: 1.19 AM - 5/4 2002
My late father-in-law S/Sgt John Corey, 527 B Squadron 379 Bomb Group, was
shot down on May 13, 1944, and was a prisoner at Stalag Luft #4 at Gross
Tychow until Feb. 6, 1945, when he went on the death march that ended at
Bitterfeld April 26, 1945. Seeking information about him, the camp, and the
march. Thanks for the great site.
Name:rayf schmidt Homepage:
http://www.TRACES.org Hometown: Mason City IA Postal Street Address: 327 S. Delaware City, State, Zip: Mason City, IA 50401 Sent: 10.26 PM - 5/3 2002
Beautifully comprehensive and intimate, the depth of information contained
on your site could keep the reader captivated for hours... it's most
interesting to me personally as I'm involved in a project working to
research and preserve the stories German and Iowan POW's from WWII. The
organization is called TRACES, online at the website above. May you continue
with success in presenting the meaning of these events to others!
Name:shoshana davies POW Camp: stalag 17-b Name of POW: frederick savage Sent: 8.54 PM - 5/3 2002
I have no info about my grandfather's POW times and would like to here from
anyone who knew him in WWII.
Name:Bigley, Roland P. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1,South Comp., Bk.2, Rm.2 Name of POW: Bigley, Roland P. Postal Street Address: 206 Contento City, State, Zip: Victoria, TX 77905 Ph. 316-572-8358 Sent: 7.23 PM - 5/3 2002
Was with 15th. AF., 99th. BG., 416 Sqdn., Foggia, Italy
I have by searching for information about "Murder Inc." your very interesting
site. I'm a researcher here in germany who is interested in to find out serious
information about allied crash sites around Berlin.
Please visit my website for more details.
Name:Marjorie Ballard Hometown: Chambersburg Ill POW Camp: Stalag iv & Barth Stalag 1 Name of POW: Norris L Ballard Postal Street Address: 702 W Washington St City, State, Zip: O'Fallon Ill 62269 Sent: 11.06 PM - 5/2 2002
My husband was in the 94 th Bomb Group 410 th Bomb Sqdn His aircraft # 43-38727
and it was named the Characters. He was shot down over Ludwigshaven Germany on
Nov. 5, 1944. He spent 30 years in the USAF and retired as a CMSGT. He died Oct
14 2000 and is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery St Louis Mo. We
were married 51 years.
Name:Mike Stout Hometown: Republic, Mo. POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Phern A. Stout Postal Street Address: 912 Elizabeth City, State, Zip: Republic, Mo. 65738 Sent: 7.50 AM - 4/29 2002
My uncle Phern Stout was a tailgunner in a B-17 that was shot down over Germany
on November 26, 1944. He spent the rest of the war in a POW camp and was
liberated by the Russians. Uncle Phern died on April 1, 1971 at the age of 56
years. I am his closest living kin.
Name:Herman Engel POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Postal Street Address: 2540 Valais Ct City, State, Zip: Centerville, OH 45458-5421 Sent: 7.47 PM - 4/28 2002
Informative and memorable site.
Name:H. John Thayer POW Camp: stalag Luft One Barrack 2 rm 2 Name of POW: H.J. Thayer Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 369 Crosslake City, State, Zip: Mn 56442 Sent: 1.04 PM - 4/28 2002
Mary.. Excellent job ! Thanks GOd for all your efforts! Re: Our NEW EMAIL
ADDRESS ...Please change our email address to the new one above ...
I was'nt able to link to make the change through the guest book....thanks,
Mary, This site is great, Thank you for helping the Kreggies. I am very proud of
Dad (Perk Chumley) it is nice to be able to let the rest of the world know about
him via your website. Keep up the good work. Enjoyed having you and your family
on our trip to Germany in 2001. Give everyone our love and tell Big Ashley Mike
is getting married in August. God Bless and Keep you Linda
Name:Leonard D. Hansen Hometown: Woodlake, California POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Leonard D. Hansen Postal Street Address: 750 North Acacia City, State, Zip: Woodlake, CA 93286 Sent: 4.52 PM - 4/27 2002
I was shot down on August 25, 1944 after bombing Politz oil refineries. Interned
at Stalag Luft 1 in North Compound II, Barracke 3, Raum 3, first inmates in
North II. Now retired in Calif. Received Purple Heart, DFC and POW medal. Any
roommated out there?
You must be wondering, what is a doctor doing on this web page! Well Kenneth
(Sam) Webster is under my care, and his wife asked me to visit this home page.
From the comments i have read, you site is providing an immensely important role
in bringing people from different parts of the world, sharing their stories,and
trying to find information about their loved ones. Kudos to you! Keep up the
good work. God bless you!
Name:Esther Fernandez POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: Augustine Fernandez Postal Street Address: 5820 S W 99 Terrace City, State, Zip: Pinecrest, Fla. 33156 Sent: 9.14 AM - 4/27 2002
I'm ghostwriting my husband's memoirs and just beginning the research. Your web
page is full of interesting info. We'd love to hear from other alumni of Stalag
Luft One. Are there pictures I can use without infringing copyrights?
Name:Sherman Best Homepage:
http://Flakbait.com Hometown: East Haven,CT Postal Street Address: 581 Bradley St. City, State, Zip: East Haven, CT 06512 Sent: 8.20 AM - 4/27 2002
I am one of the lucky ones, I flew 63 missions and came home in one piece and
did not have to experience the horror of prison camp.I salute each and every one
Charles E. Bauman, Torrance CA, re Lt Francis A Bauman, Steve Anderson,
Lexington, KY re: James Maurice Anderson, Mike McDade, Ft Worth , Tx re: shot
down "chinese american buddy",
Ted bush was a chinese American American Lt in the crew, 447th, 711 squadron. I
believe your inquiries were his crew. Pics avail of crew. FYI
Name:Todd Bush Horton Hometown: Pasadena, CA POW Camp: Luft Stalag 1, N 1 Name of POW: Lt. Ted Bush Postal Street Address: 401 Avenida Del Mar City, State, Zip: San Clemente, CA 92672 Sent: 1.16 AM - 4/27 2002
Seeking information regarding my grandfather.( Chinese American officer shot
down over Germany, 8th Army, 447th, 711 squadron). POW Luft Stalag 1, N Compound
Name:sandy rehmann Name of POW: c. ross greening Sent: 4.45 PM - 4/26 2002
Col. Greening was a friend of my father's and I am trying to get in touch with
Col. Greening's niece, Karen Morgan Driscoll, and his widow, Dorothy. Col.
Greening did a pastel drawing of me when I was 11 years old (when we were
stationed at Maxwell AFB in Alabama). It hangs in my home now (I am 59 years
old). I also have an original copy of "Not As Briefed" autographed, addressed to
Name:Marion Lefkow Hometown: Seattle,Wa POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1a Name of POW: Paul Lefkow Postal Street Address: 14490NW Oak Hills Drive City, State, Zip: Beaverton,Oregon 97006 Sent: 1.12 AM - 4/26 2002
Paul would only talk about friends he made and the few good things that
occurred.His p-47 was shot down while divebombing a crossroads in nothern Italy.
Name:Jenny Gibbons Hometown: Sydney Australia POW Camp: Stalag Name of POW: Alexander Victor Gibbons Sent: 4.45 AM - 4/25 2002
I am looking for information on my father-in-law. He was a POW at Stalag up
until the liberation in 1945. His details are:
Alexander Victor Gibbons. 7th Battalian. Royal Tank Regiment.(England) He was
taken prisoner when his tank came under heavy fire (Western Desert, Egypt) He
was the sole survivor (out of 4 men) He was taken to an Italy as a prisoner for
one year before being transported to Stalag. If anyone has any further
information we would love to hear from you as this is the only information we
have. THank you!!!
Name:A Younger Hometown: Vancouver POW Camp: Barth, Germany Name of POW: A Younger Sent: 11.10 PM - 4/24 2002
I wish to contact HELGA RAUD, a historian in Barth. If anyone knows her e-mail
address or website please contact my grandaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Name:Jaime Ellen harry Hometown: Jacksonville, FL POW Camp: Stalog Luft 1 Name of POW: William R Harry Sent: 10.37 PM - 4/24 2002
My father, William R Harry, was in Stalog Luft 1 from Oct 1943. He died on 13
Apr 1994. I was thrilled to find your web site with the information and pictures
of him and my grandparents. I would be grateful to hear from anyone who knew him
during the war. The site brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting it.
Name:Ivan Dall Hometown: New York City POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Martin Dall Sent: 9.28 PM - 4/24 2002
My father Martin recently passed away (April 6, 2002). I've started going thru
some of his personal belongings and have found several items from Stalag Luft 1.
I have 2 pencil escape maps in fairly good condition, his German dog tag, his
German POW File, a few coffee grinds (or tea?) and a wad of toilet paper
(unused). These items mean a lot to me but I'm sure that the escape maps would
be of interest to some organization. If so, please contact me at the above
Thank you for keeping this web site up!!
I am a librarian in Yazoo City Mississippi, and we have a vertical file of a
memoir of a POW, Lamar Rodgers of Brandon, Mississippi. Mr. Rodgers wrote a very
comprehensive and interesting account of his stay as a guest of the German
Name:Robert A . Hide Hometown: Fernie. B.C. POW Camp: Luft VI Heyderkrug,Thorn, Falling Bostel Name of POW: Robert A. Hide Postal Street Address: 18 Park Crescent City, State, Zip: Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M3 Canada Sent: 11.52 PM - 4/23 2002
Shot down March 24/25 1944 -- 7 Sqdn Path Finder Force Lancaster on the way to
Berlin. Two survivors .
Is there a Bill Severs out there.
Name:Cori Name of POW: Douglas Albert Munro (signalman first class,U.S. Coast
Guard) Sent: 1.32 PM - 4/23 2002
I would like to learn more about Douglas Albert Munro for my research paper. If
anyone has any information on him, please send me the information. Thank you.
Name:Dale Perry Hometown: Vancouver, WA POW Camp: Stalug Luft 1 Name of POW: George F. Perry Sent: 3.51 AM - 4/23 2002
What a great site this is! My father was shot down on February 22, 1944, and
spent 15 months in Stalug Luft 1. We have very much enjoyed looking at the
information on this site together. Thank you.
Name:Luke Fixter Hometown: Knoxville Name of POW: Jack Fixter Postal Street Address: 921 Teakwood Cir City, State, Zip: Knoxville, TN 37919 Sent: 8.05 PM - 4/22 2002
My Father, Jack Fixter, was a fighter pilot R.A.F.
from 1940-1945. If anyone knew him or could share
pictures we would be grateful. His home was Kent area.
Name:Walter W. Bagot Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Walter McRae Bagot Postal Street Address: 1124 Larrabee St. City, State, Zip: West Hollywood, Ca. 90069 Sent: 6.21 PM - 4/22 2002
Anyone knowing of anything about my Father who was at Barth from December '44 or
January '45 through liberation in May of '45, please contact me at my e-mail
address or postal address. He died March 20, 2001, and I am in the process of
collaborating on a screenplay about his WW2 B-17 experiences as a pilot and/or
co-pilot, his capture and his subsequent incarceration at Barth's Stalag Luft 1.
Wally and Tanya (Walter W. and Tanya Bagot0
Name:Mark Harris Powell Hometown: Pontypool South Wales POW Camp: Stalag 12D Name of POW: Gordon Harris Sent: 3.13 PM - 4/22 2002
My Grandfather was reported as a POW in Stalag 12d.POW number 70486. He is also
registered as being buried in Normandy ( He was a paratrooper on D-day) If
anyone can help I would be very intersested.
Name:Lyda S. Taylor POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: George Owen Smith, Jr. Postal Street Address: 3146 Danfield Dr. City, State, Zip: Columbia, SC 29204 Sent: 1.57 PM - 4/22 2002
My Dad is an ex-POW during WWII. Was shot down over Innsbrook and sent to Stalag
I sometime around mid-Dec. 1944. He is still alive but in ill health. We'd love
to hear from anyone who might have known him during the war. The crew were based
in the "boot" of Italy.
Name:Melanie Rinkenberger Baker Hometown: Gridley, Illinois POW Camp: Stalga Luft 1, South Barracks, Room 8 Name of POW: Edwin Dale Rinkenberger Postal Street Address: 6201 West Park City, State, Zip: St. Louis, MO 63139 Sent: 11.13 AM - 4/22 2002
My father, Edwin D. Rinkenberger, Bombadier, 385th BG, 550th Sqn. was a POW at
Stalag Luft 1, South Barracks, Room 8 when I was born in Feb. 1944. Like many
other POWs, he shared very few war stories with us. Thank you for the enormous
effort that was put into creating this website which will help many families
become more informed about some of the conditions these brave veterans endured.
Name:Jim Rinkenberger Hometown: Gridley POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: E.D. Rinkenberger Postal Street Address: 1010 W Wonderview Dr City, State, Zip: Dunlap, IL 61525-9547 Sent: 3.53 AM - 4/22 2002
My father, Edwin Dale Rinkenberger, Bombadier, 385th BG, 550th Sqn, shot down
Oct 20, 1943. I have his YMCA "Wartime Log". woould be happy to correspond with
anyone who knew him
Name:Joseph Beck POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Joseph Beck Postal Street Address: 50 Essex Drive City, State, Zip: Mendham, NJ 07945 Sent: 12.21 AM - 4/22 2002
April 21, 2002. I just found this site. I was commanding officer of 94th Troop
Carrier Squadron shot down on September 18th, 1944 in Holland and was sent to
Stalag Luft III. The pilot of the glider I was towing went to :Luft I, I think.
This is a very good site, Congratulations!
Name:BRUCE BOCKSTANZ Hometown: GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MI POW Camp: STALAG LUFT ONE Postal Street Address: 702 N. BRYS City, State, Zip: GROSSE PTE. WDS., MI Sent: 7.36 PM - 4/21 2002
To Anna & Irma,
Re: WW II POWs and the Geneva Convention.
We had been instructed, if captured and questioned, to say that according to the
Geneva Convention, I can only give my name, rank and serial number.
My civilian captors responded to this with beatings.
Later, when interrogated by the Luftwaffe agents, their response was "Anyone can
give us this information and have dog tags made up. If you don't tell us what
type of airplane you flew in, where you were shot down, the name of your base,
etc., we can only assume that you are a civilian. And we don't deal with
civilians here. We will turn you over to the GESTAPO". Then they sent me back to
my solitary cell to think about this dreaded terrorist organisation anfd what
might happen if they carried out their threat.
After a few more sessions, they sent me on to a permnent camp. There the Germans
followed the terms of the Geneva Convention - when it suited them. The did honor
the provision that officers could not be forced to work and allowed occasional
visits by neutral parties (Swiss and Sweedish Red Cross). I hope that this helps
you with your report.
Name:Anna and Emma Hometown: St.Paul, MN Name of POW: John Bruggeman Sent: 6.29 PM - 4/21 2002
We are competing in State History Day our project is on POWs during WWII and the
Geneva Convention. Any help would be great . Does anyone know a John
Bruggeman?He was a pilot shot down in 1944.
Anna and Emma
Name:Barry Siegle Hometown: Ellicott City, MD Postal Street Address: 4018 St. Johns Lane City, State, Zip: Ellicott City, Maryland 21042 Sent: 1.23 PM - 4/21 2002
Greetings! I enjoyed the story online about Phern! My Dad was with the 379th,
527th during 1944 and was shot down with the entire crew of Howard H. Hamilton
in Belgium on 9 August 1944! They were MIA for 40 days and returned through the
"Underground". Anyone know what happened to Howard Hamilton, Pilot of the "Red
Dragon", or Walter Neilsen (Bombardier) after the War, please contact me at
Name:Albert R. Johnson Hometown: Macon, Georgia POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Al Johnson Postal Street Address: 707 Rocky Shadows City, State, Zip: Chattanooga, TN 37421 Sent: 9.30 AM - 4/21 2002
I was in North Compound I in Barracks 1. I don't see a list of those in my room.
I remember Brown, Kelly,Day, Quinn, Massey,Klaiser, Tuck,Keifer,
Logan,Tyner,Bush,Bason, and Levins.
Name:John Morris Hometown: Pittsburgh,PA 15237 POW Camp: Stalag-Luft#1 Name of POW: J.J.Morris Postal Street Address: 9204 Willoughby Road City, State, Zip: Pittsburgh,PA 15237 Sent: 10.45 PM - 4/20 2002
I'm the son of JJ Morris POW # 3748. I believe all the members of his crew have
pass away, except for (I Think G.T. King out of WI). My dad didn't talk that
much.But the crew jumped out after the second bell rang and was captured by
German farmers. He was a POW for 13 months. I have his diary while he was a POW,
but it was checked daily by the Germans so it only contains info. that the
Germans would let it be written. My Dad's plane was called "The Lame Duck" (I
think so). His Combat crew was as follows: J.W. Hamilton - pilot; G.T.King-
co-pilot; H.C.Kier-Bombardier(close friend of my dad's and us [after the
war].W.F.Kern -Navigator;J.F.Smith-Radio Operator;O.M.Haugen-Top
Turret;J.J.MacKenzie-2nd Eng.,Ball Turret;R.P.Kleppin-1st.Arm. Waist
Gunner;A.Scott-1st.Eng.Waist Gunner;J.J.Morris-3rd.Eng.Tail Turret (my Dad).I
just got my computer so bare with me, i'm an amateur.Please let me hear from
you. I have other stuff (facts) that I'd like to share with you. I do have my
Dad's journal and I'd like to share it with you and hopefully verify some info.
in it. Thanks, GOD BLESS AMERICA, which our Dad's helped do!!!!!!!!
Name:Fred C. Rinkenberger Hometown: Rantoul, IL. POW Camp: Stalag Luft # 1 Name of POW: Edwin D. Rinkenberger Postal Street Address: 1621 Golfveiw Rd. City, State, Zip: Rantoul, IL. 61866-3548 Sent: 8.57 PM - 4/20 2002
My brother LT. Edwin D RINKENBERGER was a Bombardier on a B-17 "MARY ELLEN".The
Navigator was Lt.John DURAKOV, the Pilot was Capt. FRYER and I do not remember
the Co. Pilots name,but I beleive he was killed in Korea. All four of the
OFFICERS was in Stalag Luft #1 Any one that remembers Lt. RINKENBERGER, Iwould
like to here from you.
Name:PAUL T. HAGGERTY Hometown: NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI 02852 POW Camp: STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: PAUL T. HAGGERTY Sent: 2.53 PM - 4/20 2002
ALTHOUGH I LIVE IN RHODE ISLAND I ATTENDED A CONFERENCE FOR NEW ENGLAND EX P O
W'S ON APRIL 19, 2000 AT THE VOLPE CENTER IN BOSTON, MA. IT WAS SPONSORED BY THE
MASS POWS AND THE MASS VA DEPARTMENT.
AT THE CONFERENCE WE WERE TOLD THAT ONLY ABOUT 30% OF EX POWS ARE GETTING 100%
DISABILITY PAYMENTS AND ONLY I WIFE IN 60 IS GETTING BENEFITS AFTER HER EX POW
DIES. DR. JERROLD JOHNSTON WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
EX-POW ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON, D. C. AND THE PHYSICIAN COORDINATOR, VAMC
RENO, NEVADA. HE TOLD US THAT THERE ARE A LOT MORE PRESUMPTIVE FOR THE POWS NOW
AND ALMOST EVERY WW II EX POW WOULD ALMOST BE AUTOMATIC FOR 100% DISABILITY.
DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER, GET DOWN AND SIGN UP. CALL YOUR VA REPRESENTATIVE NOW.
REMEMBER YOUR RETROACTIVE STARTS THE DAY YOU SIGN UP.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, CALL THE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS VA AND THEY WILL
GET YOU STARTED. THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH AND REALLY TAKE CARE OF ANY EX POW
REGARDLESS OF WHAT STATE YOU ARE FROM. REMEMBER IF YOU ARE AN EX POW AND YOU ARE
GETTING 100% DISABILITY AND YOU DIE, YOUR WIFE IS ELIGIBLE FOR OVER $850 A MONTH
AS A WIDOW. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY EXCEPT DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER. PAUL T.
HAGGERTY CMDR RI EX-POWS.
Name:Charles Edward Abramson Hometown: Missoula, Montana POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Charles Elmer Abramson, Seattle Postal Street Address: PO Box 7302 City, State, Zip: Missoula MT 59807-7302 Sent: 5.15 PM - 4/19 2002
I am the son of Charles E. Abramson, who died in New Mexico in 1982.
Name:Joseph Gosselin Hometown: Fall River, MA Postal Street Address: 3329 County St. City, State, Zip: Somerset, MA 02726 Sent: 9.49 PM - 4/18 2002
I was just contacted by Mary Smith, asking me about the info I had posted on a
website about being a member of the last POWs of the Dulag Luft compound in
Frankfort that was destroyed in a RAF raid on the city about the third week in
March 1944. I ended up in Stalag Luft III.
Name:Jean McConkey Hometown: Champaign, Illinois POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, South Barracks 1, Room 8 Name of POW: Dale Rinkenberger Sent: 5.19 PM - 4/18 2002
Hi, my dad just told me about this site. His older brother, Dale (my uncle) was
a prisoner of war at this camp.
Dear Mr. Chuck, I did read your war-adventures with much interest; I myself was
on duty as a young gunner
on AA guns.
Have a look at my WebSide!
Regards, Gustave (www.gustave-roosen.de)
Name:Paul J Jones Hometown: Alahula, FL 32615 POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Paul J Jones Sent: 11.46 PM - 4/17 2002
Just wanted to sent my new email address,
Would like to be included in the Slalag Luft I Roster.
(See Chuck Blaney's Story)
Name:Jeanette Cochrane POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Farrell R Erickson Sent: 11.03 PM - 4/17 2002
Sorry about the two entries, I hit "enter" before I was finished last time.
My father, Farrell Erickson was co-pilot of a B17 flying with the 99th Bomb
Group out of Italy when he was shot down over Germany on February 22, 1944. He
was imprisoned in Stalag Luft I, North 1 until May 24, 1945. He is still living.
Thanks to you for your web site. I feel these men deserve so much attention and
Noman Kottke was my UNCLE, He told us he had to eat WORMS when he was a
prisoner! It was very inspiring to hear the complete tale and see his handsome
photo. He was a great guy, very funny and kind.
Name:virginia buchanan POW Camp: Japan Name of POW: Knox Buchanan Postal Street Address: 7020 warm springs ave City, State, Zip: boise, idaho Sent: 5.38 PM - 4/17 2002
Knox pased away 11 years ago of service related problems. Does anyone have the
address for the compensation for pows pertaining to lost pay during those years?
I applied for it , have heard nothing since Novemeber of last year. Do not have
the address or phone number to inquire.
Willis Hometown: Biloxi, Mississippi POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Henry Bertrand Westerfield, Jr. Postal Street Address: 3131 W. Hidden Gates Dr. City, State, Zip: Baton Rouge, LA Sent: 1.33 PM - 4/17 2002
My father, Henry Bertrand Westerfield, Jr. was in North 1, Barracks 9, Room 12.
He died when I was just 6 years old. He was a bombardier on "Crew Chief" a B-24
shot down Nov. 13, 1943. He was stationed in Wentling, England. I am interested
in contacting anyone who knew him during the war, in the POW camp, or after the
war before I was born.
Your site was very interesting and enjoyable. My interest in coming to the site
was that I landed in Le Havre on 8 May 1945 on the USS Hermitage, the ship which
carried your servicemen back to the states. I was an 18 year old private and
very glad to see that the war had ended by the time I arrived.
Thanks for the interesting material.
Robert N. Young
Name:Mary (BELLEVILLE) Pfiefer Homepage:
http:www.lanset.com/ Hometown: I live in Sacramento, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Sgt. George A. Belleville (Deceased) Postal Street Address: 711 Flint Way City, State, Zip: Sacramento, CA 95818 Sent: 8.15 PM - 4/15 2002
I am looking for any roommates of my brother, George A. Belleville, who died
March 7, 2002. I am putting together a booklet of his experiences with the 96th
BG, of being shot down on May 31, 1944, over the target, RR marshaling yards at
Dortmund in the Ruhr Valley, just after dropping bombs and returning from target
to rally point. He was tail gunner in brand new B-17, No. 42-107104, and had
written for me, some years ago, his experiences on that date. He did not write
of his experiences inside the camp, where he was lnterned for 13 mo. but he did
tell us of a few. I would like to know of any other POWs he may have known in
camp. He was also on the long Death March after the war was over.
Thanks a lot! The postal address is mine. He lived in Knoxville, TN for some
years after WWII.
Name:Tom McNamara Hometown: Apple Valley POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: John ( Jack) H. McNamara Postal Street Address: 13041 Herald Circle City, State, Zip: Apple Valley MN. 55124 Sent: 5.30 PM - 4/15 2002
My father was on the same March during that terrible winter and his story is
very similiar to yours, and I thought you would like hearing what happened.
My Dad received a pair of socks from a man who he later found out was from the
same town, Duluth Minnesota. He lost tract of the man after the war because he
never returned to his home town. At a reunion # 50 this man returned to his
school for the reunion, my Dad found out that he was coming home and
went to his reunion party..walked up...and handed this man a present. The man
looked at my Dad in a very strange way as he was opening my Dads gift. My dad
had bought him the ugliest pair of multi-color knee high socks that I had ever
seen. My Dad then introduced him self to the man saying " I always pay back what
is borrowed to me" explaining the situation..my Dad and this man both cried in
front of the whole class reunion!
I would love to talk to you more about the March, my Dad never talked much about
his time in Luft IV only saying he always was looking for food.
Please e-mail me, if you get this message!
My Dad passed 16 years ago, and I am doing research to learn more about his war
He was a member of 858 BG in Cheddington and flew night mission single bomber
raid on special targets, and flew leaflet mission at night and was shot down
over Holland on July 6th, 1944, B-17 # 42-39811.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Name:N.L. Strickbine POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt. Elmond H. Strickbine Postal Street Address: R. R. 2 - Box 2191 City, State, Zip: Thayer, MO. -65791- Sent: 4.55 PM - 4/15 2002
I am looking for anyone who may have known my brother.
He was a bombardier with the 389th BG and shot down on
December 1, 1943. He was also a member of the POW
Field Force that took command of the camp before the
Russians got there. I am looking for personal stories
for background on a family history of my brother. His
first mission was Ploesti on August 1, 1943 and shot down on 8th mission over
Germany. Any help will be deeply appreciated.
Name:Larry Autrey POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: A.L.Autrey Postal Street Address: 2281 W. 24th St. ,#53 City, State, Zip: Yuma, AZ 85364 Sent: 12.28 AM - 4/15 2002
Great site, thanks for giving me a glimpse at my dad's past.
Name:Susan DeRaimo Cox POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Okey DeRaimo City, State, Zip: Paris, TN 38242 Sent: 10.10 PM - 4/13 2002
I just came across this site and discovered my uncles name. He was a Bombardier.
This web site is great for anyone doing research. I have enjoyed reading about
some of the other prisoners of war.
Name:James (Jim) McQueen POW Camp: Stalag V111B (344) Name of POW: Jim McQueen No.25680 Stalag111B Postal Street Address: 86B Ladies Mile City, State, Zip: WHANGAPARAOA, NEW ZEALAND Sent: 9.36 PM - 4/13 2002
Compared with Luft 1, we at V111B were a relatively small group held in the
middle of a large army camp. R.N.Z.A.F. No 404466 - 75 NZ Sqdn (a very short
term thing) WOP. Wellington B.J. 767 shot down 11/08/42. would like to hear from
Harry Whelan or Brad Braddock ex V111B.What an interesting site.
Name:Jeff Hall Name of POW: Fred Coulter Sent: 7.37 PM - 4/13 2002
Looking for information on my Uncle, Fred Coulter ,Fred was a member of 92nd
B.G. 327 squadron.
Name:Randy Anderson Hometown: Worcester, MA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Postal Street Address: 33 Old Colony Dr City, State, Zip: Westboro, MA 01581 Sent: 6.56 PM - 4/13 2002
My son showed me some of your web site. I enjoyed it very much!
I received your letter and will send you more pictures as soon as I can.
Talk to you soon,
Name: Elaine DeVore POW Camp: Stalag luft North 3 Name of POW: Robert T. Brady, POW #4323 City, State, Zip: Salem, Oregon Sent: 4.24 PM - 4/13 2002
My Late husband was in North 3 from October 44 to May 45. He was only 18 at the
time. He very seldom talked about his experience other than the hunger and cold.
I have a hat he made from unraveling part of his blanket and some how knitted.
He also insisted that we have enough food in the house at all times. He would by
canned goods by the case just in case.
I have enjoyed reading the information on this page. This is history and should
be passed on.
Name:Katherine Garlington Hometown: Savannah,GA POW Camp: Stalag III Name of POW: Henry F. Garlington Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 2312 City, State, Zip: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Sent: 11.33 AM - 4/13 2002
My father is 80 years old and in good health. He was in Stalag III 1944-45 in
the Central Camp, Barricks #44. We are loooking for others who may have been
there and known my Dad.
Name:arthur a, pinzke POW Camp: stalag 1 north compound bar 2 Name of POW: arthur pinzke Postal Street Address: 675 pearson st. #709 City, State, Zip: des plaines, ill. Sent: 7.19 PM - 4/12 2002
have just started using computers so i will be very slow in any replies, sorry.
I have found some of the names of the people that were in the same room as I
was. I hope that this helps. Block 301 compound #3 Room 10. I hope that the
spelling of the name is close as the ink in my book has lightened over the
1 E.C. Thompson Jr. Shaeveport, La.
2 H. S. Derr Jr. Williamsport , Pa
3 Mel L. Strewe San Antonio Tex.
4 Warren Anderson, Orlando Florida
5 Edward G. anderman , Westwego La.
6 Harald F. Uebel, St Louis Mo.
7. Carl Gartz, Mich.
8 Dale T. Westell, Pocahontas, La
9 C. C. White Fairmont, W.Va
This is all I can read I hope that this helps
Harrison W. Roach
Name:Fred Heathfield Hometown: Farndon, POW Camp: Stalag IV-B Name of POW: Fred Heathfield Postal Street Address: Egerton, Churton Road, Farndon City, State, Zip: Chester. CH3 6QP U.K. Sent: 11.53 AM - 4/12 2002
I am researching F/Sgt J. W. ["Snowshoes"] Meyers, RCAF no R59567, who was The
Man of Confidence in Stalag IV-b at Muhlberg on Elbe. He had previously been in
Stalag Luft 3 and Luft 6. After the war he was commissioned as P.O. Jaques W
I have the DHist card for his award of the Member of the Order of the British
In several elections he was elected to M.of C. by all the Allied i.e, British,
Commonwealth, and American forces in the camp. The Airmen were in a minority of
about 1,000 compared with Army Senior NCOs of about 9,000, but Snowshoes was
In January 1946 he was listed as Flight Lieutenant.
I believe he was born in Chicago, but gave his home as Winnipeg when he enlisted
Any help or information would be appreciated.
Fred Heathfield. 222714 Stalag IV-B.
Name:Stanley M. Birnbaum Hometown: Kettering POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Stan Birnbaum Postal Street Address: 4517 Drayton Court City, State, Zip: Kettering, Ohio 45440 Sent: 10.37 AM - 4/12 2002
This is just fantastic to be able to relive a bit of the past. I and my
roommates of the South Compound, Barracks 14, Room 12 have been meeting annually
for the last 20 years and the attachment and friendships will and has lasted a
lifetime. I note that none of my roommates are aware of all the information
available thru these POW internet sites and am taking action to remedy that.
Name:John Sciara Hometown: Palm Harbor Florida Name of POW: Sgt. Charles J. Sciara Sent: 5.50 PM - 4/11 2002
My brother Sgt. Charles Sciara US Marine, was taken prisoner by the Japanese on
Jan.14 1944 and placed in a prison camp somewhere in Rabaul ,New Britain. He
died 14 Jan,1944 . Anyone who may of known Charlie, I would greatly appreciate
hearing from. Thank You
Name:Cliff Speare Name of POW: Clifford Speare Sent: 9.54 PM - 4/10 2002
I liked your web site. I am looking for my fathers 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb
Squadron information. He was shot down and became a POW for 14 Months. Flew Top
Turret Gunner. Thank you for the opportunity to visit with you. Cliff
Name:David Wayne McManamay Name of POW: Charles L. McManamay Postal Street Address: 2710 Hilliard Road Apartment #3 City, State, Zip: Richmond, Virginia 23228 Sent: 5.24 PM - 4/9 2002
I am the son of Charles L. McManamay my father was in the Army he grew up in
Warm Springs, Virginia. He volunteered to enter into the Army. He was in France
in 1944. Very much interested in knowing about others that have gone through the
same things. Charles L. McManamay is buried in Chattanooga, TN.
Name:Carolina Reynolds Hometown: morongo valley Name of POW: Frank C. Garza Postal Street Address: 10075 sams trail City, State, Zip: morongo valley ca. 92256 Sent: 4.55 PM - 4/9 2002
i am interested in finding out anything that i can about my grandfather, Frank
Garza, who spent 18 months in a German pow camp somewhere in Poland 1941 thank
Name:Nancy Wilson (daughter) Hometown: Ironwood, Michigan (Robert Peterson) POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, South Compound, Barracks 1, Room 10 Name of POW: Lt. Robert J. Peterson Postal Street Address: 44276 US Highway 41 City, State, Zip: Chassell, MI 49916 Sent: 9.07 PM - 4/8 2002
Correction of my message dated 4/7/02
Your site is very informative. I visit it often to see what is new. I am in the
collecting the names of my father's roommates in the South Compound, Barracks 1,
10. In honor of "Former POW Recognition Day" on April 9th, I have located my
father's bunkmate, Don Bruton, and they plan to talk live on that day. Keep up
the marvelous work
you do honoring this greatest generation.
Name:Charlene McClaran Hometown: Maryville Name of POW: Sam Webster City, State, Zip: Tennessee Sent: 7.16 PM - 4/8 2002
Enjoyed the article. Step-daughter of Sam Webster.
Name:email@example.com Hometown: Howard N. Hartman POW Camp: 717 Maiden Choice Lane, ST105 Name of POW: Catonsville, Md. 21228 Sent: 11.35 AM - 4/8 2002
I think this is a great way to try to locate former roommates. Someone, Mary
Smith< is doing a great deal of work for us. Thanks to Mary for all her efforts.
Name:Nancy Wilson Hometown: Troy, MI POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, West Compound, Barracks 1, Room 10 Name of POW: Lt Robert J. Peterson Sent: 10.40 PM - 4/7 2002
Your site is very informative. I visit it often to see what is new. I am in the
process of collecting the names of my father's roommates in the West Compound,
Barracks 1, Room 10. In honor of "Former POW Recognition Day" on April 9th, I
have located my father's bunkmate, Don Bruton, and they plan to talk live on
that day. Keep up the marvelous work you do honoring this greatest generation.
Name:Kaci Morrell Hometown: Solvang POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, North Compound Name of POW: Raymond Paaske Postal Street Address: PO Box 565 City, State, Zip: Los Olivos, California, 93441 Sent: 4.44 PM - 4/7 2002
Researching for a senior project. I am focusing my research on a book that my
grandpa won at the camp.
Name:Hartmut Schlottke Hometown: Weyhe Postal Street Address: Achtern Busch 13 City, State, Zip: 28844 Weyhe, Germany, Sent: 2.36 PM - 4/7 2002
In 1943/45 I lived in Schöneberg/Danzig, Eastern Germany. On my Grandfathers
Farm lived 10 british POW`s, the name of one of them was Erik Nolan, another one
was called Speedy and the last name I remember is Donald. Mother, Grandparents
an Children leaved with Treckwagen and 2 horses on January, 24th. The POW´s left
Schöneberg on the eastern side of Weichselriver, reached Praust, came with about
2000 POW to Stutthof and should have leaved Stutthof by ship. That is the story,
I can tell. Now I want to know, if there are any informations about the POW´s
from that Eastern Part of Germany. Have they reached Denmark or Sweden or
perhaps a harbour in Germany.
Many sincerely regards from
Name:Morton Levine Hometown: Leominster MA POW Camp: Stalag Luft ! Name of POW: Myself Postal Street Address: 4840 Cherry Laurel lane City, State, Zip: Delray Beach, FL 33445 Sent: 6.07 PM - 4/6 2002
I think that I was in Barracks #5 but am not sure.
I will try to look up names of others in my room and will e-mail you later
Name:Jesse F Watkins Hometown: Pine Cove, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: myself (I'm a 76 year old youngster) Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 2429 City, State, Zip: Pine Cove, CA 92549 Sent: 3.39 PM - 4/6 2002
Anyone know me? After 50+ years I am now talking about the war and POW
experiences. I was in the 789th Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group. I was a gunner
on a B-24 and the plane was shot down 3/18/45 over Berlin. I was captured,
escaped and captured again. I received many metals. Would love to hear from
Name:Marjorie Ballard Hometown: O'Fallon Il POW Camp: Stalag 4 and 1 Name of POW: Norris Lloyd Ballard Postal Street Address: 702 W Washington St City, State, Zip: O'Fallon, Il 62269 Sent: 2.36 PM - 4/6 2002
We met & married after the war in 1949. He was a gunner radio operator on the
B-17, shot down Nov l944, at Ludwigshaven Germany. Norris was in the 8 th
airforce stationed in England. The name of the plane was The Characters. Norris
died Oct. 14 2000 and is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary St Louis
Name:Paul C. Andersen Hometown: Redfield, SD POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Postal Street Address: 7008 Whispering Creek City, State, Zip: Austin TX 78736 Sent: 10.34 PM - 4/5 2002
Name:DON TUNSTALL POW Camp: STALAG 17 KREMS, AUSTRIA Postal Street Address: 616 WEAVER ST. City, State, Zip: DARLINGTON, S. C. 29532 Sent: 8.35 PM - 4/5 2002
Name:Bob Lowry Name of POW: SSgt Basil F. Lowry Postal Street Address: 101 Lavender Lane City, State, Zip: Starkvile MS 39759 Sent: 5.31 PM - 4/5 2002
My father SSgt Basil F Lowry, 369BS/306BG was on THE DannYankee shot down 8 July
44 near Cann Fr. I have to check records but think he was in Stalag Luft 7.
finally escaping on Polish border April 45 He passed away Sept 75. I'm his son
Name:Claire McGee Rohde Hometown: Navasota, TX Name of POW: Richard Ketchum Postal Street Address: 600 Travis, Suite 6400 City, State, Zip: Houston, TX 77002 Sent: 3.15 PM - 4/5 2002
My dashingly handsome second cousin, my mother's first cousin, Richard Ketchum,
from San Saba, TX, who is now deceased, never would talk about his experience as
a POW in Germany. Finding this site has meant the world to me and I will forward
it to his widow and other family members as soon as possible. I think I can
locate her current address in Louisiana. He lived in New Orleans. His mother, my
Aunt Mary Leigh Ketchum, the last time I heard, was still alive and in a nursing
home in DeQuincy, Louisiana, very old now. His brother Floyd Ketchum also lives
in DeQuincy. This is just a wonderful site. I ran a Google search on Charles
Ketchum and found your site. I never knew which camp Richard was in. But how
many Dick Ketchums from San Saba, Tx, can there BE!! It is a small town, and was
even smaller then. Sincerely, Claire Rohde
Name:Melba (Schmidt) Hixon Hometown: Sullivan, Mo. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt. John J. Daly Postal Street Address: 560 Leff St. City, State, Zip: San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401 Sent: 3.23 AM - 4/5 2002
Please contact me if you have any knowledge or history of Lt. John J. Daly,
401st BG, 614th Sq. POW Stalag Luft 1
Name: Shirley Wilson Hometown: Vancouver, B.C., Canada POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Name of POW: William (Bill) Alexander Wilson Postal Street Address: 4278 West 11th Avenue City, State, Zip: Vancouver, B.C.,Canada V6R 2L7 Sent: 12.13 AM - 4/5 2002
Excellent site. My father Bill Wilson (427 Lion Squadron) was a pow at Sagan,
Stalag Luft 3. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him, or members of his
Name:Ed Harms POW Camp: Stalag IVB, Stalag IIIB Name of POW: Corporal Orval Edwin Ericson Postal Street Address: HC 85, Box 182 City, State, Zip: Bridgeport, NE 69336 Sent: 11.36 PM - 4/3 2002
I am doing research for my Mother as this was her brother. We are interested in
locations of the above camps. I have Orvals SS# as well as his POW #. My mother
would appreciate any free help. We have several post cards from Orval which are
interesting to read.
Name:Ed DE Mott POW Camp: Luft Stalag IV Name of POW: George M. De Mott Sent: 10.40 PM - 4/3 2002
My father's B-17 was shot down in August 1944.He was imprisoned at Luft IV and
was one of the many unfortunate prisoners who suffered on the death march at the
hands of the Germans. Are you ready for this? His nick name was TEX! I wonder if
he is the one you are asking about. In any case, sadly,I tell you now he passed
away on Memorial Day of last year (2001).I wish I could be of more help.
Good luck in your search and God Bless America and all her veterans
Name:Sue Sutherland Hack Hometown: Frankfort Indiana POW Camp: Stalag 2B Name of POW: William Sutherland Jr. Postal Street Address: 3739 N. Hamilton Road City, State, Zip: Mulberry, IN 46058 Sent: 12.38 PM - 4/3 2002
On my first entry I typed in the wrong city for my mailing address. This has the
Name:Sue Sutherland Hack Hometown: Mulberry, Indiana POW Camp: stalag 2B Name of POW: William Sutherland Jr. Postal Street Address: 3739 N. Hamilton Road City, State, Zip: Frankfort, IN 46058 Sent: 12.21 PM - 4/3 2002
This is a wonderful web site, thank you for sharing this with everyone
interested. My dad William Sutherland Jr. was a POW. He was captured in Italy
and was confined at Stalag 2B from 1943 to October or November 1945. At the time
of capture he was with Co. H, 143 Infantry 36 Division. If anyone remembers him
please contact me. Many thanks, and God Bless All.
Name:Kay Peacock Steinfeld Hometown: Fremont, North Carolina POW Camp: Stalag Luft One, South Name of POW: Lt. James E. Peacock Postal Street Address: 138 Charles St. City, State, Zip: Annapolis, Md. 21401 Sent: 10.16 AM - 4/3 2002
Dad was always so grateful to be home and so positive about all he had. I now
have all of his letters from his service training and his POW correspondence.
Unfortunately, Dad died in 1987. I would love to hear from anyone in South,
Barracks 3, Rm. 10 who knew him.
Name:Joe McClaran Hometown: Maryville Postal Street Address: 1307 Goldleaf St. City, State, Zip: Maryville, Tennessee, 37801 Sent: 9.16 PM - 4/2 2002
I am the grandson of Sam Webster. I am privileged to be related to a POW.
Name:Martin Purcell POW Camp: Stammlager XXA Name of POW: Hanly City, State, Zip: Ireland Sent: 4.34 PM - 4/2 2002
I have been trying to trace my grangfathers time in POW camp from 1940 to 1945
(he was captured in Dunkirk)
I have many photos take in the camps and it is from them that i get the name
stammlagar if it means anything
Name:Margaret Phillips Hometown: Kanosh, Utah 84637 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Farrell R Erickson Postal Street Address: 479 West Heritage Dr. City, State, Zip: St. George, Utah 84770 Sent: 11.10 AM - 4/2 2002
My father, Farrell R. Erickson was a POW at Stalag Luft 1 but his name is not
listed on your roster. I was wondering what information you would need to add
his name. Thank you for this Web Site. It means so much to me to find out more
about my dad.
Name:Gary Koch Hometown: Aurora, CO POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, North Compound Name of POW: Donald Koch, Lt, USAAF Postal Street Address: 1573 South Dearborn St City, State, Zip: Aurora, CO 80012 Sent: 10.33 PM - 4/1 2002
Wow! It's amazing what you find while surfing. My father, Don Koch, was a guest
at Barth from Sept 44 to May 45. He flew P-38's with the 428th FS, 474th FG and
was shot down near Beauvais, France on 25 Aug 44. He and my mom are retired and
living in Lake Havasu City, AZ. He has told me many stories of his stay as a
guest of the Germans. I will be sure and tell him about this site!
Name:George A. Parrish Postal Street Address: 1805 Brown Ave. City, State, Zip: Burlington, N.C. 27215 Sent: 7.10 PM - 4/1 2002
I was not a POW, however I was a flight crew member (Flight Engineer) on a
B-17,WWII over Germany flying 31 missions to complete my tour from 1943 & 1944.
I read your message with interest, and hope you learn more of your Father's
experiences while on his combat tour. Since I was with the 91st Bomb Group, 8th
Air Force I would not have known him. Best to you in your search for more
Name:Lovick C. Miller Hometown: Pittsboro, NC 27312 POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Lovick C. Miller Postal Street Address: 1027 Fearrington Post City, State, Zip: Pittsboro, NC 27312 Sent: 3.59 PM - 4/1 2002
Wish to learn information about operations of the 351st BG, 511th Sq,8th AF,
Sept.9,10,12 1944. We were shot down somewhere north of Berlin. Would like better
idea as to where and # planes lost from our group in that action. Thanks for
any info or how to acquire it.
Name:Lt. John Virgil Colson POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: John V. Colson Postal Street Address: 911 mallet Hill Rd. Appt. 1607 City, State, Zip: Columbia, SC 29233-4417 Sent: 1.45 PM - 4/1 2002
I arrived there in Jan., 1945, and was placed in North III compound. I did not
know Mr. Williams.
Name:amanda POW Camp: stalag Luft1 Name of POW: Francis Rogers Postal Street Address: 7425 carrousel City, State, Zip: westland mi 48185 Sent: 1.42 PM - 4/1 2002
Former POW, 16 months, pilot b-24,italy based, shot down over Regensburg Germany
feb.25.1944. Escaped along with a English POW of five years, ended up in England
after an interesting journey of three weeks. I cannot recall the barracks # i was
in. To this day i don't recall the name of my buddy that traveled with me, and it
seems to bother me. Good luck to everyone!!!
Name:Eugene C. Saur Homepage:
http://QuadCityTimes.com Hometown: Clinton. Iowa POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: Lt. Eugene C. Saur Postal Street Address: 2001 Wedge Court City, State, Zip: Sun City Center, FL. 33573 Sent: 11.56 AM - 4/1 2002
I was very pleased to find this web site. My pilot, Lt. Edward J. Hennegan, and
I have been trying to find members of our crew with limited success. If anyone
who flew on our plane, Baby Butch, could get in touch with us we would
appreciate it very much.
Ed Hennegan lives in Fort Walton Beach, FL. My phone number is (813)633-1175
Thank You, Gene Saur