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:Randall Stange Hometown: Fullerton Postal Street Address: 1017 Nutwood Ave. City, State, Zip: Fullerton, CA 92831 Sent: 10.31 PM - 9/30 2002
My father was also on the mission to Barth. He was a member of your fathers
Group, but the 603rd Squadron. There are a few of the vets that participated
still around and I am trying to enhance and digitize a movie that was made
at the time of the evacuation.
Name:Charles Looper Hometown: Tpa, Fl. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 111 Stalag 7-A Name of POW: Charlew W. Looper Sent: 5.59 PM - 9/30 2002
I was shot down in late Dec. 1944. Was shipped out to the Polish border then
was forcaed marched and rode in 40 and 8 box cars to Moosburg, Germany. Was
released at the close of the war in Europe.
Name:Melvin J. Spencer Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK 73112 POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Melvin J. Spencer Postal Street Address: same City, State, Zip: same Sent: 12.20 PM - 9/30 2002
I was a POW at Stalag Luft I, North Compound I, Block 8, Room 15, from late
February, 1944 until May, 1945. My home address then was Mason City, Iowa.
Name:Teri Reisser POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Richard (Dick) Ketchum Postal Street Address: 1885 Montgomery Road City, State, Zip: Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Sent: 8.11 PM - 9/29 2002
My dad, Dick Ketchum, passed away several years ago. I wish I could talk to
someone who was a POW with him for the months he would never talk about to
those of us who loved him dearly. Anybody out there?
Teri (Ketchum) Reisser
Name:Russell Gardner Postal Street Address: 3 Winterberry Lane City, State, Zip: Eastham, MA 02642 Sent: 2.43 PM - 9/29 2002
Have boyhood friend who was in Dulag Luft. His name is George Holden. He was
in Barracks 7 North 2 Compound
His present address is 251 Camelot Drive, Nokomis, FL34275. I don't think he
knows about your web site nor does he have a computer.I was 9th Air Force
Name:Jackie Kirby Hometown: Cherrypoint NC POW Camp: Stalag 17 Name of POW: Peter Sarpolus Postal Street Address: 20660 carnwood ct City, State, Zip: Potomac Falls, 20165 Sent: 1.00 PM - 9/29 2002
I am looking for info on my uncle and Stalag 17 for my high school history
fair. i am having trouble i am mostly finding info on Stalag 17 the movie
and that isn't helping at all. Peter was in the army Air Corps. he passed May
12th about 5 years ago .. any info is appreciated either though the mail or
e-mail. thank you very much~Jackie
Name:Louis Smith Hometown: Seattle POW Camp: Stalag 1 Name of POW: Louis Smith Postal Street Address: 3050N.85th Pl. City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, Az. 85251 Sent: 10.36 PM - 9/25 2002
Lou was a tail gunner on B-17. Shot down Dec.5th 1944 on 3rd mission to
Name:Pete Madraso Hometown: Nevada POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: G. R. Bob Thomas, Lt Sent: 3.25 PM - 9/25 2002
Dad was a navigator on B17 shot down January 1943. He was interred until
liberation by the Russians. Merkki site indicated he was in south compound,
but barracks number unknown. He helped Nelson Gidding get pages of his book,
"End Over End", out. Would like more information that may be available
Name:CLINT WILSON Homepage:
http://APPLYDAILY.COM Hometown: AMERICAN FORK POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 3 & 7 Name of POW: ROBERT WILSON Postal Street Address: 1120 SOUTH STATE STREET City, State, Zip: OREM, UTAH, 84097 Sent: 11.39 AM - 9/25 2002
I was interested in what my grandfather had been through in world war II, he
was a B17 pilot and was shot down over Germany. he spent time in Germany as
a POW from June of `44 through that winter. into the next spring. he is a
great man, and I love to hear all the stories that he is willing to tell us.
he now lives in Lehi, Utah with my grandmother where they enjoy a life with
their children and grandchildren. if you have anything literature wise that
you think would be interesting I know my grandfather loves to have that sort
of memorabilia to share with his family. thanks for putting up such a good
thanks again. Clint Wilson
Name:John Tye Hometown: Dereham Postal Street Address: Swanton Morley City, State, Zip: England Nr20 4Nu Sent: 4.21 AM - 9/25 2002
Fine web page Chuck we in England will never forget
what you boys did for us...Bye John
Name:James P. Lilligren Hometown: Fresno, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: James P. Lilligren Postal Street Address: 1124 W. Tenaya Sent: 2.04 PM - 9/24 2002
Name:Debra Kottke Hometown: Stewart, Minnesota Name of POW: Norman Kottke Postal Street Address: 736 Canyon View City, State, Zip: Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Sent: 9.11 PM - 9/23 2002
Thank you for this informative website. My father was a POW and the history
you've provided has broadened my understanding of what he experienced. He
selectively shared his wartime with me, and since he is now gone I can learn
more about this riveting time for him. Thank you.
Name:Robert E. Barey Hometown: Parma, Missouri POW Camp: Stalag Luft III, West Compound Name of POW: Robert Barney Postal Street Address: None City, State, Zip: Parma, Missouri Sent: 5.38 PM - 9/23 2002
Just to say hello to anyone to all my POW friends.
Name:Virginia Johnson POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: John J. Ventura Sent: 2.54 PM - 9/23 2002
John J. Ventura, my deceased husband, was a flight
engineer on a B-17. I have a paper back book, entitled
"Barbed Wire Interlude" copywright 1945 By Robert W. Ludden, 116 South Pitt
St., Alexandria,Va. It's a
compilation of camp activities covering the lighter aspects of P.O.W. Life,
the names, addresses, & Camp Staff are listed in the book.
Name:Sgt Paul V.
Shepherd Hometown: Pittsburgh POW Camp: Luft stalag 1 North Name of POW: Wiliam Paul Shepherd Postal Street Address: 1026 Waldwick Drive City, State, Zip: Pittsburgh PA 15237-4056 Sent: 5.48 PM - 9/22 2002
Name:Nina Williams Ezell Hometown: Poplar Bluff, Mo. Name of POW: Edison Franklin Williams Sent: 11.30 PM - 9/21 2002
Edison Williams was my father. My brother has his purple heart and a sister
has a service medal. We have no info as to what unit he was in or where he
was a pow. would like help finding these things out .
Nina Williams Ezell
Name:George G. Wedd Hometown: Richmond, Va 23225 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: George G. Wedd Postal Street Address: 2956 Hathaway Rd. Apt.608 City, State, Zip: Richmond, Va 23225 Sent: 3.15 PM - 9/21 2002
My address before the war was Pittsburgh, Pa. I have been retired since
1984. Married Jean Smull before earning my wings at Douglas, AZ. My wife is
still with me, and we have 4 children all living in Richmond. Would love to
hear from anyone remembering me.
Name:Twyla Moore POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 North 2 compound 204 room 6 Name of POW: Robert M. Moore Postal Street Address: 1591 Turf Drive City, State, Zip: Henderson, NV 89015 Sent: 7.23 PM - 9/18 2002
Hello! I am trying to locate any information on Stalag Luft 1 POW's in the
North 2 compound, barracks 204, room 6. My father and 1 other gentleman did
not get signed in to any of the records there although they were at that
camp for about 10 months. I would love to get my fathers name and
information added to this. We are having a reunion in Las Vegas October
9-12th 2002 at Sam's town and I am trying to gather as much information as
possible to make this reunion extra special. There are 12 of the Kriegies
this event including my dad. Please help with any and all information you
might have. Thank you so much!
pinkussohn Hometown: New York, NY POW Camp: North compound 1 & 2 Name of POW: Lewis A. Pinkussohn Postal Street Address: 31 Pine Ridge rd City, State, Zip: White Plains NY 10603 Sent: 4.30 PM - 9/18 2002
Great site. Unfortunately my father doesn't own a computer, or he would love
it. He was in the 67th Bomb Suadron, 44th Bomb group, 8th A.F. He was shot
down in a B24 near Wessel Germany. Anyone who knows him can contact me or
write him a letter
Do you have any photos of Lt. Bill Kannapinn form the sate of Wisconsin?
Capt. Ed. Perez
Name:Peter McGurk Hometown: West Springfield, MA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, North lll, 305 Rm 3 Name of POW: Donald F McGurk Postal Street Address: 66 Allen St City, State, Zip: Randolph, MA 022368 Sent: 7.17 PM - 9/17 2002
Dear Barbara and Mary,
Thanks for a great web site!
My wife has the honor of dating the son of one roommate from North 3
barracks 305 Rm 3 and marrying the son of another roommate! Talk about a
We would never have know if it weren't for Amy Baker and all the beautiful "kriegie"
scrapbooks she made for each of the guys who were her father's roommates. A
true labor of love.
May God Bless Amy and God Bless you both for a wonderful web site.
Name:Michael Diakomihalis POW Camp: Stammlager IVB Muhlberg Elbe Zeithain Riesa. Name of POW: Nikolaos Diakomihalis Postal Street Address: L.Ioanninon 210 City, State, Zip: Preveza Greece 48100 Sent: 1.22 AM - 9/17 2002
My father was POW. The camp I wrote above is the one of the several he has
been kept. I am in the procedure to write a book taking all the information
from my fathers diary. I will return with more information.
Name:Rita McDevitt POW Camp: Stalag 1, Barracks 11 Name of POW: Norman Lee Sinclair (deceased) Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 412 City, State, Zip: Apple Valley CA 92307 Sent: 10.43 PM - 9/16 2002
My father, Norman Lee Sinclair, was a tail gunner on a
B-24J. He and the crew of, forgive me, this is slightly risque, "Lakanookie",
were shot down near Cassell, Germany in October of 1944. The crew was #4641
and I believe they were flying from Norfolk, England.
I have a list of the crew members found in his Wartime
Log. The pilot was W.S. Salfen from O'Fallon, Missouri.
Name:Thomas F. Barrett POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: John A. "Jack" Barrett City, State, Zip: highland falls,ny Sent: 9.30 PM - 9/14 2002
My Dad was shot down December 11, 1943.
Name: Sheryl Joy Hunter Hometown: Decatur Postal Street Address: 426 McCleskey Pvt. Dr. City, State, Zip: Hartselle, AL. 35640 Sent: 7.48 PM - 9/14 2002
Thank you for sharing the tremendous story of the rough-hewn violin! I love
to play the violin - music is my passion! I was searching the internet when
the title of your web page caught my eye. Immediately, I looked it up. I
found the account truly captivating. Thanks once again!
Name:Mack Williams Hometown: Trenton TN POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Mack Williams Postal Street Address: 746 Brown Ave . City, State, Zip: Cookeville TN 38501 Sent: 8.39 PM - 9/13 2002
Help! I am trying to locate my Grandfather's POW records except he was on
the NAZI side. He was captured in Africa and taken somewhere in Kentucky. He
was treated so well that when the war was over he brought his whole family
over here. Unfortunately he died of cancer in the early 60's and any history
died with him. Where do I start when it is a NAZI. I think the prison guards
might remember him because he was a shoemaker and he fixed their shoes. He
soon won favor with them and they let him out to fix shoes around the base
and even gave him the tools in which he preformed his craft. They had to
have trusted him to let him out of the POW camp during the day so maybe
someone would remember him.
Please E-mail me with ideas at Faerylanddreams@att.net
Name:Jon Glasco Name of POW: Capt. John E. Glasco Jr. Sent: 2.49 PM - 9/11 2002
My father was Capt. John E. Glasco (B-17 pilot) who was shot down on his
33rd mission near Leipzig on 11 Sep 1944 ... and it's my understanding that
he was a POW at Stalag Luft I until the end of the war.
Name:Justine Jeffries Staub POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: 2nd Lieutenant William B. Jeffries Jr. Sent: 12.18 PM - 9/11 2002
My Dad, a bombardier on a B-24J was shot down following a bombing mission on
December 19th, 1943. It was his 20th mission. As the plane plummeted to the
ground, all were pinned inside. My Dad was able to get his feet over the
bomb bay doors and the navigator pushed him free of the plane. All died in
the crash of the plane except my father, and the tail gunner Harold Leslie.
My Dad was in the 98th Bomb group, 343rd BS.
He was taken prisoner and was interred at Stalag Luft 1 where he stayed
until liberated at the end of the war. He died in 1988. He told many
stories, both sad and funny about his time in the camp. I wondered if anyone
out there remembers him?
Name:Paul Bartlett Hometown: Nelson, NEW ZEALAND POW Camp: Stalag 383, XVIIIB, XVIIID Name of POW: Private William O' Brien Postal Street Address: 78B Ellis Street, Brightwater City, State, Zip: Nelson, NEW ZEALAND Sent: 3.39 AM - 9/11 2002
My grandfather spent time in 3 POW camps. Stalag 383, Stalag XVIIIB and
Stalag XVIIID. I cannot seem to find any information on any of these POW
camps. If there is anyone out there who may of had a relative in any of
these camps, or of my grandfather, William O,Brien of New Zealand, I would
love to here from you.
Name:James H. Duffy Hometown: Wooster, OH. Postal Street Address: 877 W. Liberty St. City, State, Zip: Wooster, OH 44691 Sent: 2.02 PM - 9/10 2002
Fought through Europe in the 274th Armored Field Artillery Bn. Went by
several PW Camps mostly Concentration Camps, You bring back many memories. our
Bn. will have it's 56th annual reunion next July in Cleveland. Enjoyed the
Ghandehari Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Robert V. Towle Postal Street Address: 285-D Sobrante Way City, State, Zip: Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Sent: 4.43 PM - 9/9 2002
Thank you for your website. Until now I had no idea of the conditions my Dad
had endured during his stay at Stalag Luft IV because he doesn't like to
talk about it. He only mentions long hours of playing cards and then long
days of marching across Germany. I can see he has left out a lot of the
story. Thank you for helping me understand him better. He is now 89 years
old and living in Yountville, CA. If there is anyone out there who knew him,
I'd love to hear from you.
Name: Arthur Overman Hometown: Clacton on sea Essex POW Camp: Stalag camp Germany Sent: 6.29 AM - 9/9 2002
I am trying to find out about my Father Arthur Overman who was in the
Merchant Navy and was taken prisoner of war and placed in a concentration
camp in Germany.
I just wanted to stop by and say that this is a very nice homepage,,,,It is
very , interesting. Thanks for sending it to me , Ed..............Best
wishes to all of the POWS ,,,,,,Barby
(ex-pows). God Bless America!!!! This page is well done..............
Name:John C W Walker Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: James Otey Walker, Jr (called J. O.) Postal Street Address: 501 Biltmore Court City, State, Zip: Franklin, TN 37067 Sent: 10.16 AM - 9/8 2002
My father, James Otey Walker, Jr., and known to most as J. O., was a POW as
noted above. He was a navigator on B-17's in the Air Corp. If by chance,
anyone that knew him during the war and or as a POW is still living, I would
greatly appreciate the opportunity to have a conversation. Also, for some
strange reason, I have a great desire to visit the site where his POW Camp
was located. However, I do not know where his camp was located and or if he
was in more than one POW camp. All I really know is that he was in Stalag
Luft III at one time. Where that was, I am not real sure. I do have a book
of my father's entitled "Clipped Wings." There is a note in my father's
handwritting on the first page of the book under the name of the narrator of
the book who is/was O. M. Chiesl. My father's note reads, "I roomed with
Ollie for about 1 year - North Compound." Because of the placement of my
father's note, I am assuming that "Ollie" is/was O. M. Chiesl. Although many
years have past, I would like to discover as much as I can about my father
during this significant part of his life. Unfortunately, generational
challenges and opportunities did not provide for great conversations between
my father and I until the last couple of years of his 72 years. Whatever
anyone can share will be greatly appreciated. - JOHN WALKER
Name:Christian Heynes Hometown: South Park,PA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, North 1 Name of POW: Major Magee C. Fuller Postal Street Address: 3110 Squires Manor City, State, Zip: South Park, PA 15129 Sent: 6.37 AM - 9/8 2002
My great uncle flew for the 100th bomb group (B-17's) out of Thorpe Abbotts,
England. He was shot down in July 1944 and became a POW in Stalag 1
until the liberation. I am looking for any information about him or how to
obtain further info. It would be greatly appreciated
A gracious thanks to Bruce for his contribution to my book project "War
Stories." I am grateful to him and extend my best to his family and all vets
who served to help protect the future of the world we now live in.
Most Sincerely, John Haug
PS Anyone interested in contributing to my book, please feel free to email
Name:Scott Fraser Hometown: Haltom City Postal Street Address: 3336 Edith Lane City, State, Zip: Haltom City Texas 76117 Sent: 12.46 PM - 9/7 2002
This is a good site, I really enjoyed it, father was 8td AAF ww2. thanx
Name:R. P. Surdez Hometown: Burlingame, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: R. P. Surdez Postal Street Address: 19527 Redwood Glen City, State, Zip: Castro Valley, CA 94546 Sent: 10.41 PM - 9/6 2002
I was in Stalag Luft I, South Barrack, Room 2. We are building a home page
for Bud. Please let us know how we might link it to this site when we're
Name:Virginio Mantesso POW Camp: any in Brandeburg Name of POW: MANTESSO Angelo, Sergeant Major Sent: 4.32 PM - 9/6 2002
Looking for any info on Italian Sergeant Major Angelo MANTESSO, a native of
Resana, in the province of Treviso (Region Veneto), who died of an unnamed
"slow disease" on the 1st of January 1945, in a camp in Brandeburg, aged 29.
I am in association with the Veterans Alumni Association and the website
www.veteransalumni.com and one of the men in your camp registered at our
website. I encourage all of you to register at our site and share your
stories and or pictures with others. We are a National Partner with the
Veterans History Project in affiliation with the Library of Congress to help
archive stories and experiences of our military veterans. Please visit our
web site at www.veteransalumni.com and see what you think. Any suggestions
you may have that can help us improve the site is welcome. On September the
20th of 2002 is POW/MIA recognition day and we would love to have some
stories posted there by some POW's. Thanks again for you time.
United States Coast Guard 1970-76
Name:James Froelich Hometown: River Forest, Illinois Sent: 8.07 AM - 9/5 2002
Great website! My father was James S. Froelich. He was stationed at
Nuthamstead and flew 35 missions with Al Petska's crew, 398th/602nd. He was
on the mission to Misburg November 26, 1944 when your father was shot down.
G. W. Forsyth was the flight engineer and recorded the mission as follows:
Today we flew our seventh combat mission. We bombed the oil plants at
Misburg. The flak wasn't too heavy but accurate. We got two holes near
number three engine. The enemy fighters were reported in the area but we
didn't see them. Thank God. Most of the way back we were fired on. The
temperature was fifty-two below. The weather on return was very poor as
usual. On oxygen for five hours.
10/500 G.P. 7:10
The last two entries I believe is the bomb load and the duration of the
Name:Nan Begley Hometown: Springfield Mass Name of POW: Howard Gauthier Sent: 5.45 AM - 9/5 2002
My father, Howard Gauthier, was in Darby's Rangers, 3rd battalion and was
captured at Anzio I'm pretty sure. He has never been able to tell us
anything about the war. I'm not sure which POW camp he was in, but I know he
was caught escaping twice.
Name:Bernadette Missano Hometown: East Meadow, New York POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Michael Joseph Missano Postal Street Address: 77 Glenmere Way City, State, Zip: Holbrook, NY 11741 Sent: 11.04 AM - 9/4 2002
My father, Michael Joseph Missano, was a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator,
The Betty Jane. He bailed out over Holland and was captured on September 13,
1944. He was brought to Stalag Luft IV and remained there until February
1945. He then endured and survived the infamous death march across Germany.
Did anyone know him? Bernadette Missano
Name:John G. van Bemmel Hometown: Lyme, Conn. POW Camp: Stalag One Name of POW: Lt. Adrian T. van Bemmel Postal Street Address: 97 Town Woods Rd City, State, Zip: Lyme CT 06371 Sent: 6.21 AM - 9/3 2002
My brother, Lt. Adrian T. van Bemmel,
a navigator on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force, was at Stalag One from 1943 to
liberation in 1945. He was shot down over Belgium and captured. He was in
North Compound 1, Barrack 6, Room 14 (?). He died
Name:susan dow d'orazio POW Camp: stalug luft 1,north compound Name of POW: lt. carleton f dow Sent: 7.16 PM - 9/2 2002
I have two journal kept by my father while a POW at Stalag Luft 1, Barth,
Germany. He has many names, addresses and some phone numbers of people that
meant something to him and he lived from Mar.25, 1944 til liberated.
I would appreciate any information and hopefully can share a little of my
Name:Sandra Dean Hometown: Hampton, SC POW Camp: Stalag III B Name of POW: Miles Richard Nix Postal Street Address: 806 Locust St., W. City, State, Zip: Hampton, SC 29924 Sent: 4.45 PM - 9/2 2002
I appreciate your website very much. My father died in 1977 of cancer
without my ever having asked him about his POW experience. Since 1993 I have
been actively collecting any information that I can about his experience. If
anyone knew him or was Stalag III B during WWII, please contact me. Thanks.
Name:DYLEWSKI richard Hometown: lomme POW Camp: stalag XVII Name of POW: DYLEWSKI JEAN Postal Street Address: 59 RUE JEANNE D'ARC City, State, Zip: 75013 PARIS Sent: 3.50 PM - 9/2 2002
Je recherche des personnes qui aurais connu mon pere entre 39 et 45 pandant
sa detention et qui pourais me parler de lui,car je ne l'ai connu que 12 ans
et il ne m'a jamais parlé de lui.
Name:Rick Centore POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Nello Centore Postal Street Address: 102 N. Maple St. Unit 15B City, State, Zip: Enfield, CT 06082 Sent: 7.10 AM - 9/2 2002
My father was a member of the 492nd Bomb Group. He was shot down and became
a "kriegie" on 6/20/44. He'll be up from Florida over Thanksgiving and I
can't wait to show him this website.
Name:Vernon D Devitt POW Camp: 250 E Telegraph Rd. Space 157 Name of POW: Vernon D.Devitt Postal Street Address: Fillmore,Ca.93015 City, State, Zip: Fillmore Ca.93015 Sent: 1.00 AM - 9/1 2002
Would like to hear from any of my room mates.North 1Barracks 5 Room 7.
Vernon D Devitt
Thanks for keeping the memory of your Father and his companions alive. (My
father was in the merchant marine during WWII. ) The younger generations
just don't realize the contribution our parents made to the world as we know
it. It truly was the "greatest generation". J & J
Name:Kathy POW Camp: Stalog IX-A Name of POW: Earl F. Verham Postal Street Address: 26391 Fielding Rd. City, State, Zip: Hollywood MD. 20636 Sent: 12.22 PM - 8/29 2002
Earl was my father, he was a medic in the 112th INF and was taken as a POW
in Dec. 1944 to Stalog IX-A. Any info. on this POW camp during Dec. 1944 -
Mar. 1945 would be welcomed.
Name:Jerry Smith Hometown: Denver Colorado POW Camp: Luft Stalag III Name of POW: Everett Talley Postal Street Address: 6651 Dark Hollow Rd. City, State, Zip: Wrightsville, Pa. 17368 Sent: 8.41 AM - 8/29 2002
My uncle, Everrett Talley Was the only survivor when his B-17 was blown to
Bits as it Flew ovewr Germany. When the Plane exploded he was blown through
the bubble injuring his shoulder. He was captured by Farmers who theatened
to Kill him but was saved by German Soldiers. He spent almost one year in
Luft Stalag III. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have known
My Grandfather, John Thayer was shot down from his bomber and was kept in
Stalag Luft 1 which is in Barth, Germany. This past summer I traveled to
Germany and took a long train to Barth to see what the town and campsite
looked like. I kept an online journal as I went. www.thestrokers.com/barth.htm
Name:scott baird Hometown: leechburg pennsylvania Name of POW: SSG Robert J. Baird Postal Street Address: 354 penn ave City, State, Zip: leechburg pa Sent: 6.32 AM - 8/27 2002
My father became a pow in Dec of 1944 during the Battle of the bulge. He was
a member of the 99th Infantry Division and was wounded near BAD EMS
Germany. He passed away in 1977 and never really talked that much about his
capture. He was wounded and lost his eye. i would like to know if there is
anyone who knew him or was held with him by the Germans. Please contact me I
currently am in Germany as Headquarters Company Commander in Stuttgart
Germany and I plan on visiting where the battle was. Thanks you Scott Baird
Name:Carl Schneider Hometown: Scottsdale Postal Street Address: 7020 E. Canyon Wren Circle City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, Arizona, 85262 Sent: 11.27 PM - 8/26 2002
Very interesting web site.
I was not overseas in WWII but flew combat in Korea and Vietnam.
Name:Craig William Husted Hometown: Wilmington, DE POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: William D. Husted Sent: 8.25 PM - 8/26 2002
Name:Philip F. Hahn Jr. Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 5178 - Mobile, AL 36605 Sent: 4.17 PM - 8/26 2002
Wonderful and amazing story.
Name:Helen Galloway Hometown: Cambridge, England POW Camp: Stalag Luft VI Name of POW: Maurice Galloway Sent: 2.53 PM - 8/26 2002
My Grandfather Maurice Galloway Halifax Bomber 102 Squadron, Pocklington,
Nr. York. Shot down over Holland 23 May 1943 on route to a raid on Dortmund.
Parachuted out and was free for a day and night, before being seen and
handed over to the Germans by 3 Dutch men. He was held in a civvy jail in
Amsterdam for 3 days with a small batch of American and British airmen. Then
taken Frankfurt prison and after 2 days of interogation in the "cooler", he
was sent to Dulag Luft camp. Left there on 1st June 1943 and was taken to
Stalag Luft 6 in Heydekrug, where he spent 14 months. He was one of the
first prisoners at the camp, but by the time he was transferred to Thorn
(Poland) in July 1944, there were around 7000, including Americans, Candians
and other nationalities. He was moved at least twice more (inc to
Fallingbostel and Stalag Luft 357 near Hanover)before being liberated on 2nd
Fortunately, my Grandad survived where others did not, but unfortunately, he
died in 1984, before I was old enough to realize how priceless the
contributions and memories of all those who fought are. His war log has the
The Kriegies Commandments:
- thou shalt not refuse anything,
thou shalt not do no arbeit, dhobi, or labour when on stooge, thou shalt not
do anything in haste, thou shalt always endeavour to bludge, keep holy the
parcel issue day, honour the Red Cross, YMCA and Geneva Convention (lest in
the days of your needs your cries shall go unheeded), thou shalt not walk
over the warning wire, thou shalt not be found out, thou shalt not covet
they neighbour's bedboards, palliasse, dixie, irons, nor anything that is
his. I hope that this brings back some of the better memories!
My grandfather was not a POW but was in the infantry during World War 2. I
am looking for photos or any one who may have known him. All I know is that
he was in Germany. I have his helmet with his serial # still in it. and
other artifacts from germany from the war. His name is PFC C.O. "Jack"
Hensley. I would also like a copy of his records if any one could help.
Name:Gregg Mitchell Hometown: Charlotte, NC POW Camp: Room3, Block7, North Compound 3 Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Raymond M. (Jack) Mitchell, Jr. Postal Street Address: 8216 Tifton Road City, State, Zip: Charlotte, NC 28226 Sent: 5.11 PM - 8/24 2002
My father, Capt. Jack Mitchell,was a P51 pilot with the 339th fighter group,
shot down in Sept. 1944 and was a POW at Stalag Luft 1,room 3, block 7,
North compound 3, until April 1945. I would like to hear from anyone who was
there with him.
Name:Darelynn Borg Hometown: Omak WA POW Camp: Camp 7A--Bavaria, Camp 2B--Hammerstien, Pustow Name of POW: Darrel Borg Postal Street Address: 1410 E. Dalke City, State, Zip: Spoakne, Wa 99207 Sent: 11.50 PM - 8/23 2002
I'm looking information about my dad, Darrel Borg. He was a prisoner on Jan.
30, 1944 at Cisterna De Lattoria in Italy. Please contact me.
Name:Mack Williams Hometown: Trenton TN POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Mack Williams City, State, Zip: cookeville TN 38501 Sent: 7.52 PM - 8/23 2002
Its been a while !
Name:Bernard A. Borgnis Hometown: Naugatuck POW Camp: Stalag IV B Name of POW: Albert Borgnis Postal Street Address: 159 May St. City, State, Zip: Naugatuck, CT. 067702 Sent: 3.06 PM - 8/22 2002
Looking for someone who may have known my grandfather. He was captured at
Battle of the Bulge. Was a POW from 17 Dec.44 to 23 April 45. Any
information about him,the POW camp, or the Battle would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.
Name:Eugene F Frink Hometown: Pawling, New York POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Eugene F Frink Postal Street Address: 8173 SE Doubletree Court City, State, Zip: Hobe Sound, Fl. 33455 Sent: 11.22 AM - 8/22 2002
I was shot down on June 26th 1944, over Austria. The plane was on fire. I
was the airplane commander ,and we all survived. Tom Begush was my co-pilot.
He was from Hartford Conn.(now deceased)
Name:john o'brien POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: lt col herb (weazal)wangeman Postal Street Address: 84 s bryn mawr st ventura City, State, Zip: ventura cal Sent: 10.36 PM - 8/21 2002
it is with great regret that i have to inform you that
on july 4TH 2002 LT COL HERBERT O WANGEMAN ,part of the GREAT ESCAPE ALMOST
TEAM ,has passed away .
god bless him.
Name:Patricia Youngross Hometown: Youngstown, OH POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV Name of POW: Joseph A. Youngross Sent: 10.36 PM - 8/20 2002
My father was a POW first in Stalag Luft IV, then transfered to Stalag Luft
I in Barth. He was a tail gunner in a B-17 and was shot down on 11/2/44. He
was in the 749th Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomber Group.
He passed away 20 months ago.
He rarely if ever spoke of his time as a POW...if anyone has any information
or memories of my father during his active service or internment please
contact me at the above email address. Thank you!
Name:Elaine Paul Name of POW: Ed Kamarainen Sent: 9.28 PM - 8/20 2002
Uncle Ed: In looking on the Internet for a photo of the Dorty Treek plane,
your Web site came up. I will run a copy off on the printer for you. This is
a WONDERFUL site, and a wonderful tribute to you and those who have given so
much to keep this country strong and free. It is good to be able to share
these experiences, so that people can be reminded of what they have come to
take for granted. Through the years, many have served and even paid a heavy
price for our country, and we owe thanks to them for performing their duties
so unselfishly. Our military, police, and firefighters have served, and are
serving, to protect and guard us on a daily basis. Thank God for these
My grandfather Mozart Kaufman wrote "Fighter Pilot" I am going to forward
this wonderful site to him. He is a wealth of information. What stories!
Thank you for putting this site together.
Name:Sharon Thoma Hometown: Mortin, Illinois POW Camp: ??? Name of POW: Edward J. Miller Postal Street Address: ??Raynow Street. City, State, Zip: Crest Hill, Illinois Sent: 1.30 AM - 8/20 2002
Hi: I am the daughter of a POW. He flew a b-24. He was a tail gunner as I am
told. His plane was shot down. My dad lives in Crest Hill Illinois. His
e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org I am sure he would love to hear from
someone. Regards, Sharon
Name:Bruce Bassett POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Name of POW: Milton Bassett Postal Street Address: 66 Daisy Circle City, State, Zip: Bristol, CT 06010 Sent: 6.53 PM - 8/19 2002
My father was there from Sept. 1944 to Feb 6, 1945 then he was on the famous
"death march". He was liberated in Bitterfeld just across the Elbe River.
My father now lives with us and will welcome any and all contacts from other
Name:Patricia Lesley Hometown: Newport, Gwent POW Camp: Stalag 8B (and others) Name of POW: Leslie George Duggan Sent: 2.03 AM - 8/19 2002
My father was a POW in Germany from the time of Dunkirk until the end of the
war. He is now 91, still active and would love to hear if any of his former
mates are still alive or if anyone has any other information that could be
Would like to hear abt P.O.W. M. N. Seruya as he's G'Dad to my 3 kids & has
passed away. Believe This is Mitchell Seruya, Air Force, s/o Abe Seruya,
owner of (former) Satin Foods in Cook Co.,Ill. Thanks,Dot in NJ~
Boemanns-Risser Hometown: Blairsville, Georgia POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: William E. Woodside Postal Street Address: PO Box 39 City, State, Zip: Blairsville, GA 30514 Sent: 4.45 PM - 8/18 2002
My father is William E. Woodside (also known as Woody), and I was born while
Daddy was a prisoner of war in Barth, Germany. I have a copy of the cartoon
booklet that he published after the war. My brother, William E. Woodside,
III (also known as Woody), has his war log. Daddy died on March 21, 1991,
after fighting cancer for 11 years.
Two new items. One of the bomber interrogators was Professor Bert Nagel. He
was a literature professor before the war and returned to that occupation
following the war. He participated on an exchange program with UC San Diego
where he lectured on Medieval literature for many years. He frequently would
drive up to L.A. from San Diego to meet with my father. He had a great sense
of humour and was a thoroughly nice person. I was contacted by the grandson
of a bomber pilot who was interrogated by professor Nagel. The pilots name
was Lt. Philip Moscherosch and he was a copilot on a B17. Lt. Moscherosch
told his grandson that his interrogator informed him that he had the same
surname as a famous 17th Century writer named Johann Moscherosch. When the
Lieutenant asked how the interrogator told him that he had been a professor
of literature before the war.
The second item I wanted to bring up is on June 23, 2002, The Los Angeles
Sunday Time had a front page article on how the U.S. armed forces are
gathering intelligence from members of the Taliban and El Qaida. The head of
the unit said to the reporters that he "keeps his desk stocked with copies
of a book,"The Interrogator," that is practically required reading for his
team." The article goes on to say that the book "Is the story of Hanns
Scharff, the master German interrogator who during Worl War II coaxed secrets
from countless American pilots while barely raising his voice." The article
is a page and a half long. Isn't it strange to think that the interrogation
techniques use by my father would have an effect on our war against terror!
I also wanted to let you both know I love reading the comments in your guest
book. Your site is doing a wonderous thing. Thank you again.
My grandfather was a guard in Gravenhurst in the 2nd ww the POW's made a
sailboat for him. We are looking for information on who those gentlemen
would have been. And there was a second boat, we are trying to find
information on that as well if you can help it would be most appreciated
Name:Alison Phillips Name of POW: Douglas D. Reid Sent: 12.47 PM - 8/16 2002
My father, Douglas Reid, was a bombardier navigator. His plane was shot down
on June 21st, 1944 and he parachuted out. He landed in (or near) Templehof
Air Base in Germany. He was a prisoner until the end of the war. He also
never spoke of this time. Anyone here know him?
Name:Jayne M. Soney Hometown: Little Egg Harbor NJ POW Camp: Stalag 7A Name of POW: William F. Carey Postal Street Address: 137 Chesterfield Lane City, State, Zip: Toms River NJ 08757-6464 Sent: 11.08 PM - 8/14 2002
I am writing for my father who was captured on May 12, 1944. He was a POW
for 11 months, liberated in April 1945 and returning to the U.S. by troop
ship to Norfolk Va. He was awarded the bronze star and was discharged as a
Name:Eugene J. Hamlett Hometown: Altavista Va 24517 POW Camp: Stalag 11B Name of POW: Eugene J, Hamlett Postal Street Address: 3829 Wards Road City, State, Zip: Altavista Virginia 24517 Sent: 3.34 PM - 8/14 2002
I was a pow for 15 months and 3 days I was on the Anizo Beach landing .
landed on 1/22/44 taken pow 1/30/44. stayed at Stalag 2B about a month and
spent the rest of the war on a farm. the rest of the time was in box cars
freezing ,on a march the winter of l945 it lasted 32 ruff ruff days. after
40 years got on disability. Please go to my website it has everybody with us on
the farm listed. you just might find someone you know .
Name:ian linney Hometown: mansfield City, State, Zip: notts england ng184fw Sent: 6.56 AM - 8/14 2002
i am ex royal air force pilot ww2 flying 36 missions on mosquitoes. two
month back june 2002 i visited snetterton heath airfield in norfolk england
.a magnificent memorial of a b17 climbing on its contrails has been created.
i photoed this and the resultis very good indeed. we have blown this op to 19
x 13 in full colour. if any of your members would like a print of this and will
send me five dollars i will dispatch. if you would like to see a print of
this i will send one to your association for them to make a judgement
first. contact me at above.
Name:Erik Moraga Postal Street Address: 3445 Rosewicke Drive City, State, Zip: Cumming, GA. 30040-7193 Sent: 1.18 PM - 8/13 2002
What an interesting site. I was born in 1940 so I did not participate in
WW2. Did enlist in the US Army in the 1960s, though. Luckily was sent to
Germany and avoided the Vietnam War. I became a pilot and thus I am
interested in all aspects of aviation. My first instructor was Clarence Kass,
a B-17 pilot from Wisconsin. I am sure he was with the 8th AF in England.
While a GI in Germany, I had a chance to learn to fly gliders/sailplanes
with a German civilian club. Many of the instructors were ex-WW2 Luftwaffe
pilots. I listened to their war stories....didn't seem much different from
those of Allied pilots. War is hell for all sides, my friends. I was glad to
read that , overall, POW camps manned by the Luftwaffe were fair and
treatment of prisoners was humane. Let's not forget that German pilots went
so far as to disobey Hitler's orders to shoot Allied pilots who bailed out.
I have had some skydiving experience and I can tell you that we are sitting
ducks while hanging from those 'chute cords. I am currently reading THE
INTERROGATOR by Raymond F. Toliver. It is the story of Hans Joachim Scharff
of the Luftwaffe. I recommend your reading this book to all of you who have
been prisoners. Keep your chins up and thanks for your sacrifices. Hals und
Name: oscar w gills Hometown: roanoke, virginia POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: oscar w gills south compound Sent: 11.22 AM - 8/13 2002
south compound barracks 7 room unknown i was in the same room as neil britt
Name:ROB BURGESS Hometown: REVERE, MA POW Camp: WOLFENBUETTEL, GERMANY Name of POW: TIMOTHY JOSEPH DONOVAN Postal Street Address: SAME AS HOME PAGE City, State, Zip: REVERE, MA 02151 Sent: 11.18 PM - 8/10 2002
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THIS IS AN ADDENDUM TO MY MESSAGE POSTED 8/9/02. MY DATES WERE IN ERROR,
TYPE O'S/ MY UNCLE WAS CAPTURED IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE/(ST VITH,
BELGIUM) ON OR AROUND THE 21ST DEC. 1944/ WAS 2 THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE A
POW AT WOLFENBUETTEL UNTIL HIS DEATH ON MARCH 3RD, 1945 AT THE AGE OF 19
Y/O. MEMORIAL TO HIM IS AT HENRI-CHAPELLE=BELGIUM WITH THE STATEMENT (WOM)???
ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE DEEPLY GRATEFUL FROM HIS LOVING FAMILY THANK YOU ON
BEHALF OF MY FAMILY. REGARDS ROB BURGESS DAV=VIETNAM
Name:Tom Carlin Hometown: Stockton on tees England POW Camp: Torun Poland /stalingbostal Germany Name of POW: Michael [Mick] Carlin Postal Street Address: 3 coxgreen close City, State, Zip: stockton on tees Ts 19 8qa england Sent: 5.27 PM - 8/10 2002
Looking For any one who new My Brother Mick also brother in law Jim
Thornbury .they were both on march
Torun Poland To Falingbostal Germany together
Name:ROB BUGESS Hometown: REVERE, MASS POW Camp: WEISBADDEN GERMANY 1943 Name of POW: TIMOTHY JOSEPH DONOVAN Postal Street Address: 170 BELLINGHAM AVE City, State, Zip: REVERE, MA 02151 Sent: 12.42 AM - 8/9 2002
I am in search of information regarding my Uncle, captured in the Battle of
the Bulge, held as a prisoner in Weisbadden, last heard from by my
grandmother in March 1943. No remains, not even dog-tags returned home to my
family. My aunts, his sisters desperate 2 find info, va gives no idea. They
would love 2 know his final days, also being stonewalled by VA regarding
awards. Although his mother, my grandmother until her death in 1962 was a
Gold Star Mother. VA has been no help, I would give anything 2 be able 2
assist my aunt's in recovering any awards due there beloved brother Timothy
Joseph Donovan aka-Sunny, from Boston he was only 19 y/o. I myself am a 100%
DAV from Viet Nam. Any info or assistance would be deeply grateful. Regards
ROB Burgess BSnaper37@AOL.com Aug 8th,2k2
"Excuse me sir. Can you lead me in my way?",
the man with dark glasses asked, with a cane in his left hand. "I just had
to get out on this Independence Day."
It then occurred to me that he was a Veteran who lost his sight in an
overseas fight! I saw his military medal, just like dad's, knowing his story
well, how he served overseas.
My heart began to swell. Someone who led the way that I might be free now
looked to me to lead because he could not see!
We talked as we walked admit a rowdy crowd who gave us sour stares, but I
was not too proud to have his arm on mine. He swayed to the right but said,
"I'm alright. It's just a pain in my leg from that damned land mine."
My eyes began to tear as his grip lessoned.
The crowd began to cheer. They were having fun.
Soon we were at the spot he wanted to be because he loved the smell of hot
dogs in the air.
A teen pushed the Veteran aside as he shoved him.
He was in a hurry to get by so he could catch his friends. I grabbed the
hurried teen in a grip that was strong! I pulled him close to me, knowing he
He quickly apologized, saying, "Sir, I didn't know you were blind. The
fireworks were beginning, I was just making double time!"
The elderly Veteran smiled at those youthful words spoken. It had surely
been a while since he made a double time run!
The teen took his time to ask some questions and the Veteran's reply gave
the boy a whole new perspective on the meaning of the 4th of July.
More apologies were given and the teen went on his way.
We saw him later on, but his friends had this to say:
"Ha, look at that man who's blind!"
-"And the one leading him!"
But the teen corrected them
shouting, "THEY'RE FRIENDS OF MINE!"
And as the fireworks burst in midair in streams of red, white and blue glare
the teen knew beyond all doubt why our flag is still there!
Oh say why does that star spangled banner yet wave?
Because of those whom paid the sacrificial wage!
For freedom isn't free in the home of THE BRAVE!
Name:Christopher D. Clark POW Camp: Limberg, & Neubrandenberg Name of POW: Donald R. Clark Postal Street Address: 8427 Willow Glen Ct. City, State, Zip: Manassas, VA 20110-4639 Sent: 12.07 AM - 8/4 2002
Uncle was in Bloody Bucket,28th Div,112th Reg,Co.L,3rd
Batt. Pvt. Donald R. Clark was taken POW at Battle of Schmidt, Germany
(Battle of Hurtegen Forest) on 8 Nov,
1944 Was in Stalag II A,Stalag XII A,Donnenwalde, and
Schlemmin,Germany Freed by the Russians on 3 May 1945
Awarded on St.Paterick"s Day 2001 by The Chairman of the United States
Senate Armed Forces Comm. 5 Medals,..
Victory in World War II, E.T.O.Champainge,POW Medal,
Purple Heart, and Broze Star for Action in the Hurtegen
Forest,Good Conduct Label Pin, Combat Infanty Badge.As
of 4 Aug 2002 he is still alive. Any info please e-mail
or write, Thanks. Really liked the site,how can I get more detailed info on
a Stalag..? Sincerely,Chris Clark
Name:Wendy Robertson & Family POW Camp: Stalag X1A (11A) Name of POW: Reginald Dawson (Digger) Postal Street Address: Appleby in Westmorland City, State, Zip: Cumbria, England. Sent: 6.38 PM - 8/2 2002
My grandfather was prisoner here from Jan 1944 to April 1945, prisoner
number 141145. He had been serving with The Kings Own Royal Regiment Number
3716525. Like may others on his return from the war spoke very little of his
experiences as a german POW. Any information would be gratefully received,
sadly my grandfather has now passed on, but never forgotten. Thank you.
Name:matthew smith Hometown: billericay essex england POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: flight officer william (john) bull Sent: 5.10 AM - 8/1 2002
i have just meet william for the first time and he has shared some stories
about the RAF and his time in the prison camp they all had a hard time in
there and it is good to see your site i dont know if he knows your here but
i will inform him.thank you matt.
A fellow violin lover shared this with me. I publish a newsletter on behalf
of all 5000 of my clientele in the southeast, and another in Japanese on
behalf of my readers in Japan. (I founded my violin business in Tokyo 15
years ago.) It is stories like this that give man cause for hope--and enrich
the lives of others, as does the music of the violin.
May I share this story with my readers--and perhaps link them to your site,
as surely many would be interested? Please let me know. Sincerely,
Owner and Proprietor,
Williams Gengakki Violins
Name:Alan Schold Hometown: Valley Stream, NY (George) POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: George B. Schold Postal Street Address: 5802 W. Melinda Lane City, State, Zip: Glendale, AZ 85308 Sent: 6.23 PM - 7/31 2002
My father, George, arrived in S.L. 1 4 October 44 after his B-17 was shot
down over Wirth, Holland, on 17 September. A notebook of his says Barracks
1, Room 10 - his diary names a "Group CO" as LTC Grenning. He was in a "food
combine" with Soester (his pilot), Maloney and Lang (?"Hash"). I don't find
Dad or any of the folks he mentions listed. I'd like to gather more info and
share what I have with the data base.
Name:Gloria Cole Postal Street Address: 972 west 79 Pl City, State, Zip: Hialeah, FL 33014 Sent: 9.08 AM - 7/31 2002
Can you find any info on Michael John Polito, WW II airman from Staten
Island NY. I have some of his belongings, so I know he was 20 in 1943.
We record military airpower history at the USAF Academy and other locations.
see the monumental bronze warbirds at www.warbirdcentral.com The 398th BG
was instrumental in getting the B17 Memorial done. Thanks, Robert
Sent: 11.41 AM - 7/30 2002
just checking on my friend of 70 years, leonard c davis, who was a pow here,
and is happily retired in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Name:Chris Peterson Hometown: Eugene , Oregon POW Camp: Unknown Name of POW: Jack Christian Peterson Postal Street Address: 28426 Gimpl Hill Rd. City, State, Zip: Eugene,Oregon 97402 Sent: 12.55 AM - 7/30 2002
First I would like to thank the people who made this web site happen, and
all the hard work it took to put it together.
As I grow older I want to know about things my ancestors did and discover my
My father , Jack Christian Peterson , from Green Bay , Wisconsin was shot
down his first mission in a B-17. Like many others you have mentioned, he
would not offer any information about the German P.O.W. camp. I want to know
what happened in there! He was only 19 years old when this happened. He was
Bohemian and Danish.
There is a person who could pass for my father in group photo #2, middle
Any Information on my father would be a Godsend.
Name:Ralph Doak Hometown: Cork, Ireland POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt Ralph Goloven Sent: 11.56 PM - 7/28 2002
The POW for whom I was named - my uncle - has survived the 20th century as
well - he's in San Diego now.
Name:John G Verona Hometown: Pittsburgh Pa POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: John J Verona Postal Street Address: 354 Palmer Dr City, State, Zip: Lexington SC 29072 Sent: 8.55 PM - 7/28 2002
Trying to locate John B Wood of the Royal Air Force. Possibly a POW.
Name:larry cale Hometown: wilson nc 27893 Sent: 8.10 PM - 7/28 2002
would like to know DOB fathers name mothers name and where born of Samuel L
Name:Bob Ellis Hometown: Riverside POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lorenzo Espinosa Postal Street Address: 19381 Norwich St. City, State, Zip: Riverside Ca. 92508 Sent: 6.43 PM - 7/28 2002
Lorenzo, or Larry as I knew him was the father of my friend Mike Espinosa. I
met him in 1986 and was fascinated of his scrapbook of his POW days. He had
drawings he had made of the camp, little packages of ersatz coffee and flyers
about what would happen to them if they tried to escape. Larry passed away at
least 10 years ago. I believe he served in the Air Force at least through
Vietnam. He flew in B-52's.he also taught at a University in Mexico City for
a few years. I believe he also spoke Russian. He was the Bombardier on
#42-3562 that was shot down on Feb.20th 1944.Lt.K.Cogswell was the pilot He
was in South Barracks I believe.
Name: Arthur R. Suppona POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Postal Street Address: 9343 E. Ave. T-8 City, State, Zip: Littlerock, CA 93543 Sent: 6.02 PM - 7/28 2002
North Compound 2, Block 4, Room 2. I think! 389th Bomb Grp,527th Bomb Sq.
(PFF). Shot down by flak at synthatic oil plant, Politz, Germany 20 June
Name:WILLIAM DAVIS Hometown: PADUCAH,KY Postal Street Address: 3301 OLIVET CH RD City, State, Zip: PADUCAH KY 42001 Sent: 7.53 AM - 7/28 2002
FOUND YOUR WEB SITE WHILE RESEARCHING DUKE OF PADUCAH IN 91 ST BOMBER GROUP.
YOUR CREW PHOTO IS LISTED UNDER DUKE OF PADUCAH BUT SHOWS NO NOSE ART. OTHER
PHOTOS OF DIFFERENT CREW WITH NOSE ART. ALSO STATES DUKE OF PADUCAH WAS
DAMAGED IN A MID AIR IN BLACK SWAN AND WENT ON TO FLY AS A COMMUNICATIONS
AIRCRAFT. MY QUESTION WAS THERE TWO DUKE OF PADUCAH AIRCRAFT OR HAS SOMEONE
MISLABLED YOUR CREW PHOTO. YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY IS GREATLY
APPRECIATED BY ALL. IF YOU CAN HELP ME GET THE FACTS I WOULD GREATLY
APPRECIATE IT WILLIAM M. DAVIS (ABHC) USN RETIRED
My father was in WWII in Germany and France- although he was a little too
late to see any combat...and I served in Frankfurt and Bad Kreuznach with
the army's 3rd Armored Division in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Ever
since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by stories of the War and a
large part of my reason for joining the military was to try and get an idea
of what it is really like- something one can never get from merely reading
books. Imagine my surprise when the Persian Gulf War erupted and I was sent
over to the Middle East! I loved getting the chance to see what war is like-
even though most of the time spent in the desert was very boring and I
thoroughly understand that it was 'nothing' in comparison to what soldiers
in the Second World War went through, etc. Anyway, I just wanted to let you
know that I deeply respect the men and women who served in WWII and will
never forget what they did for our country- and if/when I have children, I
will make sure they understand the sacrifices these veterans made for
freedom....Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Name:MacDonald, Warren H. Hometown: Rehoboth Beach, DE POW Camp: Stalag luft 1, Barth Name of POW: same as above Postal Street Address: 5 Silver Lane City, State, Zip: Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Sent: 2.16 PM - 7/27 2002
Hey, this site is great. I'll come back and explore it at length. I just
learned about it from a man who was in same compound I was, #3. He was in
barrarks 7 and, as he reminded me, I was in 6, rm. 12. He got that from this
site! Wow! Warren
Name:graham, colbert w. Homepage:http://colbert1. Hometown: Seminary POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 and 4 Name of POW: Colbert W. Graham Postal Street Address: 56 Corner Oaks Drive City, State, Zip: Hattiesburg, MS 39402 Sent: 10.42 AM - 7/27 2002
Name:Christopher Hometown: Hurst, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: F.O. John P. Cherney Postal Street Address: 333 Pleasantivew City, State, Zip: Hurst, TX 76054 Sent: 12.44 AM - 7/27 2002
My father, John Cherney, was a nav/bomb on a B-24 that was shot down south
of Vienna on Dec 11, 1944. John is alive and well and living in Texas. He
retired from the Air Force as a pilot/Major. If anyone has any questions,
please feel free to email me.
NName:Charles G Erickson Hometown: Lincoln Nebraska Name of POW: Robert Osler Postal Street Address: 7208 Sugar Creek Circle City, State, Zip: Lincoln, Ne 68516 Sent: 3.48 PM - 7/26 2002
This is a very interesting web site. My uncle was a POW in southern Germany
and I have a good friend whose daughter has published memoirs under a
pseudonym, William Stevens entitled Justifiable Pride which was published by
My interest in this subject is how the POWs were treated. We know of the
horrible treatment of the Jews and other individuals, but my uncle mentioned
above said he was treated fairly well, and "William Stevens" was not treated
badly except for not having enough to eat. Some of the airmen at Mauthausen
were very badly treated, however.
I would be interested in any information about POW treatment that any one
Charles G Erickson
Name:PAUL T. HAGGERTY POW Camp: STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: MYSELF Postal Street Address: 12 FISCHER DRIVE APT 3E City, State, Zip: NORTH KINGSTOWN RI 02852-2854 Sent: 3.04 PM - 7/26 2002
HI MOLLY HOWARD, I WAS IN THE SAME COMPOUND AS YOUR GRANDFATHER. I WAS IN
NORTH 2 BLOCK 208 ROOM 13. I LIVE IN A SENIOR COMPLEX HERE IN RHODE ISLAND
AND MY BEST FRIEND'S WIFE WAS FROM KASSEL. MY FRIEND WAS IN THE MERCHANT
MARINE AND AFTER TWO TRIPS TO MURMANSK, RUSSIA, WHEN JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER
SHIP WAS SUNK HE FIGURED HIS TIME WAS UP SO HE GOT OUT OF THE MERCHANT
MARINE AND JOINED THE ARMY. HE WAS IN KASSEL AFTER THE WAR ENDED AND WAS
THERE FOR AWHILE. WHILE THERE HE MET A GERMAN GIRL WHO LATER BECAME HIS
WIFE. THEY HAVE BEEN BACK HERE SINCE 1947. IF YOU WANT A STORY ABOUT ME
AFTER WE WERE RELEASED CONTACT www.461st.org. THAT IS THE 461ST GROUP OF
WHICH I WAS A MEMBER. WHEN YOU SIGN ON, GO TO KRIEGSGEFANGENEN AND DOWN TO
MY NAME. CLICK ON FOR THE STORY. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROJECT AND ALL THE
BEST TO YOU AND GRAMPS. PAUL T. HAGGERTY
Name:Bruce Derr Hometown: Williamsport, PA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Harold "Shorty" Derr Postal Street Address: 2540 Boxbourne Court City, State, Zip: Marietta, GA 30067 Sent: 2.41 PM - 7/26 2002
My dad's B-17 ("Blanco Diablo" 447th BG, 708th BS) was shot down Dec. 6,
1944 on a misssion to Merseberg. He spent til liberation in Stalag Luft I. I
would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him or whose
relatives may have. Thanks.
Name:Molly Howard Hometown: Roanoke, VA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, Name of POW: Carroll Snidow Sent: 7.15 AM - 7/26 2002
My Grandfather flew B-24's and was shot down during the Kassel Mission
September 27, 1944. He was released from Stalag Luft #1 North Compound 2,
Block 1, Room 13, some seven months later. My Grandfather is still in great
health and I am hoping to surprise him with a scrapbook filled with World
War 2 memorabilia for his 80th birthday. If you have any information, not
only about him, but also about your war experiences that you would like
included in this scrapbook please let me know. In addition, I will be making
two copies of this book, one for my Grandfathe and the other for a local
Name:Doyle W. Tucker Hometown: Lakeland Fl POW Camp: Stalag Luft ! Name of POW: Same Postal Street Address: 2600 Harden Bl #165 City, State, Zip: Lakeland, FL 33803 Sent: 9.50 PM - 7/25 2002
I flew as a Bombardier on a B24 and went down on Apr !, 44. I was in the
South Compound Block 2, Room 8
Name:F/O John A. Neal Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada POW Camp: 4 Days courtesy U.S. Military Police but mainly an Evader. Postal Street Address: Apt. 2113, 111-146 Ave. S.E. City, State, Zip: Calgary, AB, Canada T2X 1Z1 Sent: 10.14 PM - 7/24 2002
I'm amazed! I became a Caterpillar on April 23, 1944 over N.E. France and am
a member of RAFES and a friend of AFEES. For years I have been trying to
write a book on Caterpillars which I have called, "Bless You Brother Irvin".
It is a compendium of bailout stories that I have received, but my publisher
tells me to keep trying for more input. So I have been trying but with minor
success. None of the encyclopedias or other sources have anything on the
Caterpillar Club. So, I just tried Google, and I'm floating in information.
Thank you and God Bless. Now my book is coming out of the doldrums!
Name:kenneth wilcox Hometown: lansing Postal Street Address: 1933 mary ave City, State, Zip: lansing michigan 48910 Sent: 6.15 PM - 7/23 2002
iam also a p.o.w. and a veitnam veteran, and would like salute the ken
wilcox that was in ww11 and god bless, ken wilcox lansing mich.
Name:Janet Cowan POW Camp: Stalag 8 B Name of POW: Claude William Cowan Postal Street Address: 25 Albert Street City, State, Zip: Palmerston North New Zealand Sent: 5.32 AM - 7/23 2002
My father Claude William Cowan died sometime ago but I would be so happy if
anyone can tell me if they met him in the POW camp in Stalag 8 B that is all
the information I have but he was captured in Crete. My email is
Name:henry p hambrick POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: me Postal Street Address: 187 irish way City, State, Zip: pismo beach ca 93449-3505 Sent: 9.09 PM - 7/22 2002
Name:Paul Demeduk Hometown: Tracy Name of POW: Michael Demeduk City, State, Zip: Detroit, Mi Sent: 2.44 PM - 7/21 2002
Great Site. My father was a prisoner of war at the end of WW2 and like many
didn't talk much about it. Any information or pictures about his capture and
stay as a prisoner would be appreciated.
Name: Van Vrban POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Vance Vrban Postal Street Address: Box 512 City, State, Zip: Melcher Ia 50163 Sent: 2.33 PM - 7/20 2002
I like the site looking for my dad's name but cant find
he was a prisonner April 45 shoot down B17 8th Air Force 452 bomb group
Name:Tony May Hometown: Hastings Postal Street Address: TN38 9QA City, State, Zip: East Sussex Sent: 5.04 AM - 7/20 2002
I am currently researching into the life of a Royal Marine by the name of
Guy B.K. Griffiths who was I believe sent to Dulag Luft when captured in
1939/40.If anybody has any information on him, pictures,recollections etc
please contact me.
Name:JOAN CARR Homepage:
http://EDWARDSBURG,MI. Hometown: EDWARDSBURG,MICH. POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1 Name of POW: WILLIAM G. CARR Postal Street Address: PO 417 26919 CHURCH ST. City, State, Zip: EDWARDSBURG,MI.49112PO417 Sent: 6.01 PM - 7/18 2002
ANY ONE HAVE INFO. ON BILL CARR HE WAS FROM HIGHLAND PARK,MI. SHOT DOWN OVER
GERMANY IN MAR. 1944 IN STALAG LUFT 1 BARRICKS 5 PLEASE CONTACT AT email@example.com
THANKS JOAN CARR
Name:Bobbie Harder Hometown: Seattle, WA Name of POW: John Worthington Harder (Junior) Postal Street Address: 32 Bridlewood CIR City, State, Zip: Kirkland, WA 98033 Sent: 2.23 PM - 7/18 2002
My father was an american pilot in the RAF 64th Beetle squandron. He was
shotdown over france and captured shortly thereafter, spending remainder of
WWII in POW camp. He died in 1977 (leaving 7 children) and took his memories
with him. Were trying to find records of his POW experience- Can anyone
help? Is there anyone out there who may have known Johnny or Junior as he
was called. thnks very much, Bobbie Harder
Name:FRANK GAAL JR Hometown: Detroit, Michigan POW Camp: German Hospital BadSchwalbach Name of POW: FRANK GAAL JR Postal Street Address: 45364 Montmorency Drive City, State, Zip: Macomb Twp, MI 48044 Sent: 1.37 PM - 7/18 2002
106th Inf Division, 422nd Regiment, Anti-Tank Company.
As former member of above outfit I'm trying to locate others still alive and
kicking who might be interested in exchanging info on what's happened in
their lives after repatriation and return to civilian life. Also trying to
locate whereabouts of three in different outfits who were confined with me
for treatment of wounds. The three are Charles Smith (hometown Philadelphia)
Ray Dabbelt (hometown Cincinnati) and Spencer Baker (can't recall his
hometown). Also looking for information on the whereabouts and activities of
Tony Sustarsic (Euclid, Ohio) whom I met when we both were under treatment
at the old Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Name:Evelynn Maloney Hometown: Oliver Springs Name of POW: Billie J. Key City, State, Zip: Oliver Springs, TN Sent: 9.48 AM - 7/18 2002
My Dad was a former POW from Germany and I believe one of the first
prisoners from TN. I have his discharge papers, etc, but they lack a lot of
pertinent info on them. He had written a personal account of this when he
just returned home that is quite interesting and in my eyes should be
somewhere in history books. I cannot even find an account in old archives,
etc. in TN history about him. Would you advise me of any place to look.
Also, POW organizations that have promised time and time again to help in
years past did nothing. His pension was finally raised some from 60% to 70
in 2000. He should be drawing 100. Also, the VA in San Diego, CA treated him
so bad that my spouse had to go to head of hospital at one time to even get
him seen, when he had a stroke. What can be done about such doings to our
veterans? By the way, my spouse is a 28 year veteran of USMC. My Dad I
forgot to mention was in Army if that helps.
I am writing a book called "War Stories" which will start as a collection of
true accounts from WWII. I've already about 30 stories, including Merle
Mullendore of Stalag 17. His story was used to model the "Sefton" character
in the movie "Stalag 17." I am interested in getting more stories for my
book. Please write to me if you are interested in contributing.
Name:diana newbegin POW Camp: posen 21df Name of POW: john (jack newbegin) Postal Street Address: 8 davis court City, State, Zip: altona meadows, vic. aust 3028 Sent: 1.23 AM - 7/16 2002
looking for inmates of posen 21d who may remember my dad (still living) jack
Name:Larry Ornett Hometown: San Diego Name of POW: Ernest Ornett Postal Street Address: 12236 A Avenue City, State, Zip: Lakeside Ca 92040 Sent: 11.00 PM - 7/15 2002
My sister told me about this site. This site takes you back in time on a
visit to a noble war. Thank you so much. Larry Ornett son of Ernest Ornett
Name:Gary Scafe Homepage:
http://www.aussiewide.com Hometown: Nerang POW Camp: Stalag 4b Name of POW: Scafe, Charles Owen Postal Street Address: 6 The Avenue City, State, Zip: Nerang, Qld, 4211 Sent: 6.39 PM - 7/15 2002
I am amazed to find so much information. I am looking for information on
Stalag 4B if anyone has anything to offer. I can remember the stories that my
father told me when I was a child, and some 20 years on, I am reading about
Name:Jerry Eversole Name of POW: Levi Eversole Postal Street Address: 3090 county road 265 City, State, Zip: section alabama 35771 Sent: 5.19 PM - 7/15 2002
Levi Eversole was my father. he was in from the latter part of 1944 thru
1945, and was a pow for aproximately 121 days. any info would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks, Jerry Eversole
McLemore Hometown: Ringgold, LA Name of POW: George Leonard McLemore Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 244 City, State, Zip: Ringgold, LA 71068 Sent: 9.22 AM - 7/15 2002
Mr. McLemore was my father-in-law. He was shot down over Italy and in a camp
in Germany. I am not sure what camp at this time. Mr. McLemore died in 1976
before my husband and I married and now we are trying to find out anything
about his time in service. If anybody can tell us anything, it will be very
much appreciated. Thanks, Annette McLemore
Name:RUSS DUNCAN Hometown: CHARLOTTE, NC POW Camp: STALAG XXB Name of POW: ALEXANDER S. DUNCAN Postal Street Address: 1500 WOODY CREEK ROAD City, State, Zip: CHARLOTTE, NC 28105 Sent: 8.02 AM - 7/15 2002
My father was a POW in Stalag XXB from 1940 to 1945. He was a member of the
British Army, artillary, and was captured at St. Valerie France. Would be
interested in any info on the camp or the prisoners.
IN April 1945 with the 70th Div. 3rd Army I moved through this area (
Smitten, Bad Homburg and Usingen). At the intersect of the road to Smitten
and Usingen was an old castle( the name I cannot not recall).I have
certainly enjoyed the website and will return..Thanks very much Carl M.
Name:Robert K.Jones (Jones'y or
Keith) Hometown: Bennington NE POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Barth Name of POW: Flight Officer Robert K Jones Postal Street Address: 3721 Jomar Dr. City, State, Zip: Napa CA 94558 Sent: 7.15 PM - 7/14 2002
A really great site but strangely I haven't found any names or information
about the people I was with. I was shot dow n over Linz on 25 July 1944 and
got to Barth and the Stalag in early Aug. Was in north 1 compound for over a
month until moved to north 2 and room 10 block 1. I was chief cook in our
room of up to 24 men until we were released on the first of May 1945. I have
had very little contact with former POWs.
Name:Edwin Wren Bowyer Hometown: Oceanside CA 92056 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 - North 3 Compound Name of POW: "Pappy" Bowyer Sent: 6.05 PM - 7/14 2002
Are any of my crew members alive? (B-24). Please correspond.
Name:CARROLL "PETE" GOUGER Hometown: NORTH ADAMS, MA POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1 Name of POW: CARROLL "PETE" GOUGER Postal Street Address: 50 SALT ROCK ROAD City, State, Zip: BARNSTABLE, MA 02630 Sent: 2.10 PM - 7/14 2002
I WAS A KRIEGIE IN NORTH COMPOUND 1 FROM ABOUT MARCH 5, 1944 TO MAY 17TH,
1945..RESIDING IN BLOCK 6--ROOM 3..WITH 16 OTHER KRIEGIES..SOME NOTABLE ONES
IN THIS ROOM WERE "HAMP PUGH, JACK FOSTER, SAM SHOWALTER, SOL GLICK, BOB
FELDMAN, HARRY GRACE, BILL SCHMITZ, BILLY BRYAN, STAN INGLIS, TEX BARNHILL,
HARRY CULVER, JOHN SULLIVAN, ETC..
Just saw the wonderful homepage abt. Heinrich Haslob.
Due to my familysearch as hobby, I found a
Catharina Adelheid Haslob, born 31.10.1870 in Scharmbeck ( now
Osterholz-Scharmbeck near Bremen ).
She got the allowance to change her name into " Meyer ".Published Stade,
Greetings from Bremen
My father, George Pellar was a Tech 5 in the Army during WWII. My father was
a caring, thoughtful, generous man who truly loved life and his family. My
father shared some of his stories from the Battle of the Bulge and he had
original pictures of the Concentration Camps that he and his buddies
liberated. While in Germany my father used to give his rations to the
innocent children who never had enough to eat. Even when faced with
disciplinary action my father continued to feed the children. Although he
was never a POW there were many deep scares that were not shared with my
mother and us children. My father was and always will be the greatest hero
in my life! He passed away on Sept. 10, 1995 after a long life of giving
unselfishly to his family and anyone who needed help. God Bless all of our
servicemen and woman and may we never forget the sacrifices they have made!
Name:Kevin D. Brown Hometown: San Francisco POW Camp: Stalag 4B Name of POW: Alexander Brown Sent: 11.08 PM - 7/12 2002
My father was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and shot down over the coast
of France in 1943. He was detained at Stalag 4B in Germany. He passed away
in 1988. I would appreciate any information that people have about Stalag
4B, and would be very interested to know if any survivors of that camp are
alive and willing to speak about their experiences. Thanks very much.
Name:Laura Seal Minnick Hometown: Luray, Virginia Name of POW: Johnie W. Seal Postal Street Address: 165 Mosbys Camp Road City, State, Zip: Stanley, Virginia 22851 Sent: 2.09 PM - 7/12 2002
To anyone with information on PFC Johnie W Seal who severed in WW2 please
contact me by e-mail.Mr Seal was my grandfather, in whiched he passed away
in 1955 and i was unable to meet him.any information will be appreciated....
Ornett POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Ernest G. Ornett Sent: 12.40 PM - 7/12 2002
Thanks for resolving certain questions about my father. He never would talk
about his WWII experiences.
(nee Saward) Hometown: Leeston, Canterbury, New Zealand POW Camp: Heydekrug VI & Fallingbostel Name of POW: Howard Charles Saward Sent: 9.37 PM - 7/11 2002
I have just been given my fathers POW Red Cross diary full of quotes,
paintings,comments, photos. He was stationed in Canada, UK, the above POW
camps also in Lubeck Germany with Occupational Forces & with 222 Natal
Squadron after the war. Unfortunately he was killed while doing manoevres in
a Meteor 26/8/48 I was then 7 months my mother and I were returned to NZ by
the RAF. I know there were Canadians, US, UK,NZ &Aus prisoners also in his
compound. Anyone heard of him?
Name:Sue Straw Name of POW: Ralph H. Anderson Sent: 10.04 PM - 7/10 2002
My dad was a bombardier on a B-17 flying out of Poddington Field. He was
shot down over Merseburg, Germany on 9/11/44 and spent the remainder of the
war in Stalag Luft I in Barth. He is still alive and hearty.
Name:Alice Martin Ainsworth Hometown: Charlotte, NC Name of POW: Billy N. Martin Postal Street Address: 1039 Turtle Rock Lane City, State, Zip: Winston Salem, NC 27104 Sent: 11.25 PM - 7/9 2002
My father was George H. Martin of Charlotte, NC, USA. Major in US Army/Airforce.
He flew a B17 in WWII. He came back to the states when the war ended. I know
he spent a great deal of time in Africa and France. One of his best friends
was Joseph Withers of Matthews, NC, USA. They did not meet until tbey were
in the service together. Joe was my fathers bomadere then got his own plane.
Joe also came back to the states when the war was over.
George Martin died 14 years ago from cancer. Joe Withers died at least 16
years ago from liver disease. His daughter and I are good friends to this
day. We would love to hear from anyone who knew them. We miss them very
My uncle was Billy N. Martin of Charlotte, NC, USA. He was in the US Army.
He was a POW in Germany from December 1946 until the end of the war. We were
very lucky to have him come home.
Name:Arthur M. Malinski Hometown: Springfield, VT Postal Street Address: 1566 So. Gold Canyon Sent: 11.53 AM - 7/9 2002
Name:Sherman Pauley Hometown: Marietta, Ga POW Camp: Marktponga, Austria Name of POW: Leslie Sherman Pauley Sent: 9.47 PM - 7/7 2002
Can anyone provide me information about this camp and this POW (My Dad)
Name:James R. Eudy Hometown: Midland, NC Postal Street Address: 4316 Whitetail Lane City, State, Zip: Midland, NC 28107 Sent: 8.05 PM - 7/7 2002
I was a mine sapper in 264 Anti-Tank Co. 66th Infantry Division "Black
Panthers". I was never a POW. Just been reading your stories. James Eudy
Name:Bob Cleworth Hometown: Roseville POW Camp: Somewhere in Germany Name of POW: Jim Gillies RAAF (attached to 150 Squadron RAF WW2) Postal Street Address: 7 Wandella Avenue City, State, Zip: Roseville NSW 2069 Australian Sent: 5.31 PM - 7/7 2002
This is a great site - i am trying to find if there were any Australian
Servicemen and Women who were in Russian Gulags who might have been captured
in the race to get away from the advancing Russian forces toward the end of
the war in Europe - it seems that there are still nearly 2000 Australian
POWs who are not accounted for
Name:Lee A. Bevers Hometown: Watertown POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lee A. Bevers Postal Street Address: 237 6th St Circle SW City, State, Zip: Watertown SD 57201-4141 Sent: 4.32 PM - 7/7 2002
I was in North Compound 1, Barracks 8, Room 3.
Fellow prisoners in my room were:
Roger A. Johnston from Chicago
Roger Christenson from Marne, Iowa
John Beam from West Virginia
David Manning from Springfield, Mass
Mack Long from Middletown, Ohio
William Gray from Riverhead, New York
Delbert Chase from San Francisco
Robert Bryans from Minot, ND
John Kirby from Kansas City MO
Willis L. Jones from Broomfield, NE
William Flynn from Pittsburgh, PA
Trygve C. Olsen from Brooklyn, NY
Frank A. Lochocki from Buffalo, NY
Hugh A. Gibson from Euclid, OH
Clay A. Burnette from Greenville, NC
Lee A. Bevers from Henry, SD
I found this information in my "Wartime Log Book" which was issued to each
of us by the American Red Cross. If anyone has questions regarding these
POW's I might have info in my log book. Feel free to write at the e-mail
Name:Bill Crum Hometown: Cupertino, Ca POW Camp: Dulag Luft, Nuremburg, Mooseburg Name of POW: same Sent: 2.34 PM - 7/7 2002
Beutifully done web page. I was a late arrival to POW scene(Jan 28,1945), so
was never assigned to permanent camp. But I have weekly gathering of
ex-POW's, some of which were at Stalag Luft 1. I will pass along this
Dear Bruce, we hope that you are well. Unfortunately we do not know your
usual e-mail address, therefore we do contact you by this way.
We just would like to inform you, that Oliver is in State New York since
May. He works for Dr. Franks Vinefera Winery in Hammondsport. His address
is: 9950 Middle Road, Hammondsport NY 14840, Tel. 0607 8684 271.
Kind regards to all of your family, especially to Paul and David,
Klaus and Christa Jüngling
Name:Lloyd J. Douglas POW Camp: Nuremberg, Frankfurt,& Stalag 7A Name of POW: Lloyd J. Douglas Postal Street Address: 6437 Pine Valley Dr. City, State, Zip: Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Sent: 2.35 PM - 7/5 2002
Was B-17 pilot and bailed out over Hungary on Feb. 23,1945. Taken prisoner
by Hungarians and later by the Germans. Finally ending up at Stalag 7A and
was liberated on April 29th, 1945.
Name:PAUL T. HAGGERTY POW Camp: OBERUSSEL, DULAG LUFT STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: PAUL T. HAGGERTY Postal Street Address: 12 FISCHER DR APT 3E City, State, Zip: NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI 02852-2854 Sent: 1.43 PM - 7/5 2002
TO JIM DOWNS,
HI JIM, IF YOU GO BACK TO PAGE 13 ON THIS WEBSITE, GO DOWN TO JAN 12. YOU
WILL FIND A MESSAGE FROM HANSS SCHRAFF, HIS FATHER WAS AN INTERROGATOR AT
OBERURSEL. NO ONE HAS EVER HAD A BAD WORD TO SAY ABOUT HIS FATHER. AFTER THE
WAR THE FAMILY MOVED TO THE U S. CONTACT HANSS, I AM SURE HE CAN GIVE YOU
THE INFO YOU NEED. GOOD LUCK. PAUL T. HAGGERTY
Great web site. Wonder if there will be another reunion at Barth.
Name:Claude Bolton POW Camp: stalag 17-b Name of POW: Willis Bolton Postal Street Address: 254 Old pinson Rd. City, State, Zip: Jackson, Tn. 38301 Sent: 5.21 PM - 7/4 2002
Willis Bolton, my brother, was radio operator, gunner on a b-17. They were
shot down near heligoland island on july 28, 1943. All lived and were pow's
. he was at stalag 17-b. He has since died and I would like to contact
someone in his crew that may still be living or someone with information
about the plane and his crew.
I am a retired Air Force pilot and I appreciate the efforts to keep this
part of our history alive. I did my thing in the SouthEast Asia War Games.
Name:William Beach Hometown: Garrettsville, Ohio Postal Street Address: 8494 SR 88 City, State, Zip: Ravenna, Ohio 44426 Sent: 12.27 AM - 7/4 2002
Thanks for sharing this story. These men experienced something none of us
can truly appreciate. My father filled me with the history, the stories and
the SIGNIFIGANCE of WWII. I'll do my best to do the same for my two boys.
God Bless our vets!
Name:Jim Downs Hometown: Oceanside Postal Street Address: 1303 Crestridge Drive City, State, Zip: oceanside, California Sent: 10.44 PM - 7/3 2002
Seeking information on SS Major Otto Boehringer, an interrogator at
Oberursel in 1944.
Name:Jason E. Gregson Hometown: Dickinson, TX Name of POW: Alvin E. Gregson Postal Street Address: 313 Diamond Bay Dr. City, State, Zip: Dickinson, TX, 77539 Sent: 10.37 PM - 7/3 2002
Any information on my grandfather would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Name:David Lesjak Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada Postal Street Address: Box 42023 Champlain P.O. City, State, Zip: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V5S 4R5 Sent: 3.36 PM - 7/3 2002
Hello. I'm looking for info on the Walt Disney Donald Duck "Stalag Luft III
I Wanted Wings" insignia that circulated around the camp. It was drawn on
postcards that were sent home to family and friends, and the design was
drawn and painted in YMCA War Logs. Any info would be most appreciated.
Thanks very much!
Name:Gary L. Barlow Hometown: Mineral Wells, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, Stalag XIIA, Stalag IID Name of POW: Glenn O. Barlow Postal Street Address: 806 Park Drive NE City, State, Zip: Mineral Wells, TX. 76067 Sent: 1.08 PM - 7/2 2002
My Dad was a "Kreigie" SSgt. Glenn Barlow, captured in the Battle of the
Bulge and was held captive @ 3 Stalags before the war's end. He was
liberated from Stalag Luft I, by the Russians as the war drew to an end. I am
transcribing my Dad's POW diary now and along with these great aids, will
really be a help in compiling his story, to be passed on to future
generations, especially my sons and their children.This is a fantastic
website. I appreciate all your efforts.
Name:TSgt Peter Law Hometown: Randolph AFB POW Camp: Stalag Luft III & I Name of POW: Henry Reid Sent: 10.37 AM - 7/2 2002
Henry Reid was a Corporal in the Canadian Air Force. He was flying with an
American crew on a Sept 14 1942 mission to Sidi Haneish, Egypt. The B-25 was
shot down. The rest of his crew was Col Charles Goodrich, Lt Robert Ries,
Maj Harold Houston, and Sgt John (Jack) Vennick. Reid and Vennick bailed at
the same time. As far as is known, Reid survived and was sent with the rest
of the crew to Stalag Luft III. Vennick and all the other enlisted men were
later sent to Stalag Luft I. Reid should have transferred too. Does anyone
know Henry Reid?
Name:Robert Daugherty POW Camp: captued in the Ardan forest Name of POW: E.C Daugherty Sent: 12.15 AM - 7/2 2002
prisoner of war six months held on a farm.
Name:Daniel Maguire Hometown: San Marino California POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Hugh E. Maguire Sent: 6.20 PM - 7/1 2002
anyone with any memories of my dad Hugh E. Maguire. He was a bombardier. I
have some memories including the book that some of them made with the
insignias of the air forces made from solder from the red cross cans.
Name:Karen A. Patterson Hometown: Chillicothe, OH 45601 POW Camp: STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: LT. FRED J. KILLMEYER JR. Postal Street Address: 166 Fry Drive Sent: 12.59 PM - 7/1 2002