World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I 

A collection of stories, photos, art and information on Stalag Luft I


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Flying Officer Ken Blyth of the RCAF

Ken Blyth  of  Naples, FL
Flying Officer - Royal Canadian Air Force
Pilot and captain of aircraft
408th Squadron, Sixth Group
Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire

Stalag Luft I, West Compound,
Barracks 13, Room 11

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Ken was shot down over Hamburg, Germany on March 31, 1945. Target had been the  Blohm & Voss submarine pens.
After the war Ken went to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway in Ottawa, Canada from 1945 to 1947 when he went to work for the Pere Marquette Railway, which shortly became the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.  He then moved to the USA in 1956 and held various positions up to Senior Asst. Vice President, Sales.  When they merged with the Seaboard Air Line and became CSX Ken retired.  He has been married to his lovely wife Sarah for 56 years.  They have five children and ten grandchildren.   Ken is also the author of the book "Cradle Crew" about his experiences as a member of one of the youngest bomber crews in the RCAF and of his experiences as a POW at Stalag Luft I.     Ken in full dress topcoat


Ken in pilot seat of Halifax to be restored

German newspaper photo of Ken and CC survivors

Photo which ran on the front page in Germany the day after the Memorial services in Barth. Ken is featured with 2 of the concentration camp survivors on the way to the Memorial services. Ken is the fourth from the left.  



Stars and Stripes article - November 11, 2001 - The Return to Stalag Luft I



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