World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


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 07/01/02 thru 09/30/02

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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 P47 pilot

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 Berlin.

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


Homepage: http://APPLYDAILY.COM
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 web site.
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: Ruud Thijssen
Hometown: Duiven Netherlands
Sent: 3.07 PM - 9/22 2002

Great work. I"m impressed.

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 .
Thank you
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 attending
this event including my dad. Please help with any and all information you might have. Thank you so much!
Twyla Moore

Name: ellen 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

Name: Jane Kannapinn
Hometown: galveston, tx.77550, slip d-41
POW Camp: luft1, b-24
Sent: 7.37 PM - 9/17 2002

Dear Sir,

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 small world!
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

Its been a while !

Name: Sarah
Sent: 12.21 AM - 9/12 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

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 web-page.

Name: Susan (Towle) 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.
Thanks again,


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.

Name: Barby Kreisle
Hometown: Kentucky
Sent: 11.53 PM - 9/8 2002

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

Name: John Wayne Haug, M.A.
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Sent: 2.42 PM - 9/7 2002

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 anytime!

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 done.

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. Thank you.

Name: Marie Otto
Sent: 12.15 PM - 9/6 2002

My late husband, Bob Otto, fought in WWII, as did my father, Lillard Davis. Both would have really enjoyed reading your WEB Site. Thanks.

Name: Wally P. Fydenchuk
Sent: 6.42 PM - 9/5 2002

I am researching US citizens who enlisted in the RCAF prior to Pearl Harbor. Any names/information would be appreciated. Many would become POWS.


Name: Ron Allbritain
Sent: 10.18 AM - 9/5 2002

I am in association with the Veterans Alumni Association and the website 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 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.

Ron Allbritain
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 mission.

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 knowledge.

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
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

Name: Jesse & JoAnn Pomeroy
Sent: 1.43 PM - 8/30 2002

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 him.

Jerry Smith

Name: Ryan Thayer Stroker
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Henry John Thayer
Sent: 8.23 AM - 8/27 2002

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.


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 May 1945.
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 following noted:

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!

Name: Ray Hensley Jr
Hometown: shenandoah
Sent: 12.22 PM - 8/25 2002

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.

Thanks, Ray

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 wonderful people!

Name: Andrew Mirsky
City, State, Zip: Frisco, TX
Sent: 3.58 PM - 8/20 2002

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: 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 POW's.

Thank you.

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 relevant.

Name: dot hunt(formerly seruya)
Hometown: jc,nj
Name of POW: M.N. Seruya
Sent: 1.28 AM - 8/19 2002

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~

Name: Ginny Woodside 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.


Name: Hanns-Claudius Scharff
Sent: 7.59 PM - 8/16 2002

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.

Name: Edward Terry
Hometown: cambridge ontario
POW Camp: gravenhurst#20 canada
City, State, Zip: cambridge ontario canada
Sent: 3.57 PM - 8/16 2002

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 corporal.

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 Beinbruch!

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

Hometown: REVERE, MA
Postal Street Address: SAME AS HOME PAGE
City, State, Zip: REVERE, MA 02151
Sent: 11.18 PM - 8/10 2002


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
Tom Carlin

Hometown: REVERE, MASS
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 Aug 8th,2k2

Name: Jody Edward Anderman
Name of POW: Edward Anderman
Sent: 8.21 PM - 8/7 2002

I am the son of Edward Anderman, who passed away on July 6, 1996.

Name: Steve G.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW: Aburey L. McDonald
Postal Street Address: B0x 643
City, State, Zip: Warrensburg, IL 62573
Sent: 1.54 PM - 8/6 2002

T/Sgt Aubrey L. McDonald was shot down over Ostoe, Germany 26 Sep 44. His flight# was 44-10500, his pilot was Francis E. Fuhr. He was held at Stalag Luft 4. Any info appreciated!

Name: Chaplain Scott
Hometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Sent: 10.15 AM - 8/6 2002

(~A True Story)

"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 was wrong.

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

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!

THE BRAVE © Copyright 2002 by Chaplain Scott
Written June 26, 2002. 6:48 AM CST.

God bless our Veterans!


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.

Name: Reginald Williams
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Sent: 6.42 PM - 7/31 2002

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. Thanks!


Name: Robert Henderson
Hometown: Canon City, Co. USA
POW Camp: n/a
Name of POW: n/a
Postal Street Address: 816 Water St.
City, State, Zip: Canon City, Co. 81212
Sent: 8.11 AM - 7/31 2002

We record military airpower history at the USAF Academy and other locations. see the monumental bronze warbirds at 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 roots.
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 row.
Any Information on my father would be a Godsend.
Chris Peterson

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 Cale

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 1944.

Hometown: PADUCAH,KY
Postal Street Address: 3301 OLIVET CH RD
City, State, Zip: PADUCAH KY 42001
Sent: 7.53 AM - 7/28 2002



Name: Leslie Robinson
Hometown: Calgary, Canada
Sent: 12.49 AM - 7/28 2002

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 themselves.
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 might have.
Charles G Erickson

Postal Street Address: 12 FISCHER DRIVE APT 3E
City, State, Zip: NORTH KINGSTOWN RI 02852-2854
Sent: 3.04 PM - 7/26 2002


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 historical society.

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.

Homepage: http://EDWARDSBURG,MI.
Postal Street Address: PO 417 26919 CHURCH ST.
City, State, Zip: EDWARDSBURG,MI.49112PO417
Sent: 6.01 PM - 7/18 2002


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

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
POW Camp: German Hospital BadSchwalbach
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.

Name: John Wayne Haug, M.A.
Sent: 7.13 PM - 7/17 2002

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.
Thank You!

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 (john newbegin)


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
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 them again

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

Name: Annette 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

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.

Name: Carl D. Mathes
Hometown: Radford, Va.
POW Camp: N/A
Sent: 7.44 PM - 7/14 2002

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.

Postal Street Address: 50 SALT ROCK ROAD
City, State, Zip: BARNSTABLE, MA 02630
Sent: 2.10 PM - 7/14 2002


Name: Hans Schmuetsch
Hometown: Bremen
Sent: 10.49 AM - 7/14 2002

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, 24.12.1884
Greetings from Bremen
Hans Schmütsch

Name: Laura (Pellar) Turner
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Sent: 10.36 PM - 7/13 2002

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....

Name: Millie 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.

Name: Helen McFarlane (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 much.

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)
Thank you.
Sherman Pauley

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 listed.

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 information.

Name: Jüngling, Christa
Hometown: Kesten
Postal Street Address: Paulinsstr. 14
City, State, Zip: 54518 Kesten/Germany
Sent: 3.35 PM - 7/5 2002

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.

Postal Street Address: 12 FISCHER DR APT 3E
City, State, Zip: NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI 02852-2854
Sent: 1.43 PM - 7/5 2002


Name: Sterling Tuck
Hometown: Akron Ohio now Winter Park, FL
POW Camp: Stalag 1
Sent: 12.03 AM - 7/5 2002

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.

Name: Gerald L. Mitchell
Hometown: Fairview Heights, IL
Sent: 10.46 AM - 7/4 2002

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. Thanks.

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
Postal Street Address: 166 Fry Drive
Sent: 12.59 PM - 7/1 2002

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