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: Stephen Roy Mann Hometown: Houston, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Horace Smith Mann Postal Street Address: RFD City, State, Zip: Dewey Rose, GA Sent: 12.10 AM - 6/30 2003
I would like to find anyone who knew my dad during the war. Because of the
circumstances of his capture, his crewmates may have never known that he
lived a full and happy life after the war.
Louis Squires Hometown: Charleston, SC POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Lt. Ernie Jenkins Sent: 1.26 AM - 6/29 2003
I would like to hear from anyone who knows Ernie. He was a bombardier on a
B-17 that was shot down over Salon De Province. I am getting his story and
would like to hear from others who knew him. Thanks
Tank Hometown: Menomonee Falls Wisconsin POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Robert H Tank Postal Street Address: 2617 Ozark Cove City, State, Zip: Mckinney, Texas 75070 Sent: 10.46 PM - 6/27 2003
I am the very proud son of Mr Robert H Tank, who was a POW at Stalag Luft I,
from his shoot down of 11/26/43 to his liberation by Russian forces on
Dad is currently living in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin, and I wanted to drop
you a line to give you a heads-up on the compound, barracks, and room number
where he spent most of his time while there. He did mention that they moved
around, but he lived in the following room most of his stay:
Robert H Tank
I hope that this makes it to the appropriate personnel so my Dad's name,
compound, barracks, and room number can be updated in your wonderful Stalag
Luft I data base!!!!
Thank you so much for maintaining this wealth of knowledge and
And many thanks to all the veterans who sacrificed their youth for our
future, and all the priviledges we enjoy today!
I am Art Starratt's daughter. He has been corresponding with you today
regarding your shared experiences in Stalag Luft I. One of my sisters, my
brother and I went to Germany last summer to see the camp. It was quite an
experience. I've printed out your webpage and will read it at home later
Thanks for your service to our country.
I am looking to interview WW II vets in order to preserve their memories in
a book I am writing. No story is too short and no story is too long.
I am also looking to correspond with anyone who knows of the Donald Duck "I
Wanted Wings" insignia used at Stalag Luft III.
If you are interested in telling your story, email me or send me a letter
through regular post.
Box 42023 Champlain P.O.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5S 4R5
Claudia Driver Hometown: Fayetteville, AR POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Billy Jay Driver Postal Street Address: 1215 Kings Drive City, State, Zip: Fayetteville, AR 72701 Sent: 7.02 PM - 6/25 2003
My father was a pilot in the Mighty 8th, shot down over France during a
pre-Normandy bombing raid. His plane was Wabbit Twacks I think, though I may
have the spelling wrong. He passed away in 1994, but told us a good bit
about his experiences. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him or of
him. He had a particular fondness for turnips and greens, which he acquired
from a Red Cross shipment as I recall. Thanks for a great webpage! God Bless
our WWII veterans and all those who died fighting fascism, both east and
Arthur W. Starratt Hometown: West Columbia,Tx. POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: same Sent: 12.35 PM - 6/25 2003
I have a web site of my experiences as a POW.
Mervyn Chambers Hometown: Christchurch 2 New Zealand POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Name of POW: Charlie Chambers [D.O.D 08.04.03] Postal Street Address: 105 Suva Street City, State, Zip: Christchurch New Zealand Sent: 4.33 AM - 6/25 2003
Mervyn Hugh Chambers POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Charlie Chambers[D.O.D 08.04.03] Sent: 4.27 AM - 6/25 2003
My father was a prisoner of war from July 1943
He was the pilot of a Halifax bomber 51 Sqadron RAF
He was shot down near the Dutch border and parachuted to safety - the sole
surviver of his crew
At the war's end he married my mother Margorie Mcquade ,an English WAAF ,
and together they returned to New Zealand to live
Meneley Hometown: Franklin, KY POW Camp: Stalag IIIB Name of POW: Delbert Meneley (Father) Postal Street Address: 430 Wilson Blvd. S; City, State, Zip: Na[les, FL 34117 Sent: 5.37 PM - 6/24 2003
My Father passed away on June 13, 2001. He spent 30 months as a POW. While
he was in the Air Force stationed in Torrejon I was in high school and
Hubert Zemke III was in my class.
Claridge Hometown: Los Angeles POW Camp: Stalag 3C Name of POW: William A. Tosti Postal Street Address: 32030 Calle Marquis City, State, Zip: Temecula, CA 92592 Sent: 4.20 PM - 6/24 2003
My father was a prisoner of World War II. He belonged to the 3rd Inf.
Division. He escaped from Stalag 3c and out of all the research I have done
have not come up with any written information about his escape. He has a
diary with the men he was in prison with but lots of the pages were torn out
of his book before coming home.
Looking for any other POW's who might remember my father.
Ingersoll POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Carl E. Ingersoll Postal Street Address: 5831 Bamford Drive City, State, Zip: Sacramento, CA 95823 Sent: 2.42 AM - 6/24 2003
If you knew my father or have any information about him, I would be most
grateful to hear from you.
in His love - Wm. Ingersoll
W. Plitt Hometown: Point of Rocks, Maryland POW Camp: Stalag 4B Name of POW: Paul Hume Sterling Postal Street Address: 12101 Fountain Drive City, State, Zip: Clarksburg, MD 20871 Sent: 10.06 AM - 6/23 2003
Looking for info on Paul Hume Sterling, Sr. He just died on Wed., June 18th.
Lived in Wheaton, MD for last 53 years. Member of Am. Legion Post 268. His
family knows little of his service & capture. They only know he was in
Stalag 4B for about 9 months and had been an infantryman. His oldest son is
my best friend. Would like to know about camp location, conditions, unit
that Mr. Sterling served with. Karl Plitt, Montgomery County, MD Police
kaye City, State, Zip: Sydney, Australia Sent: 2.32 AM - 6/23 2003
Salute to you guys for a top web site - brings to life a time sometimes
Harold POW Camp: Stalag7stalagluft1 Sent: 10.20 PM - 6/22 2003
Iam seeking information about a Lt. Shultz who I walked out of Barth at the end
of WWII. He was an infantry Lt ofthe 45th Div.
Douglas Tees (son) Hometown: Houston POW Camp: Stalag Luft 17b Name of POW: T/Sgt David V. Tees Postal Street Address: 6014 Delange Lane City, State, Zip: Houston, TX 77092 Sent: 10.00 PM - 6/22 2003
I am the son of T/Sgt David V. Tees. My Dad crashed in Stutgart Germany
Sept. 6, 1943 after serving only 2 months of combat duty. My dad was the
radio operator. He was one of the 10 man crew of a B-17F bomber. One of the
crew members was killed in the arial attack by German fighters. The others
were captured and incarcerated in Stalag Luft 17b. I am seeking any
information I can find about my Dads military service or incarceration as a
POW. He was in the 388 bomber group and the 563d squadron. His serial number
was 38206331. The 563d was based in Knettishall airfield England. The plane
he was flying that day was Sky Shy/Silver Dollar #23378 but I also think he
may have flown in the B-17 called Red Darling. Silver Dollar was piloted by
2nd Lt James A. Roe Jr. Thank you to all the brave men in the 8th airforce
who protected our freedom.
Mejia Hometown: Sacramento, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Robert W. Bell Postal Street Address: 6805 San Joaquin Street City, State, Zip: Sacramento, CA 95820 Sent: 8.09 PM - 6/21 2003
Robert W. Bell (B-17) is an ex-POW in poor health. He was in Stalag Luft I
North 3, Barth, Germany. Any kind of contact from those who know of him can
lift his spirits right now.
Who am I? I am a 36-year-old Gulf War Veteran who has had the privilege of
knowing Robert & Margie Bell as neighbors for three years. My name is Rick
Mejia and I can be contacted at the following: (916) 736-3592 or 6805 San
Joaquin Street, Sacramento, California 95820 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Green Evans Hometown: Sapulpa POW Camp: Unknown Name of POW: Roy Austin Green Postal Street Address: 1404 E. James Ave. #204 City, State, Zip: Sapulpa, OK, 74066 Sent: 10.36 PM - 6/20 2003
I'm looking for information on my late grandfather, Corporal Roy Austin
Green (38 697 317) from Oklahoma. He served with the 28th Infantry "Bloody
Bucket" Division during WWII, although I don't know his specific unit.
Grandpa arrived in the ETO in early Oct. 1944. Fought in the Battle of
Hurtgen Forest, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, and was later
captured in France on January 27, 1945. His rank at time of capture was
Private First Class; I suspect the promotion to Corporal came sometime after
his release on April 26, 1945.
I have no clue what camps he was held in, but I am told he was moved around
quite a bit; and also that at his last camp, the Germans left during the
middle of the night, sometime in April 1945. The next morning, upon
realizing the guards had left, my grandpa and some of the other POWs took
off walking in the direction they thought the allies would be. I'm told they
walked through farmlands and sucked raw eggs for food, until they were found
by friendlys and taken back for medical treatment.
I've read the guards also left Stalag Luft I during the night, but as my
grandpa was a rifleman in the Infantry he probably wouldn't have been in a
Luft camp. If anyone knows of any other camps that this had occurred, your
help would be extremily appreciated. Thank you all for your time.
Ben Green Evans
Peggy Bryan Butera POW Camp: Stalag luft 1 Name of POW: bruce r. bryan Postal Street Address: 6310 winona st. City, State, Zip: Allen Park, MI 48101 Sent: 10.00 PM - 6/20 2003
My dad, Bruce Bryan, is alive and well in Allen park, MI. I would like to
hear from anyone who might remember him so I could pass on any messages from
people who remember him.
Name: Frances Armendariz Beceera Hometown: Deming. New Mexico Name of POW: Pvt. Gamaliel Gallegos S.A.A.B.Med Dept.Det. Postal Street Address: 1201 East Elm St. City, State, Zip: Deming, New Mexico 88030 Sent: 10.04 AM - 6/20 2003
I would like to know if Gamaliel Gallegos is alive or if he died at war.
Because he has a son my mom died but we would like to know if my brother has
a dad alive or has relatives and where. My mother name was Leonor Garcia and
saw him in El Paso, Texas and had a son in Deming, n.m. December 27,1944 or
43 . I would like to know something of him thank you very much Frances A.
Outzen Hometown: Surprise, Az POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Paul E. Calland Postal Street Address: 18141 N. Timber Ridge Dr City, State, Zip: Surprise, AZ 85374 Sent: 10.27 PM - 6/18 2003
I am looking for any information concerning Paul E. Calland, shot down Feb.
25, 1944 near city of Strasbourg, Province of Larraine, France. file #2952
Marjorie is the niece of the late J S Sutton and has inherited his POW log
which led to us looking at this site. We have found it fascinating.
Lehman Hometown: Walkerton Ontario Canada Name of POW: Jim Lehman Postal Street Address: 306 Thomas City, State, Zip: Walkerton Ont Canada N0G 2V0 Sent: 9.34 PM - 6/17 2003
My father, Jim Lehman was a rear gunner in a RCAF Halifax bomber shot down
over Germany Jan 21st 1944. The bomber blew up as my father was bailing out.
He was the only survivor. A prisoner of war at Stalag Luft I, Barth Germany.
Mertz Postal Street Address: 1941 Edgewood Dr City, State, Zip: Lodi, CA 95242 Sent: 9.26 PM - 6/17 2003
Looking for anyone who might have info on my Uncle Norman W. Reck, belly
gunner, killed over English Channel 2/20/45 when plane caught and fire and
runway was missed. Would appreciate if anyone has any info or pics. Thanks!
Waldo Hometown: Pennsboro, WV POW Camp: Stalag 17-B Name of POW: Max L Waldo Postal Street Address: 10 Gum Street City, State, Zip: Buckhannon, WV 26201 Sent: 3.16 PM - 6/17 2003
Waldo Hometown: Pennsboro, WV POW Camp: Sta 17- Sent: 3.14 PM - 6/17 2003
Kaci Lynn Eustrom POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Harvey Eustrom Postal Street Address: 23061 Oxnard St. City, State, Zip: Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Sent: 2.34 PM - 6/17 2003
Hello, I came across this page while researching my family's name, Eustrom..
My grandfather's uncle's name was Harvey Eustrom, as well as his cousin's
name too.. We just wanted to leave a note here in case any other Eustrom's
come across it. We would love to hear from you and see just exactly how we
are related.. Thank you and hope to hear from you...
Richard A. Houghten, Jr. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Richard A. Houghten Postal Street Address: 239 Hill Street City, State, Zip: Solana Beach, California, 92075 Sent: 11.16 PM - 6/16 2003
My father was shot down on Septemeber 28 ,1944 over Magdeberg Germany. He
was the planes navagator and the only one to survive the crash. He spent the
remainder of the war as a POW at Stalag luft 1, in North 2, Barrack 7, Room
Does anyone remember my father? He died 20 years ago of natural causes and I
was too young at the time to appreciate the magnitude of what you all went
through and the sacrfices you made. Are there any diaries of his specific
Barrack or room?
Richard A. Houghten, Jr.
Lambson Name of POW: Delbert D. Lambson Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 1199 City, State, Zip: St.Johns.AZ Sent: 11.59 AM - 6/16 2003
Sgt.Lambson was shot down over Germany on the 25th of February, 1944. He was
a Ball Turrer Gunner aboard a B-17 "Betty Boop-the Pistol Packin Mama"..
Spent 8 months at Stalag Luft IV. Would like to hear from anyone who may had
known him, or spent time at #4 during that time. He is the author of a
very,very good book "When I return in spring"
I have a POW wing from Stalag Luft I bearing the name "D FORD". Would like
any information anyone is willing to share about this person.
Karin Herring Vaughn Hometown: Clifton Forge POW Camp: Unknown Name of POW: Louis Ray Herring Postal Street Address: PO Box 271 City, State, Zip: Iron Gate, VA 24448 Sent: 7.21 PM - 6/13 2003
Above address is my own. I am the daughter of POW Louis Ray Herring who is
Peter Lubin Hometown: Lexington MA Sent: 10.41 AM - 6/13 2003
I wanted to find out more about John Morgan, my wife's uncle, and -- we have
been told -- the original of the man Gregory Peck plays in Twelve O'Clock
High. A very good and informative website.
John Ellis POW Camp: Stalag 1V B Muhlberg, Stalag 1VF Hartmannsdorf Name of POW: James Ellis #259726 Postal Street Address: 3480-18 Upper Middle Road City, State, Zip: Burlington, Ontario,L7M 4R8 Sent: 7.30 PM - 6/12 2003
My Father was captured at Tobruk, was held prisoner by the Italians At
Campo#65 and then to Campo #70.There were various other camps of course,
names unknown to me. he was of course in the other two camps mentioned
above transferring to StalagIV F in Hartmannsdorf on the 30th October1943. If
anyone has any other information it would be most appreciated
Timmins Morgan POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 N 2 B 1 Room 11 Name of POW: Lt. Jack L. Timmins Postal Street Address: 3518 So. 95th St. City, State, Zip: Omaha, NE 68124 Sent: 8.58 AM - 6/12 2003
My father was in Stalag 1 North 2 Compund Barracks 1 Room 11 Lt. Jack L.
Timmins. He passed away Jan. 4, 2001 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery. I
am one of four daughters that have no information about his B-17 being shot
down, the date, where his bomber was stationed or any crewmen. He seldom
mentioned anything about this time of his life. Pictures would be
appreciated also. Thank you, Vicki Timmins Morgan
Eric D. Gould Hometown: Shaker Hts. OH POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Cornelius P. Gould, Jr. Postal Street Address: 14206 Becket Rd. City, State, Zip: Shaker Hts. OH 44120 Sent: 8.30 AM - 6/10 2003
My father was Cornelius P. Gould, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(USA), and was a member of the group known as the Tuskegee Airmen (332nd
Fighter Group). After his P-51 Mustang went down over Slovakia, he was
captured and imprisoned in Stalag Luft I until the Russians overran that
territory near the end of the war. After the war, he returned to Pittsburgh,
where he met and married his wife, Phyllis, and had four children. I am the
youngest of those children, and am a jazz pianist living in Cleveland, Ohio
where the family moved in the mid-1950's.
I would be very interested in sharing information about my father. My
contact information is:
Friedman Hometown: Chelmsford POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Name of POW: Gene A. Friedman Postal Street Address: 3 Footpath Road City, State, Zip: Chelmsford, MA 01824-1007 Sent: 1.55 PM - 6/9 2003
My brother Gene is 80 and lives with his wife Jean in Portsmouth, NH.
He meets weekly with a group of 4 other veterans four of whom were POWs.
That group was recently interviewed by the Portsmouth newspaper. The article
is available at:
Lars Bogren Hometown: Stockholm Sweden Sent: 10.13 AM - 6/9 2003
Passing Barth in May 2003 on our meandering path through the pre 1815 areas
of Swedish territory, we passed the grim town of Barth and the memorial of
Stalag Luft I. Old enough to remember these awful years, the memorial
brought a number of memories, reminders and thoughts to mind.
Thank heaven there is now a reunited Europe with no "Iron curtain" and no
And foremost a thank to those young men, living and lost, who went to
liberate this part of the world.
Karen Maerz Hometown: St. George, UT POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: John L. Allen Sent: 9.54 AM - 6/9 2003
John was my uncle who passed away in 2001. He was a pilot of a B-24 and shot
down on his 33rd mission. I've transcribed all the family WW II letters for
future family members. I've been able to obtain a phot of his plane and
microfilm of the unit histories from the National Archives. Thank you so
much for this historic website.
MICHAEL SCORSONE Hometown: MT.MORRIS, NY POW Camp: STALAG 1 Name of POW: LOUIS TRUBIA Sent: 10.59 PM - 6/6 2003
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS MY GREAT UNCLE LOUIS TRUBIA WHO WAS SHOT DOWN
IN HIS B-17. HE PASSED LAST YEAR AND HE DIDNT TALK MUCH ABOUT HIS
EXPERIENCE. I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE OF HIS EXPERIENCES. THANK YOU
Stephen Mann Hometown: Houston, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Horace Smith Mann City, State, Zip: Dewey Rose, GA Sent: 5.13 PM - 6/6 2003
My dad rarely talked about the war, but I was glad to find an account of his
time leading up to his capture by the Germans. I would like to hear from
anyone who remembers him.
Foster Sasser Hometown: Pensacola, Fl. POW Camp: ? Name of POW: P.F.C. Edward J. Foster Postal Street Address: 321 First Ave. City, State, Zip: Jay, Fl. Sent: 1.27 AM - 6/6 2003
I'm trying to find anyone who knew my brother that was wounded in Germany,
in WW11. He was in Gen. Patton's third army. After he was shot several times
in the leg he could no longer stay with his outfit.His buddies dug a trench
around him so he would be safe from fire. He was later picked up by germans
and taken to a p.o.w. camp. He recieved no medical attention so he took
gangrene. He was rescued after V.E. day and sent home. He died after 30
days. "Ed" knew a buddy whose name was Harold Shoemaker that lived in
Allentown, Pa. I would very much like to talk to him if he is still with us.
Thank you for listening to my story.
SPINDEL Hometown: BOCA FLORIDA POW Camp: IV (A OR B) AND 11B Sent: 4.33 AM - 6/3 2003
YOU DID A GOOD JOB BUILDING YOUR SITE I CAN ADD TO IT BY TELLING SOME OF MY
STORIES,THAT IS IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED
Ian Page Hometown: Sydney Australia POW Camp: somewhere in Poland Name of POW: Norman Frederick PAGE (RAF) Sent: 7.56 PM - 6/2 2003
Searching for info on how to replace my deceased father's lost Caterpillar
Club pin, issued by Irvin UK. (And found it! through Irvin UK.)
My dad, though Australian and enlisted in the RAAF, was serving as
navigator/bomb-aimer on a RAF (44 Sqdn) Lancaster (under the command of P/O
Cuthbert) involved in the follow-through of the D-Day landings.
On July 18 1944, while on ops over Caen (France), an RCAF Halifax flew
through the port wing of my dad's Lancaster - he was one of only two
survivors, and later always wore his Caterpillar Club badge with pride.
Of course he was captured almost before he hit the ground, and spent the
remainder of the war in a POW camp in Poland. His camp was liberated by the
Russians as they marched on Berlin - they set the prisoners free, but took
no care of them, so my dad and the others had no choice but to follows the
Red Army to Berlin, leaving off the land (frozen AND scorched - many died on
the way) until they could link up with Americans.
My dad returned to London at the age of 21 weighing about 6 stone (<40kg).
He returned to Australia, married, had 4 kids, ran a small business in
Murray Bridge, SA, and died in 1970, aged just 48.
Sent: 10.16 PM - 6/1 2003
Wonderful site. I came across it while looking for pictures of World War II
for inspiration for a painting our daughter needed to add to a school
assignment. Started reading it and found I had to keep going. I'm sure your
all of the former POWs would be very pleased with the time and effort that
you have all put into keeping the memory of their experience in the camp
alive for future generations.
ANTHONY Hometown: ENGLEWOOD Postal Street Address: PO BOX 42 City, State, Zip: LEONIA, N.J. 07605-0042 Sent: 10.07 PM - 6/1 2003
I AM A WW 2 VETERAN. AND KOREAN CONFLICT VETRAN.SERVED IN FOX TROOP,
(GENERAL CUSTERS REGIGMENT) 2nd BRIG. 1sT CALVARY DIV.TOKYO, JAPAN, AND
HEILDBERG, GERMANY 7787 AIR DETACHMENT UNIT.
Denise Hometown: San Antonio Name of POW: Troy Leonard Dean City, State, Zip: San Antonio TX 78233 Sent: 9.40 PM - 6/1 2003
My father, Troy Leonard Dean, was a prisoner of war in the 40's. He was with
the Army Air Corp. He is still alive but it is hard to get any information
from him. Being from Texas he is a stubborn mule when he wants to be. If
anyone knew him or could tell me more I would appreciate it. Thanks!! Have a
I don't have any name of a POW, but I had found this website because I am
doing a report and need to research on WWII. It was a very interesting site.
Even the information I did not need for my report I found very interesting
to read. There was so many facts that helped me understand more and more
about this time era. I'm only 16 and in school we have been watching so many
films and even outside of school I have watched films and read books that
are helping me put pieces together about everything that went on during this
war. I just really liked this site because it has been really hard to find
stuff on the internet about certain things on the war that I have had
questions about or just blanks here and there. Sorry I wrote so much, but
this was a really good site! Thanks
Mary Boorman` Hometown: Unknown POW Camp: Stalag 1 XC Name of POW: (James?) Boyer Postal Street Address: 167 West Humboldt Parkway City, State, Zip: Buffalo, New York 14214 Sent: 5.56 AM - 6/1 2003
I wonder if you know the correct vesion of these numbers? I took the number
L-13569 off a
photograph back on a website I found under James Boyer. I am looking for my
father and mother
who I lost in World War II. I figured my father could have been in a Nazi
Camp like Stalag
because of the people who followed me in this country and Europe. Some of
them are gone now.
Do you know who I can contact regarding more information on the POW NO
42901? Does this number
look correct to you?
James Boyer is the website name - and I found this identification number and
a photograph that
could be my sister and I around 1943. I would like to check this number out.
My sisters and I
never knew what happened to my family or how we came to the United States
around 1944. The
people who brought us here did not keep us. They were bad. Some were
deported in the last 10
POW NO 42901
LI2469 or L-13569
Stalag 1 XC South Sask Regt Stobnitz, Germany
I am unable to find a Stobnitz, Germany?
I enjoy your website. It is very well written and produced. I have learned
quite a bit from
the information on your site.
Thank you for your help.
167 West Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14214
Robert J Wingrove Hometown: Worthing UK POW Camp: Barth Name of POW: Flg/Off Bernard Baker RNZAF Postal Street Address: 20 Harrison Road City, State, Zip: Worthing UK BN14 8LN Sent: 1.57 PM - 5/31 2003
Bernie was Bomb Aimer in Lancaster HK567 of 75 (NZ) Squadron RAF shot down
over France 7th/8th August 1944. Initially hidden by an elderly French
woman, they were betrayed to the Germans who promptly shot her and marched
off Bernie to eventual incarceration in Barth for the rest of the war.
The Rear Gunner Sgt Jack Hayler was a relative of my wife's family, he died
in the attack and his buried at St Valery en Caux, Normandy, France. My wife
and I visited the grave last week.
He is now aged 83, not in the best of health, living with his wife Margorie
in Blenheim, New Zealand.
bryce POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: George Wilson Sent: 10.26 PM - 5/30 2003
If anyone knows anything about my grandfather, George Wilson, or the book
about his B-17 that went down in backyard in Holland or Germany please email
me. I was told by grandmother that the author was Mer Rypaarag.
chalky White Hometown: Worthing, England POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Captain David van Epps Sent: 4.21 PM - 5/30 2003
I have tried to find this officer on your site under South Compound (as
listed) without success. I am researching the Americans who joined the Royal
Navy before the United States entered the war and David Van Epps served in
the Fleet Air Arm before transferring to the 8th American Air Force.
Any help you could give into this officer would be much appreciated
particularly a Group photo whilst in Stalag Luft 1,one of the veterans who
remembered him, anything would be of enormous help to me.
Thankyou and congratulations on a wonderful web site. Your father would have
been very proud of you and it is a fitting memorial to a brave man and his
I'm a freelance writer. I specialize in recording the life histories of WW
I am currently writing a book on the United States PT service and have also
just completed an interview with Lt. Colonel Dan Sjodin, who was the
Commanding Officer of the 485th Bomb Groups 831st Bomb Squadron.
If you would like to talk about your WW II service, feel free to contact me
by either email or regular post:
Box 42023 Champlain P.O.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5S 4R5
I conduct my interviews via email or the phone, whichever is most
No story is too short and no story is too long.
Thanks very much.
Elaine Brown Name of POW: Russel and Glen Miller Sent: 6.17 PM - 5/29 2003
These uncles are both dead now, and I only know they were POWs in Germany.
There are few family members left who know anything about them and I have
become interested in finding which camp they were held in, etc.
JOSEPH H. SLEDGE Hometown: Sacramento, CA POW Camp: Stalag 11-A Name of POW: PFC ROBERT E. SLEDGE Postal Street Address: 6533 Nordic Court City, State, Zip: Citrus Heights, CA 95610 Sent: 3.51 PM - 5/29 2003
My father was assigned to the 22nd Inf Reg. He was captured at the Battle of
the Bulge in December 1944 and released in april 1945. Anyone with
information regarding my father or the Stalag 11-A. Please email me at the
Rita Bergeron Grace Hometown: Marlborough, N.H. POW Camp: Stalag 4B Muhlberg Name of POW: Leo J. Bergeron Postal Street Address: 23 Troy Road City, State, Zip: Marlborough, N.H. 03455 Sent: 8.18 AM - 5/29 2003
Dad is deceased but would like to contact anybody who knew him. he was in
630th TD captured 12.20.44 Would appreciate hearing from anybody from the
same camp even if you didn't know my dad.
Paul Shaffer Hometown: Wexford, PA 15090 POW Camp: Stalag 1, North Compound Name of POW: Paul Shaffer Postal Street Address: 131 MacBeth Place City, State, Zip: Wexford, PA 15090 Sent: 7.59 AM - 5/29 2003
My pilot, Bill Waggoner and Navigator were both in Stalag I but both are now
The only name I remember from my compound was William E. Trees (WET). If
anyome recognizes the name please contact me.
Am trying to locate the name/place of a German POW camp where my soldier was
marched after being wounded/captured at Eubach(Ubach)near Aachen Germany in
late November 1944. Was told it was near Dusseldorf but there were several
in that area. He died in the camp which was liberated on April 11, 1945.
Douglas Tees Hometown: Houston POW Camp: Stalag 17? or Stalag 13? Name of POW: T/Sgt. David Verner Tees Postal Street Address: 6014 Delange Lane City, State, Zip: Houston, TX 77092 Sent: 8.52 PM - 5/28 2003
Thank's to the incredibly brave WWII men and weman who made our freedom
possible. I am trying to find out my Dad's bomber group number. He was a
radio operator aboard a B17 based in England. He was shot down and captured
over Germany. My mom sent him V mail to the following address:
T/Sgt. David V. Tees
Blase Provisional Group
Postmaster, New York, New York
Therese Arieux Sheffer POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Warren Eugene Arieux Postal Street Address: 62557 HWY # 11 City, State, Zip: SLIDELL, LA 70452 Sent: 3.03 PM - 5/27 2003
My father, a prison of war in Stalag Luft I for 18 months during WWII,
(married 60 years and with 11 children) only started talking about his
experience at Stalag Luft I about 5 years ago. My son wanted more
information about the prison camp, in hopes of making a visit to Barth,
Germany this summer during his course of study (German Language)in Dresdan
Germany. I am so appreciative of the Web site. Thank you for sharing and
helping others share and "tell their story." So much healing takes place
through talking. Thank you, again. Therese Arieux Sheffer
Name: Toby Tedrowe Name of POW: Thaddeus William Tedrowe Postal Street Address: 4018 Obispo Street City, State, Zip: Tampa, Fl 33629 Sent: 12.37 PM - 5/27 2003
I have recently come accross a video tape of my father from 1996 or there
about, giving a lecture to a college class about his time in Stalag Luft 1.
I would like to post it here if possible. I have had it put into mpeg form.
Can some one assist me?
Bryce Wilson POW Camp: Stalag Luft 12 Name of POW: George Wilson Sent: 12.16 AM - 5/27 2003
If anyone knew my grandfather or if you know anything about him please
tom carlin POW Camp: Torun Poland /stalingbostal Germany Name of POW: carlin & thornbury[both pows torun>>> Sent: 11.53 PM - 5/26 2003
Am looking for info on brother & bro in law mick carlin pow 1940 -45 ,jim
thornbury1944-45,mick Tank Corps.jim Irish Guards.both together on march
Any help appreciated
Beth Golder Pilz Hometown: Asheville NC POW Camp: in Germany somewhere Name of POW: George I. Golder City, State, Zip: Lewisburg, PA Sent: 7.53 PM - 5/26 2003
My father was in a prisoner of war camp in Germany during WW2. He and a
friend, Bob Hopkins ("Hoppie"), escaped when the prisoners were being
marched off, perhaps to be killed. Polish people helped them hide. They
returned to the 4th Armored Division on Friday, April 13, 1945. I was born
in November of 1946, so I'm grateful that he survived. He died in 1991 in a
car accident. In his notes for a talk he gave, he said he felt his life was
saved ten times, from bombs, artillery fire (20mm-88mm), mortars, land
mines, machine gun fire, snipers' bullets, typhus, mastoids, starvation,
cruel and violent German guards, and Alsatian police dogs. He felt guilty
all his life for surviving when men that he led into battle did not. He had
dropped out of high school in order to enlist in the Army.
Ovila S Corbiere POW Camp: liberated at 7A Name of POW: Ovila S Corbiere Postal Street Address: 3463 Highland Fairways Blvd City, State, Zip: Lakeland Fl. 33810 Sent: 6.08 PM - 5/26 2003
I was shot down November 26, 1944. I was flying with the 398th on that day.
I had just transferred from the 482nd
Genevieve Leavitt POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: Olin Barker Houghton City, State, Zip: Tucson, AZ Sent: 6.04 PM - 5/26 2003
Olin Barker Houghton spent 5 months at Stalag Luft 1. He was from
Massachusetts and with the 304 Wing, 457th Group, 747th Squad. He can't
remember which part of the Camp he was housed in and his name is not
included in any of the published lists. Please contact me if you have any
information. His nickname was "woof"
Flores Hometown: Alameda, CA. POW Camp: Stalag Luft One Name of POW: Horace "Dode" Simms City, State, Zip: Boulder, CO. Sent: 3.45 PM - 5/26 2003
A quick message to let you know that thanks to your postings, my friend Dode
Simms, is now receiving much needed assistance from the US Government. As a
former POW, and still suffering the after-effects of his initial shoot-down
in 1944 he and his commrades need all of our support.
MONREAL Hometown: LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA POW Camp: DONT KNOW Name of POW: ROBERT DURAN Sent: 3.22 PM - 5/26 2003
I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT MY GRAND FATHER JUST THAT HE WAS A POW AND THAT HE
WALKED THE DEATH MARCH. I'M TRYING TO FIND ANY THING I CAN SO I CAN PASS IT
DOWN TO MY CHILDREN I LOVED MY GRAND FATHER VERY MUCH I NEED YOUR HELP
jon pollard Hometown: washington c h ohio Name of POW: william (Bill) pollard City, State, Zip: washington c h ohio Sent: 2.33 PM - 5/26 2003
If any one has any info on my dad captured during battle of bulge 1944, i
would greatly appreciate it.
Anderson Hometown: Klamath Falls, Oregon POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Elmer R. Anderson Postal Street Address: PO Box 398 City, State, Zip: Keno, Or. 978627 Sent: 11.01 AM - 5/26 2003
My Dad, a B-24 pilot, was in Stalag Luft 1 and was there when the camp was
liberated at the wars end.I would like to hear from any one who was there or
had a relative there. His name was WO2 Elmer R. Anderson.
Mankie Hometown: Nutley, N.J. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Jim Mankie Postal Street Address: 304 Lake Forest Lane City, State, Zip: Charlottesville, Va. Sent: 8.58 PM - 5/25 2003
I was a guest of Luft 1 from Jan. 1945 until----
I din't find my name in among the residents. I was in North 3 Barracks 9 Room
5. My KGF# 7207. I was a P-51 pilot who lived those days with all Bomber
guys in my room. However, the top guy in our compound was thay famous
fighter "Jock", Gabby Gabreski!
I didn't see any messages after 2001 on your site after 2001. Are there any
or, did it just die of old age?
Bernard Greening POW Camp: Stalag 8b,3,6,357 Name of POW: Albert Greening Postal Street Address: 16 Anstey St, Mundijong City, State, Zip: West Australia. 6123 Sent: 7.52 AM - 5/25 2003
My father was a pow in WW11. He was in the RAF between 1939 and 1960. He was
originally from wales UK near pontypridd. His name is Albert Greening,
commonly known as Len or taffy. He had such contacts as Lauri Ryan from WA
and Tommy Thomas from UK (white rabbit).
I would be pleased to hear from any one who has known or known of my father.
Best regards for you site.
Kilminster POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Roy Kilminster City, State, Zip: Redditch, B97 5UN, England Sent: 5.18 AM - 5/25 2003
Best wishes to all my fellow ex-Kriegies at Stalag Luft 1
karlee slawson Hometown: marysville Name of POW: harold slawson Sent: 1.01 PM - 5/23 2003
my grandpa was in world war II and i respect him with the most dignity.
Schmerler Hometown: Algonquin Illinois Name of POW: Tom Schmerler Sent: 5.23 PM - 5/22 2003
Tom Schmerler was my Uncle and I am looking for any informaton about his
time as a POW that I can find.
I'm a Persian Gulf Mom (1991) just surfing the net and have enjoyed reading
the poems. These are heartfelt and said in such a way that most of us can't
find the words. My dad is a WWII Vet. Thank you.
Name: R. Zimmerman Sent: 1.07 PM - 5/22 2003
Thanks for having the page on the web.....it gave me a possible source for
answers from a gentleman that was in my father's unit.
I, also, copied Mr. Fishel's story to share with the students in my room.
They need history on a personal level; the broad view of WWII escapes a lot
of the "me" generation.
Bugaev City, State, Zip: Moscow. RU. 123458 Sent: 12.46 AM - 5/22 2003
Hello! I from Russia. Good at you a site of thanks for the information. Can
eat a site in a network about camp Stalag IIA was in Germany near to city
Neubrandenburg. Who can eat that alive from this camp?
Love your site! You are truly providing a service to those who seek some
sort of closure. I will return often. Isaac K. Brooks
Gary Richards Hometown: Syosset, NY POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Melvin Rubin Postal Street Address: 12505 Belrose Avenue City, State, Zip: Orlando, FL 32837 Sent: 10.04 AM - 5/21 2003
I was seeking further information on my dad, Melvin Rubin, and his
experiences while a Kriegie. This website is filled with a lot of important
information that fills in some of the blanks. Thank you.
Ken Anderson POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Elmer R. Anderson City, State, Zip: Oregon Sent: 10.20 PM - 5/20 2003
This is a long shot but, I am looking for any one who new or flew with my
grandfather Elmer R. Anderson he was a flight officer of a B-24 called the
Blue Hornet. He went by the nick name of "Andy" as do all of us Anderson's.
And many thanks to the folks who put together this sight!
Pauline Castle POW Camp: Stalag 383;13 and possibly luft III Name of POW: Corporal James E. Geen (Jimmy) Sent: 10.28 AM - 5/20 2003
I am looking for information on my Great Uncle from Devon, England. He was
at Stalag 383 in 1944, but he was possibly also in Stalag 13 and Stalag Luft
3. Any info would help please, anyone who knew of him, or if have any thing
which may help? please email me
Blake Lee Spahr Hometown: Carlisle, PA Postal Street Address: 88 Evergreen Drive City, State, Zip: Orinda, CA 94563 Sent: 7.05 PM - 5/19 2003
Was also a Navigator in WWII, but in a B-17. Went to the same schools as
Paul (San Antonio, Houston ), but then San Marcos. Had 35 missions over
Germany, but we were lucky and not shot down. My co-pilot was twice wounded,
but we all came back. Also wrote a diary, which I can send, if wanted.
Fernandez Hometown: Miami, Fla. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Augustine Fernandez Postal Street Address: 5820 S. W. 99 Terrace City, State, Zip: Miami, FL 33156 Sent: 9.43 AM - 5/19 2003
I have finally finished recording my husband's memoirs of his fifteen months
in Stalag Luft 1. It's been a fascinating journey for me. I have learned so
much. I appreciate the assistance I have received from other exPOWs. I still
need pictures of the B-17 in action. Apparently these are available only if
we visit the Air Force museum in Ohio. Anyone know of any other source?
Eloise Weymouth Hometown: Sopchoppy POW Camp: ? Name of POW: William T. Tedrowe Postal Street Address: 2042 Smith Creek Road City, State, Zip: Sopchoppy, FL 32358 Sent: 7.07 AM - 5/19 2003
Great effort at such a sad time. War is hell. Thank you for the opportunity
Irene Kimberley Hometown: St Keverne,Helston,Cornwall TR12 6NH POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Name of POW: Anthony Lunt Sent: 8.58 AM - 5/17 2003
My father survived the war but died about 10 years later at the age of 37
years. I never knew him as I was adopted in 1942 while he was away in
America training as pilot navigator. His sister, my aunt, who is still alive
has told me about their childhood, but I want to know more about his time as
a POW, that part is missing. I hope you can help. I know my information is
limited and time is running out, but please do your best. Thank you.
Gerald Duval POW Camp: 2 labor camps and Stalag Luft 1 City, State, Zip: Panama City Beach Florida Sent: 10.24 PM - 5/16 2003
On April 2 1944 I was flying as a radio operater and gunner in a B-24 bomber
of Italy (459th Bomb Group 759th Bomb Squadron). We were shot down over
Steyre Austria. In a madly spinning dead airplane I rode the Bomber all the
to its final resting place on the side of the snow clad Alps! Killed in the
crash were the following.
Pilot (Head Shot Off) Co Pilot (Bailed out) Top Turret and Flight Engr
from his turret twice before bailing out) Nose gunner (Killed in his turret)
gunner (Shot in his turret(Died of injuries) Right waist gunner (Shot and
from injuries in the crash) Tail Gunner badly wounded lived through the
Navigator Wounded and died as a result of the crash. Radio Operator The
Writer) shot and badly wounded lived through the crash Five lived and five
died..The aircrafts name was Deadmans Hand...a white boney hand holding five
aces. After many months without proper medical treatment (In two Labor
the tail gunner and myself ended up as cripples on sticks for canes. In
of 1945 we arrived in Berlin under a devastaing Air Raid..Placed in complete
Solitary no food or water, before being sent to Barth Germany and Stalog
1. I remember it was a large Camp and we were so sick and hungry. The tail
gunner and myself still together were placed in Compond North 1, Food being
short supply we existed on what was given us! I remember our living
that was a real moral booster. I remember the wonderful pep talks by Col
and our liberation by the Russians! Why we were detained by the Russians
our liberation is still a mystery
. I remember eventualy flying out in B-17's and getting lost over
at a semi deserted fighter field and sleeping in a haystack. Were you on
airplane of Rag Tag POW's?
I have writtten a book . It can be ordered at 1st books Library 888-280-7715
on line at www.istbooks.com The Books name is Wings And Barbed Wire.Yhe
Printed version can be purchased at B Dalton Booksellers. Many Sites carry
Book to inculde www.amazon.com..and Walmart
Gilpin POW Camp: Stalag Luft #3 Name of POW: 2nd Lt David W Henley Postal Street Address: Box 427 Flint Hill VA 22627 City, State, Zip: POBox 3106, Kenai, Alaska 99611 Sent: 12.17 PM - 5/16 2003
I cannot find the roster now but I don't think Dave's name was on it and he
wanted me to do so but don't know how. He was there 2 1/2 years. Ken
Charity Blanchard Hometown: Las Cruces, NM POW Camp: Stalag-Luft Name of POW: William S. Couch Postal Street Address: Regents Row Apt. F-33 City, State, Zip: Silver City, NM 88061 Sent: 12.01 AM - 5/16 2003
I am looking for any information anyone might have on my grandfather William
S. (Schlieter) Couch or anyone who might have known him. The only
information I have is the telegram from the war department saying he had
been shot down over Belguim and a returned letter my great grandmother tried
to send him. He was shot down in May of 1944 and released May of 1945.
Please help me.
Michael Gene Stoddard Hometown: Ypsilanti POW Camp: N/A Name of POW: N/A Postal Street Address: 563 Allen Rd Lot 62 City, State, Zip: Milan, Mi, 48160 Sent: 9.30 PM - 5/15 2003
My grandfather was in the war. And I just wanted to know more about the war
and about the Holocaust. I also love learning more and more about how the
army worked and I would love to fly a old WW2 vintage plane. Thanks for
making this wonderful sight.
Marcus highland Hometown: Richmond, Kentucky Name of POW: Sgt. Emette Highland Postal Street Address: 1028 Echo Valley Drive City, State, Zip: Richmond, Ky 40475 Sent: 12.29 PM - 5/14 2003
I am searching for military information on my cousin, the events leading
up to and involving the POWs of the 508th. I have virtually no information
and little direction. I do not know when Emmett and other that he was with
in camp returned home. His unconfirmed date of capture was MArch 22, 1944.
Family stories say that the was a gunner and his plane was shot down and
that once he returned to the US he moved out West and retired as Post Master
General in Tucson Arizona. He died 11 Jan 2002.
Meredith Schimmelman Hometown: Anaheim Hills, Ca. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany Name of POW: First Lt. Lee G. Johnson City, State, Zip: Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653 Sent: 10.54 PM - 5/13 2003
I Just wanted to give an update. It has been a year and a half since I found
this wonderful website. Since then I have been contacted by a man from the
Dutch Royal Air Force who is writing his third book about WWII. His latest
book is about the 487th, which my father served in. It should be out in
2004. My father and I have given him a complete account of my father's last
mission and what happened to him after he was shot down over France on May
11, 1944. He was a POW at Stalag Luft 1, in Barth, Germany until the
liberation in May, 1945. He never received some of the medals that he so
well deserved. After gathering all the proper documentation of his war
record, I applied for his medals. That was seven months ago. So 58 years
later he finally received his European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with
one bronze star and the WWII Lapel Button, Prisoner of War Medal (POW) and
the WWII Victory Medal. This was a very proud day. They are being properly
framed so they may be displayed with all his other WWII memorabilia. This
was a long process, but well worth the wait. This would have never happened
if it hadn't been for this wonderful website. So thank you Mary for all the
Name: Gary Hometown: Winona, Minnesota Name of POW: L.R. Goetzman Postal Street Address: 202 College Park Dr., #145 City, State, Zip: Weatherford, Texas 76086 Sent: 11.41 AM - 5/13 2003
I am researching the Goetzman family history and would like anyone who is
interested in - or has information on - our lineage to contact me.
Name: sherry harvey Postal Street Address: suffolk england Sent: 5.41 AM - 5/13 2003
I am a memeber of the 56th fighter group museum based at Holten and I am
currently at college, my project being entitled Way of the Wolfpack.
Although only small it is a wonderful tribute to all those who were based
there. My husband made a model of Jerry Johnson's plane "In the mood" for
the museum and was lucky enough to meet him on a few occasions. Although
Jerry Johnson has since passed away we do have video footage of him
returning to where he was based. My only regret is that I myself did not get
to meet him, it would have been an honour to have got the chance to
interview him. This is an excellent site, thank-you for producing it.
Paul Willson POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Robert A. Bennett Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 570 City, State, Zip: Athens, TN 37303 Sent: 12.55 PM - 5/12 2003
LTC Bennett was my commander for several years. He was a very great and
positive influence on my military career and life. Bob died in May 1995. Our
friend and comrade, Mike Thomson, is writing a book about POW's, including
Bob. Thanks for your wonderful website which brings back many memories of
Bob as he shared with me, ironically, as we were stationed in Germany.
Bryner, Jr., PhD Hometown: Washington County, PA, USA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: John H. Bryner, Jr.; S/Sgt Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 2207 City, State, Zip: Ames, IA., 50010. USA Sent: 9.49 PM - 5/11 2003
Hi Mary. We met in Barth September 2001.
Flying from Foggia, Italy with 2nd BG, 20th BS, 15th AF as tail gunner on
B-17 6440 with Williams crew, shot down 22 March 1945 over Ruhland, Germany
by Me262. Parachuted into Buckgen, captured and POW at Stalag Luft I. Our
plane crashed onto house, 22 Schmogrower Str., Grossrashhen, burned,
exploded killing 13+ German nationals and wounding several others. Williams
(P) and 8 crew were KIA in the plane. At invitation of Peter Gajda of
Germany, returned to Grossraschen September 2001 and again September 2002 to
meet people who observed our plane crash as children in 1945.
WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO DISCOVER IDENTITY OF GERMAN PILOT OF ME262 WHO SHOT
DOWN OUR PLANE.
I am son of a POW who was in Moosburg, Germany (Stalag VIIA), last 7 months
of war. Currently researching and rewriting his unpublished manuscipt to
make a few hardbound copies for family. Looking at any websites dealing with
POWs. Father was James P. McClelland of Temple City, California.
Your site is an excellent resource. Being in the interrogation field
ourselves (we run SERE programs for the public), we applaud your efforts.
Allan Hale Hometown: Ellesmere Port POW Camp: STALAG IV B & STALAG IVG G Name of POW: Ronald Hale Postal Street Address: 37 Capenhurst Lane Ellesmere Port City, State, Zip: Cheshire CH65 7AQ Sent: 4.55 PM - 5/10 2003
My family has just recently started a search of our Fathers war records and
we would be grateful to anyone who thinks they may have known him, either in
the prisons or from his Regiment. Thank you in advance.
Was an Army interrogator in germany and Vietnam and remember Oberrursel as
"Camp King" where our headquarters was in the late 1970's before it moved to
Munich. Great reading on this site.
Art farash, CWO-3 Retired, North Bend WA
Williams Hometown: Dover, DE POW Camp: Luft III Name of POW: Lt. David L. Williams Postal Street Address: 464 Chambers Lane City, State, Zip: West Chester, PA 19382 Sent: 9.33 PM - 5/9 2003
My father,Lt. David L. Williams, was a B-17 pilot shot down over Belgium.
Sole survivor; spent 2 years in Luft 3. Lived in Barrack # 56. He rarely
spoke of his experience so details are somewhat scarce. Please contact me if
you knew him.
This is a great website.
P. Fydenchuk Hometown: . POW Camp: . Name of POW: . Postal Street Address: . City, State, Zip: . Sent: 2.06 PM - 5/9 2003
I am researching US citizens who enlisted in the RCAF prior to Pearl Harbor.
Many would end up as POW's while serving in the RCAF/RAF and later USAAF.
Any names/information would be appreciated.
enger Name of POW: Don Hyerdall Sent: 9.27 AM - 5/9 2003
I have just viewed the site/page regarding LT. Donald J. Hyerdall. He is my
Uncle. I never fully understood what my Uncle went through during the war.
Thanks to the help of this page many family members can understand and
appreciate the sacrific's made.
Cowan POW Camp: new brandenburg stalag 12a Name of POW: Harley Merideth Cowan Postal Street Address: 503 Sunset City, State, Zip: ElReno,Oklahoma 73036 Sent: 11.50 PM - 5/8 2003
Iam looking for a web link to stalag 12a new brandenburg pow camp. It was
the last camp my dad was in to my knowledge
Re. MArk Quinby's message of May 7. You can go directly to Chuck Quinby's
account of the last flight of the Silver Slipper with the following:
Also you can go from the home page by first going to "POW STORIES'. Then
find my name, Bruce Bockstanz. I submitted Chuck's account along with other
I was the Navigator on Chuck's Silver Slipper. He saved the crews' lives
that July Day. I will always be grateful to him.
Name: Abby POW Camp: Stalag luft IV Name of POW: Sam Scott Sent: 10.25 AM - 5/8 2003
My Grandfather was in Stalag Luft IV. He has some amazing stories, one of
the people who was in the same barrack as him actually went to school with
his fiancee! I loved when he talked about Chirstmas of 1944. With the snow
and the POWs singing christmas carols. Does anyone else who was in IV
remember this story?
My grandfather was Captured on October 19th and was liberated May 2nd by the
Wonderful Site!!! have it in my favorites. I haven't found how to go to
Chuck Quinby's page from the homepage but i can go from his to the homepage.
where is the link. i haven't made it all the way through the site yet.Here
is a link to my friend Jeannie's site also
See you again soon,
Toby Tedrowe Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Name of POW: Thaddeus William Tedrowe Postal Street Address: 4018 Obispo Street City, State, Zip: Tampa, Fl 33629 Sent: 12.49 PM - 5/7 2003
Good day. My father was in the South Camp 13,13. He passed away in 1998 but
had many stories. I would love to share them and have stories of him related
back if any one knew him.
VIRGINIA CLARK BLOCK Postal Street Address: 245 S. Paddock apt City, State, Zip: Pontiac Mich 48342 Sent: 10.11 AM - 5/7 2003
Lost my brother in WW2and am member of Oakland Co .MICH Veterans Auxilery
Can I help You in the wonderful work you do ? PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS V BLOCK
Sharon Wick Hometown: Apple Valley MN., USA POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Max Brunson Postal Street Address: 444 Walnut Lane City, State, Zip: Apple Valley, MN.,55124 Sent: 10.16 AM - 5/6 2003
I am looking for information on Max Brunson who was a POW in Stalag Luft I.
He was my brother-in-law. He rarely spoke of his experiences of his life as
a POW. I am writing the history of our famly for the grandchildren and would
love to write about Max. I really know so little about him. If you have any
information, please contact me. This is a great site!
Roy Peary Hometown: hindly wigan england Sent: 2.36 PM - 5/5 2003
i have just been reading some very good letters.a book(the last escape)
gives locations of pow camps in the fly leaves, hope this will be useful.if
anyone can help i would like to know the exact locations of pow camps Xib
and 357 located near belson ta
Name: John D Chumley Hometown: Hillsboro IL. Postal Street Address: 1904 MILLER AVE. City, State, Zip: HILLSBORO IL 62049 Sent: 1.59 PM - 5/5 2003
Dubee Hometown: New York, NY POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Stanley Dubee Postal Street Address: 3478 Middlefield Ln City, State, Zip: Eureka, CA 95501 Sent: 3.03 AM - 5/5 2003
My husband often spoke of his POW experiences. I think he would have been
pleased to read these messages. He never forgot his flight crew...they were
an important part of his life.
J. AUCHU Hometown: NIAGARA FALLS N.Y. POW Camp: Luft STALAG 17B Name of POW: Same Postal Street Address: 880 ONONDAGA ST. City, State, Zip: LEWISTON N.Y. 14209 Sent: 8.48 PM - 5/4 2003
GREAT SITE,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
IF ANY EX POWS WANT TO WRITE(or their
family) PLEASE FELL FREE TO DO SO.
AL AUCHU -EX POW
M.Heebner Hometown: Mt Laurel,NJ POW Camp: stalag luft IV Name of POW: Benjamin H. Wells Postal Street Address: Southhampton City, State, Zip: NJ Sent: 5.11 PM - 5/3 2003
This is my brother and I was 6 years old at the time. It has only been in
recent years that he would talk at all about the prison camp or the war at
all. It is good to see that now he is searching for others that he shared
this experience with. Hoping he fines one.
r. langner Hometown: tucson POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: robert r. langner Postal Street Address: 8701 s kolb rd. 4-170 City, State, Zip: tucson Az 85706 Sent: 3.49 PM - 5/3 2003
to all those who have relations who will not speak of
their pow experience.the Va hospitals have excellent
programs to help ex-pows deal with their problems.here
in Tucson we have weekly monday night meetings which are a big help. nobody
is pressed and combat experiences are not often discussed.give the Va a try.
Hometown: Tucson,Az Name of POW: Gerald "Jerry" Quater POW Camp: stalag luft 1
Sent: 11.18 AM - 5/3 2003
Glad to be aboard. Just found you.
Bob Bousquet POW Camp: stalag 17 b Name of POW: Francis J. Bousquet Postal Street Address: po box 1116 City, State, Zip: Georgetown, TX 78627-1116 Sent: 6.31 AM - 5/3 2003
My Dad was a member of the crew of "Murder Inc.". He was the belly gunner
that is pictured in the back left row of this article. I have this article
from another source and was pleased to see that it is on the net. Would love
to hear from anyone from the crew or related. God Bless America!
Arlen Reinstein Hometown: TORONTO, CANADA POW Camp: Concentration Camp Barth Name of POW: Mayer (Max) Reinstein Postal Street Address: 152 Overbrook Place City, State, Zip: Toronto, Ontario Canada L4J 4W1 Sent: 11.33 PM - 5/2 2003
My father Max (Mayer) Reinstein was a Jewish slave laborer at Barth ZAL in
April 1945. He was evacuated by the SS on the death march of April 30,1945
and was liberated by Russian troops on the road near Rostock on May 1,1945.
This year I commemorate this 58th anniversary of his liberation as he did
every year. My father passed away on February 4,2003 at the age of 89. May
his memory and the memory of all the victims and survivors be a blessing to
all of us.
Name: george held Hometown: harrison ny POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: robert r. langner Postal Street Address: 8701 s. kolb rd. City, State, Zip: tucson az.85706 Sent: 5.53 PM - 5/1 2003
On the night of may1 at 11:30 pm we saw the guards take
their arms and searchlights out of the guardtowers and
leave the camp.Our ranking officers decided it was best
to remain in the camp.The soviets came in a few days
later but refused to allow us to contact the allies.
Some days later they told us to take whatever we had and line up at the
gates.Fortunately Col.Hubert Zemke
refused to go along with their order which was to walk
us to Oddessa. On a few days in May ,The 13 for me b-17s flew in to take us
out.Years later an article in the Wall Street Journal reported that possibly
pow,s were taken into the Soviet Union and abandoned.
WE WERE NOT LIBERATED BY THE SOVIETS!
r. langner Hometown: tucson POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: robert r. langner Postal Street Address: 8701 s. Kolb Rd. 4-170 City, State, Zip: Tucson Az.. 85706 Sent: 5.05 PM - 5/1 2003
I would be happy to hear from anyone from stalag 1 at
beautiful Barth on the Baltic.
TANIA SKEGGS Name of POW: ALFRED FAIR P.O.W NO 19580 City, State, Zip: ENGLAND Sent: 3.53 PM - 5/1 2003
I DONT THINK I AM ON THE RIGHT SITE, BUT I WAS CLEANING OUT MY GARAGE
TONIGHT AND FOUND A BOOK WHICH WAS GIVEN TO MY DAD BY SOME0NE, IT HAS HIS
P.O.W NUMBER IN IN, HE WAS IN GERMANY, CAN I FIND OUT MORE, BY USING HIS
LaDona Stout Name of POW: Phern Albert Stout Postal Street Address: 615 N. Booth City, State, Zip: Elk City, Oklahoma 73644 Sent: 2.20 AM - 5/1 2003
I was doing some geneology and this was on the paper to look up this web
site. You have a wonderful site.
Name: Ronald Dean Winn Hometown: Bryan, Texas POW Camp: Stalag Luft I - Barth Name of POW: Lt. Jack Milton Winn, USA Air Corps City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas Sent: 12.37 PM - 4/30 2003
My father, Jack Milton Winn, was a B-24 pilot shot down on or about April
18, 1944 and spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft I. I have many
mementos of this period and some books as well. I would be interested in
hearing from anyone who served with my Dad, or descendants of same.
Baz Howes Hometown: South Elmsall POW Camp: Stalag XXB Name of POW: Tpr Levi Howes City, State, Zip: Pontefract,ENGLAND Sent: 11.22 AM - 4/30 2003
MY FATHER WAS A POW BUT WOULD NEVER SPEAK OF IT,A PART OF HIS LIFE HE WANTED
TO FORGET I SUPPOSE.I WISH I WOULD HAVE PERSUADED HIM TO TALK ABOUT IT WHEN
HE WAS ALIVE
Name: Maureen POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth Name of POW: Eric Sullivan City, State, Zip: Southend-on-Sea Sent: 10.32 AM - 4/30 2003
I have recorded a message via email.
Mazzoli Hometown: Ocoee, Fl 34761 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: John Lanehart Postal Street Address: Winter Haven City, State, Zip: Florida Sent: 10.29 PM - 4/28 2003
I am a volunteer interviewer for the AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM &
have had the pleasure to meet John Lanehart a former POW at Stalag Luft 1
(WW II). He was a camp mate of Ross Greening. Any additional information
that you have for me will be greatly appreciated. I do my work out of
respect for these true American Hero Veterans. It is a labor of love for me.
Ichter Hometown: Minden,LA Postal Street Address: 305 Lakeshore Drive City, State, Zip: Minden,LA 71055 Sent: 11.41 AM - 4/28 2003
Just saw the name Bill Ichter as having been a POW at Stalag Luft. I have
the same name and also fought in Europe. My dad was Major Lester Ichter
,28th Division. ,and all of my Ichter relatives came from the Ashley,PA
area. Just thought that I would sign this guest book and possibly find out
more about the Bill Ichter who was a POW.
Marquis de Bellapais (William) Hometown: was London UK Postal Street Address: 18,Baronet , City, State, Zip: Bracken Ridge 4017.AUSTRALIA Sent: 9.11 PM - 4/27 2003
As a 'time expired' aviator the story really touched my heart. I have
experienced aircraft fires, once in a Lancaster bomber over Britain, I was a
15year old Air Cadet and the memory of that event has certainly stayed with
me .Has it happened I was burned in an accident as a child and at the grand
old age of 74 I still bear the scars. flew in the RAF for 15 years and I am
glad to say that I never received even a scratch. Thank you for sharing the
story. Regards, William
Name: Philip Dunseath Hometown: Springfield POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Kenneth E. Webster City, State, Zip: Springfield, Ohio Sent: 7.46 PM - 4/27 2003
Both to my Grandfather Kenneth "Sam" Webster and all POW's thank you for
being there for our country and defending our freedom.
Jacqueline Matthews Hometown: Washington, DC POW Camp: Stalag 17B Name of POW: LeRoy F. Sykes Postal Street Address: 9014 Abline Place City, State, Zip: Clinton, MD 20035-3606 Sent: 2.30 PM - 4/27 2003
My Dad was a tail gunner and his plane was shot down on it's first mission
at the beginning of WWII. He spent the war in a German prison camp. My
Mother told me his caterpillar pin with the ruby eyes was lost but I have
his caterpillar without ruby eyes. I always thought this was a replacement.
I have often wondered about the Calterpillar Club and decided to check the
internet. I was surprised to find so much information.
It's nice to find some history on this. I've always wondered why it was
called the Caterpillar club. My Dad didn't talk much about this time. What I
was able to find out came from my Mother.
I have a picture of him with his gun and I also have his prisoner of war
pictures. He was able to get these when the Germans surrendered to the
American prisoners rather than become prisoners of the Russians.
T,. Haggerty POW Camp: STALAG LUFT I Name of POW: Paul T. Haggerty Postal Street Address: 12 Fischer Dr Apt 3E City, State, Zip: North Kingstown, RI 02852 Sent: 7.48 PM - 4/25 2003
To Robert P Harcus
Scroll down these messages to April 16 and see my message to James Bowler.
All the Caterpillar Club Information you need is right there. Good Luck
Paul T. Haggerty
robert p harcus Postal Street Address: 516 w. cole rd City, State, Zip: fremont, oh. 43420 Sent: 4.20 PM - 4/25 2003
We were shot down over Budapest on 6-14-44. Never in a POW camp but were
helped back to Italy by Tito's partisans. Was a member of the caterpillar
club shorlty after that but want to know if I still am. I liked that black
and gold pin but lost it. Am I still in?
Name: George Held POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: George Held Postal Street Address: 83 Pleasant Ridge Rd City, State, Zip: Harrison, NY 10528 Sent: 1.58 PM - 4/25 2003
Was interned 10 months until freed by Russians
May 1 1945. Served as Navigator on B24 out of Italy
451 Bomb Group 725 Bomb Squadron.
Name: tommy wright Hometown: norma tenn scott county Name of POW: volna wright City, State, Zip: la follette tenn 37766 Sent: 7.29 AM - 4/25 2003
volna wright my dad served in germany and was a pow i dont know pow camp or
any more about it i would like to find out more can any one help. thank you
louise Tilden Hometown: Lake Maquarie NSW AUSTRALIA POW Camp: STALAG V111b Name of POW: Ernest Robert Sims (Bob) Postal Street Address: 17 York Crescent Belmont City, State, Zip: NSW AUST 2280 Sent: 12.57 AM - 4/25 2003
My father was a prisoner of war in StalagV111B during 1941 - 1945 and I
would like to know if there are any of his mates still alive I have photos
from dads internment. It is Anzac Day here in Australia and I am remembering
all our dead heros and current serving men and women Lest we Forget
I'm an aviation author & historian in the UK. Books I've written so far
include "Eighth Air force Bomber Stories"; "USAAF Fighter Stories"; "Final
Flights" & "Night Of The Intruders" I'm currently working on follow up
volumes to "Bombers" & "Fighters" so visited the site for research. My books
are my own small way of saying thanks to that generation. Will re-visit
Name: Robert J. Vickers POW Camp: stalag Luft 1 Barth Name of POW: Robert J. Vickers Postal Street Address: 561 Shelby 400 City, State, Zip: Clarence Missouri 63437 Sent: 8.22 PM - 4/23 2003
Thanks for the pictures they have answered many questions that I have
wondered about. I was in north 2 compound.
Robert (Vic) Vickers
wILLIAM mCDOWELL Hometown: QUEENSBURY, NY POW Camp: STALAGLUFT 1 Name of POW: WILLIAM MCDOWELL Postal Street Address: rOBERT GARDENS NO. 210-4 City, State, Zip: qUEENSBURY, NY 12804 Sent: 1.14 PM - 4/23 2003
iT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE WITH ME.
Bill Dennebaum Hometown: POB 728, Lake Placid, ny 12946 POW Camp: Stalag VII A - POW Nr. 144404 Name of POW: Myself - see above Sent: 11.05 AM - 4/23 2003
Found this site while surfing for RAMP Camp Luck Strike and old memories.
Like to hear from other POWs
Davis Hometown: Plano, Texas 75075 POW Camp: Dulag Luft 12 Name of POW: Valentino Rivoli Sent: 8.15 AM - 4/23 2003
My wife's uncle Val was a B26 tail gunner and got shot down over Germany on
Feb 24, 1945. It was written he went to Oberurel, Germany, also listed HOHE
MARK HOSPITAL. We are interested in where his unit flew out of and what was
their target that day. He wasliberated and returned to Rochester, NY.
Kevin F Garcia Hometown: Fresno POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Frank Hokr Postal Street Address: 767 E. Cornell City, State, Zip: Fresno, Ca. 93704 Sent: 1.56 AM - 4/23 2003
To whom it may concern, my name is Kevin F. Garcia, I am a student at
California State University Fresno. I am working on a documentary about a
former POW of Stalag Luft 1. His name is Frank Hokr. He was a navigator on a
B-24 based at Terreto Italy, shot down on a mission to Odertal, Poland. I
could use some photos of Stalag Luft 1 for my documentary. If you could
assist me I would greatly appreciate the help. My address is 767 E. Cornell
Fresno, Ca. 93704
Thanks very much
Borys Hometown: Niagara Falls POW Camp: At Lintz, Austria Name of POW: John (Ivan) Borys Postal Street Address: 10662 Willoughby Dr. City, State, Zip: Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6S6 Sent: 8.47 PM - 4/22 2003
I am looking for any information on the Russian POWs who were at Lintz
around 1942-1945. My dad was a pow there for about a month when the
Americans liberated the camp.
I just learned that my cousin, Mitchell Kenneth (Bud)Woods, born 29 Jul 1917
in Chicago, was a POW at Stalag Luft I, South Compound. He died this past
January. I was very touched as I scrolled the listing of POW's.
jerry schuh Hometown: chilton City, State, Zip: Wi Sent: 4.18 PM - 4/22 2003
My Dad, Robert Schuh, was in the 600th squadron with Don Kenyon, Max Adkins,
Maurice Hill, John Karowles. I've been trying to find something on the
internet on this crew, with some stories. If you find anything I'd
appreciate it. Thank you.
Francis Rzhtkowski Hometown: Westland, Mi. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Francis Rzhtkowski Postal Street Address: 7425 Carrousel City, State, Zip: Westland, MI. 48185 Sent: 9.54 AM - 4/22 2003
Looking for my roommates: Tom Gannon, Paul Mattox and
Frank Pringle of California, What barrack # were we in
in North Compound Stalag Luft 1? Trying to locate
I escaped with a fellow prisoner from England. I don't
know his name to this date. Anyone that has info., I
sure would like to contact him.
Myers Hometown: Middle Point OH. 45863 POW Camp: Stalag 13 Name of POW: Harold S. Myers 35836860 Postal Street Address: Middle Point OH Box 111 45863 City, State, Zip: Middle Point OH 45863 Sent: 3.55 PM - 4/21 2003
Trying to find info on my dad POW WWII Between 1944 1945 in Germany dog tag
SS NO 299 07 2236
Cameo Rasko Kolonight POW Camp: Stalag Luft I, South Barrack 3, Rm. 4 Name of POW: John Rasko Sent: 8.10 AM - 4/21 2003
This is the first time we've found a website that provides solid information
regarding the POW camp in Barth. My grandad was held there and rarely spoke
of the experience. He passed away more than a decade ago but we appreciate
the chance to (now) learn more about his life. Please write if you are
someone who knew him or are the child/grandchild of someone who knew him.
Cristina Johnson Postal Street Address: 22 Elmdale Lane City, State, Zip: St Peters MO 63376 Sent: 6.24 PM - 4/20 2003
I am a United States Marine who served during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm
war in Iraq. I am a full-time student going back to school to finish my
Bachelor's degree and Master's. I came to your site while doing research on
the experiences of POW's during WW II. Your site was very informative and I
appreciate all the efforts you have gone to putting this together. As a
former service member I am always in awe when I read stories of fellow
service members experiences. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your
de Swart Hometown: Zeist, Holland POW Camp: Stalagluft I Name of POW: William J. Doherty Postal Street Address: 60 West Newton Street City, State, Zip: Boston Mass. Sent: 11.08 AM - 4/19 2003
Looking for relatives of this Mr. Doherty ex POW
A Memorial day will be held in De Bilt Holland on 20.10.2003 for other 5
crewmembers of the B-17 42-3439 who died in the crash.
Lee Castle Hometown: Louisville, MS Postal Street Address: 10216 Lazy Creek Dr. City, State, Zip: Olive Branch, MS 38654 Sent: 2.19 PM - 4/18 2003
Orville Lee Castle was my uncle. I was born in Sept. 1944 and named after
him. If you have any information about him, I would like to hear it.
Thank You, and God Bless you,
Kathee Johnson Hometown: Warren, OH POW Camp: unknown Name of POW: Harry Edwin Jones Postal Street Address: 10815 Beckum Rd City, State, Zip: Dade City, FL 33525 Sent: 2.01 PM - 4/18 2003
My grandfather was a POW in Germany. He was married to Dora Scott and has 2
daughters Margaret and Ruth Ann. I have no info on him. Maybe someone out
there knows something about him.
Reinhard Krueger Hometown: Graal Mueritz POW Camp: ??? Name of POW: Hptm. F.J. Krueger Postal Street Address: 26 Everett Str. Sent: 5.28 AM - 4/18 2003
My father was taken away from home by the russians in 1945 and we have not
heard from him since.
Lori File Hometown: greenville, Illinois POW Camp: Mooseberg Stalag 7a Name of POW: Eldon Smith Postal Street Address: Ayers Road City, State, Zip: Greenville, Illinois 62246 Sent: 8.33 PM - 4/17 2003
Eldon is my uncle. He is 79. He was in the Army. He does not remember a lot
of names. Does anyone remember him? He said he found a chicken that layed an
egg everyday and ate it to stay alive.
T, Haggerty POW Camp: Jail in Yugoslavia Name of POW: Paul T. Haggerty Postal Street Address: 12 Fischer Dr Apt 3E City, State, Zip: North Kingstown RI o2853-2854 Sent: 8.52 PM - 4/16 2003
To James Bowler. I joined the Caterpillar Club on Dec 16, 1944 bailing out
at 18,000 ft over Yugoslavia. You can get your pin, card for your wallet and
8X10 diploma size for framing from the Switlik Parachute Company. Mail your
information to The Caterpillar Club
c/o Switlik Parachute CO. Inc PO Box 1328 Trenton NJ 08607 per Debra J
Spencer. Good Luck.
James T.Bowler Hometown: Springfield, Mass. POW Camp: Various-- Germany 1945 Name of POW: James T. Bowler Postal Street Address: 604 Mainsail Circle City, State, Zip: Jupiter, FL 33477 Sent: 6.06 PM - 4/16 2003
I was enrolled in the Caterpillar Club following WWII and over the many
years have misplaced my pin and other membership credentials from the
club.Would like to re-enroll or whatever it takes to REJOIN???
W.Fillman Hometown: Des Moines Iowa when POW POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Robert W. Fillman Postal Street Address: 18807 Eagleview Dr. City, State, Zip: Park Rapids MN 56470 Sent: 5.11 PM - 4/16 2003
Was POW from Maar 16, '44. Russians came on my 21'st birtheday. Left Barth
via B-17 on May 13, '45.
I was navigator. Bernard Wasserman was bombardier. We bailed out near
Augsbert but rest of crew managed to get plain to Switzerland where they
It was a most exciting mission for all of us.
Ann Nicholson Hometown: Perris, Ca POW Camp: Stuntguard, Germany Name of POW: Junze Zyrolerin Postal Street Address: 329 Carter Drive City, State, Zip: Perris, Ca. 92570 Sent: 12.33 PM - 4/16 2003
I am doing research on a former POW that worked as a dental Tech at an
American Base around 1945. If anyone knows of the correct place to look
PLEASE help. I don't even know the name of the base just that it was located
in Stutguard, Germany
H Tunnell Hometown: Miami POW Camp: Moosburg,Germany Name of POW: Leonard H Tunnell Postal Street Address: 512 York St. City, State, Zip: Miami,OK 74354 Sent: 9.55 PM - 4/14 2003
I was at Moosburg , Germany POW in 1944=45 Any advise and help appreciated
.Trying to get the benefit.
http://cookephotographics.com Hometown: Norfolk, VA POW Camp: Stalag Luft One /West Compound Name of POW: Lt. Richard D. Cooke Jr. Postal Street Address: 4 Sentinel Hil City, State, Zip: Austin, TX 78737 Sent: 11.28 AM - 4/14 2003
My Dad was shot down 11 April 44 over Pablitz, Arrived Stalag Luft one on 20
April. Dad was 8th Air Forse, 305th Bomb Group, 364 Bomb Sqdn.. He was pilot
of the Agnew-"O"- Oboe. I could not find and names for the west compound.
This was my first time to this site and just wanted to talk to some one
about my Dad. He pased away in 1989. Thanks Richard Cooke
I am a collector of millitary radio equipment,and enjoy reading about their
use and the people that operated them,i enjoyed yours and am glad yours had
a good ending.
Valerie Blaske Hometown: Chicago Name of POW: John Frank Blaske Jr. Postal Street Address: 101 Mangum-Close Road City, State, Zip: Perry,Florida 32347 Sent: 8.33 PM - 4/12 2003
My husbands name is Gerald Robert Blaske Sr. His father John Frank Blaske
Jr. fought in WW11 and never came home. Gerald was raised by his
grandparents. If anyone has any information on his father John Frank Blaske
Jr. please e-mail me.
Vitelli Hometown: Ocean City, State, Zip: NJ 07712 Sent: 1.16 PM - 4/11 2003
Just reading the stories on your page of POW. My uncle was MIA 5/14/1944
fighting in Italy on the Gustave line. Wounded he was left on retreat, when
the hill (69) was retaken he was not found dead or alive. Just searching
sites incase he was taken a POW. If you use google you can just type in
Cleaston A Patterson and his story is there on several site. Trying to find
out if there were any men that were taken prisoner while fighting the battle
of the Gustave line in May of 44. Last May I visited the battle area in
Italy. Thank you for this site. DV
SEYMOUR RUBEN Hometown: NEW YORK POW Camp: STALAG LUFT 1 #6640 Name of POW: SEYMOUR RICHTFERTIG Postal Street Address: CAROLINA 1 City, State, Zip: MEXICO CITY MEXICO 03810 Sent: 10.17 AM - 4/11 2003
I CHANGED MY NAME FROM RICHTFERTIG TO RUBEN IN 1949
ruben seymour Hometown: mexico ciry POW Camp: stalag luft 1 Name of POW: richtfertig seymour Postal Street Address: varolina 1 City, State, Zip: mexico city mexico Sent: 10.10 AM - 4/11 2003
I AM THE EX POW BUR HAVE CHANGED (LEGALLY) MY NAME
Kevin Outman Hometown: San Jose City, State, Zip: San Jose, Ca 95134 Sent: 3.46 PM - 4/10 2003
This E-mail is to inform you that there is a Outman fighting over Iraq right
now, he is not a POW though but I wanted you to know because we may be long
lost family. Here is his info: PFC Brian Outman with 3rd Battalion 4th
Marine Regiment Kilo Company. They are in Baghdad right now.
Darrell E. Hansen Hometown: Muskegon Michigan POW Camp: Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg Name of POW: Erenst V. Hansen Postal Street Address: 93 Evergreen Court City, State, Zip: Dahlonega GA. 30533 Sent: 11.52 AM - 4/10 2003
My name is Darrell E. Hansen, a Proud Son of a WWII POW. My father was with
Company I, 109th Reg, 28th Infantry Division. He was with the unit, when he
became a POW in the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944. He was in 4
different camps while a POW. My father who is still living very well has red
hair, stands 6' tall and was a farmer from Shelby Michigan when he was
called in to serve, His main job while in was a motar crewman. He was at
Camp Macon and Camp Stewart Georgia and was at Camp Kilmer NJ. when he got
Looking for anyone who knows anything about this time period.
A LOVING SON
Darrell E. Hansen
Tom Barker POW Camp: Stalag 4B Muhleberg. Name of POW: Tom Barker Sent: 6.59 AM - 4/10 2003
I began my PoW days on Crete in May 1941. I was registered as a PoW in the
French run camp of Luckinwald then sent to a labour camp which we found out
later was called Stalag 3D near the village of Teltow. There is more if any
one is interested. Cheers
A very interesting and well-designed website! Thanks, Paul, for alerting me
Name: Douglas W. Wells City, State, Zip: Paris, France Sent: 3.32 PM - 4/9 2003
Greetings from Paris,
I work at the U.S. Embassy and came across a letter of support by one Mr.
He enclosed a beautiful color postcard of the Black Swan with the words
"Remember Dec. 31st and never forget. The Black Swan will be flying forever
in our memory."
Intrigued at what the connection could be between this man and the Black
Swan, I did a search on the "Black Swan" and was surprised to find his name
on your site as none other than the grandson of the man whose barn the plane
crashed into. The Deputy Chief of Mission's office made sure to call and
thank him for his sentiments.
Thank you for being the heroes that you were. I am a fan of WWII history,
especially the B-17. I was impressed by your courage before, but the first
time I got really close to a B-17 at the air museum in Pima, AZ I was in awe
at what you undertook in those planes!
I am doing research for a novel. One of the characters in my book gets
notification of her husband being taken as a POW during WWII. what I don't
know is how that would take place----a telegram I presume?---is there a web
site that shows these telegrams or am I in error? any assistance would so be
phyllis lacquement Hometown: sallisaw, OK Name of POW: John Ralph Stafford Postal Street Address: rt. 4, box 1080 City, State, Zip: sallisaw, OK 74955 Sent: 3.43 PM - 4/8 2003
I found out at my uncle's funeral that he had been a prisoner of war in wwII
in germany. He was my mother's brother and she was a child when he returned,
she doesn't know any details. don't know if he ever shared his experiences
with any family members. i would like to find any information there is on
his service and imprisonment. would appreciate any help. thanks
Hall Hometown: Findlay, OH POW Camp: Stalag Luft VII Name of POW: Paul Russell Pace Sent: 3.32 PM - 4/8 2003
My father was a prisoner of war and I am interested in researching it. He
passed away in 1979 and never was comfortable talking about it. He was a
Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corp and was shot down over France. I only
have one picture of him - his POW #was 15339777
sarah Hometown: groton City, State, Zip: groton, ct 06340 Sent: 12.35 AM - 4/8 2003
I am looking for information on Alfred A. Scelza who was in WW2. He flew on
a plane called The Spirit Of Billy Mitchell that was shot down in Germany.
He was a POW and I want to know what stalag he was in or anything anyone
knows about him or who may have served with him.
Bessanson Hometown: Detroit, MI POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Name of POW: Sgt. Clarence Bessanson Postal Street Address: 6909 E. Lomita Ave. City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85208 Sent: 4.47 PM - 4/7 2003
My Father was shot down on Aug 6, 1944 and interned at Luft 4 along with
four other survivors of the B-17G Aircrew he was part of (TG). He remained
there for the rest of the war. I am trying to locate anyone who remembers
him. Thanks, Allen Bessanson
Mary McFadden Hometown: Montreal, Quebec. Canada. POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Stanley H. McFadden Postal Street Address: 3131 Cascade Court , City, State, Zip: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 5L9 Sent: 12.34 PM - 4/7 2003
On January 5, 1945, F/O Stanley H McFadden was shot down over Hanover,
Germany. He was taken to Stalag Luft 1. He was stationed in Eastmoor,
Yorkshire with Sqdn 415. He returned to his home town of Montreal, Quebec,
Canada in June 1945 where he returned to University. He ended up with the
(permanent) RCAF until retirement in 1973. This June he will be 81.
P. Fydenchuk Hometown: . POW Camp: . Name of POW: . Postal Street Address: . City, State, Zip: . Sent: 8.40 AM - 4/7 2003
I am researching US citizens who enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Any nmaes/information would be appreciated.
Kelley Hometown: Nashville TN Sent: 1.49 AM - 4/7 2003
I would like to thank every service man and woman who fought to give us this
great freedom we have today. My birthday being on June 6th, I always take
time to remember everyone who fought during D-Day especially. Your services
will never be forgotten. I am also very interested in in hearing more
stories from WWI or WWII. Because all of my grandparents passed away before
i was old enough to talk about what happened, i havent had the chance to
hear true war stories which i am very interested in. Please feel free to
e-mail me with anytime. God Bless Our Troops!!
hey, im looking for info about my greatgrandfather Rocco Russo he fought for
italy in ww2 and my only sorce of info about him and the rest of my family
past away about 3 years ago so if you have any info about Rocco Russo please
e-mail me at PaZa CheerinChic at aol.com thanks in asvance
Name:John H. Anderson
Hometown: Kansas City, MO POW Camp: Luft VI at St. Wendel, Luft IV, Stalag XI B Name of POW: John H. Anderson Postal Street Address: P.O.Box 13753 City, State, Zip: Mexico Beach, FL 32410 Sent: 9.49 PM - 4/5 2003
Shotdown over Berlin on Aug.6, 1944 on 24th mission. Sent to Oberursal for
interogation, on to Dulag Luft at Wetzlar. In first contingent sent to
Stalag Luft VI at St. Wendel for 20 days, 5-day box car ride to Luft IV,
evacuated on Feb. 6, 1945, on march across Germany for 53 days, arrived at
Stalag XI B, liberated by British 2nd Army on April 16, 1945. The march was
difficult but camp life was busy and full. I taught music and had the church
choir and glee club.
Don Downing Hometown: Port Angeles, WA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Name of POW: Robert Allen Downing Sent: 9.23 PM - 4/5 2003
Robert was my father's older brother. He "taught" me his soldier's German
and talked of losing 60-80 pounds while a POW. He stayed in the service
after being liberated and passed away a few years ago in Oregon.
Cristine Cresto Varney Hometown: Chatsworth, CA POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: John Anthony Cresto (deceased 1998) Sent: 5.53 PM - 4/5 2003
I would welcome any information regarding my Father's wartime experiences.
My Mother never let him speak very much about them. I regret all the stories
I wlll never hear now that he is gone. My Dad had a long, happy life after
the war. He joined the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1946 and retired at
the rank of Captain in 1976. He told me he loved that job, and never felt
like he was going to work. He remained athletic throughout his life,
especially loving the sun and the beach. Later he was an avid, if not very
good(his words) golfer. He left this earth in 1998 at the age of 82. I still
miss him very much.
Kilminster Hometown: Redditch POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Postal Street Address: 5 coles5 Coleshill Close. Redditch, UK..B97
5UN Sent: 3.09 PM - 4/5 2003
Doris H. Klinginsmith Hometown: Lucerne, Missouri POW Camp: Luft IV and Luft I Name of POW: Irl J. Klinginsmith Postal Street Address: 5701 South 10th City, State, Zip: St. Joseph, MO 64504-1809 Sent: 2.13 PM - 4/5 2003
Charles R. Busbee Hometown: Dallas, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Charles R. Busbee Postal Street Address: 1146 N. Clinton Ave. City, State, Zip: Dallas TX 75208 Sent: 1.46 PM - 4/5 2003
I may be among the very few who still have their war time address. I've
notified Mary (adminstrator of this site) that I can furnish the complete
list (with serial nos. wartime addresses and rank) of the rasidents of North
compound 2, block 6, room 3. If this information is desired and it is
possible to add, I will send it in. Charles R. Busbee
Daley Name of POW: Marion Arthur Pitts Sent: 1.42 PM - 4/5 2003
My father was a bomber pilot flying out of Italy during World War ll. He was
shot down over Austria and was a prisoner of War in Germany for, I think, 7
mos? I dont' know if this was where he was held or not. How can I find out?
Thanks for any help you can provide :)
Charles R. Busbee Hometown: Dallas, TX POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Charles R. Busbee Postal Street Address: 1146 N. Clinton Ave. City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75208 Sent: 12.55 PM - 4/5 2003
Was interned in compound North 2 from July 19, 1944 to liberation by the
David Hereford Hometown: Fayetteville, Tn Name of POW: Thomas E. Hereford Postal Street Address: 3606 Hwy 11 City, State, Zip: Pelham, Al 35124 Sent: 10.45 AM - 4/5 2003
My dad was a POW in WWII for 15 months. He never talked about the war until
i wanted to join Marines in 1969....Dad convinced me to join Navy. He was in
"Stalag B " until rescued by Allied forces. Dad died in 1991.. a simple
man...a great father. This war we're in now with the news coverage so
immediate just makes me wish i could hug Dad again.
kellie hildenbrand Hometown: desmoines Name of POW: Robert (Bud) Henry Hudson Postal Street Address: 4145 oxford City, State, Zip: desmoines,ia 50313 Sent: 10.30 AM - 4/5 2003
I'm hoping to find someone who knew my grandfather then. He passed away in
1986.This was something that he never spoke of.I was only told that Bampas
was a prisioner in ww2 in Germany for 2-21/2yrs.I'd really like to speak
with someone who knew him back then.He was my whole world. thank you
Thais Hometown: IL POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Lt. Thomas V. Mahalovich Sent: 12.25 AM - 4/5 2003
I am looking for any information on my grandpa. He was a B-17 pilot and was
held in the Stalag Luft I POW camp in the North 1 compoud. Any info would be
Paul Haugen Hometown: eau claire, wisconsin POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Name of POW: Owen M. Haugen Postal Street Address: 516 e grand ave City, State, Zip: eau claire wisconsin,54701 Sent: 3.45 PM - 4/4 2003
My father,Owen, died in 1999. He was a POW in Stalag 1 for 10-11 months in
1944. He was shot down and captured in the Netherlands. Would like more
(any) info please!
Cheryl Shalbot POW Camp: Stalag 7a Name of POW: Gerald Leslie Walker Postal Street Address: 111 Siesta Lane City, State, Zip: Amarillo, TX 79118 Sent: 10.38 AM - 4/4 2003
Gerald is my father, now deceased, I am wanting any information anyone has.
He did not talk about his time in pow camp. He was a POW of Stalag 7a for 9
months and was released when the war ended. He was in the Army and was also
injured during the War and was told the records of that injury were lost.
Thank you and hope someone knew him.
craig reeder Hometown: tallahassee POW Camp: North Compound I Name of POW: caleb reeder Sent: 7.45 PM - 4/3 2003
My father, caleb reeder (now deceased), flew with the 56th fighter group and
spent some time in North Compound I. Just want to say hi to any surviving
members of his group who remember him.
Reulbach Hometown: Cleveland,Ohio POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: Bill Reulbach Postal Street Address: 5091 Douglas Drive City, State, Zip: North Olmsted, OH 44070 Sent: 3.25 PM - 4/3 2003
Hello to all the kriegies where ever they may be.
Name: Linda Sebern POW Camp: Stalag 3-B/255 Name of POW: Frederick Beschorner Postal Street Address: 47162 310th St. City, State, Zip: Beresford, S.D. 57004 Sent: 11.58 AM - 4/3 2003
My Uncle Fred was a prisoner of war, but would never speak about it,
unfortunately after his death a little over a year ago we discovered a lot of
his letters and many other papers in his attic. It all was stored up there
and was a complete surprise to us. He was a bachelor, and the home he
returned to was his mother and his and he lived there until his death. It is
like the day he returned all of this was put in the attic and never touched
or looked at again.
Karen Carroll Hometown: Clarkesville Postal Street Address: 991 Frank Lovell Rd. City, State, Zip: Clarkesville, GA 30523 Sent: 11.05 PM - 4/2 2003
This is such a special, loving tribute to your Dad. I will share your sight
with many, especially my sister who teaches 8th grade English here in
Clarkesville. She teaches a complete 9 week unit on World War II. We are
friends with Col. Ben Purcell who was a POW for over 5 years in the 70's. I
hope you have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to he and his precious
wife Ann. They have just recently published a book that you might find
interesting. I'm very impressed. I will tell Megan tomorrow how proud she
should be, not only of her Grandfather but her Mom, too! God Bless!
Terrence Walsh Hometown: East Northport , New York Postal Street Address: 16 Adrian St City, State, Zip: 11731 Sent: 8.03 PM - 4/2 2003
Lt. Michael R. Walsh Navigator on the Omar the Dent Maker was my uncle. Thank
you for providing this valuable information.
Boden Name of POW: Joseph Boden Postal Street Address: 787 Citrus Street City, State, Zip: Bullhead City Sent: 4.24 PM - 4/2 2003
I came across this site while surfing and read your accounts. I want to
thank you for your efforts in defense of our country and the sacrifices you
made on our behalf. You, to me, are a true hero and I will never be able to
repay you or the others who lost their lives in our defense. Because of you,
and those like you, my sons grew up in a free world.
S/Sgt Leon Freedman was a tailgunner on a 398th B17 that was shot down on
April 11, 1944. He was imprisoned at Stalag Luft One and some weeks later
executed by means of a bullet in the head. He was murdered because he was a
Jew. I am writing and illustrating his story and ask for any information
that may be floating around out there. S/Sgt Freedman was from Baytown, New
York and was had number 12145815. Again, any information would be sincerely
Bruce Waite Hometown: Gainesville POW Camp: unknown Name of POW: Second Lt. John K Waite Postal Street Address: P.O. Box 385 City, State, Zip: Melrose Fl 32666 Sent: 3.24 PM - 4/2 2003
My father was with 8th 44 BG(H) shot down over fogia August 1,43 after
Romanian oil field raid... POW Italy, marched to Germany, camp unknown....
escaped by tunnel and made his way to spain. I am looking for persons who
knew him either crew or fellow prisoners.. thank you
Sheryl Hornung Hometown: Midlothian POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV (C) Name of POW: J.D. Bennett 463rd bomb group Postal Street Address: 3280 shady grove rd City, State, Zip: Midlothian Tx 76065 Sent: 4.17 PM - 4/1 2003
Hello My grand father was at luft IV and walked on the march I am interested
in any information I can get for my family records.
thank you Sheryl Hornung
Name: Susan Brown Hometown: Wethersfield, CT POW Camp: Stalag Luft I Name of POW: George Oliver Sent: 2.05 PM - 4/1 2003
Peter Oliver, George's son wanted to tell me about having spoken with his
father's friends from the stalag. He looks forward to meeting you. It will
mean a great deal to him. I admire you both for your strength and service to
our country. Sue Brown
martha Hometown: jacquet .n.b. POW Camp: 344 lamsdorf Name of POW: w/o a.g.winton Postal Street Address: vernon,b.c. City, State, Zip: same Sent: 12.39 PM - 4/1 2003
thank-you again for this site i visit daily
Name: Carlos Alberto Luckt Name of POW: Hauptmann Luckt City, State, Zip: Brasil - Pomerode Sent: 9.19 AM - 4/1 2003
I want to have further informations about Hauptmann Luckt, a German officer
that served as Lager Officer - West.