World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I 

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 7/01/04 thru 9/30/04

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Name: June Richie
City: Flushing, NY
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft III
Name of POW:: George J. Ritchie
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Sent: 09/30 2004 11:02 AM

Looking for a prisoner named "herkie"

Name: Betty A. Wilder
POW Camp:: Stalag I - South, Barracks 2, Room 11
Name of POW:: John Edward Friend
Postal Street Address:: 366 Friendship Drive
City, State, Zip:: Paoli, Pa. 19301
Sent: 09/30 2004 10:21 AM

John (Jack) died several years ago. I am his first cousin and writing a play about Jack. I am in contact with Patrick Reams from the same Barracks who has given me much information. If anyone has any facts/remembrances, I would appreciate them. Thank you.

Name: carla knowles
POW Camp:: Stalag xv111
Name of POW:: harold garnet
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Sent: 09/30 2004 04:41 AM

looking for any information on husbands grandfather

Name: Karyn Doherty
City: Yorktown, Va
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Harry Gnong
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City, State, Zip:: N. Weymouth, Ma 02191
Sent: 09/29 2004 11:28 AM

I loved this web site. My dad still tells me stories about his B-24 being shot down over Germany. He was in Stalag Luft 1 I believe. If anyone remembers him, I would love to hear from you.

Name: Alyssa Kamarainen
POW Camp::  Stalag Luft IV
Name of POW:: Ed Kamarainen
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Sent: 09/29 2004 05:44 AM

Hi Grandpa! i was searching for stuff on our last name and i came across this so i just thought i would say hi..

Name: Chloe Borellis
City: Sparta, NJ
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Sent: 09/28 2004 08:16 PM

I was just surfing and found this picture of my great uncle Bill Borellis. Thanks for the chance to find this picture! I've sent it to my dad - he found it interesting too!

Name: Elizabeth LaBelle Grigsby
City: Minden,La.71055
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Name of POW:: Oliva Stan Corbiere
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City, State, Zip:: Tampa, Fl.
Sent: 09/28 2004 12:06 PM

Great site...My cousin Stan Corbiere was there..

Name: Charlotte Webber Hubbard
City: Tucson, Arizona 85748
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 111
Name of POW:: Henry (Hank) James Webber
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Sent: 09/28 2004 08:42 AM

My brother was a Navigator on a B17 named Cherry and he was shot down Dec 6th 1942 over Belgium. He was in the 8th Air Froce 305th bomb group. He was in Stalag Luft 111 the entire time, North Compound, and helped with the tunnel. He passed away in 1998. I would like to hear from anyone who might have known him. Thank you, Charlotte Webber Hubbard

Name: Mike Booker
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City, State, Zip:: Mitcham. Surrey. England
Sent: 09/28 2004 04:56 AM

Interesting web site. Have a number of original docs. of Dulag Luft from Commandant Major Rumpel. Includes poems from John Casson and letters from escapees left after escape of Whitsun 1941 including Johnny Dodge and Wings Day. Keep up good work.


City: Melbourne, Australia
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: John William Evans
Postal Street Address:: 85 DAWSON ST.,
City, State, Zip:: W.BRUNSWICK, VICT. AUSTRALIA 3055
Sent: 09/27 2004 05:31 PM


Name: Gene J. Sullivan
City: Boulder, CO
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Joseph M. Sullivan
Postal Street Address:: 5326 Pinehurst Dr.
City, State, Zip:: Boulder, CO 80301
Sent: 09/27 2004 05:27 PM

Recently while moving my mother into assisted living,(my dad died in 1983) my siblings and I began cleaning out her house. I came across the book, Behind Barbed Wire, by Morris J. Roy. I was fascinated by the book and even more shocked to see my dad's name in the listing under North Compound II (Pennsylvania, Sullivan,J.M.Lt;B;B-17, 4418 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia)After a google search for MorrisJ.Roy, I stumbled onto your web site. I must say it is impressive. My siblings and I grew up as military "brats" as our dad went back into the Air Force sometime around 1947. We were more aware of his life in the POW camp because of his career, yet he seldom spoke of his WWII experiences. We do have a log of his captivity and it is something I love reading whenever I can. A highlight of the log is his description of his last mission. I read with interest your father's description of his last mission. I am impressed with the amount of information you uncovered about his crew on the 29th mission. My brother recently made contact with a former crewman on my dad's ill-fated B-17 and relayed the conversation to me about a year ago of the last mission. With time, I hope to research more of the experiences of "All the Fine Young Men," including my father. One thing of curiosity, I failed to see J.M.Sullivan's name in the listings by barracks. I can only assume that the list is only partly accurate given the size of the population of POW's and the movement within the camp of many of them. If this message is read by anyone who may know the location of his barracks or room, please let me know. Gene Sullivan

Name: Julia Willis
POW Camp:: Stalag XIIIA
Name of POW:: Albert John Willis
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City, State, Zip:: BC Canada
Sent: 09/27 2004 07:30 AM

My grandad was a POW, captured at Arnhem - was with the 2nd battalion 1st airborne. Was shot and injured, at some point trying to escape, before they got to the camp. The only info I have of his internment was that he was registered at Stalag XIIIA but no info on where he was moved to - if he was. Any help appreciated

Name: David Clemen
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Lt Donald R Ackerson, USAAF
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Sent: 09/26 2004 01:51 PM

The late Don Ackerson was my uncle, a B-17 bombardier of the 384th BG(H) out of Grafton-Underwood. He was incarcerated for nearly a year to the day after being shot down as part of a pick up crew on a mission to Schweinfurt. I believe it was his twenty-sixth mission.

Name: Shirley Males Liebman
City: New York (Seagate)
POW Camp:: Stalag ?
Name of POW:: Irwin Cohen
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Sent: 09/25 2004 05:32 AM

Would like to find old friend

Name: Eric Thornton
City: Tacoma, WA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 North 1 Barracks 8 Rm 15
Name of POW:: Walter Perry McBroom (Mac)
Postal Street Address:: 1124 131 Street Ct E
City, State, Zip:: Tacoma, WA 98445
Sent: 09/24 2004 08:46 AM

Walter P. McBroom is my wife's father. We are in the process of registering his service on the National Memorial for WWII and want to have any information that we could add and see if anyone was able to remember him from the camp. Thank you for this web site. It has been very helpful in our quest. He went on to become a vetern of Korea and did at least a month or two in VietNam before America know there was such a place.

Name: Phyllis (Eulert) Upchurch
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Name of POW:: Sgt. Frederick Eulert (KIA)
Postal Street Address:: 140 Bayside Terrace
City, State, Zip:: Mountain Home,AR. 72653-7115
Sent: 09/24 2004 06:17 AM

I am the youngest sister of Fred Eulert that was on the plane with Perk Chumley. He was the only member of the crew that did not make it. This web-site has filled in an empty place in my life. Thanks for publishing it.

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Sent: 09/23 2004 04:55 PM

To Roger Von Zemke: I was a POW in Stalag Luft One when Hub Zemke was Senior Allied Officer. I and 9,000 other kriegie owe a lot to your namesake. His skill in dealing with our German captors and later the Russians did much to improve conditions and get us out of there and home! I met him at an Eighth Air Force meeting in Las Vegas, where he was a featured speaker. When he learned that I was a fellow kriegie, he spent fifteen minutes recalling with me what we went through. I'm rereading his two books and am more impressed with him as a leader than ever. Regards, Bruce Bockstanz

City: 17150 St THOMAS de CÔNAC
POW Camp:: Stalag V B
Name of POW:: COURTIERE Georges
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Sent: 09/22 2004 09:09 PM

Je recherche tous renseignements ou témoignages sur mon père prisonnier dans ce camp (de 1940 à 1945) et qui a travaillé dans une ferme des environs


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Sent: 09/22 2004 09:58 AM


Name: Martin Ramsey
City: London
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 3
Name of POW:: Bernard Arthur Ramsbottom
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Sent: 09/22 2004 06:35 AM

My father was at Stalag Luft 3 from soon after he was shot down returning from a raid over Stuttgart in Wellington KO-N (x3466) on the night of 6/7th May 1942 for most of the duration of the war. I have details of his crew members and some treasured old photos. He survived the war but died from Alzheimers in 1988. I am currently researching his experiences mainly by reference to his service logbook from RAF Marham (115 Squadron). Anyone with any information would be welcome to contact me.

Name: Ed Wisneski
POW Camp:: Stalag 3B
Name of POW:: S/Sgt Edward F. Wisneski
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Sent: 09/22 2004 05:25 AM

Trying to find info about my father. Captured at El Guettar in North Africa in March 1943. He was in Company E, 47th Infantry, 9th Division.

Name: warren Chambers
City: covington ga
POW Camp:: Stalag luft1
Name of POW:: Don Delaura
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Sent: 09/21 2004 03:44 PM

Just found site my good friend Don Delaura was in this camp. Shot down Jan. 11 1944 B-17 SKYWOLF. 303rd bg

Name: Mike Ledger
City: Oxford
POW Camp:: Laufen, Oflag VIIC
Name of POW:: Lt. Hugh Ledger, Royal Signals
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Sent: 09/21 2004 10:08 AM

I am planning a trip to Laufen, also Eichstatt, Dossel bei Warburg and Moosburg, next year and am anxious to know of any traces of the sites remain. It appears that Moosburg has been built over quite recentl according to the Moosburg website. Any help would be much appreciated. My father never told me a thing about it!

Name: Judy Foltz
City: Las Vegas, NV
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: Francis (Frank) Foltz
Postal Street Address:: 4400 E. Owens #190
City, State, Zip:: Las Vegas, NV 89110
Sent: 09/19 2004 08:27 PM

My dad (still alive and doing well) was a prisoner at Stalag Luft 4 and survived the forced march from Feb to May '45. Shot down on 10 May 44 in a B-17 and captured 17 May 44. Looking for any surviving members of his crew. The pilot, Bill Waltemyer is still living in Washington state.

Name: Mark Dee
City: Capistrano Beach, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag luft I
Name of POW:: 2nd LT. Harold R. Stock
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Sent: 09/19 2004 12:42 AM

I look forward to taking more time to review the info. on this Great website! My cousin (2nd. Lt. Harold R. Stock) was assigned to the 15th Air Force, 483rd Bomb Group (H), 817th Bomb Squadron as the Co-Pilot of a B-17G (USAAF Ser. No. 44-6412) shot down on Sept. 13, 1944 after bombing the Northern Synthetic Oil Refineries located at Blechhammer, Germany. He was then held P.O.W. at Stalag Luft I until they were liberated by the Russians in May 1945. I would greatly appreciate receiving any information, stories or pictures regarding my cousin, his crew (Pilot 2nd. Lt. Everett J. Robson) or their aircraft (44-6412) that anyone might like to share. Thank you, Mark Dee

Name: Harald K.F.Karger
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City, State, Zip:: Ribnitz-Damgarten, Deutschland, 18311
Sent: 09/18 2004 12:34 AM

Stalag Luft I ist nicht vergessen und als Mahnung in der Erinnerung. Am 28. September 2004 wird eine Gedenk-Stele eingeweiht.

Name: Michael Reese
City: Oskaloosa, IA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Earl E Macksey
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Sent: 09/17 2004 05:02 AM

Thank you so much for this amazing collection! I have recently begun some research on mine and my wife's families. Lt. Earl E Macksey is my father-in-law. Like many of these great heros of the war, he has not wanted to speak much of what he endured at Stalag Luft I. I am grateful to find this site, so we may learn more of Earl's personal history. Earl served his country then returned to his hometown of Oskaloosa,Iowa, married (for 57 yrs now) and had six children. We will be celebrating Earl's 85th birthday next month. Earl is listed as being held in North 3. I would appreciate any other information anyone might have about his service, roommates, etc. Email address is

Name: Swede
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Sent: 09/16 2004 12:32 PM

Hi there Beeing a Swede i dont have any relatives that i know took a part in the war, exept for guard duties in the Swedish army. I just want to say, that the effort that was made by the Allied comrades to fight of the Nazi´s is not forgotten even by countries and generations that didn´t go to war. I for one feel a big respect for those who sacrificed so much for others, and future generations to come, what would the world have been, if the English with the commonwealht, and later on the U.S wouldn´t have stood up for democracy?! I hope those who writes and wonders of their relatives that went to war and didn´t talk about it, feels that the gratitude to their "Boys" goes through them, and where is is supposed to ! I hope this wasn´t just confusing, it´s easy to blunder up in another language.

Name: Mick Ames
City: Fort Wayne Indiana
POW Camp:: Stalag
Name of POW:: Paul Scharpenberg
Postal Street Address:: 2336 Point West Drive Apt 2D
City, State, Zip:: Fort Wayne IN 46808
Sent: 09/16 2004 07:54 AM

I was going through some of my late grandfather's war stuff and found some paper telling of his prison camp. I never really got to learn much of the war and his experience because he died when i was young of cancer. If anyone knows anything about my grandfather or a reunion please e-mail or write me. His name was Paul Scharpenberg and he fought with the 338th regiment 85 division, Company "E".

Name: Mick Ames
City: Fort Wayne Indiana
POW Camp:: Stalag
Name of POW:: Paul Scharpenberg
Postal Street Address:: 2336 Point West Drive Apt 2D
City, State, Zip:: Fort Wayne IN 46808
Sent: 09/16 2004 07:49 AM

I was going through some of my late grandfather's war stuff and found some paper telling of his prison camp. I never really got to learn much of the war and his experience because he died when i was young of cancer. If anyone knows anything about my grandfather or a reunion please e-mail me. His name was Paul Scharpenberg and he fought with the 338th regiment 85 division, Company "E".

Name: David Geyer
City: Fort Wayne IN.
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft # l
Name of POW:: Charles F. Geyer
Postal Street Address:: 1801 N George St.
City, State, Zip:: Rome, NY 13440
Sent: 09/15 2004 03:19 PM

Charles F. Geyer is my Uncle. He passed away about 3 years ago. I was give his war time log that he received from War Prisoner Aid of the Y.M.C.A. of Geneva, Switzerland. I am honored that it was give to me by my Ante. In the alphabetical list I do find his name. It said he was in South. In the list of roommate for the Stalag I do not see his name listed. His prison ID, with photo it states: Baracke 1, Raum 7. The Photo was taken Nov. 1947. There is also a list of what I think were his room mates. I would also like to know if there is a way to find what squadran he was in. He was a B-17 Pilot. Thank, David Geyer

City: scotland
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Name of POW:: Roderick Mclennan Smith
Postal Street Address:: N/A
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Sent: 09/15 2004 12:57 AM

My father was in pow camps in Italy and Germany I think one was called Sorbitol or something like that.I don't want to leave my postal adress as that is to personal for now.

Name: Thomas L Crabb
City: Dallas
POW Camp:: Luft 1 North 3
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Postal Street Address:: 6906 Redstart Ln
City, State, Zip:: Dallas, TX 75214
Sent: 09/14 2004 04:16 PM

We need a list of our barracks

Name: Ginny McAloon
City: St George, Utah
POW Camp:: Stalag #1
Name of POW:: Lt. Scott A. Briley
Postal Street Address:: 1225 N Dixie Downs Dr. #94
City, State, Zip:: St George, Ut 84770
Sent: 09/13 2004 05:47 PM

THANK you for this treasure I just found through a friend. Lt Scott A. Briley 384th from Grafton-Underwood spent 13 monthes at Stalag #1 after being shot down 04-13-1944 over Schweinfurt.He is 88 years old and doing well in Escondido, Ca. He never spoke of the war to ANYONE..even his wife, my sister. Never told of the silver star he was awarded WHICH HE NEVER RECEIVED. HIS CONGRESSMAN IS GETTING IT for him now...Scott would never hve asked for it...he earned it, being in three near fatal crashes, saving the plane and crew in one..5 bailed out thinking they were all going down..Scott would enjoy hearing from old buddies..I can get in touch--he has no September 13, 2004

Name: Julie Payne
City: Elgin, Iowa
POW Camp:: Stalag VIIA, Stalag IIB, Stalag IIIB, Stalag IIIA
Name of POW:: George Payne
Postal Street Address:: 810 27th Street
City, State, Zip:: Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Sent: 09/13 2004 04:04 PM

I am interested in finding any information I can. My father was captured on March 10, 1943. The camps he was in are in order as follows, Stalag VIIA-Mooseburg, Stalag IIB-Hamerstein, Stalg IIIB-Fuerstenburg, Stalag IIIA- Luckenwolde. He was liberated April 22, 1945.

Name: Linda Camp
City: Macon,GA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: John D. McManus
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Sent: 09/13 2004 07:25 AM

My Father, John D. McManus was also a POW in Stalag Luft 1. Daddy often spoke of his adventures during the war and recalled that period as one the best in his life. He passed away 9 yrs. ago and I am honored to research this web page as a tribute to him and his comrades.

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Postal Street Address:: 1008 SYCAMORE VALLEY DR
City, State, Zip:: ASHLAND CITY , TN. 37015
Sent: 09/12 2004 05:35 PM

I too am a sister of John Bryner and very proud of him. I hope to attend the dedication on March 22, 2005

Name: glyn hart
City: drayton valley alberta
POW Camp:: auschwitz
Name of POW:: elise hart
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City, State, Zip:: sharon ontario
Sent: 09/12 2004 04:32 PM

as a son of a survivor. what can i say. my mother is alive and well. she is tough and determined to live, she survived the gas chamber tiwce she tells me.she has a story to tell the world but is do i convince her to talk about it

Name: Dave
POW Camp:: Stalag 6a westfalia
Name of POW:: Stalislaw Bielowski
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Sent: 09/12 2004 10:43 AM

stanislaw bielowski was my father.

Name: Harry T. Brundidge III
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Name of POW:: Stalag Luft I
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Sent: 09/11 2004 05:43 PM

I know my father Harry T.Brundige Jr.was a POW. An internet search brough me here but I can find a list of POW's.

Name: Gene Sylvester
City: Concordia, MO
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1, Barth Germany
Name of POW:: samw
Postal Street Address:: 1774 Hillside Dr
City, State, Zip:: Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Sent: 09/11 2004 02:21 PM

I was a POW at stalag Luft 1 for twelve and one half months, having been shot down on our second mission on 4/13/44. Believe me it was not a picnic, and I take it as an insult to Barbara and Mary and all veterans for someone to make fun of this site or to advertise something for sale or rent. Please excuse my two previous messages which were sent because of these eighty year old shaky fingers.

Name: Lou
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Name of POW:: Henry Petrin
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Sent: 09/11 2004 09:29 AM

My brother, Henry Petrin was a POW during WW2. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who knew him then or who has any information about his time in the camp.

Name: Jim Fleming
City: NY
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Name of POW:: Jack Tennant
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Sent: 09/10 2004 06:35 AM

Researching a crew Anybody remember Jack L. Tenant 376th BG or George Bacon, 376th BG at SLg 1 from Nov 43 to end?

Name: Fred Corley
City: Jamestown, N.C.
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 17B
Name of POW:: T/Sgt Jesse C. Corley
Postal Street Address:: 3032 Sherrill Ave.
City, State, Zip:: Jamestown, N.C. 27282
Sent: 09/09 2004 07:23 AM

My uncle, Jesse Corley was imprisoned at Stalag 17B from April of 1944 until May of 1945. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who knew him then or who has any information about his time in the camp. unfortunately, he died in October of 2003. He would never talk much about his experiences thete.


Name: John Wayne Thomas
City: Pearland, Texas
POW Camp:: Stallag 7A
Name of POW:: Sgt. Wayne K. Thomas
Postal Street Address:: 1504 Pine Creek Dr
City, State, Zip:: Pearland, Texas 77581
Sent: 09/07 2004 02:23 PM

I am looking for anyone who knew my Father Wayne Thomas, He was at 7A in 1945. He was with the engineers and was wounded during his capture. Thanks John Thomas

Name: Ertin Wright
City: Mansfield, LA
POW Camp:: Stalag 4 a & b
Name of POW:: Levi Williford
Postal Street Address:: 292 Church St
City, State, Zip:: Mansfield, LA 71052
Sent: 09/05 2004 10:12 AM

I am looking for Information for a friend who's father was a prisoner at Stalog 4 i would like to find out where this camp was located in Germany as well as anything else you would like to share with us Ernie

Name: Hanns Christian Scharff
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Postal Street Address:: 2921 Sondra Court
City, State, Zip:: Carlsbad, CA 92009-7107
Sent: 09/05 2004 04:44 AM

You have constructed a very detailed and informative web sight. Thanks, I have learned more about the facility where my father worked his interrogation magic known by some in the business as "The Scharff soft sell" method. I have a friend who was a WW II "guest" of my father and describes his experience as the most dramatic moment in his life but confirms reports of my father's different methods of interrogation.

Name: Merrilyn Bryner Meeks
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: John H. Bryner
Postal Street Address:: 13938 E. Louisiana Place
City, State, Zip:: Aurora, CO 80012
Sent: 09/04 2004 08:47 AM

My brother is John Bryner whose bio you have on this site. I'm proud of him and am trying to arrange to go to the dedication of the memorial in Germany next March. I was very young when he was shot down so didn't know much of what was going on. I have learned things from this article that I did not know. Keep up the good work.

Name: Judd Reno
POW Camp:: Stalag 2A
Name of POW:: Jesse (boog) W. Reno
Postal Street Address:: 994 St. Andrews Dr. #301
City, State, Zip:: Wilmington, NC 28412
Sent: 09/04 2004 07:06 AM

My Grandfather was a B17 Waist Gunner on the plane 'Sixty Fifty'. I know he was logged as being captured on 4/2/44. I know it is a long shot, but I was hoping that I may be able to find someone who had served with him. He is still alive, but very old and getting in poor health. I know it would mean the world to him to hear from someone who he knew from the war. Please contact me if anyone out there has served with him or knew anyone who did. I can also be reached at Thanks

Name: robert mcgee
City: vero beach fl. 32966
POW Camp:: stalag luft 1
Name of POW:: robert mcgee
Postal Street Address:: 8775 20 st.
City, State, Zip:: vero beach fl. 32966
Sent: 09/03 2004 12:48 PM

my dad gave me this web site so we decided to visit it. it brought back alot of memories, he has often told me alot of stories about his 16 months at stalag luft 1. thank you

Name: john bryner
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft-I
Postal Street Address:: PO Box 2207
City, State, Zip:: Ames, IA 50010
Sent: 09/02 2004 05:25 AM

Hi Mary and Barbara. Remember we met in Barth. My Grandson, Matt Bryner sent you my bio. You did a good job, again! Please consider going to Grossraschen next 22 March 2005 and help us dedicate and celebrate the memorial to my 9 crewmen and 13 German citizens who were killed. Good to greet you again. John

Name: Robert W. Roderick
City: Hermitage, Tn 37076
POW Camp:: Stalug Luft 1
Name of POW:: G.E. (Jerry) Roderick
Postal Street Address:: 4513 Andrew Jackson Pkwy
City, State, Zip:: Syracuse, NY Left formation 05/08/79
Sent: 08/31 2004 06:56 PM

My dad was with the 95th bg 335 bs he was shot down 01/21/44 over waterloo belgium. He was co/pilot of the plane called roaring bill. if anyone knew him or knew anything about this plane or crew please respond. Thanks,and may God bless Robert W. Roderick

Name: Mary Maidlow
City: Sandusky, Ohio
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Robert Willam Becker
Postal Street Address:: 1201 S. Brook St, Apt. AB-4
City, State, Zip:: Louisville, KY 40203
Sent: 08/31 2004 06:39 AM

My dad passed in January 1976. He rarely talked of the war or his time as POW. My mother made a shadowbox of his insignia and I would like to send it. He was in the Stalag Luft 1 and has a patch in the shadowbox (the only reason I know about it and the way I found this site) She also put a picture of his crew in it. He was bombadier in B-17 with Square A on tail. His Pilot was an O'Hara and he is buried in Germany somewhere. Somehow this O'Hara was connected to the Dr. Pepper Plant in Dallas. My dad went to Bombadier school at Millington Naval Air Station in Memphis, TN where he met my mother in 1942. They were married in July 1945. He had a book with drawings in it about the prison camp. He said he was prisoner for 3 years so he must have been shot down early on. Don't know his plane name or number. I watch old war movies looking for his squadron (Square A) but it seems they always use the Triangle A for the planes in the movies - sometimes they slip and let something else in. His POW mug shot looks like Stalin. Don't have a copy of it. Any information would be appreciated.

Name: Johnnie Sue Kilcrease Fletcher
City: Graham,OK
POW Camp:: Not known
Name of POW:: John Marion Kilcrease
Postal Street Address:: 29468 HWY 53
City, State, Zip:: Graham,OK 73437
Sent: 08/30 2004 05:18 PM

Glad to see someone has worked so hard to create a rememberence to these men. My father was captured soon after arriving overseas and spent the remainder of the war in a POW camp. The one story I can remember him telling is of when the German soldiers wives would have a baby, they would say hotsy totsy another little Nazie. The Oklahoma men would reply in turn with okie dokie, another little Okie. My father was John Marion Kilcreae of Graham, OK. Would love to hear from anyone who might have known him. Johnnie

Name: John Marshall Lamason
City: Lafayette Hill PA 19444
POW Camp::  Stalag Luft I
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Postal Street Address:: 4113 fields ds
City, State, Zip:: Lafayette Hill PA 19444
Sent: 08/30 2004 03:58 PM

I am the oldest son of Clarence Marshall Lamason.

Name: Patsy Taylor
City: Cape Town
POW Camp:: Nuremburg
Name of POW:: Denis Taylor
Postal Street Address:: C/O 2 Raleigh Rd, Mowbray, South Africa
City, State, Zip:: Cape Town, 7700
Sent: 08/30 2004 12:14 AM

My Dad was with 4 Squadron South African Air force. Stationed at Revenna. Baled out 20.3.1945 over Northern Italy and taken POW, was marched to POW camp in Nuremburg. He is a member of the Caterpillar Club. Wishing to make contact with Tony Harris also with 4 Squadron S.A.A.F.

Name: mike kodenko
City: santa paula,ca.
POW Camp:: bamberg,germany
Name of POW:: jefim kodenko
Postal Street Address:: 1056 e main
City, State, Zip:: santa,paula,ca.
Sent: 08/29 2004 06:40 PM

any information

Name: Wisdom
City: St. Louis, MO
POW Camp:: Stalag 2A
Name of POW:: Clifford H WIsdom
Postal Street Address:: 8103 Willow Haven
City, State, Zip:: Robertsville, MO 63072
Sent: 08/29 2004 03:42 PM

My father, PVT Clifford H Wisdom was a prisoner in Stalag 2A. I believe he was in Company I 333d 84th Division. If anyone has any information it is appreciated. This site is great! Thanks


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Sent: 08/27 2004 12:43 AM

My father was in australian air Force attached to a British squadron and was shot done over Holland in May 1943. He spent over 2 years in pow camps finishing off in Stalag IVB. would be interested to hear from anyone else.

Name: Henry, Edgar N.
City: Huntington, WV
POW Camp:: Stalag IIIB, Stalag IIIA, Stalag VIIA
Name of POW:: Henry, Edgar N. (Ed)
Postal Street Address:: 127 Chestnut Street
City, State, Zip:: Dunbar, WV 25064
Sent: 08/25 2004 10:29 AM

I found this site from an individual from Poland who said he got my address from this site. Since I've been getting a number of SCAM messages I thought I would check it out, I was certainly surprosed to see what is there. I still don't know who put my name and E-mail address in. Incidently, I was a POW during WWII having been captured in Tunisia, North Africa by elements of the great General Rommel. I spent 27 months as a guest of the German people and I use the term "guest" loosely. I intend to see if I can find the names of any other former POWs that may have been in Stalag III-B, where I spent most of my two years as a POW, or in Stalag VII-A or Stalag III-A. I'll sign off for now and do some more searching.

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Name: Barbara Speakman
POW Camp:: ?
Name of POW:: Sgt. Thomas Sarsfield Sparks
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Sent: 08/24 2004 12:17 AM

Hi, MY father, Tom Sparks, was a rear gunnerin B17 Flying Fortress BU.B(SR382) of 214 Sqn RAF shot down 22.6.1944. He was eventaually taken prisoner but I don't know the POW camp. I am fairly sure he was a member of the caterpillar club. If you have any more information I would be grateful.

Name: Carol Cagle Jacobs
City: Andalusia, AL 36420
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Curtis Lee Cagle, Sr.
Postal Street Address:: 11312 Grassland Road
City, State, Zip:: Andalusia, AL 36420
Sent: 08/23 2004 01:48 PM

My brother feels sure we have found our Daddy in Group 1 of your pictures. We are SO thrilled!!! He never wanted to talk much about his POW experience to me, but share just a little with our brother, Lee. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting these pictures for all to see! Regards, Carol

Name: Mel Nickerson
City: Tracy, CA
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Name of POW:: Lt. Richard Nickerson
Postal Street Address:: 1925 Annhurst Ave.
City, State, Zip:: Turlock, Ca 95382
Sent: 08/23 2004 08:43 AM

Seeking information about the location of deceased brother, Lt. Col. Richard Nickerson in German prison camp in 1944 until liberation.

Name: Patti Weisel Jones
City: Bakersfield, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Lt. James H. Weisel
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Sent: 08/22 2004 06:44 PM

My father, Lt. James Weisel, was a P-38 pilot shot down over Germany in May 1944. German interrogator Hans Scharff saved his life by proving that my father did not kill any civilians, as he was accused of doing. Our family met Mr. Scharff in Bakersfield, CA in 1984. What a gentleman! We are so grateful for his intervention in our father's situation so many years ago. I am trying to get information about my father's war experiences, since he would rarely talk about the war. He died in 1984.

Name: curtis lee cagle jr
City: andalusia al 36420
POW Camp:: stalag 1 barth
Name of POW:: curtis lee cagle sr
Postal Street Address:: 24718 plywood mill rd
City, State, Zip:: birmingham alabama
Sent: 08/22 2004 04:26 PM

curtis cagle was on a b24 with capt stonebraker when shot down . he said all crew survived and was taken to barth luft 1 by train. i do have his diary with other names and addresses and poems he wrote then. he married a b'ham ala girl when he got back home. was a certified watchmaker and jeweler until he died in 1979 .3 daughters and 1 son,me curtis lee jr . my mom died 3 yrs ago and gave me his memos from luft 1 and maybe 3 i have a picture of his b24 and crew. if anyone recognizes this name,i have never talked with anyone from those hellish years and he never said a lot. i am 50 now and so very proud to be a son of your generation!

Name: James F. Dobson
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Postal Street Address:: 9201 Midland Turn
City, State, Zip:: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Sent: 08/22 2004 05:14 AM

Just signing in. Was at Lufts I and IV. Looking forward to visiting your site often. Thanks for your efforts! Regards Jim Dobson

Name: Carter Manierre
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Sent: 08/22 2004 02:06 AM

Mary, I am amazed at what you have added in the last couple of years! I just wanted to touch bases with you and let you know that the photo I posted of my father, Major Cy Manierre has beenidentified as the Abbey of St Ouen in Rouen, France, an appropriate location as it is near Camp Lucky Strike AND Rouen was the scene of my Uncle Will's "last mission" - where his plane got hit by flak, and a one way trip to Stalag-Luft one began. Best, Carter Manierre

Name: Debbie Hostutler
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft III & IV
Name of POW:: Sgt. Robert Edward Hostutler
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 7596
City, State, Zip:: Hemet,. CA 92545
Sent: 08/21 2004 03:02 PM

My father was at both of these stalags. He was a U.S.A.A.F. gunner and was shot down over Germany on Sept.11, 1944. He was captured and later participated in the "Black March". I would like to hear from anyone who may have known my father. I know that is asking a lot at this late date but it is worth a try.

Name: Fred W. Butler, Jr.
City: Saugus, Massachusetts
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Fred W. butler, Jr.
Postal Street Address:: 3901 Rigel Avenue
City, State, Zip:: Lompoc, CA 93436-1416
Sent: 08/20 2004 07:57 PM

Our ranks are finally thinning out but your internet information will keep us alive for all of posterity. Thank you, Fred Butler

Name: Sue Straw
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Ralph H. Anderson
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City, State, Zip:: Mishawaka, Indiana
Sent: 08/20 2004 03:15 PM

My father was a bombardier on the Kidley Divey, shot down on 9/11/44 during a raid on Merseberg, Germany. He was the only survivor from his crew. He spent the remainder of the war as a POW at Stalag Luft I. He's never talked much about the war, so I'm glad to see that other POWs have made the effort to share information about this wartime experience.

Name: Trent Williams
City: Coweta, Oklahoma
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft One
Name of POW:: Wiley B. Williams
Postal Street Address:: 5412 Timber Green Drive
City, State, Zip:: Arlington, TX 76016
Sent: 08/20 2004 08:01 AM

My mom and I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew my dad.

Name: jessie jones (nee Cameron)
City: Winnipeg
POW Camp:: not sure was a german prisoner
Name of POW:: John Cameron United Kingdom
Postal Street Address:: 1012 72 Quail Ridge Road
City, State, Zip:: Winnipeg Manitoba R2Y 2E9 Canada
Sent: 08/19 2004 04:55 AM

Enjoyed looking through your site. Must have been terrible for what the prisoners went through. My uncle was a prisoner of war was captured at France and was a prisoner from 1940 to 1945 when he was liberated. He was in the armed forces in Britain. Not sure of what regiment may have been the ramc (I think) anyway enjoyed browsing. Thank you.

Name: William L. Smutko
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Name of POW:: 1Lt. Leonard S. Smutko
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Sent: 08/19 2004 04:38 AM

Thanks for filling in blanks

Name: Judi Park
City: Hampton, NH
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Charles E. Shaughnessy
Postal Street Address:: 2 Pine Tree Brook Road
City, State, Zip:: Milton, MA 02186
Sent: 08/18 2004 06:47 AM

Thank you for creating this wonderful website! My dad passed away in 2000 while he was in the process of creating a record of his prisoner-of-war days. He was too sick to get much recorded. He was was a member of the 95th Bomb Group and was on the "Heavenly Daze" when it was shot down on January 11th, 1944. He was in Stalag Luft 1, I believe in the South Compound. Thank you for giving me a better idea of what my dad experienced for my freedom.

Name: Theo van Geemen
City: surrey
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City, State, Zip:: B C.
Sent: 08/17 2004 09:10 AM

I lived about 8 km from where the plain crashed. wefarmed in the ypolder. there were two more plains crashed in our area.we used to watch the planes go over in the v formation way up was quit a site to see al those plains.we were very thankful for the forses that fought for our freedom!

Name: Kelly Spencer
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Name of POW:: Manuel Trujillo
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Sent: 08/16 2004 07:19 PM

My grandfather was a POW. He was part of the flying fortress and was shot down i believe in germany. If i remember correctly, his plane has a white triange with a "J" in the center of it. If anyone has any pictures of his plane or knew him. Please contact me. Thank you sooo much.

Name: Susan Rinard-Monaghan
City: McKinney, TX
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany
Name of POW:: Ralph Rinard
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City, State, Zip:: Indiana
Sent: 08/15 2004 07:37 PM

Hello, My Dad, Ralph (Bluto) Rinard, is one of the 10 "Kriegies" pictured in the photo as a roommate of Bruce Bockstanz. They were in North 2 Compound, Block 4, Room 12 together. What a surprise to find this info and photo! Even though my Dad did not like to talk about his war experiences, he did write a 50 page diary, while a POW, on the back of cigarette wrappers. I have a copy of it. (He did mention the guys and their nicknames too) While reading through it, decided to try to find more information about where he had been. I began a search on the internet and found your site right away! I think it's fantastic and will visit often. Thank you. Sincerely, Susan

Name: Mary A. McNally (Dicke)
City: Beaverton, OR 97007
POW Camp:: Barth, Germany
Name of POW:: Dr.Vernon H. Dicke
Postal Street Address:: P.O.Box 6648
City, State, Zip:: Ocean View,HI 96737
Sent: 08/15 2004 06:54 PM

This is attempt #2....perhaps it only allows so many words....stopped midstream last attempt...anyway, my father is the POW, B-17 pilot, shot down over Germany,ended up in Barth camp for 13 months...remembers Col.Spicer. Was there when war was over and Russians came. German guards left the camp and didn't shoot the POW's, as ordered. Thank goodness! Dad well remembers the Spicer Speech. I am so eager to visit the New Orleans museum next year. I have all of Dad's written accounts of his experience and plan to offer copies to the museum. They all lived through some stress that our generation can't even begin to equate. They all deserve our utmost gratitude and awe. Thank You for sharing this website.

Name: Katie Opsahl
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Roland Opsahl
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Sent: 08/15 2004 12:10 PM

Thank you to all who have served and endured the cruel situations others have put you in to fight for my freedom.

Name: vicki kipper
City: los angeles
POW Camp:: stalag luft 7
Name of POW:: Irvin Kipper
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Sent: 08/15 2004 07:12 AM

Looking for info or anyone who might have been in this camp

Name: Barbara Geiger
City: Belton
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Sent: 08/14 2004 06:56 PM

Inquiring about British royalty infantry prisoner of war, specifically/foxhole related...possibly never returned to homeland. Did the British fight in Germany? Wondering if this prisoner of war was in Germany in WWI. It sounds so terribly elementary and silly but I had a photo in my sleep one night of a male who is Anglo, slender, hair parted to the right, wavy kind of like Ashley Wilkes actor in Gone with the Wind movie, blue eyes, light complected but not with freckled, kind of a Prince Charles frame in a suit that was tannish/light khaki green with pockets and formal suit of military long sleeves in a library or a large castle room with very large ceilings..I suspected this was the person..but I am not sure..related to a Prussian princess, late 30's to 40's ..didn't quite get the feeling he was married, slender and tall at least 5 ft 10 inches, small soft facial features, serious and quiet personality but not very approachable to commoners but not rude nor arrogant but quite intelligent and loyal, sincere person, a gentleman, no doubt. Barbara Geiger (Bateman) 6406 FM 436 Unit 250 Belton, Texas 76513 254-939-7832 Barbara Geiger

Name: Jennifer Hudson
City: West Virginia
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Sent: 08/14 2004 01:03 PM

My grandpa was a German POW in WWII. As best we can figure out he was captured in Sept of 1944. He was in the 38th Armored Infantry, 7th Armored Division. Military records say he was in Stalag 3C in Alt Drewitz, Brandenburg. If anyone is knowledgable about this POW camp or knows anyone in the 38th, please contact me. My grandpa was a radio operator and a Staff Sargent.

Name: Lynn DeLong
City: Gainesville, Georgia
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: Hubert Flanagan
Postal Street Address:: 8650 Old Keith Bridge Road
City, State, Zip:: Gainesville, Georgia 30506
Sent: 08/14 2004 04:32 AM

My father was a POW in Germany. He did'nt talk about the war very often so I don't have very much information about his Army days. I have enjoyed learning more about the war in this web site.

Name: Joseph E. McIntyre
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
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Sent: 08/13 2004 05:46 AM

My grandfather was a POW at Luft 1 from March 1944 until liberation in 1945. I truly have enjoyed looking through you website and learning more about his time as a prisoner. Thank you

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Sent: 08/13 2004 01:22 AM

My father fought in Italy during WW2, as a member of Brazilian Expedicionary Force (1st Infantary Division),as part of the Fifth American Army. I admire all men who fought against Nazism, as your father and all POW'S, including thos of Stalag Luft IV. Best Regards, Jose Antonio Leao Ramos

Name: seireeta
POW Camp:: stalag luft IV
Name of POW:: joseph duch
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Sent: 08/13 2004 12:05 AM

my husband was a pow in stalag luft 1v for 11 months.i think nrar prussia. he is deased. i would like to know if anyone knew him or anything about him.96thbombgr. 337 bomb sqd. if some one will contact me by email above thanks

POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: John W. Armatoski
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Sent: 08/12 2004 04:49 PM

John Armatoski became a California Highway Patrolman and was killed in the line of duty May 1, 1953.

Name: Raobert W. Fillman
City: Pa rk Rapids MN
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Robert W. Fillman
Postal Street Address:: 18807 Eagle View Drive
City, State, Zip:: Park Rapids MN 56470
Sent: 08/12 2004 08:12 AM

Very interesting program. My middle initial is wrong. I was in South Compound Block 2 Rm 4. Thanks

Name: Paul Clarke
City: Traunstein, Germany
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Sgt/obs M.D. Smalley (pow nr. 21957)
Postal Street Address:: stephanstr.16
City, State, Zip:: 83278 Traunstein, Germany
Sent: 08/11 2004 01:29 AM

My great Uncle was a navigator on a bomber. I have a photo which was given to me of himself and crew taken infront of what looks like a stage backdrop of tall, lit up buildings with spotlights on the left hand side and a building marked "Loxy" on the right. The picture was taken at Christmas 1941 at Stag Luft 1. My Uncle sent it then to my family in London. On the photo each of the crew were named....J.A.POTTER (Wallasey); A. CURTIS BAILEY (Surbiton); H. ROWSON (Sheffield); W.H. EDEN (Winnipeg). I would be grateful to hear from anyone who was related to anyone of these men and would gladly send a copy of the photo to anyone who wishes to have one.Thanks for this site!!

Name: Myra Dupaski
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Name of POW:: Peter Joseph Kowaleski
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City, State, Zip:: Deceased
Sent: 08/10 2004 05:42 AM

My father, SSgt. Peter J. Kowaleski, was taken prisoner at Rosignano, Italy, on July 14, 1944. I know that he was a German POW, but don't know what camp he was in. He has been deceased for several years and I never knew him very well. He was a member of the 752nd Tank Battalion, B Company and served in North Africa and Italy. Anyone out there who belonged to the 752nd will be interested to know that there is a wonderful website for the 752nd at

Name: Irving M. "Irv" Day, Jr.
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
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Sent: 08/10 2004 04:33 AM


Name: pte. paul a cowie engineer caf
City: halifax n.s. /posted cold lake a.b.
POW Camp:: stalag 11b is all i know
Name of POW:: alex sangster cowie pte. infantry
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Sent: 08/08 2004 11:08 AM

my grandfather was 1 of 6 can. soldiers who escaped during a soccer game following the rhine river. they met an american who had a pistol he was an officer. they managed to get from behind enemy lines to freedom.

Name: Bob Langner II
POW Camp:: stalag luft 1
Name of POW:: Robert Langner
Postal Street Address:: 8701 S Kolb Rd
City, State, Zip:: Tucson, Az 85706
Sent: 08/07 2004 11:51 AM

My dad got shot down 8/44 over France. He was with the 94th bomb grp, 331st squadron. I found his YMCA note book and it looks like he was in block 6 room 2. He was the navigator. He's still alive though he had a stroke on 6/1/04. The only other person alive from the crew is Fred Fink. He was the co-pilot and I think he lives in Florida

Name: Marsha Torgeson
City: Topeka, KS
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Name of POW:: Lt. Fred (Derf) W. Reust
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City, State, Zip:: Deceased 3/7/79
Sent: 08/07 2004 11:04 AM

I am looking for anyone that served with my father, he was Lt. Fred W. Reust. Pilot of a P-51 shot down in Holland around April 12-16, 1944. POW for 13 months in Germany. Researching for family genealogy of my father.

Name: Karen Maerz
City: St. George, UT
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I North 2 compound
Name of POW:: John L. Allen
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City, State, Zip:: Deceased 2001
Sent: 08/06 2004 10:09 AM

Thank you for this impressive site. Over the past few years I've worked on transcribing thousands of family letters from WW II era and been researching family war service. John was my mother's older brother; her younger brother was a Marine Raider. My father served in England and his brother in India.

Name: Rodolfo Mack
City: San Antonio, Texas
POW Camp:: Stalag V11
Name of POW:: Jose Sanchez
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Sent: 08/06 2004 05:47 AM

My uncle was at Stalag v11 for about 1 1/2 years after being captured in North Africa. He wrote an article in the local paper about his ordeal and I am following up to see exactly where he spent his time. Looking forward to reading others experiences. They won't be forgotten!

Name: Albert Nelson Nunn
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Name of POW:: James P. Rozar
Postal Street Address:: 4005 Oak Park Rd.
City, State, Zip:: Raleigh, NC 27612
Sent: 08/05 2004 09:45 AM

At the request of his widow, Ginette Rozar, I am searching for information on POW James P. Rozar, gunner on a B-17 shot down and captured 13 October 1944. He remained a POW until liberated. He separated from the AAC upon return to the US, and rejoined the USAF two years later, retiring as a LtCol. Jim was born November 1922, spending his 20th birthday as a POW, and died September 2002. Jim's cremains were interred in Arlington with full military honors. His widow is "filling in the blanks" as to which outfit Jim was assigned to when shot down, and which Stalag he was initially assigned. Jim participated in and survived the "Death March". I am attempting to find any information on Jim's time as a Gunner/Mechanic on the B-17 and his POW days, including the Stalag he initially was interred in and the Stalag he was in when liberated.

Name: Linda
City: Germany
POW Camp:: Stalag VB Villingen
Name of POW:: Pelkey,Phillip
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Sent: 08/05 2004 09:02 AM

Can anybody help me? I am trying to find out where my Dad was a POW WWII. I heard he was in Villingen, but not sure if this info is correct. Where can I find out where he was in prioson? Thanks in advance Linda

Name: Cindy
POW Camp:: Stalag 17B
Name of POW:: Robert E. Bumb
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City, State, Zip:: Wyoming, MI
Sent: 08/05 2004 08:27 AM

We found this website and my Dad has the same picture of the crew by the plane! There was information that he had never received. He is the only one surviving crew member that he knows of. We just honored him with his medals (he had to have them replaced). I am so proud of my Dad, and what they all did for us!

Name: Carol Mahler
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 North 1
Name of POW:: Floyd Hamm
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Sent: 08/02 2004 04:58 PM

I came upon your website as I prepare to create a scrap book for my Dad's 80th birthday. The information contained on your site is amazing. I can't tell you how it felt to see my Dad's name on the POW list. He and I have spent a lot of time talking about his time as a POW. I'm giving him a tape recorder for his birthday so I can preserve his thoughts and feelings for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you so much for doing this!! Carol Mahler

Name: Rebecca Baird
City: Leslie, Arkansas
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Name of POW:: Reuben (Horace Rueben) Summerhill
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 2222
City, State, Zip:: Mtn. View, AR 72560
Sent: 08/02 2004 03:47 PM

I'm seeking information on anyone who was in a German P.O.W. camp with Horace Rueben Summerhill, called Rueben Summerhill who was taken in north Africa and sent to a POW camp in Germany. We have his personal journal with drawings, poetry, and names of others in the camp with him. He was allowed to escape by the Russians after the Russians took over his camp, and he returned to the States, recovering at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, with other P.O.W.s. Some information is online about him in a school project at ASMS. What we would most like to know is if Deaton, his friend who marched to camp and who escaped with him, is alive.

Name: Threshia A. Causey
POW Camp:: Concentration Camp in Germany
Name of POW:: Carl Clifton Adams
Postal Street Address:: I801 Kenneth St.
City, State, Zip:: Conway, South Carolina 29526
Sent: 08/02 2004 09:07 AM

My Father Carl Clifton Adams, was a prisoner in a concentration camp in Germany, between 1943-1945. When he returned his mind was never the same. He had bad night mares for years. I can remember pictures of all the badly starving bodies. Later Mom had to dispose of all his papers, and pictures. He passed away in 1977 of cancer. Now I wish I had and could remember more of the information he did share with us. If there is someone still out there please let me know. I don't know where he was stationed, or what platoon. I'm not sure when he arrived home. I was born in 1949, so by the time i was able to remember all artifacts were destroyed.

Name: Shery Voris
POW Camp:: Stalag IV?
Name of POW:: Austin F. Enzor
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Sent: 08/01 2004 10:27 AM

My father was a POW at this camp, I belive, he doesn't talk about it and I am interest in any information or POW's that were there with him

Name: David Harlow
City: Wagoner, Oklahoma
POW Camp:: Oflag 64 / Stalag 1sc Hammelburg
Name of POW:: William "Jerry" Harlow
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Sent: 08/01 2004 04:14 AM

My Uncle died after wounds from the escape attempt, Task Force Baum, and wonder if anyone might remember him? Thanks in advance for any reply!

Name: Richard Teevan
City: Shelton
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft One
Name of POW:: Richard Teevan
Postal Street Address:: 45 Pine St.
City, State, Zip:: Delmar, N.Y 12054
Sent: 07/31 2004 05:29 PM


Name: Sharon Grey
City: Jacksonville Beach
POW Camp:: Stalag 17B
Name of POW:: Frank Grey (Grey Ghost)
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City, State, Zip:: Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250
Sent: 07/31 2004 05:18 PM

Frank is the only World War II prisoner to escape alive from Germany's Stalag 17. His B-17, nicknamed the "Kansas City Killer" was shot down Aug 12, 1943 on its 12th mission over Germany. Frank will be 89 yrs old on October 1. Frank is alive and married to Dorothy. They have 3 children, 6 grand children and 1 great grand child. Frank is my husband's father. Frank relives the memory of his POW days every day of his life.

Name: madona Mcpherson
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Postal Street Address:: 3282 Independence St.
City, State, Zip:: Grove City, OH 43123
Sent: 07/31 2004 04:45 AM

My father was a POW in WWII how do I find what camp he was held and additional information. HE is suffering from dementia and unable to give information. He did not talk much about it when I was growing up except he was in a camp where there were Jewish prisoners also. THanks for any help

Name: Doug Collar
City: Tiffin
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Name of POW:: George Collar
Postal Street Address:: 98 Sycamore Street
City, State, Zip:: OH 44883
Sent: 07/31 2004 03:47 AM

My father, George M. Collar, died March 14, 2004. He was in Stalag Luft 1, North 2 from September '44 until liberation. He was a bombardier in 445th BG. His memoirs and photos are on line. Dad and I enjoyed visiting and surfing this great site many times. Best wishes to all surviving Kriegies!

Name: Keryl Egan
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 111
Name of POW:: Alan Ernest Egan
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Sent: 07/30 2004 11:55 AM

My father was in Stalag Luft 111, Block 68, Room 10, His POW diary has a number of names in it and describes the January 1944 march from Stalag Luft 3. These are Alex Ross, Gordon Ball, Johnnie Johnson, John Elliott, Joe Currie, Steve Biggs, Dick Godwin, JD Beresford, Jeff Gunton, V, Ockenden, Al Lang, John Evans, Irving Glovinsky, Snowy Milne, Stan Elliott, Bern Lewis, Bill Miller, Jerry Quinn, Jim Morrison, Len :Jesse" James, Fred Graham, Bluey Maher, Bern Mulcahy, Don Quinlivan, Jimmy Colvin, Fred Carroll, Roy Mirfin, Chris Howard, Ted Every, Wally Betts, Ron Burroughs, RM Dewham, EC Marskell, George Pettet, FK Thomson, GW Cole, E.Every, RB Lord, R. Reynolds, l Marchwald.

Name: Phyllis Amick
City: Jenison, Michigan
POW Camp:: Stakag Luft 2A
Name of POW:: Cecil Loney Baker (deceased)
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Cheboygan, MI 49721
Sent: 07/30 2004 06:13 AM

My dad has pass away in 1988 and I have become interested in what he must have went through for all of us. He never talk to us about his war day but we knew it must have been Hell, he had a lot of bad nights and days all related to what he went through in the war and his days in the prison camps. Stadag Luft 2A was only one of the many prison camps he was in, the prisoners were moved around a lot. If any one knew my dad please e-mail me. Thank You.

Name: Bernadette Trela
City: Sydney australia
POW Camp:: Stalag 12A
Name of POW:: Wladyslaw Trela
Postal Street Address:: Sydney
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Sent: 07/30 2004 12:44 AM

I am interested in anyone who may have been in the Stalag 12A Prisioner Of War Camp who may be able to enlighten me of conditions and situations. My father was there and I am on a very exciting path to finding his history tho it is very sad. I would be grateful of any infor regarding the circumstances of the camp and also its liberation. Dad was in the 24th field artillery of the Polish Army (Garostour ?) Yours Bernadette Trela

Name: Jane Labovitz Schwebel
City: Jerusalem, Israel
POW Camp:: Same as yours
Name of POW:: Jack O. Labovitz
Postal Street Address:: P.O. B. 4427
City, State, Zip:: Jerusalem, Israel
Sent: 07/29 2004 10:13 PM

My father was your barrack mate. He and his wife now live in Israel. Thank you for this website,he only began to tell us about his experiences once his Israeli grandchildren began to ask him questions.

Name: Katharine Reid Kamminga
City: Martinsville, VA
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Name of POW:: Robert E. Reid
Postal Street Address:: 5236 Cannes Court
City, State, Zip:: Alexandria, Va 22315
Sent: 07/29 2004 01:24 PM

I think that the Robert E. Reid you have listed is my father. He has now passed on.

Name: Jan Bos
City: Nijmegen [Holland]
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Sent: 07/28 2004 09:19 PM

am looking for information on a crash of a B-17F on 18 November 1943, crash was near Ragusa in Sicily. The bomber crashed with all on board and belonged to the 99th Bomb Group, 347th Bomb Squadron. The mission of the day was bombing an airfield at Athens (GReece), would like to know what the cause of the crash was, was the plane hit over Greece, shot down by German fighterplanes, mechanical failure ??, who were the crewmembers, thank you

Name: Jan Bos
City: Nijmegen
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Postal Street Address:: Dukaatstraat 5
City, State, Zip:: 6532 RE Nijmegen [Holland]
Sent: 07/28 2004 09:14 PM

great site. Am looking for crewmembers of Troop Carriers [flying C-47s and/or C-46s] who were shot down and taken POW

Name: Debra Garries
City: Mesquite & Royse City, TX
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: James Weldon Mellody
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Royse City, TX 75189
Sent: 07/28 2004 02:41 PM

My nieces' grandfather was Sgt. James Weldon Mellody tag 18178493 b. Apr. 4, 1921 d. Jul. 16, 2004 Rivenhall Base (Sta. 168), 9th Air Force, BG 327, BS 597 Engineer/Waist Gunner on B-26 Marauder 42-96121 Shot down June 24, 1944, his 27th mission (26 1/2 to be exact) This was mission 59 targeting Maisons La Fitte - Railroad Bridge Everyone made their target but the plane was downed as it 'turned out' from the target. Two of Weldon's crew escaped and the remaining 6 became POWs in Stalag Luft IV. Like most vets, he rarely talked about his war experiences and even then usually the funny stuff. Eventually he got to where he couldn't even do that without getting upset. I wouldn't be surprised if he were part of Stalag Luft IV's 'death march'. There's a nice website on Stalag Luft 4 at I've had a lot of luck looking up Weldon's POW record & missing crew/missing plane report respectively by contacting: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, Maryland 20740-6001 & email address for AFHSO Research- As much personal info as possible on POW helps, dog tag # or SSN, full name, military branch and units, plane name or #, dates of services, capture, release dates, War name/arena, etc. This was the 'Greatest Generation'! My admiration is immense and I can't thank them enough.

Name: Melville Bollon
City: Kent, England
POW Camp:: OFLAG 79
Name of POW:: Melville (Mickey) Bollon
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Sent: 07/28 2004 05:43 AM

I would be interested to talk to anyone who has any information about OFLAG 79

Name: Bill Stevenson
City: Aberdeen
POW Camp:: stalag IXC
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City, State, Zip:: Aberdeen, Scotland
Sent: 07/27 2004 03:44 AM

Sadly George passed away a short time ago I am looking for information on behalf of his daughter. George was a L/Corporal in the Gordon Highlanders

Name: Kathy Brady
City: Swadlincote
POW Camp:: Stalag V11A & X1B
Name of POW:: 'Tiger' Dick Lewis
Postal Street Address:: 170 Wood Lane Newhall
City, State, Zip:: Derbyshire England
Sent: 07/27 2004 02:29 AM

My Dad escaped from V11A,but was caught and sent to X1B.He died several years ago,but never spoke of his war years.I would love to hear from anyone who may have known him.Great web site.Thanks. KB.

Name: jeff ganem
City: victoria,texas
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: george a. ganem
Postal Street Address:: 4806 country lane
City, State, Zip:: victoria, texas 77904
Sent: 07/25 2004 05:30 PM

I am looking for any information i can find about my father, he was shot down in a b-17 plane over germany.He has been deceased for 15 years now.I am interested in finding a data base that might have some information about him.Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Debbie Falcon
POW Camp:: not sure
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Postal Street Address:: 3604 leke Ontario
City, State, Zip:: Harvey,La 70058
Sent: 07/25 2004 04:48 PM

I'm trying to get more information about my grandfather. He was taking prisoner in the war. His name is Curman Hodge.

Name: Neville Cooper
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Name of POW:: Clare Cooper
Postal Street Address:: P.O.Box 554, 56 Kent Road,
City, State, Zip:: Hamilton,Victoria,Australia.3300
Sent: 07/25 2004 12:30 AM

Any information from anybody who knew my father who was based at 460 Squadron(RAAF) and a POW from February 1945 on would be appreciated.Their Lancaster (AR-J2) was shot down on 21/22nd Feb..Clare Cooper was a Wireless Operator.Information while a POW would be most helpful.

Name: John Brazones
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Name of POW:: Donald Brazdzons
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Sent: 07/23 2004 04:49 PM

Donald is my father. Does anyone remember him? He is still alive and doing well. He does not talk much about being a pow. My e-mail is above if you may remember him. I have located most of the crew he was assigned to.

Name: Paul Twynam
City: Bristol, somerset
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 7
Name of POW:: Peter Scott Twynam
Postal Street Address:: The Garth, Redacre, Redhill
City, State, Zip:: BS40 5SJ
Sent: 07/23 2004 03:34 AM

Anyone who knew of my cousin Peter Twynam, RAF? He was in Stalag Luft 7 in Upper Silesia.

Name: stan smith
City: brooksville,fl,34613
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: elvin young
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Sent: 07/23 2004 02:54 AM

looking for information, what POW camp?, how long?, unit? when shot down? Mr.Young was my first supervisor when I started with Tel. Co. As most he never talked about it much. Anyone that knew him, would like to hear from them. Thanks

Name: Tom Olson
City: Ossining, NY
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: 2nd Lt. Robert Lannart Olson
Postal Street Address:: 18460 Burns Parkway NW
City, State, Zip:: Anoka, MN 55303
Sent: 07/22 2004 04:44 AM

My dad, Lt. Robert L. Olson, was incarcerated at Stalag Luft I on November 3, 1943. He was prisoner # 1423 and was in the camp when it was liberated by the Russians. Dad died in 1971. My mother recently gave me her scrapbook of Dad's time in the service and I am interested in learning more about Lt Olson's capture and time at Stalag LuftI. The site's POW listing indicates that Lt Olson was held in the south compound but he is not listed in the south compound listing of roommates. If you or your relative knew my father please contact me at

Name: Cristina Bauer Gwynn(Granddaughter)
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Bogelsang Prussia 54-12
Name of POW:: Matthew Joseph Bauer
Postal Street Address:: 13950 SW Linda Lane
City, State, Zip:: Beaverton, OR 97006
Sent: 07/21 2004 05:14 AM

I am so thrilled to find this site. I am trying to track down information on my paternal grandfather, Matthew Joseph Bauer, who was a 2nd Lietenant, captured 1994. I don't know any more than that he was captured (and some family rumors). I would appreciate any help or stories or anything anyone has. He was released in 1945. My thanks in advance for your time.

Name: Marc Smilen
City: Dania Beach, Florida
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Name of POW:: Lester Strew
Postal Street Address:: care of amo plans, 2 west dixie highway
City, State, Zip:: dania, florida 33004
Sent: 07/20 2004 09:27 AM

Lester Strew was in the Air Force, and was in New Guinea from 1942 to 1944. He was allegedly in a Jap prison camp. Im looking for more specific info. Thanks for your help. (Lester made it home; But the details of his POW status are ambiguous.)

Name: Merrilyn Meeks
City: Aurora,CO
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Name of POW:: John Henry Bryner, Jr.
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Sent: 07/19 2004 05:46 PM

My brother is John Henry Bryner, Jr., listed on this site. I was five years old when he was shot down over Grossraschen, Germany, March 22, 1945.( POW-Luft 1, Barth), therefore know very little of his experiences. Even so, I am very proud of him. I just recently found out the name of the town where the plane went down and was trying to look it up on internet when I stumbled onto this site. I also found an article about him that I had not seen. To the people who are doing the work of honoring these men, by whatever means, websites, articles, organizations, etc. I say a heartfelt "thank you". Keep up the good work!

Name: Ann McClendon
City: Marietta, GA
POW Camp:: Staglag Luft 1 South Compound
Name of POW:: Bobby Griffin Harris
Postal Street Address:: 660 Carrollton, GA
City, State, Zip:: Carrollton, GA 30117
Sent: 07/18 2004 05:40 AM

My father Bobby "Griffin" Harris was a 2nd Lt. POW from 3/29/44 until 5/28/45. His name is listed on this site but not his room assignment. If you knew him please e-mail me. He is still alive and active and I sure would love to hear from you.

Name: Becky McLaughlin
POW Camp::
Name of POW:: Fred F. Bronson
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Meadowlakes, TX 78654
Sent: 07/15 2004 01:37 PM

I emailed you a photo of F.F. Bronson - one of eight Tenesseans to complete Basic Flight Training at Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX. - 4/1941. Just checking to see if you received it.

Name: Eric Lanier
City: Bloomington, IL
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Sent: 07/15 2004 06:10 AM

Thanks for posting your WWII letters and insites. My grandfather was a B-17 Nav as well (325th) and your letters helped to shed some light on what he may have went through. I am going through C-130 Navigator training right now. Your generation is truely the greatest generation. Thanks for everything you did for this country. I am proud to be a free American because of the sacrifices you and your generation made.

Name: Virginia Di Rosario
City: Mattapan, MA
POW Camp:: Stalag I
Name of POW:: Ysaye Di Rosario
Postal Street Address:: 21 Jordan Road
City, State, Zip:: Plymouth, MA 02360
Sent: 07/14 2004 07:41 AM

Any info on my father to include the individual who sketched and painted his portrait

Name: Michael Mimnaugh
City: Redford Twp. MI.
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: Herbert C Dennis Jr.
Postal Street Address:: 14851 Seminole Redford MI 48239
City, State, Zip:: New Jersey
Sent: 07/13 2004 08:38 AM

Looking for information on Sgt. Dennis, captured 11-21-1944 at Stalag 4 until liberated. Was in 448 BG 715 SQ. B24 "Little Joe" 41-28925 Thank You.

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Postal Street Address:: 670 Middlesex dr.
City, State, Zip:: Macon, Ga 31210
Sent: 07/13 2004 04:25 AM

My father was at Polebrook England, 351 Fighter sqd. Just was Interested in the Information. Thank You for all you did In WW II, I owe my Freedom to people like You.

Name: Steve & Tracy
City: Ripon, CA
POW Camp:: re: North 1 - Barrack 7 Room 3
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Sent: 07/12 2004 09:36 AM

Hello, does anyone remember Oral H. Hert? Do you know if H. stood for Herbert? What did he look like? Any pictures? Also, did he eventually work for a hearing aid company in Indianapolis, Indiana in the early 60's? We may have the wrong Hert but please advise. Thanks so much, Steve & Tracy

Name: F. Gwen Post
City: Covington, La. 70434
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Frank J. Page -deceased
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Sent: 07/12 2004 07:59 AM

I would like to hear from anyone who knew my father at Stalag Luft 1. He died in 1960 due to the injuries he received when shot down over Germany. From the listing he was is North 1 but I can not find him in any of the "rooms". I would appreciate any information. I do have his War Log and would like to know more about an artist whose first name was Jay. Gwen Post

Name: Floyd McCullough, lst Lt.
City: Anchorage, Alaska
POW Camp:: Nurnberg
Name of POW:: Floyd W. McCullough lst lt. 487th bomb group, 8th AF
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Sent: 07/12 2004 06:51 AM

Captured Feb. 20, 1945, over Nurnberg. Taken to SS prison, held for 2-3 days, then driven by truck to a ditch, where we were lined up, facing armed soldiers. The SS offce, who had lost an eye on the Russian front, was screaming and ranting when one of the soldiers told him this was in violation of the Geneva Convention. He had been an expatriated prisoner held in Canada. Luckily he was convincing enough, and we went sent on to the POW camp. He told us his story, and that of the SS officer before we left.

Name: Wally P. Fydenchuk
Homepage: http://.
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Sent: 07/11 2004 04:26 PM

I am researching US citizens who served with the RAF/RCAF during WWII. Many would become POW's. Any names / information would be appreciated. Please contact:

Name: Lynne Kisselburgh Mottley
City: EL Paso, Texas
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Alexander James Kisselburgh
Postal Street Address:: 14937 Roslyn Drive
City, State, Zip:: Horizon City, Texas 79928
Sent: 07/11 2004 04:03 PM

My dad, Jim Kisselburgh, was a resident of several Stalags. He passed away 9 years ago today, July 10th.

Name: Sandra (Ellis) Du Fosee
City: Berkeley, CA
POW Camp:: Barth
Name of POW:: Robert B. Ellis, Jr.
Postal Street Address:: 6 Evergreen Ct
City, State, Zip:: Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Sent: 07/11 2004 11:17 AM

I only had a chance to read the first few paragraphs but I identify with your father not wanting to discuss his experience. Every once in awhile, my Dad would talk about it but not much. I took German in college (and we have German roots) and wanted him to quiz me; he said "When I hear German, I want to kill." Yikes! And he adored me! Very serious, scary stuff. Anyway, I'm going to come back and visit your site; it looks amazing. My Dad died of a heart attack in 1975 (at 55 years). I'm trying to find the second half of an article that was wriiten about him after the war but I'm not having any luck. I'm kind of a novice at searching the internet for this kind of info. Anyway, have to go but Good Job! Sandi

Name: Warren
City: Leiden, NL
POW Camp:: British Midlands, maybe Brigstock.
Name of POW:: "Jan" - maybe short for Giovanni
Postal Street Address:: Kampersteeg 10
City, State, Zip:: 2311 RD, Leiden
Sent: 07/11 2004 10:56 AM

Where do I begin? My mom's father was an italian prisoner of war (world war 2), in a camp somewhere around Brigstock. He was put to work on the Livdon (not sure of spelling) farm where he met my mom's mom, Lucy Height (now deceased, not sure if Height is her Maiden name). The guys name was Jan or Gan, that is all we know. We do have a picture of him. My Mom was born in September 1945, so he must of been there at least from 44-45 timeframe. With this information, would it be possible to find out who he is/was? Thanks Warren

Name: David
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Sent: 07/10 2004 08:11 AM

Still looking to correspond with any ex-POWs who were at Stalag Luft III and who have any knowledge of the Donald Duck "I Wanted Wings" illustration. If you drew one of these in your log book, I could use a copy of the image for a book I am writing. Thanks. David

Name: tom antonacchio
POW Camp:: stalag 7A
Name of POW:: felix a antonacchio
Postal Street Address:: 600-43 pulis ave
City, State, Zip:: mahwah n.j.07430
Sent: 07/10 2004 07:50 AM

My dad was a bottom turret gunner on a B-17 and was shot down in the English Channel...was a POW for 2 years...passed away in 95

Name: Fred W. Butler, Jr.
City: Saugus, Massachusetts
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Fred W. Butler, Jr.
Postal Street Address:: 3901 Rigel Avenue
City, State, Zip:: Lompoc, CA 93436-1416
Sent: 07/09 2004 07:12 PM

I wish to say "Hello" to all of my Kriegie friends that are still around. I would be delighted to hear from any one or all of them.

Name: F. Gwen Post
City: Covington, La. 70434
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Frank J. Page - deceased
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Sent: 07/09 2004 06:31 AM

I have just begun to search the internet for information. I have my father's scrap book that he kept. It has drawings, writings and photos. Gwen Post

Name: Susan Rueb
City: Dodge City, Kansas
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft One
Name of POW:: Lt. C. W. Swank
Postal Street Address:: 1905 Hart
City, State, Zip:: Dodge City, Kansas 67801
Sent: 07/09 2004 03:57 AM

Any one who knew Lt. Clifford Wendell Swank while at Stalag Luft One, he would enjoy hearing from you. You can reach me at the above e-mail address and I would love to put you in contact with my Father.

Name: Clay Blacklock (adopted name)
City: Edmonton, Alberta T5L-1V4
POW Camp:: Refugee Camp Chisholm Alberta
Name of POW:: Willie (last name unknown)
Postal Street Address:: 12716-134 st
City, State, Zip:: Edmonton, Alberta T5L-1V4
Sent: 07/08 2004 06:49 PM

Boy about 6 years old orphan. Arrived Halifax by hospital ship Winter of 1943. Spent war years in Canadian refugee camp. Answered to name 'Willie'. Left handed, blue eyes. Sisters Goldie and Della, plus grandfather died in Casablanca harbour during 'Operation Torch'. November 8/42. Anyone still looking for me? I'm still hoping.

Name: carl hannon
City: nashua
POW Camp:: IV
Name of POW:: nilus mackey
Postal Street Address:: 7 denise st
City, State, Zip:: nashua NH 03063
Sent: 07/08 2004 06:38 AM

my uncle nilus mackey,who was laid to rest this month on the 6th of july,was a former member of stalag luft IV. as he also made the death march. would like to hear from any one who knew him,as he spent most of his time in the prison hospital suffering from frost bite,but i think he was in compound C. in all respects to all of you who endured this odeal,my hat is off. carl hannon

Name: Pauline Braaksma
POW Camp:: Stalag VlllB
Name of POW:: Michael Ewanyshyn
Postal Street Address:: Box 7019, R.R.#1
City, State, Zip:: Clearwater, B.C. V0E-1N0
Sent: 07/07 2004 02:07 PM

Does anyone remember my father Michael Ewanyshyn with the Royal Regiment of Canada ? He was wounded and taken prisoner at Puys, France during the raid on Dieppe Aug.1942. He was at p.o.w camp Stalag VlllB until the spring of 1944. he was one of the first to return home in exchange for German p.o.w.'s . On his return he had to have his right leg amputated at the knee. His # was B67864 and p.o.w.# 26933.He never really spoke much about the war when he returned . He passed away much too early , at 59 years ,in 1972.

Name: Sharon Procell
City: Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
POW Camp:: ?? Muchansen (Not Sure)
Name of POW:: Franz Schatzl
Postal Street Address:: they had no home
City, State, Zip:: Grasburg, Austria
Sent: 07/07 2004 01:26 AM

My mother's father was in a concentration camp on the russian side i guess. He did survive and my mother is ill and has recently told me that she was in KZ Gusen and was a slave-laborer for the Nazi's. She has endured alot of tramua and i need some info on how to write a book or something. My mother was under Dr. Menegel who was the "Angel of Death". The things she tells me is very painful for me and she kept it in for over 50 years. Now she is dying and trying to free her sole. I am looking for someone to please help me with this. I have so many articles and artifacts from the war and I do not know what they are or how they are linked. From obitutary to photo's with words that I have translated: one stated: A City of Bloody Hell. My grandfather died at a early age after the war. I know hear that they are compensating the non-jewish people who suffured also. Thank God. But I may be to late. Sincerely, Sharon Procell

Name: William Wells
City: lake helen, fla 32744
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
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Sent: 07/06 2004 05:22 PM

I was shot down nov 21 1944 over holand. Arrived at Barth on Christmas Eve l944. Released by the Russians and flew out with the rest to France on May 12 1945

Name: Peter J. Szemenciak
City: Depew, NY 14043-1718
POW Camp:: Stalag ?????
Name of POW:: Peter Szemenciak
Postal Street Address:: 172 Wayside Drive
City, State, Zip:: Depew, NY 14043-1718
Sent: 07/05 2004 09:44 AM

My father was a POW in one of the Stalags in western Germany. If anyone was with him or knows of him, please contact me. I am his son. He received a Bronze Star and several unit citations. He was with the 88th Infantry Division that landed at Monte Cassino in Italy in l944. Thank You

Name: Tim Wilkinson
POW Camp:: Stalag 17 (A or B, I am not sure)
Name of POW:: John Keyes Farnam
Postal Street Address:: 4703 E. Lone Cactus Dr.
City, State, Zip:: Phoenix AZ 85050
Sent: 07/04 2004 02:14 PM

My grandfather was a navigator in a b-24 I believe during WWII. He was shot down over Fogatt Italy in August of 1943 and spent 18 months in one of the Stalags. I found a letter that was sent to him that mentioned "Caterpillar Club" and I am excited to find out what it meant. I am putting together a Historical story of his time in war so if anyone knows him or has family that is aware of him let me know. He was in the 515th stationed in North Africa during the war. I believe he was in the 317th to if that makes sense. THANKS

Name: Vic Cornes
City: crewe, cheshire
POW Camp:: stalag 4
Name of POW:: Alf Cornes. Gunner: 1738508 RA; LAA
Postal Street Address:: 111a middlewich street
City, State, Zip:: crewe, cheshire cw1 4dh
Sent: 07/04 2004 04:45 AM

dad (a desert rat) was captured at tobruk july 1942. his pow no. was 251345. he did'nt talk much about the war, he died 1972. since my mothers death last year I have been researching family history. it is an eye-opener what our ancestors endured. if anyone has any information about this camp please e-mail me or write. (my other email address is on my website.)

Name: Norval L. Covington
City: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
POW Camp:: Stalag 1
Name of POW:: Norval L. Covington
Postal Street Address:: 1824 Devonshire
City, State, Zip:: Oklahoma City, OK., 73116
Sent: 07/03 2004 02:46 PM

My father, Norval L. Covington is 82 years old and living in OKC. We have been looking for Ralph P. Blanton, Pilot. My dad flew co-pilot in the Bride of Mars B-17 and was a POW from Dec. 1944 until liberation in May, 1945. He was in Compound N. 3.

Name: Adrian Gilbert
City: Hemel Hempstead, England
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Captain John A. Vietor
Postal Street Address:: 102 Horsecroft Road
City, State, Zip:: Hemel Hempstead HP1 1PX, UK
Sent: 07/02 2004 06:57 AM

I am writing a book about the experiences of American, British and Commonwealth POWs in Europe during World War II. I am very interested in the career of Captain John A. Vietor (USAAF) who was shot down over Regensburg on 25 February 1944, and sent to West Compound at Stalag Luft I (Barth). He wrote about his POW experiences in his book 'Time Out' (Aero Publishers), and I would like to use some extracts from his book. Unfortunately I have been unable to track down his publishers or members of his family (Capt. Vietor died in 1984). I would be very grateful if anyone could give me any information on John A. Vietor, especially his post-war life (career, marriage, home life etc). Many thanks, Adrian

Name: Lois Atkin
City: Payson, AZ
POW Camp:: Luft I
Name of POW:: Sgt. Verne C. Swindler
Postal Street Address:: 1003 N. Carefree Circle, Payson, AZ 85541
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Sent: 07/02 2004 03:52 AM

Found a letter from Sgt. Swindler's Aunt Lollie in Arkansas - would like to return it to family - it is dated 1943. I have done a lot of research on Sgt. Swindler and have only located tidbits. Would love to have more information on him and his stay (presumably) from info on the internet regarding hisstay at the POW Camp in Luft I. Would like more info on Sgt. Swindler and pay my respects to a great hero from World War II. We all owe our veterans our undying respect and gratitude for there great sacrifice to country and family. Sincerely, Lois Atkin

Name: Philip F. Biasetti
City: Cooper City,FL
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Ernest J. Biasetti
Postal Street Address:: 1138 Greenbriar Cove
City, State, Zip:: Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Sent: 07/01 2004 03:43 PM

Playing with the internet came across this web page, have copied it and sending it to my brother, I know he will be shocked and surprised. Thank U, Thank U, Thank U

Name: Bob Keck
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Name of POW:: Daniel W Zimmerman
Postal Street Address:: 827 FrankST
City, State, Zip:: McKees Rocks, Pa, 15136
Sent: 07/01 2004 02:13 PM

We are trying to find anyone that may have know Daniel Zimmerman Co 424th Inf Reg 106th Inf Div

Name: Malcolm Preston
City: Manchester, United Kingdom
POW Camp:: N/A
Name of POW:: N/A
Postal Street Address:: 172 Fir Street, Cadishead
City, State, Zip:: M44 5AG
Sent: 07/01 2004 11:39 AM

Having visited a Memorial to a B17 in the Peak District, Derbyshire UK. today (01-07-04) On the Memorial were only 5 names, D.J. Decleene, T. Manos, F.E. Garry, M. Stravinski & H.F. Ayers, could any one shed any light as to the rest of the crew. They were all from the 398th Bomb Group. The info from a picture i saw of a photo, showed the tail had a red background with a letter W at the top, underneath was 7 No's 33?8944, the question were the Number should be, was scratched, but it looked like either 3 or 8 or 9, underneath the No's was a letter A. could anyone shed any light on the matter. Thank-You. malcolm.

Name: Kimberly Granholm
City: Freeport, Me
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address:: 192 Indiana Rd
City, State, Zip:: West Gardiner Me 04345
Sent: 07/01 2004 09:23 AM

Hi Ed K I came across you site! It's great! You probably dont remember me, but a couple of years ago you responded to a question I had about my great Uncle Paul W Manter of the 491st-853rd--he was KIA over Misburg. I just wanted to say Thank You for the information you gave me. I love the pictures! It's nice to put a face with a name. Thanks again Kim

Name: Raymond C. Houghtby
City: Shabbona, Il
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 3
Name of POW:: Self
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip::
Sent: 07/01 2004 12:15 AM

I was assigned as a pilot in the 44th BG, 506th Sqd. @ Shipdam,E. Anglia, England. We were shot up by flak over Friedrichshafen on 18 March 1944 & struggled back to the Pas de Calais area where flak knocked us down. A story of course. All of crew bailed & survived. Will add more when time allows --RCH-Sr.


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