World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


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 10/01/04 thru 12/31/04

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Name: Paul T. Haggerty
Hometown: North KIngstown
POW Camp: Yugo, Oberussel, Dulag Luft Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Paul. T. Haggerty
Postal Street Address: 12 Fischer DR Apt 3e
City, State, Zip: North Kingstown Ri 02852-2854
Sent: 4.59 PM - 12/31 2004

Hi Guys, Once again I am still trying to find someone who was on the train going from Dulag Luft to Stalag Luft 1 and spent New Years in the marshalling yards in Berlin sweating out the English bombing of Berlin. They didn't bomb and boy were we lucky. Sgt Hellman are you or any of yours still around? Remember how we collected cigarettes and gum and gave them to the guards so they could get some beer for the guys that wanted a drink to celebrate New Years. I will never forget you telling me, when the guards were out of sight that you were talking Jewish to the guards because you were Jewish and if they found out you would probably get shot. They later found out about your being Jewish and in Feb 1945 you were taken from your room in North 3 and transferred to the Jewish barracks in the south compound. If you are still around God Bless You. How about they other guys on the train How many of you are still around? There were approximately 200 guys stuffed into two trains.

Name: william teater
Hometown: columbus,ohio
Postal Street Address: 123 northcrest dr
City, State, Zip: marysville, ohio 43040
Sent: 8.56 PM - 12/30 2004

I enjoyed reading your story & glad I had no such experience. I went through 50 missions on B24`s in the 465th BG, 15th AAF in summer of `44.
We lost two of our crew in a make-up crew, but I made it back OK. Like you, I hope for no more. B Teater

Name: Brian McDaniel
Hometown: Pottstown, PA. 19464
POW Camp: Obermansfeld 9C
Name of POW: Harold L. McDaniel
Sent: 10.48 AM - 12/30 2004

My father was shot down over Mersberg, Nov. 2,1944. He went to the Dulag Luft first, then was sent to Obermansfeld. It was supposed to be a hospital camp, not much of one!

Name: christina Grindlay
Hometown: Plean bannockburn by Stirling
POW Camp: 1XC Germany
Name of POW: Private Peter Rae Miller
Sent: 5.11 PM - 12/29 2004

I am trying to search my family tree and I would be greatful if any one who knew my father could give me any information of the camp where he was imprisoned for five years I have recently found out that the camp number was 1xc and the he was captured at Dunkirk with so many others he was also put to work in the salt peter mines if this gives rise to any memories then please try to contact me from a very greatful daughter.

Name: Harold J. Born
Hometown: Evansville, IN
POW Camp: Stalag 2A
Name of POW: Harold J. Born
Sent: 10.32 PM - 12/28 2004

I was a POW at Stalag 2A near Neubrandenburg from about the middle of December, 1944 until near the end of April, 1945. and would like to hear from anyone who was also there.

Name: Carol Giffin
Name of POW: Eugene Greene
Postal Street Address: 2388 Maxwell Lane
City, State, Zip: Chaska Mn 55317
Sent: 9.18 PM - 12/28 2004

I am interested in anyone who knows of a connection between pow eugene greene and another soldier Warren Giffin. If anyone knows any connection between these soldiers please contact me.

Name: ilene lavinder
POW Camp: stalag luft 1, batth
Name of POW: lowery b jennings
Postal Street Address: 1700 redwood road
City, State, Zip: glade hill va 24091
Sent: 7.51 PM - 12/27 2004

looking for anyone who knew my father, lowery b jennings, sgt, with 569th sqdrn, shot down 1/11/1944, tranfered from luft iv.

Name: Ken Kelly
Hometown: Brampton, Ontario Canada
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth
Name of POW: E J Musgrove (Ted ) CPL C Army
Sent: 5.48 PM - 12/27 2004

My brother-inlaw was capt. at Dieppe Aug. 19/42 Taken to Stalag VIIIB .
My grandson was to do a project for school on Dieppe and he asked for my help. I Have found out many things about my brother-inlaw.
Does anyone out there remember Oct. 9/1943 Stalag 344 when the Canadian POW's had a football game. If any do please send me your memories.

Tks for this site and all who have taken part in it.

Name: Yvette Ramsdale
Hometown: lancaster
Name of POW: Baltisar Villa
City, State, Zip: lancster, ca 93534
Sent: 3.48 PM - 12/27 2004

I am looking for some information on my Grandfather, who was a pow in Germany. I have been trying to get info but they tell me his records were burn in the fire

Name: Ken Milton
POW Camp: stalag 306
Name of POW: Henry (Harry) Milton
Postal Street Address: 38 Marechal Niel Avenue
City, State, Zip: Sidcup, Kent, England
Sent: 1.38 PM - 12/27 2004

I have a tag from my late father. The tag is stalag 306. No 4730 He was a prisoner in Austria

Name: Donna McCann
Hometown: Huntington
POW Camp: Stalag Luft1
Name of POW: James McCann
Sent: 9.58 PM - 12/25 2004

Staff SGT James E. McCann
B-24 shot down 1944 , liberated in 1945 can't find any listing on his barracks. thank you

Name: William E. Mildren
Hometown: Neosho, Mo.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: W. E. Mildren
Postal Street Address: 2010 E. Barataria
City, State, Zip: Springfield, Mo. 65804
Sent: 2.26 PM - 12/25 2004

I am alive and well, 85 yrs. old, still married to Dorothy, have two sons: Bill Jr. 61 yrs. & Mark 55 yrs. old,four grandkids, two great grandkids. Very glad to discover this website. My thanks to those responsible for creating it!

Name: Thomas Glide
Hometown: Harbor Beach
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Jack Glide
Postal Street Address: 7880 Sand Beach
City, State, Zip: Harbor Beach, Michigan, 48441
Sent: 7.01 PM - 12/24 2004

Hello POW's and surviving family members.
I am researching my father's time spent at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. Using a diary he kept while there, stories he told of the war and any info i can find I am writing a book to pay homage to him and all who served their country in that time.
If anyone has any information or stories they would like to share it would be greatly appreciated
Thank you!

Name: Francis Rzatkowski
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Francis Rzatkowski
Postal Street Address: 7425 Carrousel
City, State, Zip: Westland, MI 48185
Sent: 12.21 PM - 12/23 2004

Anyone know of Frank Pringle, Paul Mattox? Trying
to contact gentlemen that were with me at Stalag
Luft 1.
Thank you.
Francis Rzatkowski

Name: Terry Ball
POW Camp: Barth, Pomerania
Name of POW: James B. Dodge, Jr.
Postal Street Address: Deceased
Sent: 10.46 AM - 12/23 2004

My wife's Uncle was James B. Dodge, Jr. He was shot down in December of 1944 and was interned at your camp. He survived, and lived in Seattle, WA until his death from natural causes several years ago.

His daughter Mickey survived him.

If you have any information about Jim, please let me know. He was quite secretive about his life in the camp.

Terry Ball

Name: Michael Pennacchio
Hometown: Mineola, NY
POW Camp: Stalag IIIB
Name of POW: Robert Champa
Sent: 4.26 PM - 12/22 2004

Looking for any VETS that can tell me about POW life in Stalag IIIB. My grandfatehr Robert Champa was held there from 11/26/44-4/22/45. Any pictures would be great too. Thank you

Name: Mary Kay and John Snyder
Name of POW: Russ Russell
Postal Street Address: 1524 Lakewood Dr
City, State, Zip: Woodbridge, VA 22192
Sent: 8.46 AM - 12/22 2004

Took me awhile, but I finally found Russ Russell's comic artwork (Lester H.). I had never heard of this before and find it fascinating. Gives one a little idea of what it's like to serve the USA.

Name: Jon P. Vaughan
Hometown: Stacy
Name of POW: Clarance Lein
Postal Street Address: 282588 zurich st. s e
City, State, Zip: North Branch, MN 55056
Sent: 9.39 PM - 12/21 2004

Name: rhonda rinard
Hometown: los angeles ,calif
POW Camp: stalag luft 1
Name of POW: ralph rinard jr
Postal Street Address: 2010 n los robles ave
City, State, Zip: pasadena ,calif 91104
Sent: 3.07 PM - 12/21 2004

beware this scam artist all of you ,he tried to get my personal information as you see,can someone please catch him/i am rhonda l rinard daughter of ralph"bluto" jr rinard here is a copy of his fake scam letter to me ,please help anyone let me know what we can do about him,thanks alot sincerely,rhonda l rinardSubj: Re: RALPH JR RINARD DEPOSIT
Date: 12/21/2004 11:39:39 AM Pacific Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Rhonda,

Before I say anything may I say happy Xmas to you , sorry for my late to your mail, I am out of the states presently in London due to my ill health condition, I must say that it is a gold bars which I do not know where he got it from I thought it might be from Germany as you have say due my dad did not tell me how come about the gold

I am excited that I will finally fulfill my late fathers wish by having this deposit send to the right family, due to my tight schedule this Xmas and my ill heath condition I will not devote much time as i�ve also handed over the same documents to my attorney Mr. Ralph Donald . You can contact the attorney on telephone number +4916092220690 or email for confirmation and verification of these facts and figures,

I will like you to forward me any means of your identification so that I will be sure that I am dealing with right person , I will be happy you contact the attorney who will work with you and give more information about the security company where the gold was deposited and what to do as I have handed over this transaction to him. Unfortunately, due to my ear drum problem I am unable to call and speak with you, as I am in London for treatment waiting for you�re soonest reply, kindly extend my kinds regards to your kids and your husband.

Best Regards,


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Name: Tim Robertson
Hometown: Trenton, OH
POW Camp: Stalag VIIA
Name of POW: Lyle E. Robertson
Postal Street Address: 5286 Gabbard Dr
City, State, Zip: Trenton, OH 45067
Sent: 8.35 PM - 12/20 2004

My father, Lyle E. Robertson fought with the Rainbow Division and was captured in Alsace on January 24, 1945. I am looking for help in getting disability benefits for him. He receives none. Fortunately, he is alive and well in Fairfield, Ohio. His email is He would love to hear from you.

Name: Bill Creighton
POW Camp: Luft 1
Name of POW: Lt. Ralph Pearson
Sent: 6.38 PM - 12/19 2004

Seeking info re: Lt. Ralph Pearson, one of the 445th BG B-24 pilots that was shot down on 27 Sep 1944. Believe he was interred in Barth at Luft 1. Other info regarding the barracks etc is unknown.

Name: Dave Peterson
Hometown: Westbank, BC Canada
POW Camp: L3 and 4B
Name of POW: Sgt. D Griffiths and Sgt. R Searle
Postal Street Address: 417-2330 Butt Road
City, State, Zip: Westbank, BC V4T 2L3
Sent: 2.23 PM - 12/18 2004

My mother's first husband was shot down over Kassel Oct 3-4, 1943. There were two Halifaxes from 77 Sqd lost that night and the above airmen from the other plane survived and were taken prisoner. Information is sparse and after finding this great website thought I might find some additional info on the above men and camps or my mother's late husband Sgt. James Birrell.

Sent: 11.31 PM - 12/17 2004

My father Donald Marsden was a prisoner of war in WW11.I have his tag from the camp which has states STALIG X1A which I presume is camp 11A.If any one has any information about this camp I would be interested to hear as my father died 22 years ago and never talked about what he went through.

 Name: Bill Creighton
Hometown: Mission Texas
POW Camp: Luft 1, Barth
Name of POW: Lt. Ralph H Pearson
Postal Street Address: 1900 Wilson St
City, State, Zip: Mission, TX, 78572
Sent: 11.17 AM - 12/17 2004

Seeking any info on the above who was a member of 445th BG, 700 Squadron, B-24 pilot, shot down 27 Sep 44, one of the 27 AC the 445th lost that day. I believe Ralph was interred at Barth, Luft 1 until freed by the Russians.

Name: claude grisham
Hometown: Sardis
POW Camp: stalig luft IV
Name of POW: Lendon L. Grisham
Postal Street Address: 660 Wake Forest Rd.
City, State, Zip: Sardis, Tn. 38371
Sent: 11.08 AM - 12/17 2004

My dad, Lendon L. Grisham was a POW, I am just trying to find more information about the pow camp. He was in Stalag IV is all I know 381st bomb group squadron 532 plane was shot down

Name: Irv Pliskin
Hometown: Now: Cherry Hill, NJ. 08002
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Irving R. Pliskin
Postal Street Address: 36 Lafferty Drive
City, State, Zip: Cherry Hill, NJ. 08002
Sent: 9.29 PM - 12/16 2004

I was at Stalag Luft 1, in the "Jewish" barracks. I was there from Jan.'45 until war end. I have since met Milton Stern who was in the barracks with me, and we are both active in American X Pow. I am working on a memoir of that time and would welcome any comments from fellow Krieges. Memory slips a little after almost 60 years.

Name: Heidi Sanford
Hometown: Lima, oh
Name of POW: Howell G. Kanode
Postal Street Address: 5271 Nowrich St
City, State, Zip: Hilliard, Oh, 43026
Sent: 3.21 PM - 12/15 2004

Hi my granfather was in WWII and i was wondering if anyone had any pictures of him. His name was Howell G. Kanode. He was sreving in the 350th airdrome squadron in New Guinea. He died on Demcember 13, 2004 and i would like to have a picture to give to my Father.. so please if anyone has a picture please send it to me...


Name: Taylor Krauss
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
POW Camp: Stalag 2
Postal Street Address: 82 E. 3rd Street, Apt. 2C
City, State, Zip: New York, NY 10003
Sent: 9.40 AM - 12/15 2004

I am searching for any information about the location of Stalag 2A. Does anyone know where in Germany it was? Thanks so much.

Name: Mike Powell
Hometown: Geneva, Alabama
POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV
Name of POW: SGT Drew L. "Shef" Sheffield
Postal Street Address: 4885 Pablo Kisel, Blvd.
City, State, Zip: Brownsville, TX 78526
Sent: 11.08 PM - 12/14 2004

Drew and his family were neighbors and friends of my family when I was growing up. Drew passed away in 1988 and as far as I know his only remaining Immediate family is a sister who is in very poor physical and mental health. I am currently doing research on Drew's military career and would greatly appreciate any information from anyone who knew him. He was a member of the 457th Bomb Group, 748th Squadron and was shot down on Sept. 28, 1944. He was in room #4, barracks #6 in D lager.

Name: Robert (Bob) Biesterfeld
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington
Postal Street Address: 12743 Avante DR NW
City, State, Zip: Silverdale, WA. 98383
Sent: 7.39 PM - 12/14 2004

As one whom has worked on the restoration of the B-17F N17W I can understand the deep feeling that the crews and other personnel (friend and foe)have for the flying fortress.

Hometown: rochester ,indiana
Postal Street Address: 2010 N LOS ROBLES AVE APT 1
City, State, Zip: PASADENA,CALIFORNIA 91104
Sent: 3.39 PM - 12/14 2004


Name: Janet Hooke
Name of POW: Elroy Wyman
Postal Street Address: 22 Ford Quint Road
City, State, Zip: N. berwick, Maine 03906
Sent: 2.14 PM - 12/14 2004

I am looking for Paul Canin who was a room mate to Elroy Wyman. We are doing a 175th anniversary book on North Berwick and would like to include his story and picture on Elroy. I can be reached at

Name: WT Abernathy
Hometown: Salem, NH
Sent: 12.49 PM - 12/14 2004

Truly a powerful site, and thank you for sharing. When I was in the Navy, I was assigned to Ft. Smith in Hawaii, with the Joint Task Force for the Location of MIAs in SE Asia. This topic is close to my heart, Thank you.

Name: Dave Dutch
Hometown: North Berwick ME
Sent: 8.41 AM - 12/14 2004

I am co-editing the History of north Berwick, Maine, Elroy F. Wyman's hometown. I'm seeking permission to use the poitrait sketch of him and info found in this site in our publication.

Name: John Edward Friend (Jack)
Hometown: Paoli, Pa.
POW Camp: Stalag I - South, Barracks 2, Room 11
Name of POW: John (Jack) E. Friend
City, State, Zip: Paoli, Pa. 19301
Sent: 9.36 PM - 12/13 2004

I am writing a narrative biographical documentary about John E. Friend. If you have any information,
stories, activities relating to him, I would appreciate
them. Thank you. I am his first cousin. He has very
few descendents.

Name: Walter Deas
Hometown: Gold Coast, Queensland
POW Camp: unknown
Name of POW: William Deas
Sent: 4.04 PM - 12/12 2004

Is there a source where I can find out where my uncle was a POW in a Stalag POW camp in Germany during WW11. William Deas came from Dundee, Angus, Scotland & was born in 1914. I understand he was captured at Torbruk. I have a badge he gave me. It has cross swords beneath a targe on a St. Andrews type cross. Outside cirle of a belt, buckle on left, thistle on right and HIGHLAND at top and REGIMENT at bottom. Any information would be appreciated.


Name: Steve Schuler
Hometown: Houston, Texas
POW Camp: IV B
Name of POW: Calvin Schuler
City, State, Zip: New Boston, Texas
Sent: 9.35 AM - 12/11 2004

I am just starting to research my fathers war history. He was a POW, captured at the battle of the bulge, and had a POW tag market Stalag IV - B.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Schuler


Name: Thomas J. Wood Jr
POW Camp: Stalag 17 (Luft unk)
Name of POW: 1stLt (or Capt) William Willson
Postal Street Address: Unk
City, State, Zip: Wilmington NC
Sent: 12.42 PM - 12/10 2004

William (Bud) Willson was my managing editor on the Wilmington Star-News during the late 1950s. Although I recently learned that he is deceased, I would like to hear from any of his surviving crew members. Bud was a very intelligent and humble person. He taught me things about journalism you don't get in school. Our other bond was I am an aircraft owner and pilot. However, I did my stint as a USAF ground pounder in Korea (1953-54)at Kimpo, and as OIC of Radio Troubador while TDY with the X Army Corps. Back to Bud, I remember his comment about the motion picture "Stalag 17." He said, "It wasn't like that!"
One final comment: Here, in Winston-Salem NC, we have J.R. (Bob) Regan, T/Sgt with the 447th BG, and who was in Stalag XVII-B.


Name: Ralph Goloven
Sent: 1.34 PM - 12/9 2004

Stalag 1, North 1


Name: Carol Massie
Hometown: Sardis, Miss
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: James Russell Massie
Postal Street Address: 8411 Honey Drive
City, State, Zip: Cordova Tn 38016
Sent: 1.49 AM - 12/9 2004

My dad died Oct. 11 of this year. He was in Stalag Luft 1 in Barth Germany in Nov. 1944 and was there about 6 months. He was in 364 Bomb Sq, 305 Bomb Group. He was with Crew G37 Lt Tommy M Thompson, Pilot, Lt Fred McGarrity, copilot, Lt Robert Needler, Navigator, Sgt. Arnold Armstrong, Engineer and my dad was radio operator. The guys in his barracks kept a book with names of people with them. If anyone remembers or knows anything about my dad, would you contact me.

The names in the book are Dale Allen, Robert Bacchs, Charles Coogler, Earle Cochrane, Pat Caulfield, Earl Davis, Carl Eaton, John Manicki, Ken Minette, John Modrovsky, Elvis McCoy, William McLaughlin, Charles McRenolds, Harold Roney, Leonard Raple, Gilbert Scherer, George Smith Jr., William Vionrich, Robert Willson, Arnold Wilson, Jarvis Williams, Raymond Crewson, Nolan Reech, Henry Schmid, Terrence Messing, Leo Wloczewski, Keith Hereford, Tom Lattimore, Jr., Thomas Horger, Arthur Laffenwell, Hugh McMurrain, W.H. Williams, Maurice Michalek, Sam Jepson, Jack Severson, Grover Fortenberry, Henry Thibodeaux, James G. White, Peter Euggino. If you have any information, please contact me.

Name: David
Sent: 11.17 PM - 12/8 2004


Looking to correspond with any Stalag Luft III POWs, especially if you still have your YMCA supplied war log/diary. Am also looking to correspond with any POWs who drew the Donald Duck "I Wanted Wings" insignia in their diary.

Email me at

Or snail mail at:

David Lesjak
Box 93016 Willowbrook P.O.
Langley, British Columbia
Canada V3A 8H2

Thanks very much.


: 6.18 PM - 12/8 2004

Name: Jane C Styles
Hometown: Latham NY
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 or 17
Name of POW: William J Styles (dec'd)
Postal Street Address: 16 Bailey Ave
City, State, Zip: Latham NY 12110
Sent: 6.17 PM - 12/8 2004

I am trying to locate several members of POWs that were with my husband in German POW camp....I am not sure whether it was Stalag Luft 3 or 17 as he was moved several times. He was w/350Squad 100th Bomb Group 8th AF He was co-pilot on B-17 ( Pilot was Carey) that was shot down July 1943 in No Sea...picked up by Danish fisherman and turned over to the Germans...was released
in May 1945 by Patton's Army....Any info would be appreciated...I know one person was Richard Hughes from NY State that was with him.....

Name: Neal Allen
Hometown: Louisville, KY
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: Eldon Wendell Allen
Postal Street Address: 4713 Chenwood Ln
City, State, Zip: Louisville, KY 40299
Sent: 4.10 PM - 12/8 2004

I was initially searching for photos of WWII POW camps. I came to your site and discovered from my relatives that LT E.W. Allen (grandfather) was held in that camp. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot. I am not sure of the date he arrived, but he was there until the end with the Russians and the repatriation. He is still living, but not in good shape. He talks frequently of his military career, the day he was shot down, his evasion and eventual capture, and the day the Russians arrive. I have never heard him speak of the camp or his time there. I do not want to push him, but being a military pilot myself, I would like to learn more. I was very glad to find your site. I could not find his name listed on the roster. If anyone has any info feel free to write or email me.

Name: Darryl Walter Jr.
Hometown: Waynesboro, VA
POW Camp: ?
Name of POW: Earl O. Walter
Sent: 11.20 PM - 12/7 2004

My grandfather was a POW during WWII. He was a gunner on a B-17 bomber, and was the only one to survive his final mission. He was taken captive by Germany. I know you don't have info on him, but I would like to know where I can find info about him. He died 5 years ago, and i know very little, but am trying to find anything I can about his military life. if you email me and I don't respond, then it's because it was in my spam mail. My instant message screen name is darrylw73 if you have that, or try to email me at or

Name: Gary Dancz
Hometown: Ludington Michigan
POW Camp: Stalag IIIB
Name of POW: Henry Dance
Postal Street Address: 151 S Wildwood Run #18
City, State, Zip: Ludington Mi 49431=8751
Sent: 7.24 PM - 12/6 2004

born 26 May 1922 Entered Army Ft Knox Ky 11 Sep 1940
Captured Faid Pass near Casserine Pass at Tunisia. Sent to Bizerta, to Naples, to Austria, to Hungary, to checkoslovakia, to warsaw, to Danzig, to Furstenborg, Germany, then on foot 10 January 1945, 10 days to Luckenvalde, south of Berlin. Liberated 1 April 1945 by Russian Army. Walked northwest and arrived Elbe River 9 May 1945. Flown to Laharve, France, then home discharged 14 Oct 1945.


Name: Mike Powell
POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV
Name of POW: drew Sheffield
Postal Street Address: 4885 Pablo Kisel, Blvd.
City, State, Zip: Brownsville, TX 78526
Sent: 4.11 PM - 12/5 2004

I am researching SGT Drew Sheffield. I grew up next door to Drew and his family. He led and died a tragic life and I amtrying to put together a research paper that will brighten his memory. If anyone knew/served with drew please let me know. Drew was assigned to 457th Bomb Group, 748th Squadron. God bless you all.


Name: Bill Miller
Hometown: Aiken, SC
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: William C. Miller
Postal Street Address: 1090 Brightwood Drive
City, State, Zip: Aiken, SC 29080
Sent: 9.22 PM - 12/2 2004

My Dad has taken his last flight, but keep up the good work.
I emailed some additional information concerning roommates.
I am seeking information or contact with those who may have flown with my Dad. 301st BG, 419th Squadron.(B17) Shot down feb 25, 1944 ditched off Anzio Beachhead. Shot down March 30, 1944 Ditched Albania, Captured. I have located his Ball turret Gunner Cornielus (Shorty) Jacob, but need more help.


Name: Bob Micheletto
POW Camp: North 2 B-24
Name of POW: Cotter J. F. Lt. California
Postal Street Address: 3027 S. Del Rancho
City, State, Zip: Mesa AZ 85212
Sent: 3.33 PM - 12/2 2004

I was told that he made a pin hole camera and took pictures at this camp. Also what group photo would he be in?

Name: Georgianne Giese
Hometown: Sun Lakes, AZ
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: George J. Hogaboam
Postal Street Address: 25626 S. Ontario Dr.
City, State, Zip: Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Sent: 11.34 PM - 11/30 2004

George Hogaboam was my father. He was a prisoner in North 2, Barracks 6, Room 2. Dad died in 1998. When I was a child, he played a record with a song written by a fellow POW. I think it was called "Low is the Sun". I loved that record, broken long ago. Does anyone know the name of the composer and if there is a copy of that song, in any form, available?

Name: Arthur W. Starratt
Hometown: West Columbia,Tx
POW Camp: Stalag Luft One
Name of POW: Arthur W. Starratt
Postal Street Address: 341 S. Amherst
City, State, Zip: West Columbia Tx.77486
Sent: 6.17 PM - 11/30 2004

I was a POW at Stalag Luft One for 15 months.I have a web site of my life as a POW. I believe you will find it interesting reading.

Name: David Loper
Hometown: Hemet, CA.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 & one other
Name of POW: Steve T. Loper
Sent: 7.11 PM - 11/29 2004

Hi there, my father was in Stalag Luft 3 and one other. He was infantry, forward artillery spoter and was caaptured in N. Africa by Rommel's boys. For some reason (Goring must have missed he was infantry, jk...) he was put with the fly-guys. He didn't argue cause the flyers were treated a tad beeter than most. Anyway, he's still alive and 84. If you knew him or have any info. drop me a note. Thanks

Name: Jason Stouffer
Name of POW: Albert Earl Davis
Sent: 7.43 PM - 11/28 2004

My wifes grandfather (A.E.Davis) was a B-17 pilot and shot down over or near Sicily (not sure exact year). He is currently dying of brain cancer and would like info on him or any fellow crew members. Also if any pictures exist with his crew and the "bird" or the name of his plane.I'm trying to schedule a fly over or spread his ashes through the bomber doors when he passes. Any help would be appreciated. I myself am a former Marine and I know it means alot to his wife and family. Semper FI.

Name: Barbara Martin
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Postal Street Address: 3961 Mark Drive
City, State, Zip: Troy, MI 48083
Sent: 4.44 PM - 11/28 2004

My father, Edward J. Martin, was an airplane mechanic with the 371st Fighter Group. He died in 1983. We found photos of him, a soldier named Kukla or Kitka, and a line chief named Sgt Qualls. He received the Bronze Star medal from General Saville. If you knew my father, please write me or let me know if there is another website I could contact. Thank you and God Bless you.

Name: John Clymer
City, State, Zip: N.C DELAWARE 19720
Sent: 5.19 PM - 11/27 2004


Name: jack bethune
Hometown: north bay ont p1b 9e5
POW Camp: stalag 11b
Name of POW: elmer allard
Sent: 3.19 PM - 11/26 2004

elmer is my cousin he escaped from stalag 11b near the end of the war and was rescued by the advancing americans iam looking for amap showing the locatio of the camp

Name: John C. Gatlin
Hometown: Norman Oklahoma
POW Camp: Stalag Luft IV
Name of POW: W.C. Gatlin, SSgt
Sent: 3.10 PM - 11/25 2004

Any Pictures?

Name: yvonne higgins messerschmidt
Hometown: Chicago
Name of POW: Ralph Rinard
Postal Street Address: 2122 hagen lane
City, State, Zip: Flossmoor,IL 60422
Sent: 12.51 AM - 11/24 2004

Ralph Rinard was my cousin. I was visiting his Ind home when word came that he was missing in action. I was 12 yrs old and will never forget it. thankfully he survived the pow experience. I just viewed this web site and I am forever thankful and proud of you brave men who served . It fills me with awe. incidently my brother a B26 pilot flew his plane to Camp Lucky Strike to give ralph his cousin , a uniform and $200 when you all were liberated. my brother ,Lt james Higgins , stayed in the AF and flew F102s Shooting Stars ? in korea .
My husband , Roy Messerschmidt, from suburban chicago was a navigator with the 15th af 461st bg 764th sq in italy flying B24s. you can imagine the flak he got from that name . his nickname was ME109. people still remark about the name.

Name: Ray Ebert
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: Charles L. Ebert
Postal Street Address: Deceased
Sent: 7.02 PM - 11/23 2004

I am looking for anyone who may have known or served with my brother, Lt. Charles Ebert, from Brooklyn, NY. He was a navigator on a B-24 shot down in 1944. He flew with the 15AF, 98BG, 343BS out of Lecce, Italy. The name of his plane was "DOPEY" a part of the "Snow White Squadron".
He was a POW at Stalag Luft 1, North 3, Barracks 7, Block 307, Room 6 until liberated in May 1945. Any information on his crew or roommates would be appreciated.

Name: Anne
POW Camp: Magdeburg
Name of POW: Ivan Sehljanik
Sent: 8.30 AM - 11/23 2004

My husband cannot remember exact details but his father was taken as a PoW to Magdeburg in 1938 from Bratislava. He died there at some stage, as far as we know, but can find no trace of his name in any records. I am trying to find if any of his family are still alive and if anyone has any information I would be very grateful.

Name: Kathleen Marie Marsh
Hometown: Elderon, WI
POW Camp: Stalag IIB
Name of POW: Gerhard Johnson
Postal Street Address: 16965 Nicolet Road
City, State, Zip: Townsend, WI 54175
Sent: 2.19 PM - 11/22 2004

I am writing a book about Gerhard Johnson from Elderon, WI, and would like to hear from anyone who knew him. He was badly hurt working on a farm near Danzig in November of 1944 and held as a POW from Jan. 21, 1944 to April 21, 1945.

Name: Mike Meldrum
Hometown: Uttoxeter-United Kingdom
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 (Barth)
Name of POW: Thomas Bede Croisdale
Sent: 7.41 AM - 11/21 2004

My step-father was a British Corporal POW at Barth 1942-45. He died a few years ago with telling us much of how and when. Does anyone remember him? As he was Army I wonder how/why he was at Barth. Any replies will be most welcome.

Name: Julie Sink
Hometown: Troy
Sent: 1.11 AM - 11/20 2004

If you know of a Hubert Cripe that wrote a book about his time in POW camp in Germany,please let me know. My grandmother used to dated him, and I want to read his book. He was a "fly boy". If any news e-mail me please. thanks a lot

Name: Nancy Barton
Hometown: Marion
POW Camp: Stalag 12A 9B
Name of POW: Max Bartasavich
Sent: 7.26 PM - 11/19 2004

I was wondering if anyone visiting this site might have know my father in law Max. He was at the Battle of the Bulge and taken prisoner. I believe nearly everyone in his unit was killed. I think he was taken near the end of the war. He was from Baltimore, Maryland. If you knew Max I would love to hear from you.


Name: Beth Gaines
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
POW Camp: Stalag 1
Name of POW: George V. Spraggins
Postal Street Address: 2210 Plaen View Dr.
City, State, Zip: Iowa City, IA 52246
Sent: 9.13 PM - 11/18 2004

I am searching for any information on my grandfather, George V. Spraggins who was of the 398 BG, 603rd squadron. He was shot down on Nov. 21, 1944 and taken to Stalag 1. Please contact me if you knew of him or of any of his crew mates. Thank you!

Name: Stanley A.Surber
POW Camp: Stalag 2B
Name of POW: Armor C.Surber
Postal Street Address: 504 Harlan Ave.
City, State, Zip: Harlan,Ky 40831
Sent: 6.44 PM - 11/18 2004

Any information on my dad he was with F Company 157th Inf.45th Inf.Div.He was captured Feb 23 1944 at Anizo.

Thank you

Name: Steve McGuffin
Hometown: Staunton
City, State, Zip: VA
Sent: 3.28 PM - 11/18 2004

Thanks for your site. All my life WW2 veterans have been my heroes. My last close relative veteran relative, a great-uncle, passed away in September. He served as a medic and crossed Europe without receiving a scratch, then was almost killed on his first day back at work in the coal mines. It's so sad to know that these men are leaving us so rapidly. We can never thank them enough.


Name: Brig Gen Paul Wagoner, USAF (ret)
Hometown: Rochester, Indiana
Postal Street Address: 3805 Densmore Ct.
City, State, Zip: Alexandria, Va., 22309
Sent: 9.02 AM - 11/17 2004

I had the previledge and honor of serving with Col Zemke on his final assignment as Commander of the Reno Air Defense Sector at Stead AFB, Nv, 1964-1966. He called me into his office one morning and threw a set of majors leaves on his desk and never said a word. I thought they were for my office mate. When he finally said they were for me. I darn near fainted. I was promoted 4 years below-the-zone. When he gave me command of the Support Group he told me I would screw it up because I would want to please everyone. We flew together in our T-33 mostly to find high quality walnut wood for the spectacular gun stocks he made in his garage. He took me with him to Edwards AFB to meet his old friends in the F-12/SR-71 flight test program. He took me on his last farewell trip around the US to see his old fellow fighter aces, Gerry Johnson at Bunker Hill AFB, Gabby Gabreski at Siskiu County Apt, Long Island, NY, a few others along the way. He told me about going to the reunions of the world's top fighter aces facing his former German fighter pilot adversaries. He told me about the time Gen Curt Lemay fired him as Commander of the U-2 squadron. He told me about the time he nearly got fired for going to the press after his plea for spare parts for his fighter wing in Germany went unanswered by his commander. Yes, I admired and respected him for his military career and as a great human being.

Name: Tom Schunk
Hometown: Oshkosh WI
Postal Street Address: 810 W 8th Ave
City, State, Zip: Oshkosh WI 54902
Sent: 8.13 AM - 11/17 2004

I do not know anyone that was a prisoner in this camp. I watched with great interest the story of Stalag Luft 111 on PBS. I just want to thank all survivors for the wonderful job they did in WW11. I also send sympathies to the families of those who did not survive the war and let them know they will not be forgotten.

Name: Tim Grey
POW Camp: Stalag 17B
Name of POW: Frank Grey
Postal Street Address: 240 Nottingham Dr.
City, State, Zip: Naples, Fl 34109
Sent: 10.01 PM - 11/16 2004

I'm looking for anyone who was a prisoner in Stalag 17B or had a family member there and might have known my grandfather Frank Grey 'Grey Ghost'.

Name: Jim Cadger
Hometown: Fredericton
Postal Street Address: 321 Cherry Ave
City, State, Zip: New Brunswick, Canada, E3A2A2
Sent: 3.01 PM - 11/16 2004

Interested in contacting anyone who might have known my uncle Bill Cadger, RCAF, flew with 76 Sqn, died in 1942. In 1942 a Detatchment of 76 Squadron began to fly out of Northern Scotland at RAF Station Tain to attack German positions in Tirpitz in the Trondeheim area of Norway. Their mission was to bomb targets of industrial centres, railways, gun emplayement, oil and petrolium installations.
Halifax bomber #R9435 MP-K took off from Royal Air Force Station Tain at 18:32 on the evening of March 30, 1942, as part of a night attack on the Tirpitz, where they encountered heavy fighter and anti-aircraft fire and suffered losses.
R9453 was last heard on w/t at 02:15 on 31 March 1942 on its return flight to Scotland.
Presumed to have crashed in the sea, roughly 16 miles South of Sumburgh Head in the Shetland Isles.
The members of the crew were:
78272 Squadron Leader (Pilot) Arthur Patrick Burdett. Son of Arthur Green Burdett and Jean Burdett; husband of Clare Burdett, of Haverstock Hill, London.

68524 Sergeant. Dennis Clifford Martin. Son of Edward W. Martin, and of Caroline Martin, of Streatham, London

R/64713. Flight Sergeant. William John Cadger. RCAF. Son of John B. and Sara E. Cadger, of Maple Glen, New Brunswick, Canada.

J/5797 Pilot Officer. Norman Frederick Bowsher. RCAF. Son of Fred. H. Bowsher, and of Hessie A.S. Bowsher, of Calvin, Alberta, Canada.

R/57839 Flight Sergeant Leonard Watson Fletcher. RCAF. Believed to be from Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada
1006122 Sergeant Stanley Davis. Son of Edgar and Harriet Ann Davis, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

406178. Sergeant. Leonard William Hanson. RAAF. Son of Henry William and Olive Prudence Hanson, of Gingin, Western Australia


Name: Thea Seese
Hometown: Cologne
POW Camp: ??
Name of POW: KarlHeinz Bast
Postal Street Address: P.O.Box 1466
City, State, Zip: Mt. Shasta, ca 96067
Sent: 8.26 PM - 11/15 2004

Karl Heinz Bast was my cousin, the son of the lady I am named after. I have always understood he died in England, would have been only 16 or so. It would be remarkable if i could find out his final resting place.

Name: Paul 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: 8.37 PM - 11/14 2004

Just A reminder all you POWs. Mike Simpson R Idaho has a bill in congress that will benefit POWs. Up to 30 days pays $150 per month, up to 120 days it pays $300 per month and over 360 days $450 per month. The bill number is HR 850 . Contact your congressmen and get them to back the bill. These are monthly benefits and do not count as income. The bill was reintroduced to make benefits available to new POWs so there is no waiting period. This was done to make monthly benefits
available from the first day of captivity

Name: Paul 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
Sent: 8.02 PM - 11/14 2004

Sorry for any inconvenience. I now have a new EMail

Name: emma tuckfield
Hometown: Gloucester
POW Camp: Stalag Luft VIII B
Name of POW: Samuel Beggs
City, State, Zip: Gloucester
Sent: 2.46 PM - 11/14 2004

im just trying to find out about my grandad's POW camp because he don't like talking about the war and i'm quite interested.


Name: Jillane McGahhey
Hometown: Lincoln Park, Michigan USA
POW Camp: none
Name of POW: none
Postal Street Address: 6790 Balfour
City, State, Zip: Allen Park, Michigan 48101 USA
Sent: 11.20 PM - 11/13 2004

Hi, I am surfing on the internet for veterans of war and found your website. I am in charge of a veterans program at church and it is tomorrow Nov.14,2004. I have enjoyed the study that has came along with it. So i have explored your site. Thank You Jillane Mc

Name: Dr D M Nichols
Hometown: Inverness, Scotland, UK
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1, Barth
Name of POW: Capt W M Nichols, RAMC
Sent: 5.16 PM - 11/12 2004

My father was Medical Officer in Luft 1 for 2 years. He is now dead but used to boast that he was the only POW to return from the war with 5 German girls as prizes! They were the camp censors and he had been hiding them in the revier, using them as nurses. Does anyone remember a British officer begging to be allowed aboard their B-17 with 5 girls? They arrived safely in England, avoiding the Russian danger, and eventually home to Germany. I remember as a child on holiday visiting a german farm and wondering why a very old woman was kissing my father`s knees, thanking him for something to do with rescuing her granddaughter. I would be interested in hearing from anyone with more information.

Name: Larry Hammill Case
Hometown: Metairie,La.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 N. compound 1
Name of POW: Rodolph Case
Postal Street Address: 4412 Courtland Drive
City, State, Zip: Metairie, Louisiana 70002
Sent: 5.08 PM - 11/12 2004

To whom it may concern,
I am still seeking information about my brother Rodolph Case who was a prisoner in Barth durring WW11.
If there is anyone who was imprisoned with him or served with him I would greatly appreciate any information regarding your time together in prison or in service. I sent out a letter back in 2000 but have not had any response. His picture is on photo number 10 in the list of prisoner photos and his name is listed there as well. It would really be great to hear from any one who served or shared these times together with my brother. He was a very special person in our family and we still miss him dearly.
Larry H. Case

Name: Gerald Peters
Hometown: NY, NY
POW Camp: Stalag Luft ?
Name of POW: Harold (Hal) H. Peters
Postal Street Address: 12828 Calais Circle
City, State, Zip: Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Sent: 3.58 PM - 11/11 2004

I am seeking information about my father, Lt. Harold H. Peters (Hal Peters of Brooklyn,NY), who was a B17 pilot shot down and imprisoned in Germany late in the war. He remained captive until the arrival of Russian troops. I would appreciate any information that could be supplied.


Name: Vikki (James) Stidger
Hometown: Vernon, TX
POW Camp: Stalag III-C
Name of POW: Charlie Clyde James
Postal Street Address: 6909 Newlin Circle
City, State, Zip: Amarillo, TX 79109
Sent: 12.02 PM - 11/11 2004

My Dad was a prisoner and was in Stalag III-C from September of 1944 until his camp was liberated by the Russians on January 31, 1945. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in Belfort France. He passed away in 1977 but thankfully my Mom wrote much of their war history so we have some records of places and times. He was part of the 141st Anti-Tank Infantry of the 36th Infantry Division


Name: Donna Pritschau
Hometown: Boelus Neb.
Name of POW: Lt Wayne D. Hedglin
City, State, Zip: Ravenna, Ne. 68869
Sent: 4.30 PM - 11/10 2004

Would like more info on this camp. My mom had a lot of info but some how it has been lost. Thanks.


Name: R Caldwell
POW Camp: Stalag IIB or IIA?
Name of POW: Edward W. Caldwell
Sent: 7.57 PM - 11/9 2004

My Father was a POW during WWII and he has always said he was interned at stalag IIA near Neubrandenburg and today we found his POW tag with prisoner # and it is imprinted Stalag IIB. He spent approx 7 months as a POW there except for a couple of months when he was taken to the woods with 1/2 dozen other POW's to chop wood and he drove an axe through his foot and spent the next 4-6 weeks in a german clinic. Is the stalag IIB just a misprint? There is a prisoner # on it. Are there records of these numbers?

Name: Mark Pogue
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: 1st Lt. Jack Pogue
Sent: 6.51 PM - 11/9 2004

My brother Jack was one of the 3-4 Parachute Infantry Officers that were interned at Stalag Luft I. Jack is in his late 80�s and living in Southern Florida. He does not have a computer and I have been sending him copies of selected portions of this site. He really enjoys all of the great information that is available here. He still swears that the greatest atrocity that he was aware of is the fact that he, a Infantry Officer was interned in a prison camp with over 7000 Air Corps Officers.

Name: Frank Ruscavage
Hometown: Llewellyn, Pa
POW Camp: Stalag 17-13+ others
Name of POW: John L Susan
Postal Street Address: 162 Llewellyn
City, State, Zip: Pottsville, Pa. 17901
Sent: 3.04 PM - 11/9 2004

John L Susan passed away Nov.8- 2004. he was radio operator- turret gunner on a B-24 shot down on a mission over Germany late in 1942, he was credited with shooting down 2 german fighter planes. In pow camp he & afellow prisnor were known for taking & processing pictures. Anyone knowing John, please contact me.-570 544-5900 thanks.

Name: CJ Davis
Hometown: Spring Lake
Name of POW: Edward Davis
Postal Street Address: 107 Atlantic Ave
City, State, Zip: Spring Lake, NJ, 07762
Sent: 11.35 AM - 11/9 2004

Hi, my name is CJ Davis, and I'm only 13 years old. My grandfather Edward Davis, was a POW during WW2

Name: Irwin Cohen
Hometown: Maryland
POW Camp: Stalag l N 2 Bl7
Name of POW: Irwin Cohen
City, State, Zip: CaliforniaI
Sent: 9.56 AM - 11/9 2004

Information on well being

Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Postal Street Address: 162 El Diente Drive
City, State, Zip: Durango, CO 81301
Sent: 8.37 AM - 11/8 2004

this is in lieu of signing your guest book, which wasn't operating. I'm a former newspaperman who ran POW WOW in camp after the Germans caught up with war correspondent Lowell Bennett, who'd begun that paper. I'm writing a memoir of those days and wanted to get in touch with you . I'm also interested in that 60th anniversary trip next year!

Name: Ray Lashley
Hometown: carrollton,ohio
Name of POW: Raymond R Lashley
Sent: 9.04 PM - 11/7 2004

My father was in the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the "Bloody Bucket Boys". He was captured and was in a prison camp until the wars end. I do not have all the details, but I am trying to fill in the spaces as he is no longer with us. Thanks for this site

Name: James W. Toffton
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: James W. Toffton
Sent: 1.52 PM - 11/7 2004

Would love to hear from anyone who was there with me.
North Compound 3 Barracks 2 Room 13


Name: David Paul Frizell
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
Postal Street Address: 5119 Green Valley Trail
City, State, Zip: San Angelo, TX 76904
Sent: 2.24 AM - 11/7 2004

As a young 2nd Lt in the USAF in 1951, I was admitted to the Base Hospital at Lowry AFB, Colorado for surgery. My roommate in the hospital was Major John C. Morgan. Shortly after we were discharged from the hospital, John and I met for lunch at the Officer's Club. As we approached the club, we were met by Brig. General Caldwell, the Base Commander. I was surprised when the General saluted John. I was about to ask John why when I noted the ribbon on John's uniform indicating that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. One of the privileges of that award is that the recipient is entitled to a salute from all other service members, regardless of their rank. When I found that John was reluctant to share the basis for the medal, I found out from some library research the reason for it. John was a warm, personable man, and I was honored to have known such a genuine hero.

Name: shannon linn {skoubo}
Hometown: broadmen
Name of POW: Ralph Skoubo
Postal Street Address: 335 E Percy Ave
City, State, Zip: Hermiston Or 97838
Sent: 9.57 PM - 11/6 2004

My grandfather was a pow in the same camp i believe
i want know if you have ever heard his name
Ralph Skoubo.
Please let me know
thank you
shannon Linn

Name: Deborah Brooks
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: John Moore Weston
Postal Street Address: 24 Orville St. Stittsville, Ontario
City, State, Zip: Canada K2S 1M6
Sent: 9.12 PM - 11/6 2004

I would love to hear from anyone who may have had contact with my grandfather who often went by Johnny.
I know little about this experience as he never spoke of it. Thank you.

Name: Judy Harrington
Hometown: Delton, MI
POW Camp: Germany, XIIA, IV.B & Frankfurt, (don't know #)
Name of POW: Willie Mack Harrington
Sent: 8.34 PM - 11/6 2004

Willie Mack Harrington was my father and was a prisoner of war in Germany from June 12, 1944 thru April 23rd, 1945. I would be interested in hearing from anyone that knew him. He was in Co.F 101st Airborne, 327th Glider Infantry.

Name: Reg Sharkey
Hometown: Charlottetown PEI Canada
POW Camp: Stalag 7A
Name of POW: John C. Sharkey
Postal Street Address: PO Box 3287
City, State, Zip: Charlottetown, PE Canada c1a8w5
Sent: 3.33 PM - 11/5 2004

My dad was a POW in Stalag7A from May 44 till the spring of 1945. His name was John C. Sharkey and he was with the West Nova Scotia Regiment.

Reg Sharkey


Name: JoAn Clayton
Hometown: Lockwood MO
Postal Street Address: RR 3 Box 32
City, State, Zip: Lockwood MO 65682
Sent: 5.58 PM - 11/3 2004

I knew Phern Stout in his later years. All this information you collected about the crew is very interesting. A man in Switzerland, John Meurs, is wanting this information to write a book about the 35 bombers that were lost on this mission. His e-mail address is He contacted our local library about information about Phern. Send me your e-mail address and I will copy the letter in an e-mail to you.

Name: Helen Blaney
Sent: 8.48 PM - 11/1 2004

Hello Mr. Blaney, I was just doing a random check on my surname and came across your website and may I say your story is incredible. I am from Dublin Ireland and in a world frought with senseless violence your story truly restores my faith in man kind. You are indeed a hero Mr. Blaney and I would love to know how you fared after the war and did it affect your life . HOw wonderful if you have a family that you have this story to tell your grandchildren.

Just wanted to say hello and tell you I think your a true soldier sir.

Take care


Name: Denise Greever
Postal Street Address: Box 584
City, State, Zip: Bridger, Mt. 59014
Sent: 11.35 AM - 11/1 2004

My uncle, Barney Barrett, (B.J. Barrett)was in the Battle of the Bulge. A flight engineer, 8th A.F. We know little of his service. He is a wonderful person. His 91st birthday is Nov. 7th. Would love him to receive cards of Happy Birthday and thanking him for his service. He flew 34 missions over Germany. Crash S, 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Presidential Citation. Anyone who knows my uncle please contact him or me. Thanks!


Name: Duane Gay
Hometown: salem
POW Camp: stalig luft iv
Name of POW: Louis C Schultz
Postal Street Address: 9905 State St.
City, State, Zip: Salem, Or 97301
Sent: 11.40 PM - 10/30 2004

I am looking for any and all information that i can find on my Grandfather Louis C Schultz he was abaoard the Linda Mary when it was shot down. His serial number is 36276864. his plane was shot down 3/6/1944. if any one has any info please let me know. I didn't know he was a POW or even in the war for that matter until years after he passed.
Thank you duane

Name: Judy Gillispie
Hometown: La Mesa, Ca.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Kenneth Neil Gillispie
Postal Street Address: 4535 Date Ave.
City, State, Zip: La Mesa, CA. 91941
Sent: 9.02 PM - 10/30 2004

I am looking for any information regarding my father, Lt.Kenneth Neil Gillispie who was a POW at Stalag Luft 1 from approximately 9/10/44 until liberation by the Russians in 1945. He was a bombardier, on his 28th mission flying out of Bari, Italy and was shot down over Bleckhammer Synthetic Oil Refinery on August 27, 1944. I met him when I was 15 months old as he was overseas when I was born. We lost him during Korea when I was just shy of my 8th year. I will be profoundly grateful for any information known.

Judy Gillispie

Name: Sam Rondone
Hometown: Racine, WI
Postal Street Address: 2626 South Shore Drive
City, State, Zip: Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sent: 3.34 PM - 10/30 2004

Dear Mr. Woods:

When we entered WWII my father, Joseph Rondone, was 27, married with one child (me). He was an aviation enthusiast with many hours of flight time in his old Waco that he and a friend had rebuilt from a wreck. He volunteered to be a primary flight instructor for the Army Air force giving flight training to cadets through their solo flight, and later a ferry command pilot eventually cetified for every warbird we produced. He was very proud of the fact that not one of the young men he trained died in a accident before reaching combat, like so many others rushed through training during that critical time. There's a lot more I'd like to say about him, but I'll wrap it up with this: he was a good man and good father.

God bless you and all the others who fought for us.


Name: Brynt Query
Hometown: TOPEKA, KS
Name of POW: L.D. STRAIN
Postal Street Address: PSC 7 Box 362
City, State, Zip: APo AE 09104
Sent: 6.53 PM - 10/29 2004

I am trying to do research for my great aunt whose late husband was Sgt L.D. Strain, a ball turret gunner on B-17 Blanco Diablo, 447th Bomb Group and shot down 6 Dec 1944. Is there any way you can tell me which barracks and room # he was in at North 3?

Name: Dwight Davis
Hometown: Home of origin-Lumberport, West Virginia
POW Camp: Stammalager Der Luft Waffe Nr IV
Name of POW: Dwight Davis
Postal Street Address: 537 Old Coach Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081
City, State, Zip: as before
Sent: 2.59 PM - 10/29 2004

Name: Bill Harvey
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Charles A. Harvey
Postal Street Address: 18523 Running Deer Lane
City, State, Zip: Greendale, IN. 47025
Sent: 6.21 PM - 10/28 2004

Thank you for all you have done to put this together. My Dad was a POW in Stalag Luft 1 but wasn't a pilot. He was in the 106th Infantry. He doesn't remember much about the guys he was in with or excatly what barracks he was in. He does remember that "Gabby" was the commanding officer, hopefully someone will recognize this information and fill in some blanks for him. He was shot through the throat before he was captured and this prevented him talking much. He tells me that he use to whisper. If anyone remembers anything about him we would appreciate knowing.

Name: Syd Edwards
Hometown: West Virginia
Sent: 4.01 PM - 10/28 2004

I am looking for any and all information on former members of the USAAF 79th. Fighter Squadron who were POWs for a multi-media CD-Rom I am compiling about the squadron.

Name: Marge & Bob McMillen
Hometown: East Amherst, NY
Sent: 7.51 PM - 10/27 2004

Our friend and neighbor, Rocky Stefano, told us about this website. We've read your story, and thank you and men like Rocky who gave us this beautiful FREE America to enjoy. Your lighthearted writing did not completely cover the real terror you all must have lived through during those days of being POWs. I don't know that I could have survived it, but thank God, never had to find out thanks to you and your men, and all the thousands of others who gave so much. God bless you all..... Marge McMillen

Name: steve kniss
Name of POW: Glenn Kniss
Postal Street Address: 2032 west Berteau
City, State, Zip: Chicag,Illinois 60618
Sent: 5.59 PM - 10/27 2004

My dad, Glenn Kniss was in stalag XIIA and stalag IIA. He has collected oral histories of about 100 EXPOWs and they were transcribed and sent to Andersonville Memorial library of oral histories of U. S. expows.
pleasw send me a letter.

Name: Donald J. McDonald
Hometown: Mojave, CA.
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Don McDonald
Postal Street Address: 117-15th Street
City, State, Zip: Holly Hill, FL 32117=2201
Sent: 2.51 PM - 10/26 2004

Was in Baracke 7-West. Looking for any others who were there. Especially wondering about C.A.(Neal) Heintz,other roommates. Also, Larry Espinosa who taught the Spanish class


Name: Bryon Van Fleet
Hometown: Klamath Falls, OR
Sent: 10.44 AM - 10/26 2004

My name is Bryon Van Fleet and I am writing a book about Clem Pine, a B-17 tail gunner who was shot down in 1943 and after spending time in Stalag Luft 3 he participated in the infamous "Death March" up until the end of the war. I would very much like to include part of Mr. Wasson's great story "Bet at Barth" and am trying to contact him or anyone who could give me permission to include that story.

Name: Rupert Abbott
POW Camp: Stalag Luft III Nord
Name of POW: Ronald Abbott
Sent: 10.40 AM - 10/26 2004

My Grandfather was at Stalag Luft Nord and was there when the "Great Escape" occurred.. I believe he was a forger, but cant be certain (my grand mother, I recall, did change her age to 10 years younger to impress her boyfriend not too long ago!!). Anyone got any details on how I could research his time there etc..?

Name: Gloria Carlson
Hometown: Arlington WA.
POW Camp: Unknown
Name of POW: Marvin E. Simard
City, State, Zip: Seattle Wa.
Sent: 6.53 PM - 10/25 2004

Hi, My brother Marvin was in the USAF, and flew out of England over Germany in latter part of the war. He was a pilot flying B 17 and his plane was hit by flak over Germany the crew bailed out and were captured and spent the rest of the War as POW's. If anyone knows of Marvin please contact me. Marvin is now deceased. Gloria, Marvin's sister.

Name: Samuel Gorgoglione
Hometown: Naples, FL 34104
POW Camp: Moosburg
Name of POW: Gilbert Erlichman
Postal Street Address: 501 Robin Hood Cir #202
City, State, Zip: Naples, Fl 34194
Sent: 4.54 PM - 10/25 2004

Gilbert my neighbor B24 Crews was hot down and captured and imprisioned from Feb 7, 1945 to Apr 29, 1945. Gilbert Erlichman is not on line and I am assisting him to obtain a painiting of "The Liberation
of Moosburg by Artist Barron Stokey. Thank You


Name: Dain Strand
Hometown: Wanamingo
POW Camp: stalag 9b bad orb
Name of POW: Ken Axelson
Postal Street Address: 1615 Vera Ave
City, State, Zip: Red Wing, MN 55066
Sent: 11.24 PM - 10/24 2004

Hello, I'm working on a documentary about world war 2 POWs with a man named Ken Axelson. He was at stalag 9b at the end of march, early april of '45. does anyone know if there are any surviving guards living in the US. And Ken also mentioned something about a photo being taken of him and some other soldiers wrapped in their "blanket". any info on stalag 9b would be great. thanks for your time, Dain Strand


Name: Walter E. Lowrey
Hometown: Paducah, Ky
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: Walter E. Lowrey
Postal Street Address: 2500 Olivet Church Rd.
City, State, Zip: Paducah, Ky 42001
Sent: 11.08 PM - 10/23 2004

To any members of Martin Dwyer Jr. crew I would like to hear from you. I would like to hear from any other Pow's. I was Shot down over Hamburg on March 30, 1945. As It was late in the war I got to sleep in the mess hall at stalag luft 1. I wasn't captured until Monday after being shot down on Friday. Will Answer anyone that cares to correspond.
W E L;
I was the tail gunner!

Hometown: Silbas
POW Camp: Stalag 17B
Name of POW: Ninkov To�e Mi�a
Postal Street Address: Kralja Petra I 31/2
City, State, Zip: Bačka Palanka, Srbija
Sent: 6.39 PM - 10/23 2004

My father, Ninkov Tose Misa, born on 1911., in Silbas, Backa, Srbija (Szilbas, Batchka, Serbia) had been imprisoned as soldier of Serbian army on 10.05.1941., and taken as prizoner in prizoner camp 17B Stalag, where he was captured until 10.07.1945. His prizoner number was 62767.

Can you please help me in finding the address where I could ask for reparation for the time which my father spent in prizon camp in Germany.

Name: Grant Buckingham
POW Camp: Stalag 1V A & Stalag V B
Name of POW: Arthur Buckingham
City, State, Zip: New Zealand
Sent: 11.14 PM - 10/22 2004

My father was a POW in Germany in 1941/2 and was repatriated to Egypt in Nov 1942. He never spoke about the war and I am now trying to find out about where he was and if anyone remembers him.

Name: Michael Eubanks
Hometown: Mabelvale,AR
Name of POW: Thomas Melton Eubanks Jr.
Postal Street Address: 7620 Chicot Acres
City, State, Zip: Mabelvale,AR 72103
Sent: 10.25 PM - 10/22 2004

I am trying to find the camp my Uncle was in. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
Thank you,
Mike Eubanks

Name: Ann Still
Hometown: St Pete Beach, FL
POW Camp: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW: Homer E. Still, Jr.
Postal Street Address: 477 81st Avenue
City, State, Zip: St Pete Beach, FL 33706-1612
Sent: 12.36 PM - 10/22 2004

My husband, Homer E. Still, Jr., was in North II at Stalag Luft I. Thank you so much for creating this website for him and all the other Ex-POWs from Stalag Luft I.

Name: Ellen Riches
Hometown: Croydon, UK
Name of POW: Jack Fisher - 207 Squadron -RAF
Sent: 12.17 PM - 10/21 2004

My Uncle Jack Fisher passed away on Friday, October 15th. He was a member of the caterpiller club - he was shot down over France, held by the French Resistance and then captured and taken to a POW camp in Poland. Anyone knowing him or of him, please contact me. Thank you Ellen Riches


Hometown: DETROIT
Postal Street Address: 1206 BIDDLE APT 11-WYANDOTTE MI 48192
City, State, Zip: DETROIT , MI 48229
Sent: 4.04 PM - 10/20 2004


Name: Martin, or Denis, Ashour
Hometown: Subiaco , Arkansas
Postal Street Address: 196 Blazer CT
City, State, Zip: Oak Harbor WA 98277
Sent: 1.50 PM - 10/20 2004

my Dad, Martin, or Denis Martin Ashour, flew with the 398th, 600. he was a bombadier, Bill Dean was his pilot, his pic is on page four of the oct issue of Flak news. after reading some of these accounts, my Dad's plane may have been on this mission. if any body recognizes his name, please feel free to contact us as he lives with us. thanks Debbie Anderson


Name: Wally P. Fydenchuk
Hometown: .
POW Camp: Ex RAF RCAF American POW's
Name of POW: POW's
Postal Street Address: .
City, State, Zip: .
Sent: 10.48 PM - 10/18 2004

I am researching US citizens who served with the RAF RCAF and some USAAF transferees on loan to the RAF who became POW's.

Any names/information would be appreciated.

Please contact:

Name: george suchorsky
POW Camp: dulagluft,wetzlar,nurnberg,mooseberg
Sent: 10.09 PM - 10/18 2004

448BG 714 & 712 sqdn shot down Jan.16 1945 near Dresden Germany

Name: Robert G. Peterson
POW Camp: Stalag 2b
Name of POW: Robert A. Peterson "Pete"
Postal Street Address: 2124 Crystal lk. dr.
City, State, Zip: Lawrenceville Ga. 30044
Sent: 2.34 PM - 10/18 2004

Looking to hear if anyone knew my father being held at Stalag 2b. He was in the 3RD. ranger battalion 3e trying to gather some info for the scrap book we are putting togeather. Thanks

Name: Anthony English
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW: F/O Robert Deane English,RCAF
Postal Street Address: 5 Manchester Ct
City, State, Zip: Coto de Caza, CA 92679
Sent: 12.27 PM - 10/18 2004

Just curious if anyone had contact with my brother during the war period?

Name: Harold Arnett
Hometown: Greenvile Ohio
Postal Street Address: p.o.box4709
City, State, Zip: Wichita Falls
Sent: 9.36 PM - 10/17 2004

On my father head stone its said killed nov.30, 1944 i am trying what ground battel it was an where? Thank You,, Harold..

Name: Ralph W.Sack
City: Bucyrus,Ohio
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: Ralph Sack Krg # 2998
Postal Street Address:: 600 Ann St.
City, State, Zip:: Bucyrus,OH. 44820-1501
Sent: 10/16 2004 04:09 AM

Would like to hear from anyone that "enjoyed" the German hospitality from June 44 till we traveled west in 1945.

Name: Sidney Edelstein
City: New York
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: same
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip::
Sent: 10/15 2004 01:33 PM

I was a bombardier, 401st Squadron, 91st Group, 8th Air Force, shot down 12/5/43 near Duren. Crash landed in a beet field, captured 5 days later with 2 others from my crew near Aachen. Interrogated in Frankfurt, then shipped to Stalag Luft 1. Like Lt. Kutsow, who I don't believe I ever met, I'm Jewish and was also seperated from my crew and the other Pows and sent to the segregated barracks in the North Compound. My memories of what transpired are somewhat different than Lt. Kutsow's. Perhaps one day we can exchange reminiscences.

Name: Janelle Preher
POW Camp::
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Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip::
Sent: 10/15 2004 07:14 AM

Henry Preher is my father. He now lives in Cullman, Alabama and has been retired for several years.

Name: sil
City: cormons, Gorizia
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Italy
Sent: 10/14 2004 12:51 AM

Trying to get in touch with whitney of cormons, italy, (752nd battalion)he was there in 1944, maybe 45. can anybody help me please?

Name: Jessica Cosci
POW Camp::
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Sent: 10/12 2004 01:54 PM

I just wanted to say that this website is very good. My Grandfather Lawrence F. Malarin was a POW, and a pilot of a B-17 bomber. He passed away in July of 2001, but reading your website really made me feel close to him again. Thank you, Jessica

Name: Jim Russell
City: Swindon
POW Camp:: Fallibostel
Name of POW:: Jim Russell
Postal Street Address:: 6 Marlborough Street
City, State, Zip:: sn1 5hl
Sent: 10/12 2004 07:47 AM

Does anyone know the camp were the Cameron Highlanders were imprisoned .Does anyone know my Dad jim who was in the Cameron Highlanders any help would be appreciated.

Name: Charles
POW Camp::
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Sent: 10/11 2004 03:59 PM

Geat site you have. Very informative. I am the ex-pow Co-ordinator for the Boston VA health system. I also co-ordinate the annual FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY, event at the Volpe Transportation systems center in Cambridge Ma. This years event will take place on Fri. April 15th, 2005. All Ex-pows and thier families are welcome. It is my honor and privelege to serve such an incredible, outstanding group of mrn and women.

Name: Connie Sullivan
POW Camp:: Stalag 1 Barth
Name of POW:: John C. Sullivan
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip::
Sent: 10/11 2004 08:28 AM

My Father was the Navigator listed on Don Hyerdall's website. I'd be very interested in communicating with anyone that knew him. I'm trying to compile information about his "war years." He passed away when I was 9 in 1958. Thanks, Connie

Name: Emanuel Magilavy
City: Stow,Oh 44224
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Emanuel Magilavy
Postal Street Address:: 3716 Wyndham Ridge Dr #103
City, State, Zip:: Stow.Oh 44224
Sent: 10/11 2004 04:21 AM

Thanks for this wonderful and interesting site

Name: joe cohen
City: LA
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: LA, CA, USA
Sent: 10/11 2004 02:25 AM

a very good site, learned a lot!

Name: Bettye Pribyl
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address:: 230 Shadow Lane
City, State, Zip:: Victoria, Texas 77905
Sent: 10/09 2004 05:26 PM

Trying to locate anyone who was on the B17 plane that was piloted by my uncle, Delmar Dale "Bud" Pollock. He was shot down and killed on March 4, 1944. Supposedly 7 men survived and I am trying to locate any of them. Appreciate any help. He was a member of the 331st Sq. 94th BG. Thanks!

Name: Emily Wood Rose
POW Camp:: Stalag 1
Name of POW:: Wood Rose
Postal Street Address:: 5023 Bodega Ave.
City, State, Zip:: Petaluma, Ca 94952
Sent: 10/09 2004 01:26 PM

Hello, I came across your wonderful site while trying to find the name of a newsletter my father used to receive. I thought is was called "In Flight" and was about P.O.W.'s in the AirCorp. My precious father passed away on February 25th, 2004. He was 88. I want to write his "last flight" for the newsletter but so far I've been unable to find the newsletter. Any help would be appreciated. My father was a pilot of a B-17 and was shot down on his 50th (supposed to be his last) mission and wound up in Barth Germany at Stalag 1 for 14 months. He left a lot of information so I might have some information for you regarding room mates etc. Thank you so much Emily W. Rose 707-763-9825

Name: VJ Lehman
City: Walkerton Ont Canada
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I Barth
Name of POW:: Jim P Lehman
Postal Street Address:: Box 1592
City, State, Zip:: Walkerton Ont Canada N0G 2V0
Sent: 10/06 2004 01:54 PM

My father passed away this year but not before I showed him this site. He was astounded and remembered Lennie Lozo very well. He was shot-down Jan 21/22 1944. A rear gunner, his Halifax bomber exploded just as he got to the hatch, next thing he remembered was coming to in a ploughed field. He kept his prisoner of war log and I'll send upload whatever info I can..He was a very fun, happy guy and before he died I realized it was because the war taught him to appreciate life. VJ Lehman

Name: Bob Landman
POW Camp::
Name of POW:: Greenwood G. Gay
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Florida
Sent: 10/04 2004 01:23 PM

Greenwood was in the South Barracks. To any who remember him, he passed away from recurring problems in his left arm with being shot down in his B-24 by a ME-109. He flew F-80, F-86 and F-100 in Korea and reached the rank of Major before he retired from the USAF. (He was my wife's relative)

City: Winnipeg Mb. Canada R2M 3W9
POW Camp::
Name of POW:: Manville Fenn(british, deceased )
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip::
Sent: 10/04 2004 08:44 AM

My step father was in this camp in 1942. He was a British Warrant officer ; Wellington nose gunner shot down in early 1940 and liberated in 1945

Name: Nick Carey
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: George Leidenheimer
Postal Street Address::
City, State, Zip:: Brandon, Ms 39042
Sent: 10/04 2004 07:58 AM

I would like some information on the camp my uncle was in. He was in the 82nd airborne and was captured during a drop. That is all the information I know at this time. If you could help in this endeavor it would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Kyle Castrovinci
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address:: 2204 Los angeles Ave.
City, State, Zip:: Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Sent: 10/03 2004 01:33 PM

I'm currently researching for a screenplay that I'm writing, and this site has been an invaluable resource! It's a wonderful site with great insight! Just wanted to say "hi" and THANKS!

Name: glenna kline
POW Camp::
Name of POW::
Postal Street Address:: 344 mell av. ne
City, State, Zip:: atlanta ga 30307
Sent: 10/02 2004 04:56 AM

My father was not a POW, but he was a B-17 navigator at the Deopham Green AFB, which I think was very near your base at the same time you were. Perhaps you knew him. He completed two tours, flying 50 missions, between Feb. 20, 1944, and March 4, 1945. His name is Harvey G. Layman, he is still living. 434 Heather Hill Rd., Columbus OH 43213, and his PH 614-866-9906. He is a recent widower. Good luck to you. Glenna


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