World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


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Guestbook Entries - 2nd Quarter - 2005
 4/01/05 thru 6/30/05

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Name: voiley john lockman
City: tawas city, michigan, 48763
POW Camp:: stalag b 4
Name of POW:: voiley lockman
Sent: 06/30 2005 10:54 PM

just trying to find where my dads pow camp was located, and perhaps if there was any type of roster of men. he would not talk about it much, only if a old army friend came by with some beer,

Name: Karen Driscoll
City: Chimacum, WA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: C. Ross Greening
Sent: 06/29 2005 06:41 PM

Good to see this website. Loren was a good friend of my uncle, C. Ross Greening.

Name: Miroslav Zivanovic
City: Sydney, Australia
POW Camp:: Stalag XXB
Name of POW:: Dragomir Zivanovic
Sent: 06/26 2005 08:35 AM

I am seeking war record information on my father Dragomir Zivanovic who was a World War II Serbian prisoner-of-war at Stalag XXB. Would appreciate knowing where I can obtain this information or access a data base . His prisoner-of -war dog tag serial number was 55336. Did the Germans/ Allied Forces / Red Cross keep a record list of prisoners-of -war?

Name: J
POW Camp:: Stalag 2B: Hammerstein, West Prussia - Germany
Name of POW:: "Doc" /Dave
Sent: 06/25 2005 10:55 PM

Seeking: 1. Info regarding American P.O.W. experiences in Stalag 2B from 1943-1945. For example: What did the interrogators and guards do to the P.O.W's in these camps? What treatment was given for the liberated P.O.W.'s at Camp Lucky Strike? Do records exist for individuals who were processed through Camp Lucky Strike? 2. Seeking to communicate with former Thirty-sixth Division, Company F soldiers and former Stalag 2B POW's 1943-1945 Thank you.

Name: Sharon Ann (Johnson) Sullivan
City: San Jose, Ca 95118
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1- North 3
Name of POW:: S/Sgt. Arvid J. Johnson (Tar)
Sent: 06/25 2005 08:43 PM

My Uncle Arvid Johnson was the gunner/radio operator on the "Bride of Mars" that was shot down Dec. 5, 1944. I have the names of some of the crew members. I am trying to find out what Barracks and Room they were in in North 3 to give information to the Stalag Luft 1 web site. They are looking for barracks and room #. Do you have any information on the barracks and room? Your father must be, Norval L. Covington. The pilot's name was Ralph P. Blanton, Jr. Other crew that I know about include, Roy W. Burns, Emery E. Salyards, Allison M. Stern and Louis Smith-tail gunner.

Name: private 1st class Devin Yeo
City: Taunton
POW Camp:: camp myles standish
Sent: 06/25 2005 05:59 PM

I was wondering if anyone would happen to have any information on the old p.o.w camp Camp Myles Standish from ww2 which most of the remnants happen to be in my neighborhood. Im attempting to due a little investigation of the camp. If anybody knows where i can find any photos or maps of the camp it would be greatly appreciated. thank you PFC Devin Yeo 1-182nd IN ARNG

Name: Carol Rainey
Name of POW:: Frank M. Rainey
Sent: 06/25 2005 03:47 PM

Looking for information on which POW camp my Father/Law was sent. I know it was in Germany, but nothing else is known except it was reported in July 1945 that he had been liberated.

Name: Peter Cairns
City: Newcastle, Australia
POW Camp:: Stalag 3
Name of POW:: Jack Cairns
Sent: 06/25 2005 05:59 AM

My father was a POW at Stalag 3 from Feb 1944 until liberation. There is a photo of him and others on the Australian War Memorial site taken on 25 April 1945, a month after "The Great Escape" Dad was a pilot with 466 squadron RAAF.

Name: Garland Brooke Lloyd II
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: G.B. Lloyd
Sent: 06/23 2005 05:38 PM

I just now found this site. I was looking for something like it because I just found over 100 photos of the camp etc. None of the pictures are labeled. I recognize a couple of them because the individuals are in "Behind Barbed Wire." I have a list of my dad's room mates. He was in North Compound One. He died in 1971. I'm anxious to share information with other Barth alumni/children of alumni. Blue Skies. Brooke Lloyd

Name: Fran McWhorter
POW Camp:: Stalag 2e Schwerin Mecklenberg 53-11
Name of POW:: Charles McWhorter
Sent: 06/23 2005 02:52 PM

This is a message for HOPE McWHORTER. I just found your notes in this guestbook from July 24 and 25, 2003. Your grandfather was my uncle. I may be able to tell you something about him. I have not been able to locate you. I'm hoping you see this. Write me at my email address I check it often.

Name: Sharon Ann (Johnson) Sullivan (Arvid's niece)
City: 1612 Branham Ln. #39, San Jose, CA 95118
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I - Compound North 3 "Barracks and Room Unknown"
Name of POW:: S/Sgt. Arvid J. Johnson (Tar) Deer River, Minnesota deceased
Sent: 06/22 2005 11:02 PM

Arvid (Tar)Johnson was a gunner radio operator on a B-17, "Bride of Mars", shot down over Berlin, Dec. 5, 1944. All of the crew survived! I know the crew has had several reunions over the years. I would like to find members of his crew or barracks people who knew him. I have a photo of Arvid and plane if interested.

Name: Jonathan Raines
City: Jasper,Tn
POW Camp:: Stalag 2A Neubrandenburg Mecklenbuerg 53-13
Name of POW:: ClydeJ Raines
Sent: 06/22 2005 09:08 PM

seeking any information on anyone who knew my grandfather, who served with him, or was imprisoned with him

Name: John W Thompson
City: Memphis, TN
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 South Compound Block 10 Room 2
Name of POW:: David N Thompson, RCAF
Sent: 06/22 2005 04:45 PM

Our library here in Memphis had a laminated copy of the Barth Hard Times. They thought it was the only one in print other than one on the internet (yours). I recognized it because my father had several copies. In looking for the internet copy I happened upon your website! I sent my dad a link and he has spent hours upon hours going through it. Growing up my father was like so many others. He only scratched the surface when it came to talking about his experiences in WWII. It's only over the past couple of years that he has started talking about his experiences publicly and in more detail. He has been trying to publish a book. I think he is now able to talk about it because several years ago he made contact with the families of the young men who perished when his plane was shot down. He is donating some back pay to charities of their choice in their fallen young man's name. It's like a big load has been lifted off of his shoulders!! We are very proud of Dad and your dad and all of the others for what they have given up so we can be free today!!! Thank you for this wonderful website!!

City: Vayres - France
POW Camp:: Bad Sulza, Germany - Stalag IX c
Name of POW:: DURAND
Sent: 06/22 2005 03:33 PM

je recherche des informations sur le s�jour de mon grand pere dans le stalag IX C (stalag 9c) Merci I information retrieval on the stay of my large father in stalag IX C (stalag 9c) Thank you

Name: Jill Prevost Hart
City: Oxnard, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Theodore L. Prevost
Sent: 06/22 2005 02:03 PM

My dad doesn't talk much about his time as a POW. Would appreciate more information as I am very proud of him and, indeed, of all the men who fought for freedom in World War II.

Name: Ellen (Rogy) Mooney
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany
Name of POW:: Charles Paul "Chi" Rogy
Sent: 06/19 2005 01:13 PM

I am very proud of my Uncle Chi, whom I miss very dearly. He, along with my father, John, and brothers James and George, fought in WWII, and miraculously, all returned home alive. Because of my Uncle's stories of the war and being a prisoner of war in Germany, I learned to love history, especially information regarding WWII. I am now reading all of his books, POW letters and journals he saved for so many years, and can only now fully appreciate what these men sacrificed for their country, their families, the future. God Bless them all. My father is now 82, the only surviving brother, and I thank him everyday for all he has done for me and my family, and for his remarkable place in history.

Name: Jerry Parrish
City: Kansas City, MO
POW Camp:: Stallag VII-A
Name of POW:: Charles Knight
Sent: 06/18 2005 11:13 PM

I am looking for anyone that was in prison with Charles Knight. He was a Medic that was captured in Northern France while trying to save a fellow man. He was in Stallag VII-A when the prisoners were released by the US at the end of the war. Any information would be most helpful and appreciated! God Bless! Jerry

Sent: 06/17 2005 04:48 PM


Name: Robert D. "Pete" Peterson
City: Herlong, California
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 South (West) Compound
Name of POW:: 2LT Robert D. "Rob" Peterson (South Compound - Block 7 - Room 8)
Sent: 06/15 2005 12:42 PM

I am searching for anyone who has information about my Father or any of the many airmen he documented in his journal. I am also interested in any information you may have regarding the South/West Compound of Stalag Luft 1. This is not a commercial enterprise. It is a personal memorial to my Father and the POWs held in Stalag Luft 1 during WWII. My Father Dr. Robert D. Peterson   was housed in Block 7 Room 8 from January 1944 until Stalag Luft 1 was liberated in May of 1945. (Block 7, and two others, served as MP's after Germans departed when the Russians arrived in May 1945) My Father's POW journal contains over 110 prisoner names from the South (West) compound of Stalag Luft 1. I you recognize a name or even recorded in this journal please contact me.

Name: Sally Shoaf
City: Pasadena, California
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Roy Raymond Shoaf Jr.
Sent: 06/04 2005 05:00 PM

To Robert Harris I see that you were in North 3, etc., the only difference being that you were in room 10 and my father was in room 5 Did you , by any chance know Roy Shoaf? He kind of stood out in a crowd as he was fully 6'4" tall with raven black hair and dark brown eyes with black eyebrows and he was very slender, even just after he was shot down, which was in mid to late 1944, he was from Kansas, plated the cornet (a kind of a trumpet) I would add he was very smart, but If I'm not mistaken, all you flying officers, and non-coms WERE very bright , otherwise they wouldn't have let you fly those planes! He was a B17 pilot. Oh, and when something tickled his fancy, he had rather a distinctive laugh, almost, dare I say it, a giggle; I CAN say that if you heard him laugh, it made you want to laugh too. Does this ring any bells with you (or any one else reading this?) If anyone remembers him I sure would like to hear from you. thanks.

Name: Andrea Honeyman-Brown
City: Swindon, Wiltshire
POW Camp:: Near Swindon, Wiltshire. Poss Lydiard Park
Name of POW:: Kurt Voos
Sent: 06/04 2005 12:35 PM

My mother who is almost 90 has fond memories of Kurt who visited her and her mother often. He had a lot of moles removed from his face and came to see them covered in little plasters. Mum says she thinks he was an officer from a submarine. He was a lovely man, well educated and very pleasant. He came to say goodbye one day when he was transferred to another POW camp. Mum would love to know what became of him.

Name: Rick Innocent
City: New Castle
POW Camp:: luftwaffe iv
Name of POW:: Kenneth Glitch
Sent: 06/03 2005 10:30 PM

just signing the guestbook

Name: Robert A.Laubach
City: Frankfort, Mi and Scottsdale, Az
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft III
Name of POW:: Robert A. Laubach
Sent: 06/03 2005 09:02 PM

It was interesting to find your web site. Very well done.

Name: R Markley
Name of POW:: Huyck, Elmer James
POW Camp:: Stalag 11B
Sent: 06/03 2005 08:39 AM

Would like to find out a little information about Stalag 11B. Elmer J Huyck is my deceased uncle. He did survive although he lost one arm above the elbow and most of his toes from both feet.

Name: Frank Bottema
City: Kloosterburen (Holland)
Sent: 06/03 2005 06:27 AM

Thank you all veterans for liberating Holland and my deepest sympathies are with you and all the friends you lost during our liberation. Otherwise we all here would be speaking German now.

Name: Sally Shoaf
City: Pasadena, California
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Roy Raymond Shoaf Jr.
Sent: 06/03 2005 04:30 AM

Oops, I forgot something, Daddy, Roy R. Shoaf Jr., was in North Compound 3, Barracks 5, BLOCK 305, Room 5. And this gives me a chance to add my accolades to the people who have put this site together, and those who have contributed to it. Not only are the actual stories and other stuff IN the site riveting and well done, (I haven't done much of anything but read all the stories since I found it yesterday) but the organization of the site is wonderfully easy to follow and get around in. I haven't had much experience on surfing the web yet, but compared to the other sites on any subject that I've visited, this one is, far and away, better than 99% of them. Kudos to you all. and once again, thank you. It has been an emotional experience for me, but I have loved learning more about the camp, the men & their experiences, and what happened in that far away place in that far away time. PS. I especially loved the poetry

Name: Sally Shoaf
City: Pasadena, California
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Roy Raymond Shoaf Jr.
Sent: 06/03 2005 04:16 AM

My father was Roy Shoaf, pilot of a B17, planes' name was Shaharazod (though I'm definitely making up the spelling of that word!) He was shot down sometime in 44, and lived in North 3 Compound, Barrack 5, room 5. He came home to Kansas and became a doctor, rejoining the service (now of course the USAF) in '52 to take his internship, but rejoined the civilian world after that. After spending a year or 2 as a GP he went back to school in'56 and did his residency in OB/GYN at Cook County hospital in Chicago and from there we moved to Alhambra,then San Marino,Ca. He married Mom, Ruthie Marsh in 48, and I was born in '50, Katy in '53. We struggled in the early years but he was really good at everything he did so eventually things improved. Daddy being the kind of person he was, was pres. of his frat & of the frat council at KU, and also was one of the top college tennis players of the country in 47 & 48. Actually he was annoyingly good at everything he did.(one of the family stories is the time he refinished a coffee table putting 27 coats of Deft on it) He died of cancer in 82 he was 59. I would very much like to hear from anyone who knew him at the camp, or in England, a contemporaries view of him is so very different from a daughters. Thanks for the web site !

Name: Wendy Gregory
City: Coventry
POW Camp:: Falingbostel
Name of POW:: Joseph Swaine
Sent: 06/01 2005 12:41 PM

My father has recently died and among his effects I found a diary he kept when he was marched aross Germany. The first an 2nd town name he came to can't decipher. The 3rd is Fitzen so am concluding he came from Falingbostel. If anyone has any other idea could you let me know. Also if anyone would like a copy of the diary I would be glad to send it. He was in the R.A.S.C. Men he knew from there. E Carlyle James W Chant W Cahill Alan Francis Blane Ed Everett E Holme (canada)A.R Evans A Fairly H Franks (Brussels) A Gould (Jersey)

Name: Robert T. Harris
City: Landrum, SC
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Robert T. Harris
Sent: 06/01 2005 12:02 PM

I was very glad to find your site (my sons found it!); you've done a marvelous job compiling the information in a very easy to use format. I was a POW from November l8 l944 until the camp was liberated May 1 l945. (North Compound 3, Barrack 5, Block 305, Room 10) It was very interesting to see the names, stories, photos & art from the camp. Superb job! Ted Harris

Name: J Michael Davis
City: Harrisonville, Missouri
POW Camp:: PG59
Name of POW:: Pvt John T Davis
Sent: 05/31 2005 02:02 PM

What is the web address to the main page of this site? I was directed to the guestbook while doing a Google search. My father was captured at El Guettar on March 28, 1943. He was in Co E, 2nd Bat, 47th Reg, 9th Inf Div. He was turned over to the Italians and was able to escape in late Aug 1943 and made it back through allied lines on February 27, '44. Dad is is now 93 and doing pretty well. I loved reading the postings. Excellent work!

Name: Dick McColl
City: Armidale  NSW Australia
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Robert Charles McColl (decd), 455 Sqd RAAF
Sent: 05/31 2005 02:14 AM

My father was in SL1 after being shot down in Feb 45. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him there

Name: Karin Deutschler
City: Roswell, GA
POW Camp:: Stalag IVa
Name of POW:: Tudor John
Sent: 05/30 2005 08:10 PM

Have visited your site tonight, oddly enough on Memorial Day. What a wonderful tribute to your father. Thanks for sharing! Next time I drive through Eufaula on my way to Destin, I will think of the one person I know a little of who came from Eufaula. Karin

Sent: 05/30 2005 05:52 PM

We were roommates in preflight and primary flight school (Corsicana Tex) Wes went to Europe and I to 13th AF in pacific. My last letter was returned MIA and I thought Wes was deceased until recently when his name came up on internet. I canít find no address or phone for him but the city of Austin. I never thought he survived and would like to contact him. Same last name but not related. We were close roommates.

Name: Mike Zimmerman
City: Lena
POW Camp:: Luckenwalde
Name of POW:: Lawerence Zimmerman
Sent: 05/30 2005 02:45 PM

My Uncle was in the Army in WW2 and was a POW. I thought he said the camp he was in was Nukenwalde, but I belive it is Luckenwalde. I think he was in 1944 until the end of the war. Does anyone know anything of my Uncle? Thank you Mike

Name: John D. Welch
City: Derby
POW Camp:: m. stammlager IVB
Name of POW:: Edward Welch
Sent: 05/29 2005 07:43 PM

I am looking for information on my fathers POW camp. I have come across his POW TAGS and was looking to go to METZ France where he was captured and to look for the camp where he was a pow. IF it still exists or where it might have been.

Name: Pauline Braaksma
City: Clearwater,B.C.
POW Camp:: Stalag 8b
Name of POW:: Michael Ewanyshyn
Sent: 05/28 2005 10:59 AM

Looking for info on my father , Michael Ewanyshyn # B67864 with the Royal Regiment of Canada. Wounded and taken prisoner at the beach of Puys, France during raid on Dieppe ..Aug.19,1942. Held as a P.O.W. #26933 at Stalag 8B . Spent some time in a hospital before being repatriated in Oct.1942.

Name: Elaine Silva
City: New York
POW Camp:: Stalag 4, Stalag 6
Name of POW:: Nicholas C. Tricoles (nickname "Dumbo")
Sent: 05/28 2005 08:05 AM

My father was shot down Feb.4, 1944, taken to Stalag 4, than was marched to Stalag 6.

Sent: 05/27 2005 05:31 PM


Name: Alan Spencer Kimbrow
City: Midland, Tx
POW Camp:: Stalag luft I
Name of POW:: Robert B. Spencer , deceased Oct 1968
Sent: 05/27 2005 02:31 PM

Pilot 386 GB , 554 Sq., Flew Honeychile as main aircraft. Shot down over France Feb.10, 1944 in Lady Luck or Lucky Lady. Sole survivor of crew. Interned at Stalag Luft I until liberated April 1945.

Name: Karen Curran
City: Wilmington
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I, Stalag Luft III Germany
Name of POW:: 1st Lt. Andrew John Boles
Sent: 05/27 2005 01:01 PM

Hi I am the granddaughter of 1st Lt. Andrew John Boles who was a prisoner of war in the Stalag Luft I POW camp. I would love to hear from anybody who knew my grandfather or may have any information about him. Thanks, Karen Curran

Name: Suze
City: Westboro
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft #1
Name of POW:: Bradford F. Truesdell
Sent: 05/25 2005 06:08 PM

I'm researching this camp for a paper in school. My grandfather Bradford Truesdell served there. I have a Bible that he recieved while there, and many of the pages are filled with prisoners names (we believe) and some addresses or room numbers. I would be interested to hear from anyone who could give me further information.

Name: Carol Meyer
City: Baltimore, Maryland
Name of POW:: Alvin G. Millspaugh
Sent: 05/25 2005 03:55 PM

I found this site while searching the web on my Uncle Alvin Millspaugh. It is nice to hear his story as he did not discuss his POW experience when I was a child, and we don't have much opportunity to talk nowadays. Now I can share his story with my children. Thank you.

Name: Jan Hungerman
City: New Orleans, LA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Olaf Cecil Lambert
Sent: 05/25 2005 02:43 PM

I am Mr. Olaf Lambert's secretary for the past 30 years and he used to always tell me stories of when he was in POW camp. He retired in Dec., 2004 because he now has alzeimer's. He is a wonderful man and he had so many stories to tell. I miss hearing them now. If someone wants to get in touch with him or find out some information I may be able to help. Thanks. Jan

Name: Cindy Krieger
City: Golden
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Eugene J. Schierburg
Sent: 05/24 2005 08:50 PM

My father, Eugene J. Schierburg died in 1973. I would love to be contacted by a fellow prisoner or relative that might have know my father. I believe he was in the South Compound of Stalag Luft 1.

Name: John H. Beach
City: Yonkers, NY.
POW Camp:: Yugoslavia ??
Name of POW:: Quntin John Del Vecchio, Cpl.
Sent: 05/24 2005 08:02 PM

I am looking for more information about a mission out of Foggia, Italy in 1944. A wing of B17s headed for the Polski oil fields in Romania. This was the 15th AC, 463 BG, 775 BS. Allyn's Irish Orphans. On this flight the plane that Cpl. Quntin John Del Vecchio, tail gunner flew on crashed on a beach in Yugoslavia and were captured by Germans. He was a POW for 9 days and then freed by Romanian locals who over come the Germans. This was the only plane on this mission to not return. I am trying to find anyone that knew of this mission. Daily Morning List Records seem to have been lost This man is trying to get his ribbons and medals due him, but he can't prove this without other people that can verify this mission. It would seem that if a large amount of planes went on this mission and were able to all return except one you would think that this would be a flag to some in remembering something about it, especially if the downed crew was about to get back home after being captured. If anyone can help I would appreciate it very much. Kind regards, John H. Beach

Name: Mary Suprenant
City: port richey
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Charles E. Suprenant
Sent: 05/24 2005 10:50 AM

This is from his wife, Mary.

Name: Nancy Christensen
City: Edmond, OK
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft IV and Stalag XIB (Fallingbostel)
Name of POW:: John Bianchin
Sent: 05/23 2005 09:53 AM

I had the privilege two weeks ago to visit Stalag Luft IV and Fallingbostel. I traveled with 5 POWs and family members whose dad's couldn't make it or who had died. It was such an honor to travel with former POWs - Rosie, Del, Herk, Ray and Carl. All of our POWs and Veterans are such wonderful people and I am so grateful to them for ALL they have given. Now when I visit your site and see the Stalag Luft IV photos, they have new meaning. I stood in the middle of Lager C, where my dad was; went in Lager D's potato cellar and walked around Lager A's fire pond. The Polish people love our Veterans and have a monument at Luft IV honoring all of the men as well as a new monument at Keifheide railstation, commemorating The Run Up the Hill. To all of you who have served our country, I say thank you. Nancy

Name: Veronica
City: Eugene
POW Camp:: Dulag Luft
Name of POW:: Richard W. Zorn
Sent: 05/22 2005 07:11 PM

any help is great.

Name: Doug Dayson
City: SF, CA, USA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: 2Lt. William R Dayson
Sent: 05/22 2005 04:37 PM

My late Father, 2Lt. William R Dayson was a member of Stalag Luft 1 - South - Barrack 12- Room 2. Anyone remember him? If yes, please email me... Thank you all for this Site! Doug Dayson

Name: Tom Taylor
City: Camas, WA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I, South
Name of POW:: Herb Schlicker
Sent: 05/21 2005 01:29 PM

My good friend, Herb Schlicker was a POW in Stalag Luft I. He was my first flight instructor in 1967 and I'm now retired from the airlines. We were close friends for many years until his death in the late 1990's. He shared many stories about his war & POW experiences and I'm forever grateful. He was a B-17 commander and was shot down on his 9th mission in early 1944. A friend of mine who's father was in the same camp sent me this website. Thank you so much for maintaining such a great tribute to these brave men. Tom Taylor

Name: Isabel Nimmo
City: Falkirk
POW Camp:: Stalag VIIA
Name of POW:: Charles Russell Gibson
Sent: 05/20 2005 03:53 PM

My father, a Private with the 51st Highland Light Infantry, was captured at Tobruk. At some point he was in Italian hands, but was helped by Italian families in a place called Sulmona (I am not sure if he was imprisoned there) but eventually arrived at Stalag VIIA around 1942 until the end of the war.

Name: Erin Williams
City: Tacoma, Wa
POW Camp:: Stalag 1
Name of POW:: Richard F. Williams
Sent: 05/19 2005 10:47 AM

I've been told by family members that my grandfather, R.F. Williams, was shot down over the Italian Alps. Does anybody know about such occurences? Thanks. E. Williams

Name: Sebille
City: rognac
POW Camp:: Salag II B
Name of POW:: SEBILLE Charles
Sent: 05/17 2005 10:53 AM

Recherche camarade de mon pere prisonnier dans ce camps

Name: Steven Wearne
City: Rio, WI 53960
POW Camp:: luft 3
Name of POW:: Walter E Wearne
Sent: 05/15 2005 03:48 PM

Dad was a prisoner from May of 1944 to April 29th I would like any information available about 20th Air Corps.

Name: george robinson
City: middlesbrough
POW Camp:: stalag xxb
Name of POW:: patrick brannan
Sent: 05/15 2005 04:28 AM

We my wife and I( who is the daughter of Gunner Brannan ) is seeking information from any of his fellow prisoners who remember him,or any information of life at the camp during the period of their internment.

Name: Joann Holle
City: Pequannock
POW Camp:: not known
Name of POW:: Joseph Kmitch
Sent: 05/14 2005 03:33 PM

My Dad was a POW in Germany. But, I dont know where. He was a medic. He was in a Stalag somewhere in the middle of Germany and was liberated by the Russian Army. Dad is gone now, but he never talked about his war time experience. My grandson is studying ww11. his is a school project on the Great Escape. that is what brought me to this web site.

Name: Doug Hunt
POW Camp:: Grosse Tychow Luft IV
Name of POW:: Hubert A. Hunt
Sent: 05/14 2005 01:06 PM

Hubert A. Hunt was my uncle. He was a tailgunner on a B24, and was a prisoner from February, 1944, through May, 1945. I would like to hear from anyone who knew Hugh, and details on his crew, airplane, crash, capture, home base, etc. Thank you for sharing. Doug Hunt

Name: kelvin brooker
City: southampton
POW Camp:: stalag x1b
Name of POW:: elija { tom } brooker
Sent: 05/13 2005 02:17 PM

my late father was in operation varsity march 1945 and was a p.o.w from 25/3/1945 to 27/4/1945 he was liberated by montgomery's 9th div. i know very little about the time he was there as he said nothing to me is there anyone who knew him as i would like to know more

Name: David Lesjak
City: Langley
Sent: 05/12 2005 08:18 AM

I am writing a major article about Luft III for Bomber Legends magazine which will be published in 2006. I'd like to correspond with anyone who served time in the camp. Feel free to either email me, or send me a letter. Thanks very much.

Name: Sandra Crace
City: Edinburgh
POW Camp:: Stalag 4B, Germany
Name of POW:: John Robertson Finlayson
Sent: 05/11 2005 04:07 AM

I am a daughter of John Finlayson. He remembers BillRae. We saw the VE rememberance day programme on TV on Sunday evening and I jotted down the names of some of the people mentioned. (Bill was one of them). My father says that everyone knew Bill. His friend was Adam Stein, who he met in the camp. My father is now in a Nursing Home and is 85 yrs old.

Name: scott honeycutt
City: Mcdonough
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Charles New
Sent: 05/08 2005 07:26 PM

My grandafather, Charles New, was a prisoner at S-L 1. He's gone now, but I keep his memory close....thanks, for this important web site.

City: homer
POW Camp:: stalag luft 1
Name of POW:: james a. wareham
Sent: 05/08 2005 11:38 AM

did anyone know or remember him from the camp he is the father of a good friend thanks for your help

Name: shirley miller
City: canton ohio
POW Camp:: stalg IVB
Name of POW:: Thomas T Raycheck
Sent: 05/08 2005 07:19 AM

Thank for the wonderful site. My Dad Thomas T Raycheck was a POW for 4 months in Germany, Stalag IVB. He was captured at the Seigried Line on Dec. 21, 1955, and liberated in April of 1945. He kept a journal of his overseas "life", and his life as a Prisoner of War. I would like to put a page up telling his story. Any suggestions on how I can do this? He will be 81 this month, his memory has "dimmed" over the years, but he still can recall many details of his War days while fighting to help preserve America's freedom. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Daugter Shirley Miller

Name: Jan Ford Mustin
City: Austin
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Shelby Jackson Harris, Captain USAF
Sent: 05/07 2005 02:28 PM

Correction to my earlier entry. Then Captain Harris was a POW in Stalag Luft 1--(North 2).

Name: Jan Ford Mustin
City: Austin
POW Camp:: North 2
Name of POW:: Captain Shelby Jack Harris
Sent: 05/07 2005 02:25 PM

My father, now Colonerl, Retired, Shelby Jack Harris was a Captain when he was a POW. He was in the North 2 group after being shot down over France in 1943. He was liberated on VE Day, 1945. Colonel Harris now lives outside of Randolph Air Force Base where he retired as the Base Commander. Thank you for your extensive work.

Name: Wayne Schachner
City: Edison
POW Camp:: luft stalag 1 {I think}
Name of POW:: Lawrence Schachner
Sent: 05/07 2005 08:44 AM

I was looking for my Father's name but could not find it. Can you please help? Wayne Schachner

Name: Frank J. Kremm
City: Boyertown
Sent: 05/06 2005 11:53 AM

What an incredible site and testimony to heroes to whom we owe so much. I found the site while searching family history, knowing that my paternal family line came from Krems in the 1920's, later the location of Luft Stalag 17. My father, Frank Kremm, and my father-in-law, Harold Millward, both served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater. In my generation, 4 of 5 served in the Navy during the Vietnam Era..but it was the sacrifices of a generation before that even permitted that service. I am constantly amazed by the strength of character and the determination of those that served during the great wars, and feel indebted and fortunate that they answered a call that spelled death, pain and suffering for so many. Good Bless and thank you all! Thank you, too, for this site and the information that it makes available to those who may recognize it as why they even have the freedom to read what it contains.

Name: VJ Lehman
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 Barth
Name of POW:: Jim Lehman
Sent: 05/04 2005 08:48 PM

any information re Jim Lehman, my father now deceased or his pilot Norm Weir

Name: Don Redding
City: Indpendence, MO.
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Sent: 05/04 2005 05:17 PM

I was interrogated by a bald headed officer,I think he was a captain, in Dec.44. Don't know his name but he said he lived in Munich, and had a son on the Russian front. Would like to know more about him. He knew all bout me, even I only gave name rank and Ser. #.

Name: James L. Kiehlmeier
City: Erie, PA
Name of POW:: James L. Kiehlmeier
Sent: 05/04 2005 07:22 AM

Co. K, 423rd Infantry, 106th Division, captured at Battle of the Bulge. Contact me if you were with us there.

Name: Robert HENDERSON
City: Regina, Sask., Canada
POW Camp:: N/A
Name of POW:: N/A
Sent: 05/03 2005 10:42 PM

Congratulations on an excellent site. My interests relate to the German Prisoners of War held in Canada during WW 2, and the men who guarded them - the Veterans' Guard of Canada. I am willing to share information in this regard, and request anyone with information to contact me. Thank you.

Name: Weffort (Veforti) Gervasio
City: Fiumicello(Udine)Italy
POW Camp:: 001 Stalag II D- Stalag IX B
Sent: 05/02 2005 05:19 PM

I was an italian prisioner (n 103285), captured on september 12th 1943 until on 24 June 1944. I was at STALAG IID and at STALAG IXB.

Name: jeff unsworth
POW Camp:: stalag luft 3
Name of POW:: lt clayton russ wilson pilot of the m'honey .lost aug 17- 1943 on mission to schweinfurt
Sent: 05/02 2005 04:26 PM

looking for any information on clayton or his crew.Stationed at grafton underwood england.i have written proof that clayton actually ran out of fuel whilst returning from this raid and on crash landing was captured although i believe four of the crew escaped

Name: Ronke Olabisi
City: Madison, WI
Name of POW:: William E. Griffin
Sent: 05/02 2005 01:30 AM

My grandfather was a Tuskegee airman, and the first to be captured by the Germans. Apparently, he was tortured and so did not speak of it at all. I never got to know him, as he died when I was very young. If anyone has any information, stories, or pictures, I would very much love to have copies. Thanks!

Name: john sciara
City: palm harbor florida
POW Camp:: Rabaul new guinea
Name of POW:: Sgt. Charles J. Sciara
Sent: 05/01 2005 05:38 AM

taken prisoner by Japanese Jan 1944. Died in POW camp. looking for any info.

Name: Sheila Absolon
City: Broadstairs Kent England
POW Camp:: Laufen
Name of POW:: William Alfred Benjamin
Sent: 04/29 2005 05:41 PM

my father was a prisoner in Laufen between 1942 -45 if anyone has any information i would be grateful.

Name: Seireeta Duch Langham
City: Chevy Chase, MD 20815
POW Camp:: Stalag luff !V
Name of POW:: Joseph A. Duch
Sent: 04/29 2005 04:12 PM

Husband deceased 6-5-73 age 52. Like to contact anyone who was in POW camp with him or anyone who knew him as he didn't talk of hislife in camp. Shot down over France 6-22-44. Captured by Germans. Camp near Prussia. On death march. After liberation from POW Camp he was hospilized in England.

Name: Frederick J. Klaeser
City: Chilton
POW Camp:: luft stalag 1
Name of POW:: Lt. Gilbert Klaeser, bombardier
Sent: 04/29 2005 07:35 AM

Looking for any info on my late uncle who was a POW from approx feb 1944 to May 1945.

Name: buzz rogowski
City: Port ANgeles, WA
POW Camp:: stalag 17b
Name of POW:: Edward Richard Rogowski
Sent: 04/28 2005 05:14 PM

My father Ed Rogowski was at Stalg 17 b during the war and I would love to get more information about him if you knew him and were there too. He died when I was three so I never really got to know him and would just like to have some info about what he was like. Also I inherited a scrapbook with him and some of his airforce or army buddies hangin around the barracks probably before getting sent over to the war. Please enlighten me with any info that you have.

Name: Tim Myers
City: Toledo
POW Camp:: Stalag 7A
Name of POW:: William J Myers
Sent: 04/28 2005 04:16 PM

In honor of all the men held at stalag 7a and the other Camps . Bob Nolan , Bill Myers your not here today but your not forgotten .

Name: Judy Hinde
City: Singapore
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 (West compound/??)
Name of POW:: Guy Dudley Hinde
Sent: 04/28 2005 04:31 AM

Guy Hinde (my father in law) was a Rhodesian pilot who flew with the RAF (lancaster bombers) and was shot down over Berlin. He endured Stalag Luft 1 for 18 months. I believe he was in the South/West compound but do not know which barracks. After the war he returned to Africa, married a pretty ballerina, fathered two sons and became the Chairman of the Rhodesian Sugar Refineries. Guy is now 82 years old, a widower and despite the political turmoil, still ives in Zimbabwe. If you remember Guy and would like to contact him please email me at or telephone me in Singapore on 65-63422061. I am a new zealander and it gave me a huge thrill to re-unite Guy with a New Zealand Maori pilot (Johnny Metakingi who trained with him at Stormy Downs) when Guy visited New Zealand in 1996. They had not had contact with each other in 53 years so had a lot of catching up to do. Yours faithfully, Mrs Judy Hinde

Name: Terri Fisher
City: Ann Arbor, MI
POW Camp:: Stalag 2 b
Name of POW:: Steve A. Czarney
Sent: 04/27 2005 01:09 PM

Looking for info on my dad Steve A. Czarney. Was held first (I think) at Stalag 3b and then moved to Stalag 2 b He was from Detroit, MI and often went by the nickname "Shep" He was captured in N. Africa on or around 17 Feb 1943 and held as a POW for 28 months. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Terri

Name: jeff unsworth
City: barnard castle, county durham,england
POW Camp:: stalag 3
Name of POW:: clayton,russ,wilson, capt of the m'honey (B17) and merry hell
Sent: 04/27 2005 02:39 AM

clayton and his crew were shot down over schweinfurt 1943and i believe was captured after being shot in the arm and transferred to stalag luft 3. i am looking for any of the surviving crew or family's that may be able to help me track down clayton

Name: Charles F. Sturgeon
City: Amarillo
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft # 1 and Stalag Luft # 4
Name of POW:: Charles F. Sturgeon
Sent: 04/25 2005 01:44 PM

I was in Compound South or West, Barrack #14, Room #13. I have sent the names of several POW's that were in that barrack at least two times but they have not been added to your lists. Still like to visit and remember. Thanks C. Sturgeon POW #86085. My German mug shots are in the 91st BG Web Page.

Name: Bill Simmons
City: Wood River Il. 62095
POW Camp:: Stalag 3-b
Name of POW:: Ray V Simmons
Sent: 04/24 2005 05:27 PM

My father lost his legs in the POW camp and has sense died. He as most of the men from that war took the stories with him. He never spoke about it. Any information you can provide will be wonderful. thanks Bill Simmons

Name: John Lietke
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan (East Compound
Name of POW:: John Lietke
Sent: 04/24 2005 02:41 AM

I would like to contact some blokes I shared a room with in Sagan (for 2 years). They are: Dennis Bateman RAF, Ray Taylor RCAF, VGT Davis RAF and "Kiwi" Saunders RNZAF. If you can help then thanks very much.

Name: Darren Wallis
City: Wichita, Kansas
POW Camp:: Stalag X111D
Name of POW:: Oval V. Booze
Sent: 04/20 2005 10:31 PM

I'm putting together a scrap book in memory of my grandfather. He was captured Dec.17 1944 at Roth, Germany in the battle of the bulge and taken to Nuremburg. Any info would be great thanks

Name: Natysha Neel
City: Madison, AL
POW Camp:: Stalag 3B
Name of POW:: Leonard Addington
Sent: 04/17 2005 03:26 AM

Any information appreciated!!!

Name: m.bailey
City: vernon b.c.
POW Camp:: v111b or 344 lamesdorf
Name of POW:: w/o a..graham WINTON
Sent: 04/13 2005 09:17 AM

thinking of the death march as the 60th yr. is nearing. praying for each one who was pow.  shall keep doing so till the end of my time; m.bailey."thank you for this web site".


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