World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I


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 10/01/05 thru 12/31/05

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Name: Tom McClelland
City: Roseville, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag VIIA
Name of POW:: James P. McClelland, prisoner #131313
Postal Street Address:: Tom McClelland's address: 4627 Wanderlust Loop
City, State, Zip:: Roseville, Calif. 95747
Sent: 12/31 2005 12:53 AM

My father, James P. McClelland was 35 years old when he was in replacement camps in Italy. It was October 1944. He fought against the Germans and was captured on his third day of combat. He spent seven months as a POW, mostly at Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, north of Munich. He survived. He talked little about his experiences, but he did put it on paper. Long after his death, I reread his manuscript and decided it should be published, if for no other reason than to preserve family history. I finally published NAME, RANK AND SERIAL NUMBER this November. It's an interesting story. There is adventure, suspense, intrigue, action! Drama unfolds as a Gestapo agent takes my father under his fold and loots the remains of homes of his fellow Germans in bombed-out Munich. The book is self-published and is available for $15.95 a copy, plus $14.50 shipping and handling. The book is being well received in the Sacramento area. I only wish I had done it sooner. --Tom McClelland, son of a hero

Name: Dave Altman
City: Spring Creek
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Hub Zemke
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 8330
City, State, Zip:: Spring Creek, NV. 89815-8330
Sent: 12/31 2005 12:07 AM

Hub was my dad's best friend. I grew up in Reno and remember hunting trips with dad,& Hub as well as their other friends that I also came to know over the years. Dad used to tell me," Hub's a famous fighter ace." Like any other snot nosed 14 yr. old, I blew it off. In 1996, a year after Hub died, Dad flopped a copy of "Zemke's Wolfpack" on my lap. Inside the cover were several autographs including Hub's! Talk about regret at having missed many an opportunity to talk with this great man that I rubbed elbows with more times than I can count! Hub jr. and I are still friends to this day, having known each other for as long as our dad's did. Amazing that you don't even realize who you have hung out with until they're gone. Hub jr. has told me that the autographed copies of wolfpack number only fifty. Inside there is a picture of my dad and Hub at Hub's ranch the "ZZ Almond Ranch". My dad's getting up in years (88 now) and I'll treasure this book for as long as I'm alive. Nice to know you had a chance to rub elbows with the nation's history. Drop me a line and I'll be glad to send a pic of the book, photo, and autographs. And to the rest of you WWII vets that are still with us: Lord Bless you! Thanks for your sacrifice, and for saving the world! Dave.

Name: Sandy Rapp
City: East Hampton, NY
POW Camp:: Stagluft Compound 3
Name of POW:: Richard B. Musgrave
Postal Street Address:: 304 Overlook Brook Dr.
City, State, Zip:: Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 phone 440-543-4416
Sent: 12/29 2005 07:42 PM

If you knew my uncle, Richard B. Musgrave, at Stalag luft 1 Compound 3, please let me know by email or contact him at the above address.

Name: Regina Rienschield
City: Lancaster
Name of POW:: Scott R. Rienschield
Postal Street Address:: 1321 E Mulberry Street
City, State, Zip:: Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Sent: 12/29 2005 03:30 PM

My father-in-law was issued a purple heart and four battle stars which have been misplaced. Will the government reissue lost medals and if so who do you write to? I read somewhere that there was a POW medal is this true? Regina

Postal Street Address:: 2415 OGDEN AVE #9
City, State, Zip:: DOWNERS GROVE IL 60515
Sent: 12/29 2005 03:17 PM

My father was in the 384th Bombardment Grp, the 544th Squadron (Grafton Underwood).I am so interested in learning more of his experiences. He is listed on Luft 1 directory. Thank you so much for this site. Makes me feel another connection with my dad. He was an incredible man. I am looking forward to hearing more memories. Best regards, Alicia

Name: Van Vrban
City: Melcher
City, State, Zip:: Melcher Iowa 50163
Postal Street Address:: PO box 512
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Vance Vrban
Sent: 12/29 2005 12:56 PM

7 April 45 my dad was shot down by ME109 crashing in to his B17. He was the only one to live. He talk about his times in WWII. He died in 1983 before internet would be proud of info on web sights of his brother fliers/POW's. Hard to find his name as he came to the camp late and records may have not been recorded will.

Name: Sandy Rapp
City: East Hampton, NY 11937
City, State, Zip:: Bessinger, PA
Name of POW:: Cyril Vrabel
Sent: 12/29 2005 10:49 AM

I believe Mr. Vrabel is deceased. My uncle, Richard B. Musgrave, is a WWII POW vet and wonders if the football player Mike Vrabel is the son or grandson of Cyril Vrabel, with whom he was imprisoned. Could you help me with this information please, Sandy Rapp 631-329-5193

Name: J. Matthew Hurley
City: Des Moines, Iowa
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: Charles Messerli, John Ruelle, Marshall Adamson.
Postal Street Address:: 4527 Waveland Ct.
City, State, Zip:: Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2226
Sent: 12/28 2005 03:54 PM

These three men are part of my father's crew that were shot down June 27, 1944. They were members of the 448th bomb group, 714 squad.

Name: Regina Rienschield
City: Lancaster
POW Camp:: ?
Name of POW:: Scott R. Rienschield
Postal Street Address:: 1321 E Mulberry Street
City, State, Zip:: Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Sent: 12/28 2005 03:33 PM

My father-in-law was a POW during WWII. He was with the 82nd Airborne paratroopers. Scott recently died and his son Randy would like to have any information about his career in the army and where and when he was captured. His father did not speak of his life as a POW. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Thank You, Regina Rienschield

Name: John W. "Ace" Drummond
City: Greenwood, sc
POW Camp:: Stalagluft1 North 2 , Barrack 4 Room 2
Name of POW:: John W. "Ace" Drummond
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 127
City, State, Zip:: Ninety Six, SC 29666
Sent: 12/27 2005 04:04 PM

It was wonderful to look over all the information on this site. It brought back so many memories.

Name: Guinaudeau Jos�
City: saint julien de concelles - 44450 FRANCE
POW Camp:: stalag IV D
Name of POW:: name: Charbonnier 1st name: Francis
Postal Street Address:: 13 rue des maraichins
City, State, Zip:: saint julien de concelles - 44450 FRANCE
Sent: 12/26 2005 02:54 PM


Name: Linda Peters
City: Indian Rocks Beach
POW Camp:: Stalag IIIa/Luckenwalde
Name of POW:: John F. Peters
Postal Street Address:: 546 Garland Circle
City, State, Zip:: Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. 33785
Sent: 12/25 2005 09:24 PM

My dad is a ex-POW from the Battle of the Bulge. He is from the 28thDivision(Bucket of Blood) from Pittsburgh, Pa. (McKees Rocks) Dad is seeking any info or exchange of bantor from anyone that was there to clarify his memories.

Name: Lloyd (Jack) Marler
City: Neodesha
POW Camp:: Vire, France
Name of POW:: Lloyd (Jack) Marler
Postal Street Address:: 202 N. 6th
City, State, Zip:: Fredonia, KS 66736
Sent: 12/25 2005 09:17 PM

was with the 60th Infantry Company D, 9th Division.POW 8-4-44 to 4-30-45.

Name: Kem Clark-Tanner
City: St. Louis, MO
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Charles C. "Tip" Clark
Sent: 12/24 2005 07:28 PM

1944 Dec. 11 to May 1945 my father was a POW and has shared many stories with me and my siblings and now his grandchildren. It is really something that my dad lived to tell about his experience. He is the most kind and sincere person that I know.

Name: Mark Anway
City: Wyoming MN
POW Camp:: Stalag I
Name of POW:: Lt. Leonard Joseph (L.T.) Celusnak (deceased)
Sent: 12/23 2005 09:17 PM

What a magnifient site. My wife Diane's uncle is Leonard Celusnak (deceased) He is not among the Roomates of the South Barracks. His B-17 "Princess Pat" was shot down. Can you help me find him among the photos of Stalag I? Thank you for your service. Respectfully, Mark Anway

Name: Floyd A Peede, Jr
City: Americus, Georgia
POW Camp:: none
Name of POW:: n/a
Postal Street Address:: 901 B Moore Drive
City, State, Zip:: Americus, Ga 31709
Sent: 12/23 2005 08:50 AM

Just found out about you from Peggy Pressley Williams. I was a friend before the WWII and contacted her through Mary Smith. I completed 35 missions over Germany as aircraft commander of a B-17 as the war ended in 1945. I have written a book about my experiences and promised Peggy a copy when it comes in from the printers. I am on the internet under: Floyd A Peede, Jr. Please contact me as I would like to set up an internet page to sell books.

Name: Linda Read
City: Toronto Canada
POW Camp:: Stalag IV B Mulberg
Name of POW:: J. Taylor RAF POW# 222648
Postal Street Address:: 55 Harbour Square #1318
City, State, Zip:: Toronto Ontario M5J 2L1
Sent: 12/20 2005 09:43 AM

Seeking info on J. Taylor of the 428 Ghost Squadron. Stationed at Middleton St. George England. Halifax bomber crippled by night fighter over Berlin Aug23/24 1943. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Name: Clare Saracine
POW Camp:: Maribor, Yugoslavia (Slovenia)
Name of POW:: Eddy (friend of Luka Grobelsek)
Sent: 12/19 2005 08:17 AM

CAN ANYONE HELP? I am hoping that someone here may be able to help me trace a soldier who fought in WW2, though the information I have on him is fairly sketchy. My husband and I live in Slovenia and have a very dear elderly gentlemen friend there who is 98 years old and would love to know what happened to an English soldier he was imprisoned with. The main problem is that he can't remember the man's surname. All we know is that he was known as Eddy! However, we do have some other quite specific information that may help in tracking him down: - They were in prison together in Maribor, Slovenia, for a short period in 1944. - Eddy was half British and half Slovenian, his mother being from Ptuj, Slovenia. - Eddy was at least 10 years younger than our friend, so he would have been around 25 years old in 1944, possibly younger. - He was an officer, not a regular soldier. - Our friend, Luka Grobelsek, remained in prison until the Germans freed all prisoners so that they could join in the fighting. Eddy, however, escaped with the partisans before this happened. He also received regular parcels from the Red Cross beforehand. - Luka has a photograph of Eddy, with some inscriptions that may be helpful. We have no idea how to go about finding out what happened to Eddy, but we're hoping that this information may be enough. It would be fantastic if anyone here knew some information or could point us in the right direction. It would certainly make Luka very happy indeed! Thanks in advance!

Name: Emma Eldredge
City: Phoenix, Arizona
POW Camp:: Stalag XIa/II
Name of POW:: William Frederick Lee "Bill"
Sent: 12/18 2005 06:43 PM

My step-father, Bill Lee was captured in Italy around 1944. He went to a German camp and his POW number is 143144. He worked in a salt mine and was released 20 April 1945. He went to Africa. He was with the Sherwood Foresters and given the Africa Star with 1st army clasp and the Italy star and 1939-45 Star. I live in America now but my sister, his daughter, still resides in England. We are very close (same mother) and she was his only child. I would love to be able to give her more information about her father. Thank you, Emma Eldredge

Name: Wolfgang
City: Murfreesboro
POW Camp:: N/A
Name of POW:: N/A
Postal Street Address:: 1510 Avon Road
City, State, Zip:: Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Sent: 12/18 2005 01:35 AM

My Grandfather Fought as an Infantryman in WW2, late in the war in 1945. He was a 2nd Lieutenant, a platoon leader(platoon being about 48 men) but was later promoted to Captain, leading the company of about 140 men. He probably only fought about 50 days, going from town to town. Fighting either die hard S.S. soldiers , most being at war for almost 5 years straight, or 12 or 13 year old boys. What I am Proudest about my Grandfather is that his company discovered and helped liberate a concentration camp. I never new much about my grandfather until he died a year and a half years ago. I only actually know one or two stories about him from the war. One, that stuck with me, was my grandpas outfit firing upon an enemy position, and hearing little boys crying and old men yelling. I never knew my grandpa very well, and now I regret it. My father and my Grandpa didn't have a good relationship until my older sister was born, and he really wanted to be a good grandfather. I remember when I was little and playing army or war, I always had to be a Lieutenant, because he was one, even though I didn't know him at all. His older brother fought at Guadalcanal, I never knew him, but my dad said he had a really bad case of war trauma, his younger brother served as a tail gunner in a sea plane that hunted german submarines, he only saw about 15 minutes of combat which he said was the most terrifying experience of his life. Did your father ever read Slaughterhouse 5? Its about a soldier captured during the battle of the bulge and witnesses the Dresden fire bombing, and is forced to help clean up after. It portrays the insanity of war in a very odd but brilliant way. I hope that when you read this that Im not just wasting your time. Thanks for reading.

Name: W/O Victor G Poppa
City: West Jordan
POW Camp:: Stalag Luwarf 7 (Bankcow ?) south east Germany
Name of POW:: W/O Victor G Poppa
Postal Street Address:: 6428 West pin oak drive
City, State, Zip:: West Jordan Utah
Sent: 12/17 2005 01:39 AM

Do you have a map of Germany that shows all the p.o.w camps. The Halifax name was the BLOND BOMBER QB HX313 23 missions lost on 6/28/1944 (three dead) if yuo type in on your computer victor g poppa world war two or victor poppa war war two read more. shal send more info thank you leslie g poppa

Name: Lanny G. Asepermy
City: Apache
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 4
Name of POW:: Inman Cloyde Gooday (could be listed as Cloyde Inman Goody)
Postal Street Address:: PO Box 247
City, State, Zip:: Apache, OK 73006
Sent: 12/17 2005 01:24 AM

Any information about SSGT Gooday who was a member of the 381st Bombarbment Group (Heavy) shot down and captured on/about September 10, 1944 - liberated on/about April 26, 1945. thanks for your service to God and Country, Lanny

Name: Phil Rapp
City: bangor
POW Camp:: Luft Stalag 1
Name of POW:: Lt. John Rapp
Sent: 12/16 2005 07:59 PM

My father was a navigator from the 390th BG 571st captured 18 march 45. Other crew members, Eugene H. Freeman Pilot, Merill Hires Co-pilot, Sam Greenleaf acting bombardier for that raid, E. Hughes radio, Gaylord Crew chief, Hostler waist gunner, Eugene A. Burlingame tail gunner My Dad is still alive and living in Virginia now. He's not too computer saavy but would love to hear from others that may have known him.

Name: Charles C. (Tip) Clark
City: New Madrid, Mo. 63869
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 Barth
Name of POW:: Charles C. ( Tip) Clark
Postal Street Address:: 840 Kingshighway
City, State, Zip:: New Madrid, Mo. 63869
Sent: 12/16 2005 09:38 AM

Charles (Chuck) Campbel'crew. Chuck, Pilot- Jack Ward, Copilot- David Davis, Nav.- Ken Trimmer, Bomb.- Charles C.(Tip) Clark, Eng.-William (Bill) Devine, Radio- Gilbert (Gil) Fisher, Nose Gunner, Andrew P. Kranick, Ball Gunner,-Vincen Danials, Waist Gunner- Paul E. Butler, Tail Gunner. B-24 Pilot Killed when we got hit. All have deceased now as of 12-16-05 except Tip, Gil and Dave. Gil is in Maryland and Dave lives in Fl. We were shot down on Dec. 11,44 over Vienia, Aus. After liberation Butler, a friend named Jim and I hitch hiked from Barth to Camp Lucky Srike and then went to Paris for a week before embarking on the Mayo to New York and HOME

Postal Street Address:: 20314 HEATHER LANE
City, State, Zip:: PARKER, CO 80138
Sent: 12/14 2005 10:15 PM

Great information. I wish I had been aware of the benefits when my Father and Mother were still alive as they both had their health fail. They lived from paycheck to paycheck for over 40 years after Dad returned to the States from prison camp. He was very proud of his service to his country and I am very proud to be his son. Thank you.

Name: ed presken
City: theodore
Name of POW:: michael j shonesky
Postal Street Address:: deceased
Sent: 12/14 2005 01:14 PM

my uncle was shot down and sent to stalag 1 he was from the 448th BG and the 715th squadron flying the B-24 liberator.

Name: marvin sipes
City: citrus heights,ca
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: paul saunders
City, State, Zip:: johnson, ks
Sent: 12/13 2005 04:51 PM

was a waist gunner on the b-17 bomber, am trying to find out more about him. i am a nephew.

Name: john fair
City: mount vernon, ohio
POW Camp:: mooseburg bavaria
Name of POW:: SSG John L. Fair
Postal Street Address:: Deceased
Sent: 12/13 2005 03:20 PM

My Uncle B-17 Gunner, Berlin daylight raid lost 04Mar44-29APR45 captured St Omer france, POW Mooseburg Bavaria. (381st BG 532nd BG 8th AAF) ANY information where in Bavaria who/when liberated

Name: Kathy Califano
City: Clarksville, Md
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: George W. Luke
Postal Street Address:: 5900 Great Star Dr., #303
City, State, Zip:: Clarksville, Md 21029
Sent: 12/13 2005 09:48 AM

Wonderful site! My dad was a pilot (303rd BG, Hell's Angels), shot down over Lille 12/1/43. Worked in the French underground before being captured. He was the first POW at Stalag 1 from the 8th Air Force. Don't know his barracks/room, but two of his crew were roommates, Dahnke and Ballagh. I have lots of pictures he took of Stalag 1 while there, including about two dozen very good ones of POW's in groups of 6-8(rooms maybe?). He also retrieved his German file card with picture. I have a candelabra taken after liberation of a German commander R. W. Blume, I have only seen the name Bloom on the "B24" site, nothing on this site. Would love to know if anyone has any other info or knowledge my father or Blume.

Name: Nancy Gordy
City: Port Ludlow
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Preston Piper
Postal Street Address:: 52 West Ludlow Point Rd
City, State, Zip:: Port Ludlow, Washington, 98365
Sent: 12/13 2005 12:05 AM

I am not sure that my dad's cousin Col. Preston Piper was at this camp. He flew with Col Hubert Zemke, with the Wolfpack, and was shot down May 12 1943, and spent the next year and a half as a POW. I do not know where to search for his POW camp.. many thanks

Name: Jean Dillen
Sent: 12/11 2005 06:37 PM

Dear Sir,

I am working on a book about the American repatriation camp Tophat in Antwerp/Belgium 1945-46. I am trying to locate ex-service men for whom Antwerp was their last foothold in Europe when the war ended. Miss Sherilyn Nantz is so kind to help me with the research and forwarded me Your e-mail. The camp was set up bij the 19th AAA division with the 556 & 559 AAA in the leading role. They had a Tophat as unit symbol which was painted on their vehicles and later the name Tophat became the name of the camp. More than 270.000 men were processed here on their home gooing trip. The American forces set up a series of camps to bring their troops home after the end of hostilities. Mostly in France a nd they were names 'Sigarette Camps' as each had the name of a sigarette brand (Camp Lucky Strike, Camp Pall Mall, Camp Chesterfield, etc). Out of line, Tophat was named after the unit which build it. But a Belgian sigarette company manufactured 'Tophat sigarettes' so it became unintentional a sigarette camp after all .... The former site of Camp Tophat is still there. When it was evacuated in April 1946, a park was created a the site. A brook and pumping station are called Tophat so the name will live for generations to come. I do the lay-out for the book for a set of 3 friends-authors. They did a lot of digging at the site and found amazing things of camp life. As the ex-service men were allowed only one souvenir gun to take home, and many had an arsenal with them, a lot started digging to get rid of these things. he collection of the trio now holds Schmeisser guns, Colt, bajonetts and several cases of material beyond imagination. Even 1941 marked Coca Cola bottles are found and filled again courtesy our local Coca Cola Company. The book is basically a photobook with some text. We are looking for any Tophat related material. We are lacking anything of the Tophat unit which gave its name to the camp. Can you help me out ? Kindest regards,  Jean Dillen   PS Jean is male on this side of the Atlantic 

Name: William S. Dixon
City: Florence, Alabama
POW Camp:: Interned in Sweden (neutral country, see message)
Name of POW:: William S. Dixon
Postal Street Address:: 117 Creekwood Dr.
City, State, Zip:: Florence, AL 35630-1108
Sent: 12/11 2005 04:25 PM

I was an armorer-gunner on a B-17 of the 418th Sq. 100th Bomb Group. We were shot down March 6, 1944 on the first large Berlin mission (we were one of the 31 planes that went to Berlin on March 4, 1944). We had been in the high squadron but went down to fill for a couple of losses in the low squadron at 11 a.m. We were attacked at 11:59 and before I saw a German fighter all 8 planes in high squadron went down. In fact, of our 21 plane Group, only one plane made it back to our base at Thorpe Abbotts and only five others made it back to England. We turned off with our No. 4 on fire (which shortly went out) and windmilling, our and No. 1 feathered, while No. 2 was pulling about 1/2 power We crossed the Baltic throwing out everything movable, were met near Sweden by two Swedish jaktplan (fighters) and escorted to their field, Bulltofta, just outside Malmo, Sweden. I was interned for 7 months (a 7 month vacation since I lived in a hotel, wore civilian clothes, owned a bicycle, sailboat, canoe, and went down to Stockholm every month to concerts, ballet, shows, dancing, and drinking champagne. How fate deals with one person as compared to another is indeed strange. I was lucky, Dick Williams and thousands of others were not so lucky. But even he was lucky as compared to even more thousands who didn't make it back at all or made it back with physical losses that lasted the rest of their lives. The 100th BG was known as "The Bloody Hundredth" because of the losses we sustained. Our crew joined the 100th with 23 other crews on Dec. 1, 1943, I was shot down on my 13th mission. We were next to the last of the 24 crews to go down.

Name: jim linskey
POW Camp:: germany
Name of POW:: john joseph linskey
Postal Street Address:: deceased
Sent: 12/10 2005 09:17 AM

My father was shot down in his B 17 over Italy. I believe the year was 1944. He spent over nine months as prisioner till the war ended. He was an officer as a navigator. I believe he was in the camp where the "great escape" took place. He arrived at the camp about 3 days after the escape. Looking for more info on my father. Thanks - nice web site

Name: Robin Hodgson
City: Folkingham Lincs UK
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 111
Name of POW:: Robert William Hodgson
Postal Street Address:: 113 Churchfields Road
City, State, Zip:: Folkingham, Lincs, UK, NG34 0TY
Sent: 12/10 2005 01:29 AM

I am looking for any information you may have about my father Ronert (Bob) William Hodgson. He was shot down in WW2 in the Middle East and apparantly interned in Stalag Luft 111. Regards Robin

Name: Christen Quinn
City: Tucson
Postal Street Address:: 3573 S Twilight Echo
Sent: 12/09 2005 01:27 PM

My Grandfather is James Quinn. This is really neat.

Name: Sam Taylor
City: Stuart Va.
POW Camp:: Luft 1
Name of POW:: Lt .Lee A. Bevers
Postal Street Address:: 105 Chestnut Ave.
City, State, Zip:: Stuart Va.24171
Sent: 12/08 2005 11:49 PM

I would like to contact Lt. Bevers or any surviving members of his crew. He was the pilot of B-17 "Dear Mom" on 13 Feb '44. Sgt. Winston C. Collier was KIA on that mission date near Pais De Calias. Sgt. Collier was my father's boyhood friend. I have always had a desire to find out more details concerning his death. Lt Bevers and crew were later shot down and were POW's at Luft 1. Thanks in advance for any help. Sam

Name: John Olson
City: silver spring MD
Name of POW:: Bob Olson
Sent: 12/07 2005 03:41 PM

checking in to see if you knew my father. he would be 83 years old if he was still alive, Was a Lt in Air Force shot down in France

Name: Deloris Karnopp
City: Rolla,N.D.
POW Camp:: stalag Lert 111
Name of POW:: Clarence Karnopp
City, State, Zip:: Rolla.nN.D.
Sent: 12/05 2005 04:44 PM

I am looking for anyone who knew Clarence when He was in the service or in Stalag lUFT 111 IN THE TIME BETWEEN 1943 TO 1945. He was a prisoner for a year. the B-17 He was in was shot down and He was taken prisoner in Italy. If You know of Him please e-mail Me. He is 84 and is having health problems but would be interested to hear some of His old crew of felloow prisoners. Thank You, Deloris

Name: francis W. Roberson
City: Dolores, Colorado
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Wilbur Gillis Roberson
Sent: 12/04 2005 05:07 PM

My father arrived at Stalag Luft 1 after being shot down October 14, 1943 on the Schweinfurt raid. He was a bombardier with the 381st B.G.He was there until the liberation by the Red Army. Since I was a boy I was regaled with tales of the Kriegies and just recently acquired a large amount of film my father shot while he was there. It was all done with a Balda camera he traded cigarettes for and the film was Agfa gun camera film taken from the local airfield. Until his death in 1984 he loved to go grocery shopping due to his years at the camp on short rations. I wish he was around now to view this site. Thank you.

Name: Ron Lazarou
City: Naples, Fl
Name of POW:: Lorin A Wolfe
Sent: 12/03 2005 04:17 PM

He was co pilot of a B17 that was shot down over Germany-2/22/44. My uncle, Sgt. Frank DeMarco died that day. can you help

Name: david cockerill
City: Cheltenham
City, State, Zip:: U.K.
Sent: 12/03 2005 01:50 PM

A very moving site indeed. Every memory written down should make us proud of them. I will visit again. Dave.

City: Clovis Ca
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Clinton Arthur Bush
Postal Street Address:: 1904 Celeste Ave
City, State, Zip:: Clovis Ca 93611-1464
Sent: 12/02 2005 12:54 AM

Dad is doing OK for 85 years old. Would like to here from anyone who was there or relative/close friend of those POW's. Wayne Bush 559-960-3600

Name: Helene Bauman
City: Arlington, VA
Sent: 11/30 2005 07:35 PM

I'm Helene Bauman, daughter of the Mort Bauman mentioned in the note. I want to thank you for filling me in on some details of a part of my father's life he never spoke about.

Name: Bill Hoeltgen
City: Denver, CO
Name of POW:: 1Lt. Francis B Hoeltgen
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Sent: 11/30 2005 05:42 PM

Frank Hoeltgen died on the operating table in 1953. According to his brother who is a doctor and was at the operation, cancer had been successfully removed but his flesh had been so deteriorated by the POW diet that the sutures didn't hold.

Name: Terry Ailes
City: Connersville IN.
POW Camp:: Stalag 17B
Name of POW:: Curtis Ailes
Postal Street Address:: St RD 1 south
City, State, Zip:: Connersville Indiana
Sent: 11/30 2005 11:23 AM

Shot down over Krems Austria 1943 ..Radio Operator ..

Name: Natch Taylor
City: Mahwah, NJ
POW Camp:: Stalag VII-A and Marlag Nord
Name of POW:: Walter W. Taylor
Postal Street Address:: 266 Franklin Tnpk
City, State, Zip:: Mahwah, NJ 07430
Sent: 11/30 2005 10:28 AM

Am looking for information about my father. He was 1st Lieutenant US Marine Corps and a member of the OSS. Was captured, I think, in Corsica and spent time in both POW camps.

Name: Robert Harman
City: Brighton, England
POW Camp:: Stalag 4B
Name of POW:: Corporal Robert McDonald Brown-Royal Sussex Regiment
Postal Street Address:: 56 Melrose Avenue
City, State, Zip:: Portslade, Brighton, Susssex, England
Sent: 11/29 2005 04:16 PM

My Uncle was killed at Stalag 4B in June 1944. How and why, does anyone know? Bob Harman.

Name: Bob Langner II
City: Tucson,Az
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: 1st Lt Robert Langner
City, State, Zip:: Tucson, Az
Sent: 11/28 2005 01:26 PM

We all were from Cicero, Ill before settling in Tucson. My dad was with the 94th BG 331st Sq. He was a navigator on a B-17. They were shot down August 1944. According to him and his diary, the Russians never actually liberated the camp. He said that as the Russians got close the Germans left at night. The next day they were gone. He had a stroke in June of 2004. The only other crew member still alive is the co-pilot, Fred Fink. He is Jewish and his last name was shortened just in case he fell into German hands.

Name: Les Schrenk
POW Camp:: Dulag Luft, Stalag luft 6, Stalag Luft 4, Death March
Name of POW:: Les Schrenk
City, State, Zip:: Edina, MN 55424
Sent: 11/26 2005 10:10 PM

I flew with the 8th Airforce out of the UK... 92nd Bomb Group, 327th Sqdn. B17 G Ser. # 42-31377 I flew as an Aerial engineer/ Ball turret Gunner and was shot down 2/22/44 on our 10 th Mission. Sent to Stalag Luft 6, Endurred the Heydekrug Run. Sent to Stalag Luft 4, then on the death March for 86 days. The US failed to ship me home and I was forced to arrange my oun way back to the States. Did not arrive home until July 27, 1945. It was then I discovered that my rank increase did not go thru because I was shot down one day before it became official. I never did receive it. Les

Name: Bob Langner II
City: Tucson, Az
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: 1st Lt Robert Langner
Sent: 11/26 2005 04:10 PM

My dad was with the 94th BG 331 Sq. He got shot down August 1944. He had a stroke in June 04. Prior to his stroke he always told me that the Russians never liberated the camp. As the Russians drew closer the Germans just left the camp. When they got up that's when everyone saw the Germans were gone. I have his diary that states all of this. The only other person left from his plane is Fred Fink. He was the co-pilot. My dad was the navigator. Best wishes and long life to everyone!!!!!

Name: Rob Byerly
City: Gulf Shores, AL
POW Camp:: Luft stalag I
Name of POW:: Jean Byerly
Sent: 11/24 2005 11:02 PM

Just curious about a grandfather I never knew


Name: Mel Laytner
City: New York
POW Camp:: Blechhammer
Name of POW:: Bill Ball or Bill Baird
Sent: 11/24 2005 09:23 PM

My father was a Jewish prisoner and served time at the Blechhammer factory that converted coal to gasoline. A Canadian POW, Bill (Ball or Baird, do not remember) did my father a big favor during the war, and I am trying to find him. Another camp inmate told me he thought "Bill" escaped or tried to escape in 1944. Any one who has stories about Blechhammer, the secret radio the British POW's had, and especially Bill Ball or Baird would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Mel Laytner New York

City: Indio, CA
Sent: 11/24 2005 04:03 PM

My hobby for the last 7 years has been collecting and compiling World War II veteran histories. I have been very fortunate to have interviewed, either by snail mail, e-mail or in-person I currently have over 160+ World War II veterans, from all branches, in my private library. None of this information is given out or published for a monetary gain. I have always been interested in World War II for many years and it is just my way of keeping their memories and stories alive For every World War 2 veteran we loose a piece of history is gone. If you wish to share this information with me, I would greatly appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Peter D. Minix Former Sergeant Weapons Platoon USMC

Name: Rev. James Culver
City: Peckville PA
Name of POW:: 2 Lt. Harold Culver
Sent: 11/24 2005 10:33 AM

Appreciate seeing this site and locating my late brother Harold. He was flying a Copilot on his 26th mission. He volunteered for this one.

Name: thomas g. patterson
City: Houston
Sent: 11/23 2005 07:20 PM

dropping in to say hello.caterpillar club member since 1985.

Name: Natasha Twaddle
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft III
Name of POW:: John J. Twaddle
City, State, Zip:: Ontario, Canada
Sent: 11/23 2005 12:39 PM

My great great uncle John Twaddle was a POW in WWII. We really don't know much about his experience. He served in the Canadian army and said that he was in the same camp as in "The Great Escape". He came back to Canada after the war then moved to England a few years later. He died in 1981, I'm just trying to find any information on him.

Name: Jack Klemeyer
City: Brownsburg,
Sent: 11/23 2005 08:42 AM

Greetings My distant relatives lived in Breman during the war. I have one recon photo and would like to see more. My great grandfather came to America in the late 1800's. Looking Forward Jack

Name: Sandra M. Hastings
City: Everett, Washington
City, State, Zip:: Everett, Washington
Postal Street Address:: 809 84th ST SE
Name of POW:: Clarence J. Souza
POW Camp:: Luft 1 & Luft 4
Sent: 11/22 2005 08:16 AM

My Father was shot down on Oct. 7, 1944 Back broken, one KIA. Seven taken prisoners, Father removed all out of plane with broken back but was separated from others because of back. Taken to Luft 4 by stretcher, than to luft 1. Father taping War remembrances ....Any one with information to add please contact me....

Name: Jane Bain
City: Singapore originally London
POW Camp:: Stalag ?
Name of POW:: Joseph Callendar mcKechnie
Sent: 11/22 2005 03:20 AM

I am looking for information regarding my grandfather. He was a Sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corp based in Africa. I understand that he was a POW in Stalag, but the family information we have on his whereabouts during the war is hazy. We think he might have been in Italy at some point.

Name: Tom E Anderson
City: Port Angeles, WA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft IV and Luft 12
Name of POW:: Tom E Anderson
Postal Street Address:: 325 W 15th Street
City, State, Zip:: Port Angeles, WA 98362
Sent: 11/21 2005 05:10 PM

Looking for others that may have been prisoners in Stalag Luft IV from August 6 to February 4 and then taken to Stalog Luft 12 December 4, 1944 to May 1, 1945. Tom was a member of a B-24 crew.

Name: Mary Wright Falvey
City: Monrovia CA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 South Barrack #2
Name of POW:: Franklin P. Falvey
City, State, Zip:: Fresno, CA
Sent: 11/21 2005 02:36 PM

My father in law was POW in this camp. He is now 97 years old and sharp as a tack!! He made up a book of this time, filled with art work and detailed stories. I wish he had a computer and could see your website, I am sure he would recognize many names.

Name: Martin Ramsey
City: London
POW Camp:: 357
Name of POW:: B. A. RAMSBOTTOM (83)
Sent: 11/21 2005 05:05 AM

Seeking contacts with my father's fellow POW's or any information regarding his experiences at 115 squadron Marham, his last flight on X3466 to Stuttgart on 6/5/42 and his time at Stalag luft 3 and 357. I have contacted the family of Edward Callander but have no contact as yet with other members of his crew.

Name: Jean James
City: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
POW Camp:: Stalag XIB
Name of POW:: Ernest Hamlett
Postal Street Address:: Deceased
Sent: 11/20 2005 03:42 AM

Seeking information on my father who was a POW in Stalag XIB from September 1944 to April 1945. He worked in the Bad Grund lead mines, and was also on the Death March. 1st Airborne, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, Siganller. Private Ernest Hamlett.

Sent: 11/19 2005 11:02 AM


Name: Donna Hyerdall Henrich
City: Wauconda
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: Donald J. Hyerdall
Sent: 11/18 2005 12:09 PM

I just want to thank for posting my father's World War II stories. He was very impressed when I brought his story up on the internet, it brought tears to his eyes. He was a very loyal American and was proud to fight for his country. However, my father lost one battle. He fought hard, but he wasn't strong enough to conquer the enemy. His enemy was ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease.) He went down fighting this last battle on July 4, 2004 and will be remembered fondly by each and everyone he had the pleasure knowing. Thank you again, Donna Hyerdall Henrich

Name: braxton bradford
City: tampa, FL
POW Camp:: stalag luft 1
Name of POW:: jack a. howel
Postal Street Address:: 4513 s oak dr Q-72
City, State, Zip:: tampa, FL 33611
Sent: 11/18 2005 06:32 AM

greetings. trying to find out the unit jack howel was with in ww 2. he was a pow from 2/25/44 to 6/12/45. any help would be greatly appreciated. best, braxton

Name: Thomas Barrett
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: John A. "Jack" Barrett
Sent: 11/16 2005 09:33 AM

Just wanted to update my email address to be put along side my Dad's name. Tom Barrett

Name: Vladimir
City: Kragujevac
POW Camp:: Stalag 9 A
Name of POW:: Nikola Antonijevic
Postal Street Address:: 34000
City, State, Zip:: Kragujevac, Serbia
Sent: 11/16 2005 09:16 AM

My grandfather was a prisoner of war. Looking for those who mayhave know my grandfather, and was with him at Stalag 9 a.

Name: Tim McLoughlin
City: Oceanside, California
City, State, Zip:: Oceanside CA 92054
Postal Street Address:: 284 Blue Springs Lane
Name of POW:: Robert Ralph McLoughlin/R.R. McLoughlin
Sent: 11/15 2005 01:03 PM

Thank you for a wonderful site. They would be proud.

Name: John E.(Jack) "Doc" Dougherty
City: Fort Worth, TX.
POW Camp:: Stalag 1, Barth, Germany
Name of POW:: Larry Wreyford
Postal Street Address:: Somewhere in Texas
Sent: 11/14 2005 04:53 PM

Larry.... Would like to hear from you or your family. My home address is 5449 Enclave Circle, #2504, Fort Worth, TX. 76132

Name: Jim Werner
City: Anchorage, Alaska
Sent: 11/14 2005 02:53 AM

Very interested in WW 2 history. This is a fantastic web site and great reading. Thank you very much. JW

Name: William Wells
City: Lake Helen , Fl 32744
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: william a. wells
Postal Street Address:: 137 maple ln
City, State, Zip:: Lake Helen, Fl 32744
Sent: 11/13 2005 07:30 PM

I was a 96th bomb group tail gunner shot down on 11/21/44 and after a tour of germany entered stalag luft 1 on dec. 24, l944. Much of what I see on this web site needs to be confirmed or I have a hell of a memory. It's creepy to see what someone imagined the place to be. I wonder if Irving Stovroff would recall some of the things portrayed. Bill Wells

Name: R.G. Clements
City: Mission Viejo, CA 92691
POW Camp:: Dulafloff Interrogation Center/Obermassfeld Prison Hospital/Stalag 3/ Stalag 8
Name of POW:: Flight Sergeant/Warrant Officer Percy "John" Barraball
City, State, Zip:: Cornwall, England
Sent: 11/13 2005 05:21 PM

Original "caterpillar" parachute pin -named, STOLEN.

Name: sal pace
Sent: 11/13 2005 11:35 AM

my uncle gust collias (deceased) was in stalag 17b in 1943 and i have some of his drawings-what should i do with them-they have a place in history-what do you think

Name: kamil
Sent: 11/13 2005 07:31 AM

Hello! my name is Kamil. I made a web page about Klimontow which is a quarter of Sosnowiec. There were a camp for prisoners of war from great Britain. It was a part of the camp in Lamsdorf I'm looking for soldiers who used to live in Klimontow (1943 to 1945) please help me! the name of camp was Kommando E 702 Stalag VIII B 344 Lamsdorf) my page

Name: Jan Baker
City: Cambridge Ontario
Sent: 11/11 2005 03:29 PM

Hi Friends It is good to see all the work that has been done! It must be in honour to all those that were prisoners, especially to those that did not return from the German prisoners. I was still to young when the war II was on, I lived in Holland, I was 14 when it was over. Thanks to all those that worked on these archives and stories.

Name: Jodi Salata
City: Antioch
Name of POW:: Donald J. Hyerdall
Sent: 11/11 2005 12:14 PM

My grandpa was an awesome man! He had a heart of gold and a personality to match! He will not be forgotten and our family knows that he is watching over us to continue to keep us safe! Love you grandpa! ~Hockey Puck!!!

Name: Jean Peppers
City: Monclova, Ohio
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Jay Joyce
Postal Street Address:: 3835 S Eber Rd
City, State, Zip:: Monclova, Ohio 43542
Sent: 11/10 2005 09:44 PM

My great uncle was Jay Joyce and was a POW at Stalag Luft I. His was with the Wilson Group Crew 4. Jay enlisted July 25, 1942 in Prestonsburg Ky in the U.S. Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group 407 Bomb Squadron. He did his basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey:Gunnery School in Wendover,FLD Utah;Radio and Mechanic School in Chicago, Illinois, and Flight Training in Ephrata, Washington. He departed from the United States, on November 25,1943 for ETO where he was a radio operator, mechanic, and gunner on B17 Bomber. He was shot down and wounded on 4th mission over Germany on February 4, 1944; POW until May 13, 1945. He returned to states June 29, 1945. Medal and honors he received were the Bronze Star, ME Ribbon, EA, POW Ribbon, and AAF Crew Member Wings. His most enduring memory of war was being a prisoner of war for 16 months and was liberated by the Russians at Barth Germany on May 13, 1945. He was discharged October 29, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, as a T/Sgt. Thank you so very much for the wonderful website, if anyone remembers Jay Joyce, I would love to hear from you. Jean Peppers

Name: Jerry W. Cobb
City: Kennesaw
Postal Street Address:: 5211 Burnt Hickory Road
City, State, Zip:: Kennesaw, Ga 30152
Sent: 11/10 2005 09:40 PM

I stumbled across your site while during research on my Air Force patch collection. As a World War II buff, I could not leave until I read the entries. I found them to be very interesting and touching. As a AF veteran who never saw combat, I can not begin to feel what our WWII veteran went through. This kind of site should remind us of a time when our patriotism was high and our guys did what needed to be done at that time. I take this opportunity to say "Thank you for a job well done." Jerry W. Cobb Air Force Veteran

Name: Mike Rocchio
City: Birmingham al
City, State, Zip:: Birmingham al 35222
Postal Street Address:: 4933 8th terrace south
Name of POW:: George F Rocchio
POW Camp:: Stalag 17
Sent: 11/10 2005 12:10 PM

I am trying to get some information on my dads uncle. He flew on a B-17 as a waist gunner and was shot down over Hamm Germany on 44/4/22 and spent the rest of the war as a guest of the German army. He was with the 570 th Bomber Group 390 Squadron. I am trying to find out the name of his plane. If anyone knows it would be very helpful. Thanks for the Help

Name: James Cameron
City: Glasgow
Name of POW:: James Marshall
POW Camp:: Stalag 14
Sent: 11/10 2005 11:25 AM

I am looking for any information on a James Marshall who served with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch and was held in stalags 14 from 16/06/40 to 09/05/45. I am doing some research into James for Piece of art work the family have commissioned myself to do. He was a private and his no was 2752160 i would be pleased if any one who knew this man contacted me. I look forward to any information or photos of stalags 14. Thank you for your time James Cameron.

Name: Bill Sugg, Jr.
City: Raleigh, NC 27587
POW Camp:: North 1
Name of POW:: William J. Sugg "Billy Joe"
Postal Street Address:: Box 355
City, State, Zip:: Princeton, NC 27569
Sent: 11/10 2005 12:53 AM

My father is doing well in Princeton, NC. I just happen to be researching some pictures of B-17s, and found this site. I'm in the process of making a picture frame with the explanation of the "caterpillar pin". I ordered a replacement pin from England and will give it to him Xmas. If you want, please send me an email if you know him. God bless all Vet's.

Name: Sam
City: Janesville
Sent: 11/09 2005 09:09 PM

Hi, my name is Sam, I really love learning about World War II. I found this site when I was trying to do extra credit for school. Ever since, It's been my home page because I think that it's just a really cool site. I love playing World War II games. It made me learn about the weapons of the Nazi's & the Americans. Like the MG-42 & 34 were really useful during WWII, creating an impenetrable wall of lead. So if there are any veteran's who visit this site who feel like talking to me or teaching me more than I already know about the war, you can reach me at I probably won't know who you are, or why you are talking to me. So just say who you are, & tell me that you saw this message on this site. Then I'll get more interested in talking. Thanks.

Name: Selena Clark
City: Sammamish
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Name of POW:: John Elder Moffat
Sent: 11/07 2005 11:43 PM

My grandfather, Lt. John Elder Moffat was in one of the South barracks but his name isn't listed. He was a co-pilot on the US Army Air Corps plane the Sally Ann when it was shot down, and he and the pilot, Stukus, were taken POWs. If you have any information about him, please email me. Thank you.

Name: Jeff Hanson
City: Livermore, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft IV
Name of POW:: Richard Franklin Hanson
City, State, Zip:: El Centro, CA
Sent: 11/07 2005 04:57 PM

Held in Stalag Luft IV from June 1944 to February 1945.

Name: Reid Thomson
City: St Petersburg Fl
POW Camp:: Stalag 8B
Name of POW:: Reid Thomson
Postal Street Address:: 260 42nd St N
City, State, Zip:: St Petersburg Fl 33713
Sent: 11/07 2005 04:25 PM

Joined RCAF Flew with RAF Tennessee hillbilly POW Stalag 8B 27 months Jan 27 1943 Lamsdolf Germany Wore handcuffs for a year, 12 hours a day 21 days solitary confinement

Name: John Hoagland
City: Durham, NC
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1, North 3
Name of POW:: Lewis B. Hoagland (deceased)
Sent: 11/07 2005 01:13 PM

My father was the pilot of the American Lady, shot down over Hamburg 30 March 1945. He, along with his crew, were taken to Stalag Luft 1 where they remained until liberation in May 1945. In his diary of that time, he mentions that his navigator was "receiving medical treatment and all was ok", but there is no more mention of him. He and the bombadier were blown free of the aircraft and were captured by Luftwaffe several miles from where the rest of the crew was captured. One website lists the navigator as MIA, but from my dad's diary this would seem unlikely. Therefore, my question is this...does anyone know what happened to Arthur A. Hildebrandt, Navigator of the American Lady B-17, after 30 March 1945? I am just curious because of the reference about him in my dad's diary under the date of 1 April 1945. Thanks for any help in this matter. John

Name: Roger Enriquez
City: San Antonio, Texas
POW Camp:: ?
Name of POW:: Rodolfo (Rudy) Enriquez
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 83097
City, State, Zip:: San Antonio, Texas 78283
Sent: 11/07 2005 12:49 AM

Can someone please help me find information about where my dad was a POW?

Name: Maree Seage
City: Sydney Australia
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Kenneth Francis Seage
Sent: 11/06 2005 08:49 PM

Thank you for such a wonderful website. Our family has learnt so much from the internet sites and we are very grateful. My father-in-law, Ken Seage was in the RAAF flying Lancasters with the RAF out of London. On August 25, 1944 after dropping their bomb, his Lancaster was hit from below. There was no time to abandon aircraft as the aircraft was enveloped in flames, in a steep twisting dive and exploded in mid air. He was fortunately wearing a seat harness and although knocked unconscious for a short time, was blown free of the burning remains of the plane. He was the sole survivor. Ken was eventually captured, after trekking for 7 days and ultimately sent to Stalag Luft 1. After Germany surrendered, and upon returning to England, he found out that his other six crewmembers had been killed and were buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, 8 miles from Weisel.

Postal Street Address:: 405 HUNTINGTON PL
Sent: 11/06 2005 08:25 PM


Sent: 11/06 2005 05:37 PM


Name: charlotte brokaw thomas
City: st.clairsville, ohio
POW Camp:: unknown
Name of POW:: 1st lt. frederick howering
City, State, Zip:: bloomfield, new jersey
Sent: 11/06 2005 02:45 PM

my relative, Paul E. Orwig, was KIA when his plane crashed near Munster on 23 march 1945. he was in the 93rd BG and was the lead plane manning a lateral wing position. there were three taken prisoners: Frederick Howering, Wallace Spencer and Jose Diez.

Name: PJ Brooke-Taylor
City: Blenheim, New Zealand
City, State, Zip:: Marlborough New Zealand 7352
Postal Street Address:: P.O. Box 14, Renwick
Name of POW:: Major CC Johansen
POW Camp:: o
Sent: 11/05 2005 07:42 PM

Prior to my Father being incarcerated in Germany, he was in PG47, Modena, Italy. I am trying to gather information on this camp, as I am currently putting together a history of his camps.

City, State, Zip:: DOTHAN, AL 36303
Postal Street Address:: 302 SHERWOOD DR
Sent: 11/05 2005 09:41 AM


Name: Lennie Morgan
City: South Lyon
City, State, Zip:: Texas
Name of POW:: Robert Morgan
POW Camp:: Stalag 17
Sent: 11/02 2005 01:17 PM

My grand father was a POW in Stalag 17, he was an Air Force Gunner, and my understanding is that he was in the 303??? Hopefully I remember that information correctly, anyway just looking for information on him and anyone who might have been a POW with him. Thank you.

Name: Ronny Hollstein
City: Jena / Germany
Sent: 11/02 2005 01:06 PM

Hello! Sorry, my english is not so good! I have a question: I write over black people in the Nazi-Regime. How much black people of colour was in the Stalag Luft I or in the conzentration camp Barth? Thanks for all answers! Greatings Ronny Hollstein

Name: Michele Cyr
City, State, Zip:: Superior, CO 80027
Postal Street Address:: 1438 Amherst Street
Name of POW:: Harold F. Cyr
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft IV
Sent: 11/01 2005 08:14 PM

Anyone have info on my grandfather?

Name: robert gerstung
City: springfield ill.
City, State, Zip:: springfield ill. 62702
Postal Street Address:: 23 bone valley dr.
Name of POW:: raulph chester gerstung
POW Camp:: mulberg 4-a limgurg 12-a torgau south ?
Sent: 10/31 2005 12:20 PM

my dad is in very poor health he is a ww2 vet and a prisoner of war at the sights he was moved alot his memory is going fast does any one have info on these sights the Russians came in he got away with other men and crossed a river to get to american teritory

Name: Heronim K. Furgala
City: Olawa
City, State, Zip:: 55-200 Olawa Poland
Postal Street Address:: B. Chrobrego 106 / 12
Name of POW:: Jaroslaw Furgala
POW Camp:: stalag IV B
Sent: 10/30 2005 09:49 AM

My father Jaroslaw - Polish - was in rote armee and participated in campain of Leningrad. Hard wounded ... (long story). He was in Stalag IV B by russians POW. With father was also he's frend Jan Karpinski - Jan was from religious order Maximilian Maria Kolbe from Niepokalan�w, Jan unfortunetely died. Few months to end of war, both there ware remove to on site of the English-Amerikan camp POW. My father now is 86 old. Sory for my english

Name: Chrissie Coleman
City: Liverpool
Name of POW:: Allan McInness Grant
POW Camp:: Stalag xxb
Sent: 10/29 2005 06:02 PM

Pte 15437 Poland. Captured at St Valery

Name: Ed Stover
City: Yakima, WA
City, State, Zip:: Yakima, WA 98902
Postal Street Address:: 3506 W. Chestnut Ave.
Name of POW:: Leslie O. Amundson
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft I
Sent: 10/28 2005 06:19 PM

I am doing some research on behalf of my uncle, Leslie O. Amundson, a B17 pilot who was shot down over Bremen on Nov. 26, 1943, spent another month in the Dutch underground before being captured by the Gestapo on Christmas eve in Amsterdam. He subsequently spent 18 months at SL I before being liberated. Les is alive and kicking at age 85, and I'm helping him bring some of his memories together on film and paper. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who knew Les at POW camp. Thank you, Ed Stover

Name: Isabel Ballard
City: Roy, Utah 84067
Name of POW:: Jose Delores Leyba (Deceased)
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 2A Neubrandenburg
Sent: 10/28 2005 04:25 PM

I am looking for the website which shows Stalag 2A at Neubrandenburg/Mecklenberg 53-13 including pictures and name roster of prisoners. My fathers name was Jose Delores Leyba. I am trying to reconstruct his military records thru research. He was held prisoner from November8, 1944 to May 8, 1945. I have recieved some information from NPRC in St. Louis, MO.

Name: Michele Becchi
City: reggio emilia - italy
Postal Street Address:: via villani 1
City, State, Zip:: Reggio Emilia - italt - 42100
Sent: 10/28 2005 06:30 AM

Hello friends, my name is Michele Becchi, wrote from Italy. I'm an historical researcher about WWII planes shot down around my town (Reggio Emilia, north Italy). I have collected about 60 crash site, many of them was American plane, and I'm trying to rebuild the story of the airmen died or baled out in my area. I need your help, because many of these crashed plane was still unidentified. If someone remember a pal shot down in my area, please contact me, thanks in advance. Michele

Name: Richard Allen Weber
City: Marlinton,WV
POW Camp:: Luft Stalag 1
Name of POW:: SSGT Richard Lee Weber
Postal Street Address:: 221 8th St. Apt.2A
City, State, Zip:: Marlinton, West Virginia 24954
Sent: 10/27 2005 05:34 PM

Hello! I'm the son of SSgt Richard Lee Weber.  my name is Rick Weber.. my father succumbed to a type of degenerative bone cancer back in 1981..  he was a POW in Luft Stalag 1 in Barth, Germany in 1944-45..  he was a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator..and served on 9 missions over the Rhineland, North Appenines,and the Balkans..  on the 9th mission they were on a radar recon flight and were shot down near Munich. quite close to Hitler's Eagle Nest.  My Dad was the last one to bail out of the plane..  the pilot was killed by a farmer..  Stories from family and friends say Dad was trying to surrender but had no takers as he was walking the streets of Munich.. Richard Lee Weber spent 9 months in the Pow camp..they slowly starved the pow's.. my Dad took beatings from the Nazi's.  .made to sleep on dirt floors, rats crawling..and forced to eat "strange food".. which I'm sure attributed to his failing health later in Life..  he was 54 when he died..  Richard Lee Weber was a type of man who liked to make people laugh and have a good time.. He loved people and people loved him..  Quite a charismatic type of fellow.. ..his son, rick weber

Name: I Dukic
City: Gary, In
Sent: 10/27 2005 10:08 AM

I just want to thank of you, "The Greatest Generation", for all that you have done for your country. May the memories of all those who perished be eternal.

Name: Nicola Roberts
City: burlington
POW Camp:: Stalag XV111
Name of POW:: William (Billy) Willmott
Postal Street Address:: 4202 #1 Sideroad
City, State, Zip:: Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 3X4
Sent: 10/26 2005 01:27 PM

I'm looking for Billy Willmott or the family of Billy Willmott. He was my grandfathers best friend growing up in Sunderland England.(William Wardropper) I have a few photos of Billy one of them taken at Stalag.

Sent: 10/25 2005 05:13 PM


Name: Irvin H. Wrampe
City: Wichita, KS
POW Camp:: Stalag 7A Mooseberg, Germany
Name of POW:: Irvin H. Wrampe
Postal Street Address:: 5826 Wallace Drive
City, State, Zip:: Wichita, KS 67218-5418
Sent: 10/24 2005 11:57 AM

Was a member of Bill Schoenfeld's B-17 crew, which all known remaining members met again after 50 years at 490th Bomb Group Reunion in Boise, Idaho.

Name: Carl A. Hedin
City: Sachse,TX, 75048
POW Camp:: Stalag luft 1
Sent: 10/23 2005 03:38 PM

This is an update--I signed the book several years ago-- we have since moved from Naples, FL to Sachse, TX (north east Dallas area) As a member of AXpow I keep meeting former Luft 1 residents, unfortunately none of whom I knew in camp. I was located in BK # 5 North 1 and BK 11, North 1 before moving to the South Compound BK 7. anyone out there recall those barracks ??? Drop me a line if you care to.

Name: mitch gilbert
City: NH
POW Camp:: stalag-luft III
Postal Street Address:: 99 ridge road
City, State, Zip:: barnstead NH 03225
Sent: 10/23 2005 07:40 AM

I am just doing research on one of my relatives who served as a navigator on a B-17F the "Buccaneer" w/91st BG shot down 12 Aug 43 and was a POW at stalag-luft III

Name: John Sciara
City: palm harbor
POW Camp:: Rabaul Papua New Guinea
Name of POW:: Sgt. Charles Sciara
Sent: 10/22 2005 07:00 AM

My brother Sgt. charles J. Sciara was shot down over Rabaul New Guinea on Jan. 14 1944. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese. He died about 1 month later in a P.O.W. camp somewhere in Rabaul. If anyone has any information on him , I would greatly appreicate it. Thank you John Sciara

Name: Norman Roger Wilcox
City: Erie
POW Camp:: 1,5, and 9c(hospital)
Name of POW:: Norman Ray Wilcox
Sent: 10/20 2005 08:50 PM

I am looking for information on my dad who died in 1988. If you have any information on him I would love to talk with you.

Name: Mike Riley
City: Lompoc
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1 at Barth
Name of POW:: Lt. William L. Riley (Deceased)
Sent: 10/17 2005 07:45 PM

My Dad was shot down on his second mission in Dec of 43 over Bremen Germany and I have some info that I would like to share with you. Mike Riley.

Name: booboojwalker@rogers
City: toronto ontario
POW Camp:: NAVEY CAMP 1953 TO 1955
Name of POW:: John Oliver Walker born 1933
Sent: 10/17 2005 03:15 PM

My dad spent his life time on the ships and then we moved to toronto. My dad committed suicide and know he's gone and I am here to remember him as he was a man that stud up for his country and now I stand tall for all of you. thank you for our safe country. love you all BJW

Name: Donna Crutcher
City: Greenbrier
Name of POW:: Carry G. Rawls
Sent: 10/15 2005 08:29 PM

558th AAF Base 20th division is all the info I have on my dad, his plane was shot down and was POW in Germany some of the other men on the plane was name Allen, Owens, Gooding any info would be appreciated. Im his daughter

Name: Patsy Foster
City: Brisbane
Sent: 10/14 2005 07:07 AM

When all these stories were taking place I was a schoolgirl . I am and will always be from the bottom of my heart ... Grateful ....for the freedom I have enjoyed since then . You are all gallant men ...Thank you

Name: Drew Boles (son)
City: Keene,Va. 22946
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft 1
Name of POW:: Andrew J. Boles (father)
Sent: 10/13 2005 07:53 PM

My father,1st Lt. Andrew J.Boles,B-17 pilot was a POW in Stalag Luft 1,South Barrack 2, Rm 11. Anyone who remembers my Dad is welcomed to contact me with any information they may be willing to share. Thank you, Drew Boles

Name: Fred W. Butler, Jr.
City: Lompoc, CA
POW Camp:: Stalag Luft #1 North 1 Compound
Name of POW:: Fred W. Butler, Jr.
Sent: 10/12 2005 11:45 PM

There aren't many of us old Kriegies left but thank you for remembering our lives and exploits.




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