HEADQUARTERS, USAAF PROVISIONAL ROOM 13
Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany
8 April 1945.
SUBJECT: Resolution /Pertaining to the
TO: Commanding Officer, Prov. Room 13.
1. In as much as there has been quite a
bit of animated discussion re the above mentioned subject, the following is
respectfully submitted. It is recommended that this be given full publicity
in your command, and suggestions, comments and opinions of each individual
R. E. GILES
2nd Louie, U. S. AAF
HEADQUARTERS, USAAF PROVISIONAL ROOM 13, North Compound
2, Barth, Germany, 9 April 1945. To: All personnel this Command
1. For the information of all concerned.
2. All individuals concurring in the
following Resolution will so indicate by signing name and giving address.
3. Signatures of two-thirds majority of
all members of this command will constitute a ratification of the
C. E. CREGAR,
1st Lieut. /Stinky/, U.S. AAF
R E S O L U T I O N
We, the herein undersigned individuals,
having, in the course of the fortunes of war, come to know each other and to
associate with each other so as to form a peculiar and unique fellowship
among ourselves, do resolve:
That in remembrance of our association,
each with the others, and in appreciation of what life was, is, and will be,
we shall not forget! And further, that we, each and everyone of us, shall
earnestly endeavor to gather ourselves together at a designated meeting
place, one year from the day that we shall be freed to arise and go up out
of the land of Germany.
And that, at that designated meeting place
we shall, in remembrance of our associations with each other, and to recall
to mind the way of life as it was at Barth, Germany, make a temporary
conversion to the ways, manners and habits of “Krieg existence;” and this
shall be done as a remembrance of Room 13, Block 7, North Compound 2, Stalag
Luft 1, Barth, Germany.
And further, that, if due to the fortunes
of war, with the enemies of the United States of America, that it be
impracticable to gather ourselves together the first year of our freedom
from the land of Germany, that we shall, sincerely and earnestly, endeavor
to commemorate the anniversary of our freedom from Germany in the first year
of peace which immediately follows the cessation of wars involving our
country, the United States of America.
And that, we shall, each and everyone of
us, correspond one with the other, at least twice a year, preferably at the
time immediately prior to the anniversary of our freedom from the “land of
F R E E D O M D A T E ____________________
Robert J. Ellsworth “Scrawn”, Riverside, California; Edgar Nelson, DuBois,
Pennsylvania; Clarence E. Stouffer, Wilmington, Delaware; James M. Barnett
“Tex”, Grayville, Illinois; Robert E. Giles, Spindale, North Carolina;
George F. Holden, Stoneham, Massachusetts; Anthony J. Nardone, Rochester,
New York; Jesse J. Brashers, Claremore, Oklahoma; Carl M. Kennedy “Mush”,
Fayetteville, North Carolina; Howard J. White “Ish”, Denver, Colorado; Harry
F. Newcomb Jr., Haddonfield, New Jersey; Robert V. Ayette “Scoop”,
Rochester, New York; Charlie E. Cregar Jr. “Stinky, Trenton, New Jersey;
Gary E. Anderson, Damascus, Virginia; Jerry M. Campbell, Orange, Texas;
Robert K. Cavan, Birmingham, Michigan; Hubert I. Bloom, Rochester, New York;
and Howard Havoalle, Mansfield, Massachusetts.