HEADQUARTERS, PROVISIONAL WING X, U.S.AAF
Barth, Germany (Stalag Luft I)
All members of the
United States Armed forces stationed at Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany,
are subject to the following post regulations, and any changes thereto,
while at Stalag Luft I and during their repatriation to the United
Officers and enlisted men will observe normal military courtesy
with superior officers of all nationalities. This includes saluting out
of doors, standing at attention indoors and the use of the word “Sir”
when speaking on official status or receiving orders.
All German Officers of equal or superior rank will at all times
be saluted by members of the American Armed Forces in accordance with
Chapter V, Article 18 of the Geneva Convention.
A. Clothing will be kept clean and in the best possible condition at
B. Uniforms will be in no case defaced by individuals. Attention of
all personnel is invited to the fact that uniform items are on loan from
the Red Cross Societies and not personal property of individuals.
C. Uniforms will be of one color where possible. Exchanging of British
blue uniform for American O.D. is encouraged as supplies and facilities
D. Wearing of officer clothing by enlisted personnel is prohibited.
E. Wearing of badges of rank will be done as far as possible. The
making of ersatz rank badges is encouraged. American personnel will not
wear British insignia or badges of rank with the exception that RAF
wings are permitted only to ex-members of the RAF entitled to them
F. Military clothing only will be worn on Parades, Reviews and
Inspections. Self made overseas caps are permitted; the wearing of
non-military headgear or individual costumes at official
formations is prohibited.
Hygiene and Personal Apperance.
Personal hygiene and cleanliness will be maintained in so far as
conditions imposed by the Germans permit.
All personnel will be reasonably well shaven. Wearing of
moustaches only are authorized.
Personal appearance and neatness, in so far as conditions permit,
will be a matter of record on officer’s War Department substitute 66-1
cards under Paragraph 7.
Rooms and individual equipment will be neat and clean at all
times. Squadron Commanders will have daily barracks inspections
conducted to insure compliance.
Assignments of Personnel.
Individual assignments of personnel to groups and squadrons will be
changed only by proper headquarters. Individual temporary exchanging of
officers between barracks or compounds for social or personal reasons is
prohibited except on authority of Group Commanders.
All previous orders conflicting with these regulations are hereby
Colonel, US AAF