World War II prisoner of war camp - Stalag Luft I

The Kriegies


World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I 

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Kriegies - Prisoners of War in Germany during World War II

Kriegie is what the POWs called themselves.  It is short for Kriegesgefangenen which is the German word for prisoner of war.  Here we have individual pages for some of the former POWs or "kriegies".  The information varies on each page.  You never know what you will find on these pages. Each one is a little gem -  special and unique.   Some contain photos of themselves, their crew, their families, their crashed plane, or the Luftwaffe ace that shot them down.  Just click on their name to see their page.

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Stalag Luft I POW Pages
American  British & Canadian & New Zealand
Robert Ahrens  Ted Ansfield
Mark Altvater Bernard Black
Randy Anderson Ken Blyth
Henry Bengis William Branigan
Chuck Blaney John Cordner
 Bruce Bockstanz  Ben Dixon
Frank S. Bolen "Dixie" Deans
Fred F. Bronson George Gill
John H. Bryner Gordon Hemmings
Samuel L. Cale Roy Kilminster
Paul Canin Dr. W. Martin Nichols
John Carson Desmond Plunkett
Rudy Case E.W. "Bill" Tacon
Curtis G. Chapman William David Gordon Watkins
Dwight Chiles John Sydney Yeeles
"Perk" Chumley  
Charles C. Clark  "Tip"  
Clair Cline  
George M. Collar  
Ken Covington  
 "Dub" Crow, Jr.  
Okey DeRaimo  
Charles Early  
Stan Fishel  
Lester Frawley  
Nelson Gidding  
Joseph Gleason   
Sol H. Greenberg  
Clint Gruber   
James D. Haffner  
Bill Haney  
William R. Harry  
Orrin Heinrich  
Donald Hyerdall  
Jimmy James  
Jay Joyce  
John R. Johnson  
R. Keith Jones  
Bill Kaplan  
Milton J. Kaplan  
John Kirkham  
George R. Klare  
Norman Kottke  
Aaron Kuptsow  
John Kyler  
Marvin Laufer  
George Lesko  
John F. Maciejowski  
Einar Malmstrom  
Cyrus Manierre  
Bert Markle  
Roland H. Martin  
Loren G. McCollom  
Jack McCracken  
Claude McCrocklin  
William F. Miller  
Alvin Millspaugh  
Donald Mitchell  
Coleman D. Moberly  
John C. Morgan  
 Jack Moskowitz  
Richard Musgrave  
Walter G. Neuwirth  
Frank Q. O'Connor  
 Robert E. Outman   
Frank J. Page  
Harry Phipps  
Leland C. Potter  
Nathaniel G. Raley  
Caleb Reeder  
Luther H. Richmond  
John J. Rogers  
Glenn Rojohn  
Richard M. Roper  
Jack Schimpf  
Eugene L. Senfield  
 George R. Simmons   
Albert E. Smith  
Henry Russell Spicer  
Irwin Stovroff  
William J. Sugg  
Robert Swartz  
John Edward Thompson  
Sterling Tuck  
Dominick J. Tutino  
Joe Vogel  
James B. Walden  
Sam Webster  
Dick Williams, Jr.  
Verne Woods  
Elroy F. Wyman**  
Hub Zemke  
Stalag Luft IV     POW Pages
Ed Kamarainen  
Phern Stout  
Jim Strafford  
Stalag 4 B     POW Pages
Robert Fecht  
Stalag  VII-A    POW Pages
Ray Trombley  
Philip Wright  

             ** Shot and killed by a guard in the camp.


  Alphabetical Listing of the Prisoners of War at Stalag Luft I

This listing contains the names of 7,245 of the 8,939 POWs held at Stalag Luft I when it was liberated in May 1945. 

Click on the first letter of the last name:




This poem was written by 14 year old British girl Elizabeth Tucker from Hampshire, England and presented to an 81 year old squadron leader at the 60th anniversary of the Battle Of Britain

Just To Say Thank You

The sun sets slowly over the stones
As it gives them a golden hue
So Many stones marking the bones
Of the veterans of World War Two.

Stones engraved with years too short
Yes, the years, by far, too few
Because the men who lie in these graves
Were willing to give them for you.

Has our generation forgotten
What these brave souls were willing to do
They fought and they died in most horrible ways
To secure this freedom for you.

Could our Nation master the spirit
To raise the red, white and blue

And offer the last full measure of life

Like those boys in World War Two.

Or would we run to lands far away
As you know, others did do,
Unwilling to fight, to do what is right
Like those heroes in World War Two.

They came in blue and khaki and white
To do what they had to do
To fight without flight, to stand up for right
Those soldiers of World War Two.

Have you stopped one to thank him
For the freedom he purchased for you
Have you ever considered, where you’d be today
If he hadn’t followed through.

So slowly their numbers dwindle
Till now there are just a few
So take the time while you still have the chance
To thank a veteran of World War Two.



'The destruction of Germany's great war industries was accomplished almost entirely from the air.  No one can stand among their ruins without a feeling of awe for the devastating power of such attacks.  The courage and skill of our pilots and their crews in these operations is legendary.  They deserve the highest tribute of our people' The Honorable Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of War, 1945


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