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frank davis Email

Name of POW dick behr

POW camp Luft I

Address P.O. Box 23

City, State, Zip Vernon, MI 48476

My friend Dick Behr was a photographer on a B-17 was held in several Luft prison camps and was liberated by Russians from Luft I which was located near Barth, Germany, and which was where his family originated from prior to WWI.  When the Germans left the camp, one of Dick's friends retrieved his prison record which was on the floor of the commandant's office.  Dick proudly displayed his prison record in his business office.  Dick lived in Detroit, MI prior to the war and died in 2014 and was buried in Arlington Cemetery..  I was disappointed to note that Dick's name is not recorded on this website.

Linda Markley Gorski Email

Name of POW Joseph E. Markley

POW camp Stalag Luft IV and VI

I am glad that my dad survived 14 months as a POW. If he had not, I would not exist today.

Jim Tuberosa Email

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Name of POW Anthony M. Tuberose

POW camp Luft stalag one

Address 1 Michelangelo St. Apt. #MG03

City, State, Zip Boston, Ma. 02113

My Uncle, Anthony M. Tuberosa was a POW for about the last 15 months of the war. He was a B-17 bomber pilot for the 335th Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group.
    I was told that one of his fellow POW'S was the man who wrote  the book and movie, Stalag 17. Also, another friend was one of the members of the famous Jimmy Doolittle squadron that bombed Japan. 
    He was a lieutenant then and retried years later as a Lt. Colonel. I've also been told that he was on the board of General Lucian Clay during the Berlin Airlift and was the air officer for the operation. 
   He passed away in 2013 at the age of 95. He was a rather modest man and never really talked about many of his activities during the war but I believe there's much to be learned about his war activities. I've been told HIS unit was the subject of the famous movie "12 O'clock High." His unit was the pioneer in precision daylight bombing which made the D-Day invasion possible. This spurred another famous movie with Clark Gable named "Command Decision." 
  I'd greatly appreciate any information from any relative of  anyone who may have been connected with any of the activities which may be connected with my uncle no matter how remote....Thank you.....Jim Tuberosa

Lewis Wood 

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Name of POW Miles C.Wood

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 53742 Hwy. 25

City, State, Zip Vandiver, AL. 35176

I have always enjoyed this website and enjoyed reading about all of the heroes that were held here. My on father passed away in 1996 in the VA hospital in Birmingham, AL. ( Complications due to Alzheimer's disease ). He was
in the South Compound. Would love to hear from any POW that might have met or know him at that time. ( 1944 - 1945 ).

Lewis M. Wood
 ( Son ) 

William Fischer Email

Name of POW John J Fischer, Major

POW camp Stalag I Compound: North 1 Barracks: #3

Address 3 Cherry Oca Lane

City, State, Zip Framingham, MA 01702

I just figured out what barracks my father was in by finding him in the group photo (#9) assuming that is a picture of the POWS from one barracks...the Barrack Commander is identified as Capt John P Carson in the photo - and he is the Commander of Barrack could his barrack #3 be listed as part of the info on the list of POWs  - it is already on list that he is in the North 1 compound
Bill Fischer (son)

William Fischer Email

Name of POW John J Fischer, Capt JD

POW camp Stalag Luft I Compound 1

Address 3 Cherry Oca Lane

City, State, Zip Framingham, MA 01702

Hi - Today would have been my Dad's 102 birthday and am visiting the Stalag Luft I to remember this critical part of his journey through life. He passed away in 2008 at 94.  He as shot down flying a P-47 that was escorting a bomber group on January 29th 1944 and was wounded from sharpnel in his left leg when his plane was shot up.
      He had graduated already from Fordham Law School and I do remember stories of him telling us he was in a lawyer role with some of the prisoners when dealing with the German authorities. I also recall that he lost more than 40 pounds in his time at Stalag Luft I

Fred blackburn Email

Name of POW Roy blackburn

POW camp North 3 compound barrack 1 room12

Address 701 n Chicago st

City, State, Zip Sidell il 61876

Roy was my uncle. He passed away in 2009 in Austin tx. He was my here ,next to my father, Roy's brother.

Blake Stones Email

Name of POW Richard W Stones

POW camp Stalag 1

City, State, Zip Palatine, IL

Richard Stones  B17 Gunner
Lives in Palatine, IL

Stalag 1
North 3
Barracks 8
Block 308
Room 9

Allan Bardon Email

Name of POW William Clifford Bardon

POW camp Dulag Luft 12

Address 1717 Roscoe Howey Rd

City, State, Zip Waxhaw NC 28173

My great uncle was shot down with Okey, in the Stubborn Jean.
He survived but lost both legs in the jump. He passed away in 1971.

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Melody Woodall-Smith Email

Name of POW Wallace Louis Tyner

POW camp Stalag Luft I

Address Portstraat 19

City, State, Zip Schelle, Belgium 2627

My grandfather spoke often of his time as a POW but unfortunately I was quite small and as a child didn't listen as well as I should have. I know he was a B24 pilot and was shot down. From seeing his picture here with Group 59 it tells me what camp he was in. Would love to learn more! He always spoke of writing his memoirs, but sadly Alzheimer's took him many years ago, which is very sad as he was the smartest man I've known!

Lindsey Breckenridge Email

Name of POW W.L. Breckenridge (Wilmer)

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 7629 Suqualena Drive

City, State, Zip Meridian, MS 39305

W.L. Breckenridge was my Grandfather.  388th Bomb Group 560 Squadron   Flight Engineer on the OlsonV crew.    Shot down Sept 28, 1944 on mission to Merseburg.    He was taken POW to Stalag Luft 5 then moved to Stalag Luft 1. 

Robin Stanton Email

Name of POW Edwin M stanton

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 6830 227th lane NE

City, State, Zip Stacy, MN

My Father was a B17 Pilot. Captured, I believe in 1944. Liberated when Germany fell.

Sarah Schramm Email

Name of POW William Effinger

POW camp Stalag 1 north 3 barracks 8 block 308 rm 12

Would love to hear from any other pows that were in the same room as my grandfather.

Linda Tevault Email

Name of POW Robert (Bob) L.Stephens

Address 315 E. Ridgeview

City, State, Zip Elberfeld, IN 47613

My father was 101st Screaming Eagle and captured by the Germans.  He hasn't told us much but that he marched at night and was held by the Germans at a resort.  He survived with 26 bullet holes including his left hand was shot up.  He said he cut the fellow soldiers hair.  He will turn 90 in couple of days.  If anyone has any information, please email me.  thanks

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Marianne Chapman Souders Email

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Name of POW Richard (Dick) Grimm Chapman

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 2799 Bachman Court

City, State, Zip 21102

I too never got to hear he stories and am searching for answers as well. Great site and Thank you!

Ronnie Williams Email

Name of POW Arthur C. Williams Jr

POW camp Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13

Address P.O. Box 191

City, State, Zip Jennings, Louisiana 70546

My Father was in the 82nd Airborne and was captured June 7th. He parachuted in the night before D Day.  He has never said much about any of this and was just trying to find how he got to Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13 from Normandy.

David Yatsko Email

Name of POW S/SGT John Albert Yatsko (Serial# 35351914)

POW camp Stalag Luft VI & IV

Address 14579 Chamberlain St.

City, State, Zip Mission Hills, CA 91345

My Father, John Yatsko, was an 8th AF, Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner on a B-24. 448th Bomb Group, 715th Bomb Squadron flying out of Seething, England. He was shot down on February 21, 1944 and interred at Stalag Luft VI. He endured the Heydekrug Run to Stalag Luft IV. In February, 1945, he endured the 86 day "Black March".

Nell Kristie  Email

Name of POW Eugene Kristie 'Gene'

POW camp Stalag 12A

Hello everyone,
My Grandfather Gene Kristie (101st Airborne Division) was a POW at Stalag 12A. He is long passed but I am trying to collect as many clues about him and his experience in the POW camp. He passed when I was very young, so these stories are some of the only stories I will come to know. If any one has any information, please help me understand and appreciate my grandfathers service. Anything will help!

He is pictured on this website In the group photos, in Group 12. He is in the second seated row, the first man on the left. 
Thank you again.

Nell Kristie
Granddaughter of a Hero. 

Susan Corley Mewborn Email

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Name of POW John E Corley

POW camp Stalag Luft IV

Address 5150 Sunset Boulevard

City, State, Zip Lexington, SC 29072

I learned only a few things from my Dad before he passed away in 2004. Just things I overheard him discussing when Rock Mercer and he would get together. I would love to hear from the Mercer family or anyone else who had a connection with my father. Thanks for a wonderful site.

Thomas J. Stoll Email

Name of POW Nicholas A. Cannata

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Nicholas A. Cannata was my Grandfathers brother. He passed away a few weeks ago... He was @ Stalag Luft 1 in March of 44' for 15 months. Here is his obituary. He was 93 years old... Nicholas A. CANNATA 

CANNATA, Nicholas A. 

93, of Port Richey, passed away Aug. 30, 2015. Nick was born in Passaic, NJ. He served

26 years in the US Air Force during which time he was a prisoner of war for 15 months.

He was a member of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus of St. James 3rd Degree, Knights of Columbus of Our Lady Queen of Peace 4th Degree; an avid

member of St. lames the Apostle St. Vincent de Paul Society; St. Jude Medal recipient; past commander of VFW Post #7845 and a member of Ex-POW Florida Chapter 1. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; son, Robert (Carol); daughter-in-law, Sherry; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son, Joseph; daughter, Jeanette; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
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Roger Gordon carpenter Email

Name of POW Horace Gordon carpenter

POW camp Stalag ?

Address Poland

i know he belonged to the club and went to meetings or social gatherings. I no nothing my father never talked about the time he spent in a pow camp. He was a flight navigator and Sargent they were not shot down but ran out of fuel as far as I am able to gather.
would like to get more information if possible.

Margaret spybey Email

Name of POW Alexander martin alderson

POW camp Stalagxb (milag marlag nord)

Address 26,hepple court,

City, State, Zip Blyth,NE24 5EN uk

Enjoyed your site quite a lot of information that I didn't know about my late father's experience's. Thank you.

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Donald O. Patterson Email

Name of POW James E. Wicker Col. Ret

POW camp Stalag Luft III

Address 636 Cambridge Rd.

City, State, Zip Augusta, GA 30909

I am a personal friend of James E. Wicker and interviewed him for the Veteran's History Project who was shot down on D-Day taking photos of the rail traffic in Normandy.  Sent to Dulag Luft he remembers Hans Scharff vividly as he already had a folder about me and the name of my leaders.  Hans also had a photo of the plane next to his on the flight line.  After interrogation for a week he was sent to Stalag Luft III.  At a POW meeting after the war he asked Scharff how he got a photo of the plane next to his.  Scharff's reply was we shot down that airplane down and developed the film.  Wicker is listed on Hans Scharff's Log Book in the book The Interrogators.

Jaap Vermeer MDE Email

Name of POW all pows

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Jaap Vermeer MDE

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Bill Mull Email

Name of POW Pvt1st. Lewis Riley

POW camp Stalag XXVIII

Address 969 nw broadway

City, State, Zip Roseburg, Oregon 97471

My Uncle, Pvt1st. class Lewis Riley, was captured in Italy in December 1943 following fighting in North Africa, the INVASION of SICILY, and the SALERNO invasion. He was awarded the Silver Star twice with Oak Leaf Cluster as well as the Purple Heart.

Uncle Lew's letters home from the Stalag speak of the joy and happiness he yearned for on the day he would arrive home again. After 17 months of digging coal for the Third Reich in their slave labor camp known as Stalag XXVIII, there was little left of the young man who went off to war. Joy was found as the featured Tenor Soloist in his local church choir & as their featured soloist when they toured the Upstate N.Y. region. Those occasions were sandwiched in between regular stays in a variety of Psych wards in regional Veterans' Hospitals for PTSD/Shell-Shock/Psycho-Somatic Back pain. He never married the hometown girl he wrote to from prison, and he could not develop close inter-personal relationships. Although crowds and groups upset Uncle Lew very much, performing on stage with the rhythm of the music and the structure of the lyrics was very comforting for him. My Mom and he attended the World's Fair in Seattle which was something he very much desired to see. With her as an understanding companion, that trip went very well whenever he needed to "adjust" due to the crowds and the strangeness of their surroundings.




Address 5317 W. 16TH ST

City, State, Zip PARMA , OHIO,44134


steve tuck Email

Name of POW Sterling l tuck

POW camp Stalag luft 1

Address 917 shed st

City, State, Zip Oviedo , fl 32765

My father was a pow at stalag luft 1. He has a page and story online. If you search Sterling l tuck pow stalag luft 1 it's worth a read. He's 93 and lives in central florida.

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Angela Bailey (nee Murphy) 

Name of POW Stanley Murphy, RNZAF

POW camp StalagLuft 1 & others

My uncle, Sergeant-Pilot Stanley Murphy of the RNZAF was shot down on 28 August 1941 while attacking Morlaix airfield in a Hurricane Mark IIC BD857 with three other pilots from his squadron. Stan evaded capture for three days until he was given up by some French farmers (whose neighbours had recently been shot for harbouring others). He was sent to StalagLuft1 and then moved on to other camps. I have a photo of his group of 10 at Stalagluft 1 in 1942 and I would love to obtain copies of other photos. [NZ40860 Sgt (later Wt Off) Stanley Oldfield John Murphy, born at Bolton, Lancashire, England 16 Feb 22, served with the RNZAF 12 Mar 40 to 7 Jan 46. He was with 247 squadron based at RAF Predannack in Cornwall]

R.Peter Carey Email

Name of POW Richard J. Carey

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 900 N. Lake Shore Dr. Apt. 7C

City, State, Zip Chicago, IL. 60611

Great site and I will be adding some of the information I have about my father's time there.

John Barrows Email

Name of POW Lee F. Barrows

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address Hindenburgstr. 41

City, State, Zip 70825 Korntal, Germany

My father, Lee, was a POW in Barth for two years. He died in a jet crash training in England in 1953. I grew up in Texas and now am a resident of Germany. I greatly doubt that it will happen, but I would be grateful for any information other POWs or other individuals might have on him.

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Mark Fowler Email

Name of POW Lt. Robert L. Fowler

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 7709 John Carroll Dr

City, State, Zip Abilene, TX 79606


My son and I visited Stalag Luft 1 on May 13, 2015 and I was pleased to see several flowers placed around the memorial, including a bouquet of roses from the Mayor of Barth. 

My dad was at Stalag Luft 1 from Christmas 1943 until he flew out of there on May 13, 1945.  

Thanks for this awesome website!

Gary Rugh Email

Name of POW Robert Rugh

POW camp Stalag luft 1

Address 17887 London Rd

City, State, Zip Williamsport, Ohio, 43164

My uncle Robert Rugh from Zanesville, Ohio, B-24 was shot down over France. He was a POW in Stalag Luft 1 till the end of WWII. If anyone has information, i.e. name of his plane, which photo he may be in, please email me.
Thanks for your service!

Susan Markham (nee Fairbank) Email

Name of POW Flt Lt Edward (Fairy) Fairbank

POW camp Stalag Luft 3, Block 112, Room 19


Linda Hall Houle Email

Name of POW Lt. Lloyd L Hall

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 27477 County Road 301

City, State, Zip Buena Vista Colorado 81211

My father was Lt.Lloyd L Hall WWII B-17 pilot he was shot down somewhere over Germany, He spent 501 days as a POW at Stalag Luft one in the South barracks.  I dont know much more than that,he never talked about the war or POW.  My dad passed away October21 1978 from cancer.  I would love to hear from others and their families that might of known my dad.  Thank you very much

Lorene Renshaw Email

Name of POW Corporal John Underhill

POW camp Stalag 4B

City, State, Zip Warwickshire UK

My father was a prisoner of war in Stalag 4B at Mulberg his number 228561. We recently found a Stalag diary of his; dad never spoke about his time there and it is only since he died we found this book. In it he writes about escaping with 5 other men on a march to cross the Elbe. He writes of an Arthur, a 'Slim' and a Bob and my sisters and I would like to know if anyone remembers dad. He wrote of a German farmer Adolf Stegen who took them in and fed them giving them a bed for the night. I did contact that man's daughter to thank the family for their dad's kindness at that time; it was how dad put it about the first real meal with knife fork and spoon. It made me realise how much dignity they must have lost. 

hazel Email

Name of POW wilfred thomas

POW camp stalag xxB

I forgot to say my dad had an american bible in his box how sad that i do not know who it was would like to see this go in a good home

hazel Email

Name of POW wilfred thomas

POW camp stalg xxB

i have loads of photos of my dad in camp need to know how to find out to put them in a museum have photos of him in china burma all over and pow

chip centore Email

Name of POW s/sgt nello centore

POW camp stalg 4 box car to stalg 1

Address 10 garfield st

City, State, Zip enfield ct 06082

Dad flew 492nd Sq 856th bomb group crew 601
shot down 6-20-44
6 pow 4 Kia
thank you a great site learning a little more each day dad passed 2007

Roger Erwin Email

Name of POW Claude Edward Erwin

POW camp Stalag 5 B Villingen Baden 48 08

Address P O Box 84

City, State, Zip Grapeland, TX 75844

Claude E Erwin, my Uncle, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, was wounded and captured 09/17/44 and was repatriated 11/27/45. He was reported to have escaped Stalag 5 B and survived by moving at night, hiding during daylight.
If anyone knows of Claude and his service I would love to communicate with you about this wonderful man.
I am a formerly active duty U S Marine, combat veteran of Viet Nam and have a collection of military history of my family. I am very proud of our family service to the United States of America, from my Grandfather, WW I, my Father and his two brothers in WW II, my great uncle a Marine Korea veteran and my brother, an Air Force Viet Nam veteran. Any info about Claude Edward Erwin would be appreciated.

Janet Eilbeck Email

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Name of POW Sydney Brown

POW camp Barth

Address Sevenoaks

City, State, Zip UK

I am planning to visit Barth first few days of May for the 70 years anniversary of the liberation. I would like to hear from others planning to visit or of events that might be planned. My father was at Barth Sept 44 until liberation.

Bryce Bender Email

Name of POW Marvin H Bender

POW camp stalag luft 1 barth vogelsang prussia 54

Address 3393 nw sedgewick ave

City, State, Zip terrebonne,oregon 97760

Looking for any information on my grandfather Marvin H Bender.

Dr. Bill Grey Email

Name of POW Sgt Frank Grey

POW camp Several, including Stalag XVII B

Address 660 Bonnie Lane

City, State, Zip Orange City, FL 32763

I am writing my Father's story of survival, escape and evasion during WWII He has been most noted for his brief stay at Stalag XVII B, and escape from that POW camp - well documented in the book "The Flamekeepers", by Edward Handy and Kemp Battle.  But.....there is MUCH more to my Father's story of survival.  He was tailgunner with 92nd Bomb Group when shot down.  My Father and I should have completed his story decades ago; unfortunately this did not happen.  He passed away in February, 2006 at 90.  However, I am determined to complete that last mission for him and write his story to the best of my ability.
Any comments or questions are certainly welcomed.
Bill Grey

William T. "Bill" Minor Email

Name of POW Bill minor

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 South Compound

Address 301 S. Cottage Grove

City, State, Zip Kirksville Missouri 63501

As I am 94 years old I expect that most of my fellow POW's are deceased.  If any are yet alive I would like to hear from you.  Best Wishes,  Bill

Traci Montague  Email

Name of POW Francis Montague

Address Glasgow, Scotland

City, State, Zip united kingdom

Looking for help in finding my great uncle Francis Montague,he was in The Black Watch,and he was a private..I also no he was a PoW in 1944, as I have a letter from him,but cannot read the spelling of the camp,it starts with an L thsts all I can make out..
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