Stalag Luft I Online Guestbook

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1,793 Entries
Jim Jatho Email
10/25/18

Name of POW 1LT James E. Jatho

POW camp Stalag Luft I

Address 1345 Flowing Wells Road

City, State, Zip Augusta, Georgia 30909

Comments:
Dad was a B24 pilot based in Italy (454th Bomb Group?) whose plane was shot down over Austria in 1943. In 2008, the crew was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for the raid on the Ploeski[sp?j oil refineries, the mission flown the day before they were shot down. Three surviving crew members and the family members of the deceased crew members were invited to Washington, DC for a very moving ceremony honoring these men. I have a lot of memorabilia collected by my mother relating to his time in the camp.


M. Westerfield Willis Email
09/26/18

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Name of POW Henry Bertrand Westerfield JR. ‘Pinky”

POW camp Staligluft I

Address Box 2966

City, State, Zip St Francisville, LA 70775

Comments:
I have a email address, the old one not active


Dennis J Walden Email
09/20/18

Name of POW James Walden

POW camp Stalag Luft I

Address 22010 Siver Blueberry Trail

City, State, Zip Cypress, TX 77433

Comments:
Please keep this site active to help us remember the sacrifices made by our WWII combat veterans.  This is the most comprehensive site I have found dedicated to those held at Stalag Luft I. My father was grateful and very much appreciated the fine job you have done in capturing individual stories depicting his experiences and those of his comrades in arms.  We should keep it alive for future generations to know and understand.


TRINIDAD RIOS, JR Email
09/09/18

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Name of POW TRINIDAD O. RIOS

POW camp Stalagy Luft 1

Address 4008 ASHTON CLUB DR.

City, State, Zip LAKE WALES, FL. 33859

Comments:
I just wanted to find out as much information on my Dad, Lt. Trinidad O. Rios.  Thanks, Trinidad Rios, Jr.


Dennis 
09/08/18

Name of POW Eugene "Spook" Malone

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth

Comments:
Hello 

Just looking for any available info on a distant relative         (Godbrother)  POW 22-23 Sept 1944.  B24 42-50888  plane name "Danger VD" ( there is a story behind the name)... damaged during mission over Munich and crash landed in Tittmoning ....Danke!   Dennis


Linda Martin Email
08/26/18

Name of POW Richard Ritchings

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barrack 2 Room 8

Address 13 Chestnut Commons Court

City, State, Zip Easton, PA 18040

Comments:
My dad Richard Ritchings was shot down over Italy.  He was interrogated in Florence and transported to Barth Germany, where he was a POW for 14 months until their liberation.   He, and all of the men and woman who survived this experience and were so brave and true to this country are my heroes.  I miss my dad every day, and I am so thankful for the life he gave our family.  He stayed in the NJ Air National Guard after the war and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before his retirement. 


Jim Synan Email
08/22/18

Name of POW Bartholomew R Synan

POW camp Stalag Luft 4

City, State, Zip Pittsburgh Pa

Comments:
My dad was in SL4 from 5-25-44 to Feb 45.Looking to find out what barracks and room he was in.All I know is that he was in B compound.His tailgunner was put into barracks 5 room 3.


Tyra Kalman Email
08/20/18

Name of POW Sam Kalman

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 408 Lincoln

City, State, Zip Lawrence KS 66044

Comments:
My father was a Jewish GI imprisoned at Stalag Luft 1.


Allison Olufson Email
08/19/18

Name of POW Joseph M. Riney

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 - South Compound

Address 525 Alvarado St

City, State, Zip Redlands, CA 92373

Comments:
Looking for roommates info of my Dad during his stay at Stalag Luft 1; bombardier on B-26 from Tunis, North Africa mission Nov 30, 1943 shot down on mission north of Rome; hid in cave in hills; captured while being driven toward Allies, held one day at castle north of Rome; then, shipped by train to Stalag Luft 1 until May, 1945. Morris McCarver was pilot & Nelson Gidding, navigator. Gidding went to Stalag Luft 1 also; McCarver to different camp.


Linda Alcott Maples Email
08/19/18

Name of POW Russell J. (Jay) Alcott

POW camp Stalag Luft I

Address 1501 Elmwood Drive

City, State, Zip Huntsville, AL 35801

Comments:
Great site.  As my father, Russell J. Alcott, got on in years, he began to talk about his experiences in the Army Air Corps, from his first assignment in latter part of 1940, Panama Canal Zone, through his training as Bombardier, B24 in Texas, New Mexico, Utah and finally flying to England.  
He was part of George J. Thom's crew, 67th Squadron, 44th BG, the Flying Eight Balls.  
Pilot lst LT Thom, co-Pilot Abad and my Dad were in same compound (South) at Stalag Luft I, Barth, GR.
Russell J. Alcott, born Cortland Co., NY, 1921, d. 28 March, 2010, Huntsville, AL, was an electrical engineer with NASA, Marshall Flight Center; a founding member of Trinity United Methodist Church, H'ville, AL; member of the 8th AF Historical Society of H'ville; active in the now disbanded Amer POW Society in H'ville; member of the Sons of the American Revolution; and always rode with his 8th AF group in the local Veterans Day Parade.
Thank you for keeping these great Americans 'alive' by hosting the Stalag Luft I site.
Sincerely,
Linda Alcott Maples
Huntsville, AL
p.s.  I have my Dad's notebook (not in great shape) that he kept while he was a POW.  The notebook was provided by the Junior Red Cross of Canada.
If you know of anyone who could transcribe the many pages of this notebook, please get in touch with me.
My Dad also brought home from POW camp a set of pilot wings based on each Allied country's insignia.
These guys were amazing - making items, bartering, etc.
One sad thing that my Dad told us was that the Jewish guys in his compound were taken away just weeks before liberation.
LAM




Jill Gooding Email
07/26/18

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Name of POW Lt. James R. Wicker

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 3417 Horseshoe Bend

City, State, Zip Raleigh, NC. 27613

Comments:
My email listed is VERY outdated. Please contact via this one:
Jgooding@nc.rr.com. My Dad was in North 2 Compound Room 3 and moved to room 13.

Thanks


Regina Fedele Email
06/17/18

Name of POW WILLIAM JOSEPH BROWN

POW camp STALAG LUFT I

Comments:
My father, William (Bill) Brown, was a lieutenant and navigator in the 15th Air Force (97th Bomb Group;341st bomb squadron) who was hit by flak and then parachuted out of his plane when flying a mission over Athens, Greece. He was captured by the Germans, who essentially saved his life. After spending time in the hospital for a serious injury to his frontal lobe, he was sent to Stalag Luft I. He died in 2002 and left behind a number of photos from the liberation of the camp.

It is a shame we did not realize over the years how his experience as a POW, which lasted over 17 months, would impact him. On this Father's Day 2018, I remember him lovingly, and salute his bravery for all that he endured under captivity.


John Reichert Email
06/14/18

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Name of POW Russel Meyer

POW camp Stalag Luft VI & Luft IV

Address 1504 Lindgate

City, State, Zip 63122

Comments:
My Grandfather never spoke of his time at these camps until 1992 on his 50th wedding anniversary. And in one long tale told of his time from the moment his plne was shot down near Hamburg, to his stay in Luft VI, his transport by ship via black sea ship in July '44 to Luft IV and the forced march Feb 2 '45, to his rescue May 2nd. Amazing and well detailed for having never spoken to anyone in the family about it before then. After his passing (2008) we discovered a lock box in a safety deposit box at the bank filled with mementos of the camps including a full roster of the Americans there at the time, letters he'd somehow kept with him from my Grandmother throughout the entire ordeal of the 90 day march and even a make shift eating utensil he's cobbled together in the camp. I've begun researching all of this in earnest in the last year in the hopes of making a documentary about his story; along with any stories from other airmen I can find. If anyone would like to participate with video, photos or personal accounts please feel free to contact me.  


charles f rhoades Email
06/10/18

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Name of POW carman f rhoades

POW camp stalag luft 1

Address 3664 windgate

City, State, Zip medford or 97504

Comments:
Dad is listed in the book about prisoners in stalag luft 1


Lesie Rhoades Wheeler Email
06/09/18

Name of POW Carman F. (Dusty) Rhoads

POW camp Stalg Luft 1

Address 17006 W. 61st Pl

City, State, Zip Arvada, CO 80403

Comments:
I have my father's wartime log given to him by the Red Cross/YMCA.  Dusty died in 2010


Mary Nemec Marine Email
05/27/18

Name of POW Robert Frank Nemec

POW camp Stalag Luft I North 3 Barracks 6 Room 9

Address 2305 Ellis Drive

City, State, Zip Glen Mills, PA 19342

Comments:
I found this site over 10 years ago and we had a different email address. To keep current, I have included our new email address.


Clif Conner Email
05/19/18

Name of POW Preston Conner

POW camp North 1

Comments:
Preston was my father.  He flew a P38 and went down in the Austrian Alps after colliding with the wreckage of the German plane he had just "killed."  There are a few stories of the camp that he was willing to talk about, and I'll add them here if I find a way to do that.


Shirley Elliott Email
05/03/18

Name of POW F/O Blair Pickthorne

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 204 Queen Mary Rd, Apt 412

City, State, Zip Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7M 2A9

Comments:
My brother Blair was shot down over Hanover January 5 at 1916 hours, 1945.  A wireless air-gunner, he had almost completed his second tour of operations over 4 years with also action in North Africa and Burma where the RAF had to build their own airfields.  My brother also had the job of training the ghurkas how to parachute-jump.  He was a member of one of the first RAF squadrons assigned to India for offensive combat duty, bombing Japanese airfields.  
His last tour of bombing missions from England  was with an RCAF crew on Halifaxes.  
Blair had, as I presume instructed, stripped his uniform after parachuting out, buried his badges and parachute and proceeded to travel by night, sleeping by day, heading for the allied lines, before a farmer found him sleeping under a bridge and reported him to the police..  After 3 days with the Gestapo, he was sent to Stalag Luft 1.
I have a picture of his crew, but not sure if it was the Wellington crew or the Halifax.    Navigator Peter Herbert , Front Gunner Stew ?Eddington, Rear Gunner Nobby Longdon, 1st pilot Archie Campbell, 2nd pilot Jimmy Williams.
From a book "Behind Barbed Wire, my nephew found pictures taken by a guard, one of them showing my brother!!!  I understand the author, over years, managed to find retired Guards of the prison camp, one who had had a camera and used it often.  I must find the book.


Julie Scanlon Shero  Email
04/17/18

Name of POW Ernest Frank Scanlon

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 3430 Tulalip Avenue

City, State, Zip Everett WA 98302

Comments:
My father was shot down and held at Stalag Luft 1. The plane was on fire, and he and Bud Eustrom helped the co pilot escape. The back of the plane was on fire and they tried desperately to get the men out of the back. When he finally jumped, the plane exploded. He came to with a Nazi gun pointing at him. He and Bud remained friends for the rest of his life. 


John Tacon Email
04/15/18

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Name of POW Bill Tacon , RNZAF, 236 San, North Cotes.

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address Dorking Surrey UK.

Comments:
We have little info of our father's time in Stalag Luft 1 other than he arrived around 01 Oct 1944 a d remained a prisoner until liberation in May 1945. Does anyone remember sharing time with him?


Patrick Reichel Email
04/09/18

Name of POW Fred E. Reichel

POW camp Stalag Luft I

Comments:
My grandfather, Fred E. Reichel was co-pilot on the B-17F "S for Sugar." He was part of the 8th Air Force, 303rd Bombardment Group, 427th Squadron. He was shot down during the January 11 1944 mission to Oschersleben. He was captured and taken to Stalag Luft I. He never said much about the camp itself to me at least but was always willing to tell the story of how he got there. I miss him dearly, he passed away March 8, 2012.


Matt Email
04/06/18

Name of POW Sgt. ATK O'Brien - S.A.S.

POW camp Stalag I, III, VI, 357

Address Faversham, UK

City, State, Zip ME138TB

Comments:
Someone, somewhere has the original copy of my grandfathers charge sheet in Stalag I for not shaving. I saw it transcribed on a post but am unable to contact the person. His name is Brian S. That's all I know. The charge was made to Sgt. O'Brien by S/Ldr Hilton 15/02/1944.

Can anyone help me with this? Please email me wheretofindmatt@gmail.com


john quinlivan Email
04/01/18

Name of POW donald Quinlivan

POW camp iv and vi

Address pob 651

City, State, Zip young nsw australia 2594

Comments:
my father DR Quinlivan was a POW at these camps after being shot down on a special op from tempsford in 1943. Only 3 survived


roger brooks 
03/21/18

Name of POW raymond samual brooks

POW camp stalag 17

Address 1208 28 th ave

City, State, Zip fairbanks, alaska 99701

Comments:
looking for more info,


Wallace Vernon Legg 
03/19/18

Name of POW Wallace Legg

POW camp Luft 1

Address 738 SW Myakka River Trace

City, State, Zip Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Comments:
My Father, Wallace Legg, was a P47 Thunderbolt pilot in WWII. He was shot down, captured, and sent to Stalag Luft 1 where he was kept until the end of the war. Near the end of the war, Hitler ordered all POWs killed. The commander of Luft 1 refused to follow Hitler's order. My Father's generation, truly was the greatest generation. 


JOanne Lamego Email
03/08/18

Name of POW Vincent J. Pater

POW camp stalag luft 1

Comments:
My father was shot down over Holland in Sept 1944.  He was liberated and spent 9 months in the prison camp.  He was a navigator in the Air Force.  He unfortunately died in 1986


Margaret Loveless Woda Email
02/22/18

Name of POW Richard Vincent loveless

POW camp Stalagluft 1

Address 24898 Magnolia Circle

City, State, Zip Millsboro, DE 19966

Comments:
My dad, Richard “Dick” Loveless was the Bomardier on “Slightly Dangerous, a B-17 returning from a failed mission to bomb Stuttgart when his plane was shot down over France. 5 crew members who did not survive are buried near the site of the plane crash, and my dad became a German POW. The French family who rescued and hid him initially contacted my grandmother to let her know he was alive, and our two families have remained friends through the generations. Many of us will attend 75th Anniversary ceremonies at Champigny sur Yonne in September to honor the Crew of Slightly Dangerous. These ceremonies are held annually, and today’s residents (2018) still express gratitude to the American families who attend.


Kristine Schroeder Email
02/15/18

Name of POW Lieut. Robert L Boebel

POW camp Stalag Luft I Barth Germany

Address W4136 Raasschs Hill Rd

City, State, Zip 53032

Comments:
My father was a B-24 Pilot shot down over Germany April 8th, 1944. He was taken prisoner and transported to Stalag Luft 1 until the Russians liberated them May 8 1945.

Dad was supposed to be part of the Kriegie Kraft Karnival/the POW Exposition that was to tour the US with Col. Greening after the war. The tour never took place. I am wondering what ever happened to the Arts and Krafts the prisoners made that were to be part of that tour. 


Theresa M Jacobsen Email
02/10/18

Name of POW Robert V. Ostheimer

POW camp Stalag Luft III

Address 308 E. Kalamazoo St

City, State, Zip Bloomingdale, MI 49026

Comments:
Aircraft 42-29859  May 14, 1943 
Cap. W. R. Forsythe - 
Shot down by fighters. Cap. William R. Forsythe (POW),
Lt. R. C. Stewart (POW),
Lt. James T. McDonald (POW),
Lt. Robert V. Ostheimer POW, Survivor
Sgt. Frances M. Daly (POW),
T/Sgt. Wilton A. Wixom (POW),
S/Sgt. Leroy D. Donaldson (KIA),
S/Sgt. Albert L. Jensen (KIA),
Sgt. Thomas P. Culkin (POW),
S/Sgt. Ralph C. Tarr (POW). 


Steven Amar Email
02/02/18

Name of POW Henry R. Amar

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 North 2 - Barrack 9 - Room 3

Address 7409 Cinnabar Terrace

City, State, Zip Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Comments:
Known as Harry, he was a B-24 Bombardier for the Bomber Group 453. Spent 13 months in the camp. I am his youngest child, with 3 older siblings. Harry passed away on September 18, 2000 in Fort Pierce, FL.


Bruce Zalneraitis 
01/28/18

Name of POW 1st Lt. Vitold Zalneraitis

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Address 26 Woodland Rdg

City, State, Zip Alfred, ME 04002

Comments:
My dad, Vitold was B-17 crew member in 487th Bomb Group (H) of the 8th Army Air Force.  On 28th mission out of Lavenham, UK his plane, Heavenly Body(43-38154) was involved in mid-air collision with another B-17 on 30 Sept 1044.  Both planes lost and Lt. Zalneraitis was only survivor in his plane.


Kendall Turnage Email
01/14/18

Name of POW Buford M. Eaves

POW camp Stalag Luft 1, North 1 compound

City, State, Zip Wilmington, NC 28409

Comments:
My girlfriend's grandfather is Buford M. Eaves, P51B pilot, First POW of the Pioneer Mustangs, 353rd Fighter Squadron. Downed Dec 13, 1943 Ritterhude by another German aircraft while pursuing a Junkers 88. I am also looking for which building he was in in Stalag Luft 1, North 1 Compound.


Danna Gates Beal Email
12/28/17

Name of POW Daniel W. Gates

POW camp Stalug Luft 1

Address 2100 Jones Ave.NE

City, State, Zip Renton, WA 98004

Comments:
I am the daughter of POW, Daniel W. Gates. He was the pilot of a B-17 shot down on Sept 12, 1944. He was freed on May 5, 1945 when the Russians arrived. My dad is deceased now but I have been researching information about his history. I am very proud of all the American WWII heroes. 


Karen Lynch Email
12/05/17

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Name of POW Orrin Heinrich

POW camp Stalag Luft 1- South Compound- South Barracks 1- Room 6

Address 5091 Clayridge Dr. Apt. 210

City, State, Zip St. Louis, MO. 63129

Comments:
My grandfather was Orrin H. Heinrich, and I miss him dearly. My grandmother, Charlotte Heinrich, is still living, however, sadly, my grandfather passed away several years ago (actually, in the early 2000s, I believe. I miss him very much, and I am so proud to be his (and her) granddaughter. He will always be missed.


John M Connor Jr Email
12/03/17

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Name of POW Lt John M Cnnnor

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 - Barth, Germany

Address 6315 Bresslyn Road

City, State, Zip Nashville, TN 37205

Comments:
My Dad was a B-17 pilot and was shot down on March 23, 1945 - he arrived in Barth on April 6, 1945 about 5 weeks prior to liberation.  He was in North-3, Block-9, Room-6.  His POW number was #8121.  I have emailed a copy of his writings about his experience, a list of people he met/roomed with at camp, etc.


Chris Email
11/27/17

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Name of POW Robert Eugene Swanson

POW camp Luft Stalog IV

Address 554 North Park Avenue

City, State, Zip Shelley, Idaho 83274

Comments:
My father bailed out of his B25 bomber in August of 1944 over Northern Germany/Poland. was part of the Great March from February until liberated in May 1945. Any information would be appreciated.


Robert Martin 
11/22/17

Name of POW A.L. Martin

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 2801 Ames Avenue

City, State, Zip Ponca City, OK 74604

Comments:
My father, Lt. A.L. Martin was a B-17 pilot, shot down, captured and spent the remainder of WW11 in Stalag Luft 1, a POW camp up in northern Germany by the Baltic Sea, I believe.  I think he was stationed in Italy at the time of his capture. He survived the war and came back to the U.S. and got married and had 2 sons and a career with Reynolds Aluminum.  Unfortunately he died of lung cancer, in his 50's. I am the last remaining member of the family and am currently in my mid 60's. Like a lot of other vets, he did not talk a whole lot about his war experiences, so I don't have a lot of stories.   


George Waldroup Email
11/20/17

Name of POW Marvin M. Waldroup Jr.

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Comments:
Responding to 10/20/08 post by Melanie Martin:

CPT: Marvin M. Waldroup was my father; was repatriated at the end of WWII.

I would be interested in any information you may have about him.

v/r

COL (Ret) George M. Waldroup
AUS



Kevin Gault Email
11/09/17

Address 202 E. Pecan Street

City, State, Zip Taylor, Texas 76574

Comments:
I have a copy of this rare book. I've noticed several names from Williamson County Texas. If anyone is interested in viewing please contact me.


Della Grandon Mullineaux Email
11/06/17

Name of POW David Preston Grandon

POW camp North 1, Stalag Luft 1

Address 1895 forest Ridge Rd

City, State, Zip St. charles, IL 60174

Comments:
My father, David Grandon, was a navigator on a bomber that was shot down. I think all but my dad and another were killed or got away. Does anyone know my dad ? He passed away several years ago.


William 
10/29/17

Comments:
You're site is a fascinating look into the almost daily lives of WW2 POWs. I found the camp dispatches by Lt. Col. Ross interesting and was startled by the rapid decline of food and supplies towards the end of the war.

I've spent hours here just engrossed. Thank you and thank you to family members for sharing this peek into a little know portion of the saga of the war.


Deborah H. Davis Email
10/18/17

Name of POW Sumner R. Davis

POW camp Stalag Luft I, South Compound, Block 3, Room 9

Address 6509 Katson Avenue NE

City, State, Zip Albuquerque, NM 87109

Comments:
I have written a book on my father's military experiences.  I believe he was the only Navy airman at Stalag Luft I.  He flew off the USS Ranger, and was shot down in an Allied attack on Nazi-occupied Norway.  He would joke that he got along great with all those Air Force guys, but he sure got tired of explaining what a Navy pilot was doing in Germany.  I have read many books written by other prisoners at Stalag Luft I, and have tried to capture their collective experiences in the book.  My father always said that there was a lot of talents and abilities in the growing population at the camp, and it seems to have been the case!  I am so impressed with that generation, and all they accomplished and sacrificed.


David Logan Email
10/10/17

Name of POW sgt.Clinton Dale Logan

POW camp stalag 16

Comments:
My uncle was a POW. He was shot down in a B-17 on November 26 1943 and spent 16 months in stalag 17. May god rest his humble heroic sole. Along with, likely, the 10 men that were shot down with him. The greatest generation will live forever in our hearts and this great nation.


Archie B. Aitcheson 
09/27/17

Name of POW Archie Aitcheson

POW camp Stalag Luft IV Lager C

Address 41881 Niblick Road

City, State, Zip Temecula, CA 92591-3924

Comments:
I am currently writing a book of my father's time at Lager C in Stalag Luft IV.  I am looking for a list of Lager C roommates, information about the Nazi staff and guards, and photos.  Dad is still living as of 9/27/2017 and has provided a wonderful narrative of the death march, but his memories of the camp are limited.


Folmer Christensen Email
09/18/17

Name of POW Vernon O. Christensen

POW camp Stalag Luft 4

Address 40396 North Orkney WAy

City, State, Zip San Tan Valley Az 85140

Comments:
My father past away in 2012 but he completed the "Black March" liberated by the 104 Timberwolf Division. His buddy on the March was Norman Bunny from 8th Air Force. My dad was out of Venosa, Italy flying 50th mission over Monowice (Auscwitz) 15 th AF 485th 831 sad 55 air wing. Please let me know if anyone knew him. The other 4 survivors were interned at Stalag Luft 1, George Winter, Irving Paul Canin, Frank Pratt and Dan Blodgett.


Diana Mickelson Email
09/09/17

Name of POW Henry B. Mickelson

POW camp Stalag Luft I North 2 Barrack 8 Room 3

Address Box 122

City, State, Zip Mansfield, WA 98830

Comments:
As many have found, the loved one in this camp didn't say much about it after they came home.  We knew very little about my husband, Jim's, dad's time as a pow.  After both parents were gone, we were cleaning out trunks and boxes and found so many letters, artifacts, and information from Dad's time.  Based on that, I found this site while researching.  Are you still putting things on the site or is it no longer being added to?  I have a statement Dad made to the Air Force while seeking a promotion that has some interesting information about what they were doing in the camp and would love to share it.


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Margaret Warner Wilkins Email
08/30/17

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Name of POW Lt Robert L Warner

POW camp Stalag Luft 1

Address 4708 S 43rd St

City, State, Zip Lincoln NE 68516

Comments:
Robert was my Dad. Retired Air Force Lt Col.
died May 10, 1993, Centerville Ohio.


Ann Vevier Lockwood Email
08/26/17

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Name of POW Charles Vevier

POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth Germany

Address 1211 Wilderness Drive

City, State, Zip Austin, Texas 78746

Comments:
My Dad, 2d. Lt. Charles Vevier of the Bronx, New York was a bombardier in the 525th Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group -- the 8th Air Force.  He was stationed in Kimbolton, England and assigned to a makeshift 9 member crew, not his regular crew, for a bombing run over Eisenach, Germany when his B-17G bomber plane was shot down by enemy flak west of the Rhine River on September 11, 1944.  He was 19-20 years old.  A family relative was doing some research and discovered the Missing Air Crew Report -- the source of some of this information.  From there, I found your wonderful website. My Dad was a POW until the liberation of Stalag Luft 1 by the Russians in May, 1945.  He did not speak much about his military service or especially his time as a POW although he did mention Henry Bengis who I believe he may have communicated with towards the end of his life.  My Dad passed away in 1995  after a distinguished career as a university professor and administrator.  His wife Marcia, his three children Ann (myself), Ellen and John and his grandchildren Charlie (his namesake) and Steven all miss him to this day.  We do not have many details about his barracks assignment or his time in the POW camp and only learned of his assignment to the North 1 compound through your website.  We would be grateful for any information anyone may have to fill in the details of my Dad's service.  To all the brave men of the Greatest Generation and their families ... our love and respect.


Susan Hartnett 
08/12/17

Name of POW John L Hartnett

POW camp Stalag Luft 1, North 3, Barracks 305, room 3

Address 425 S Baldwin Ave Apt B

City, State, Zip Arcadia, CA 91007

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Thank you for this beautiful tribute to the young men of our "Greatest Generation", who gave us the world we have today! God bless them all.
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