Name of POW Charles Jr. Hankins
POW camp stalag 11B Fallingbostel, Prussia Work Camp 53-09
Address 409 Hillcrest Dr.
City, State, Zip Newburgh, IN.
Thank you for this wonderful website.
I hope someone might help me with information on my uncle Charles Hankins.
I know that he was inducted at Ft. Benjamin Harrison Dec. 1943 then transferred to Field Artillery Training Center at Ft. Sill, Okla. for basic training.
In Feb. 1945 his father was informed in a message from the War Department that Charles was missing in action somewhere in Belgium.
Then in a letter written in his own handwriting received by the family after the War Department message
he advised them that he was a prisoner of war, it came from a German prison camp, dated Jan. 21, 1945.
In Dec. 1945 he was discharged from service at Ft. Knox, Ky.
This is all information from my mother before her death, and all I have.
Could someone tell me how to get more information on him or his service record, he died in 1968.
Hopefully someone will remember him and write me I would enjoy hearing from you...
We owe our Veterans so much for the job that they have done..
More info....CHARLES HANKINS JR, Army-Infantry-Special Troops, Enlisted Oct., 1943.Captured Feb 1945 by German Troops and held at Stalag 11 B Fallingbostel Prussia - Work Camps 53-09. The camp did not have barricks, and he was held in a hole,
I am reposting this as my email address has changed. Hoping to connect with someone who knows more about this. Thanks!
Name of POW CJ Nel
POW camp Oflag XIIB, Hadamar.
Address P O Nqutu, Zululand. via Dundee
City, State, Zip South Africa
Son of CJ Nel, looking for any information on my dad. He was in the South African Police. Went to North Africa and captured at Toburk and was POW at OFLAG XIIB. Have his Wartime Log which has many names and addresses of people that signed it and stunning poems and drawings / paintings that I would like to share.
+27 82 466 7762 (South African cell number)
Name of POW Robert E Kraus
POW camp North 1 - Barrack 8 Room 14 "Melnik's Mystics"
My father was a B-24 Pilot shot down over Germany. He passed away on April 3, 2012 at the age of 91.
Name of POW Raby Dawson Ficklin
POW camp luft1
Address 11326 Woodlore Ave
City, State, Zip Denham Springs Louisiana 70726
Just looking at prisoner of war information on my dad, Raby Dawson Ficklin
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Name of POW Sydney Brown
POW camp Stalagluft 1, Barth
Is anyone planning a commemoration of the liberation 70 years ago this year? I would like to visit the sites at the anniversary time and it would be great to time it to some events.
Name of POW McDonald Lowe Riddick (Don or Donnie)
POW camp Stalag Luft 1, Barth
Address 5714 SW Winthrop St.
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA, 98116
I am Don's daughter. Dad passed on in 2000. I am considering visiting Barth. Is there anything left of the camp? I see a mention of a museum. Is there still a museum?
Name of POW Lt. Henry L. Francis
POW camp Stalag Luft I and IV
Address 7840 Tamra Dr
City, State, Zip Reno, NV 89506
I found a newspaper clipping about Lt. Henry Francis, my great uncle, missing and am just starting research as to whether he made it back to Texas or not!
Name of POW Paul L. Marshall Jr.
POW camp Stalug 1 South
My grandpa has passed. However when I was little I remember other ex-POWs coming to his house. If anyone has any info on him please email. His sons would enjoy it. Thank you!
City, State, Zip Columbus Oh 43231
I was the navigator in the 324th bomb squadron. We were among the first to arrive at Barth to rescue the English and American POWs. My story may be interesting as others have left off the first day of the mission. If anyone has an interest in hearing about it please email me at email@example.com. I flew the Lady Frieda DF-P. I am interested in what POWs we brought back. I had 8-10 in the nose with me. Also if you have questions about the B17 g I can help.
PS I was in Bill Steffens group.
Name of POW Lachlan Mckay RNZAF
POW camp Stalag Luft I Barth
Address Central Hawkes Bay
City, State, Zip New Zealand
So nice to find your website
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Name of POW Witold Marchiel
POW camp Unknown - near Kulmbach
I am looking for information about my father in law who was in the Polish army, as a prisoner of war, worked on a farm near Kulmbach Bavaria Germany
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Name of POW F/O John (Jack 'Pop') Cordner
POW camp Stalag Luft 1
City, State, Zip Stockton on Tees
I too am trying to contact Helga Radau. Any help would be appreciated.
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Name of POW Frank S. Bincat
POW camp stalag luft xv11 b and luft v6
was wondering if anyone has any information about my father and his crew mates ,aboard Satans Sister b-17. he was shot down 12/30/1943! thanks
Name of POW Robert Cavan
POW camp Stalag Luft 1
Address 157 Brookfield Dr
City, State, Zip Oxford, MI, 48371
My father was in Stalag Luft 1 , North 2 Compound, Barrack 7, Room 13 from about March 19, 1945 until freedom.
Name of POW Lt. James Edward Barbour
POW camp Stalag Luft 1 North 2 7rm 3
Address 1525 E Woodland Dr
City, State, Zip Dalton Gardens Id 83815
My father, James Barbour, was shot down on his 26th mission. He was able to hide for 3 days before capture. His nickname was Hogan. He also talked about eating a cat, and chewing the bones and sticking them between the floor boards. When the camp was liberated, he went with the Russian forces because he "wanted to feel a horse under him again". He never talked about his time in camp, except for the cat, and he never talked about fighting with the Russians, except that they were dedicated to defeating the Germans for what had been done to their country. I would like to know more of what happened to him while he was in Germany.
Name of POW Frank M Burford
POW camp Stalag 4b
Address 30150 St Hwy 67
City, State, Zip 80863
Come to find out my dad was quite the war hero. I never knew anything about his service till I started digging on-line. He served with the 90th Division, 357 Infantry. The Tough 'Ombres. He was awarded the silver star per General Order 35 and the after action report was made into a cartoon to sell war bonds. I have received some of his medals including a purple heart but I have no information on that. I would also like to get enough information to get his POW medal.
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Name of POW Lt. William Paul Farris
POW camp Stalag Luft - 1, North-2 Compound
During two decades of working with "Bill" Farris (1955-1975), he finally allowed me to read his "kriegie book" - a journal he had kept while a guest of the Luftwaffe ar StalagLuft-1. I have just found this source on the web and wish to learn more about "Beautiful Barth on the Baltic. While Bill was resident there, I was in CONUS serving in the Army Airways Communications Service.This Veteran's Day I am working on a "History Chip" in memory of Bill's tales.
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Name of POW Shepherd William Paul (Shephard W P Sgt. Pittsburgh PA)
POW camp Luft Stalag 1 Compond 3. Col Gabreski CO.
Address 366 Myers Rd
City, State, Zip Vandergrift, PA. 15690-8233
Father was there Feb 45 to Liberation.
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Name of POW Lester Strew
POW camp somewhere in the pacific
Forgive me for leaving an entry about the Pacific Theater of War. But maybe somebody has archives to look this up. The POW was Lester Strew. allegedly he was part of a B-25 Bomber crew. Then he was a POW. somehow he was liberated, and in 1944 he joined the AACS, the Army Airways Communications System. Please help me solve the mystery.
Name of POW albert william harrison harlow british 1st airborne
i have an original black and white photo of a pow camp ww2 with sign SENIOR ALLIED OFFICER COL C. W. STARK AM.THEN UNDERNEATH THAT F/L P.W. GILPIN BR. ROOM 1 THERE ARE 3 MEN IN THE PHOTO ONE IN THE MIDDLE IS GERMAN MY LATE GRANDFATHER ALBERT WILLIAM HARRISON HARLOW WAS WITH THE FIRST AIRBORNE WW2 HE WAS CAPTURED TWICE AND SENT TO TWO DIFFERENT CAMPS HIS STORY CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.PARADATA.UK HE WAS MID ANDDSO HYE WAS A CHAPLAI8N WHO HELPED A COL WARRACK ESCAPE IN ARNHEM OPERATION MARKET GARDEN HIS SORY IS VERY MOVING HE WAS HIGHLY REGARDED HE ALSO SERVED IN WW1 WITH THE AIF 3RD AMBULANCE CORE PLEASE CONTACT ME I CAN SENDU A COPY OF THE PHOTO HE DIED IN 1966 AGED 74 REGARDS SARA AUDAS FROM AUSTRALIA
Name of POW martin san miguel
POW camp camp 013
Address 276 cr 4315
City, State, Zip lampasas texas 76550
my dad name was martin san Miguel, his servies # was 38560512.he was capture in nancy france, in oct 1944.he was hail as a prisoner of war, in Germany.i would like to see picture of the prison camp, where my dad was.
Name of POW John A. (Jack) Barrett
Address 3214 Evergreen Rd
City, State, Zip Ames, IA 50014
I am looking for surviving kin of John A. (Jack) Barrett, who was navigator on "Penny's Thunderhead," (614th Squadron, 401st Bomb Group), on 11 Dec 1943. John was one of two men who became POW after bailing out of the aircraft piloted by my father, Richard H. (Dick) Kaufman.
I have seen a jpg of a postcard sent to his family on this site, and have hopes that I can reach a family member.
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Name of POW Chanan Singh Dhillon
POW camp Stalag XIIA
City, State, Zip Delhi
My father was an Indian soldier and was serving in the Bengal Sappers (41, Field Park Coy Engg 8th Army) when he was taken prisoner on 29-JUN-1942 16:57 near ALTABA AIRPORT (BETWEEN MERSA MATRUH AND EL-ALAMEIN).
He was held for some time at Stalag XIIA (Limburg an der Lahn). I have 2 pictures of him from the camp and also a Stalag pass.
He retired as a Lt.Col. from the Indian army and passed away in September 2013.
He used to tell us stories of instances of his solitary confinement, and I remember the following:
1. The Italians almost shot the British officers who refused to take up manual work details (this was in Alexandria, and were save by a German Officer whose happened to be passing by in his staff car
2. The ship on which he was being transported to Italy was torpedoed by a British submarine about 2 hours (I hope may memory recall is good). Of the 700 Indian POW's on board, he was one the approx. 45 who made it out in time. He wad adrift with another soldier and they clutched a piece of wreckage for about 4 hours, during which time the other soldier lost his grip and went under. My father was picked up by Italian patrol boats around 1930 hrs that evening.
3. They were kept in Italy for a while but transported to Germany when the Allied invasion of Italy was underway.
4. He told us of handing out their share of Cigarettes from Red Cross parcels to men of other nationalities - he was a Sikh and did not smoke or drink.
5. He was designated as the Chief-man-of-confidence appointed by the International Red Cross, Geneva who was responsible for the welfare of POWs. I assume this was Stalag XIIA.
6. A number of articles appeared about him over a period time. Here are some links which may be interesting to go thru:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/nov/06/britishidentity.military (He was on the cover)
I will be grateful if anyone who was with him can share stories of that time. I am also interested to know if his name appears on POW Lists for the camp.
I also intend to go to Stalag XIIA to get a first hand view of the place he spent 2 years (approx.) of his life.
Any link to resource to help me understand how to make my visit productive will be gratefull accepted and acknowledged.
Son of Lt. Col. Chanan Singh Dhillon
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Name of POW albert r. maxbauer
POW camp stalagluftone
Address 606 jefferson st
City, State, Zip mancelona michigan 49659
father was in this camp . i was told he shot his way out of the camp and escaped. he brought the gun back that he took from the guard. trying to verify this. and looking for the rest of the B-17 squadron. and surviveing members.
Name of POW Jack A Roper
POW camp Stalag Luft III
Address 42 Gladstone Road
City, State, Zip Asheville, NC 28805
My father, Jack A Roper, was a navigator on a B-24, shot down April 29, 1944 and liberated on April 29, 1945. He maintained a Red Cross diary which my mother has kept. He arrived at the camp, two weeks after the Great Escape.
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Name of POW Carl Haley Chapman
POW camp Stalag Luft I
Address 8934 Quail Run Drive
City, State, Zip Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
In the Group Photo # 23, the man in the center is my father, Carl H. Chapman. He was the Bombadier on a B-24, serial # 42-95371, MACR 6819, shot down near Floridsdorf, Austria on July 8, 1944, and subsequently captured and sent to Stalag Luft I. My deepest gratitude to your website for providing me with the only photograph I have from this period of my father's life.
Met Paul and Helen for the first time last weekend. Enjoyed talking with them and hearing their life stories.
Name of POW Edward L Kolb
Address 148 Kimberly lane
City, State, Zip Easley,S.C. 29642
Thank you for this site.I have my Dad's POW papers and I am trying to get them translated now when that happens I will get all the information.
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Name of POW Gunner EH Preston
POW camp Stalag XI-B Fakkingbostel
City, State, Zip Darlington, Co.Durham England
Hi there, my father was a gunner in the Royal Artillery( Light Anti- Aircraft) & was captured at Tobruk in 1942; he came to XI-B from the Italian camp 53 Sfoizacosta. That's as much as we have learned so far except that after Italy had surrendered and he had been rounded up from the local countryside he had his hands smashed by rifle butt and ended up at a hospital in Turin before being moved to Germany. We lost him in 2004 aged 89, while he told us some of what happened in Libya, the transport to italy where an accompanying ship was torpedoed & Italy he never spoke of his time in Germany.
Name of POW Gilbert Spears
POW camp Stalag 12
Address &01 Marlin Lane
City, State, Zip Clinton
My father was captured in Austria January 19, 1945 after being severely wounded. The Stalag was liberated sometime in April 1945. While there he encountered a degree of brutality. He related that his main concern was caring for the severe wounds to his leg and back. He also spoke of the constant hunger. I was told that his diet consisted mostly of potatoe peeling soup and staled bread. He also stated that when it became evident that Germany was going to be defeated most of the detail in care of the camp became more humane. My Father was one the (few) best men I have ever known. I am 62 and attribute my success in life to his veracity, wisdom and his admonishment when I would say that something wasn't fair. His assertion, that if you navigate life expecting fairness you probably will not achieve very much. His posistion was to treat individuals fair and with integrity but do not expect the same in return. My Dad passed away in 2002 at the age of 79.
Name of POW Veikko Joel Koski
POW camp Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang
Address 1021 Arcturus Drive
City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
Veikko is my husband's grandfather. I'm an amateur genealogist with a great interest in WWII, as my own grandfather, Wilbur Niederhut, also fought for the Allies in the 753rd tank battalion, Company C.
Veikko did not tell his family much about the war. My own grandfather was often silent. The Niederhuts had family on both sides of the war - a distant cousin from a branch of our family that remained in Germany, was a tank mechanic in Hanover and apparently survived the bombing there by Allied Forces. I think Veikko's unit was part of that. He was in the 510th Squad, 351st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. He was on plane 42-39823-TU-O, one of 7 aircraft lost that day in that bombing campaign on Dec 31, 1943 around Cognac, France. Veikko was one of a crew of ten. He and two others were captured immediately upon landing after parachuting out of the disabled aircraft. Records say he was held in "Camp 032" and mention Stalag I.
If anyone has any information about Veikko, I'd be honored for your time and attention.
Name of POW JAMES ATLEE GEISLER
POW camp Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburd Prussi 52-14
Address 6370 NEAL ROAD
City, State, Zip FORT MYERS, FL 33905
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION I CAN FIND OUT ABOUT MY FATHER WHO HAS NOW PASSED ON. HIS NAME WAS JAMES ATLEE GEISLER. HE WAS IN Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburd Prussi 52-14. HIS serial Number is 33067518. The are was European Theatre Germany. Does anyone know anything about him?
Name of POW Edward Anderman
POW camp Stalag Luft I
Address 1434 Steele Blvd.
City, State, Zip Baton Rouge, LA. 70808
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Name of POW William J. Stumpff
POW camp Stalag Luft I
Address 10241 Sienna Hills Drive
City, State, Zip San Diego, CA 92127
On my fathers id for the camp it says Baracke: 4 Raum: 46. I also have his Red Cross Diary filled with German newspaper clippings and a few very intersting cartoon drawings done by one of his fellow prisoners.
Name of POW Graham John
POW camp Stalag1
I am trying to find more for Graham's widow. He was on a long march from Silesia to Stalag 1
Name of POW Orrin Heinrich
POW camp Stalag Luft I
Address 5091 Clayridge Dr. #210
City, State, Zip St. Louis, MO. 63129
Orrin Heinrich was my grandfather, and a wonderful man!! I love and miss him so much, and remember stories that he told me while I was growing up... I just wish that I would've been able to get more stories out of him before he passed away, so if anyone has any more information or any stories that have to do with him, please let me know!! I would really appreciate it a lot!! Thank you so much!! He was shot down on March 6th, 1944, and spent 14 1/2 months as a German POW until May 13th, 1945. During the war, he served as an Air Force Bomber (Lieutenant) with the 100th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force, Squadron 349, was based at Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk, East Anglia, England, and preformed in 16 missions in a B-17 Flying Fortress until he was shot down in 1944. He was discharged from the Air Force as a Captain in 1946, and also received three medals while he was serving: Air Medal, Purple Heart, & Prisoner of War. If anyone has any more information, please contact me & let me know!! Thank you so much, and have a blessed day!!
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Name of POW Ralph Andrew Brown
POW camp Stalag Luft One, Barth, Germany
Address 5126 Timber Race Course
City, State, Zip Hollywood, SC 29449
My father was in the 354th Fighter Group in Boxstead, England a Second Lt. from
Lincolnton, North Carolina, born November 16, 1916. On April 11, 1944, on his eighth mission, he was flying a P-51 Mustang escorting B-17 bombers on a long range mission over Germany. The target was about 100 miles past Berlin and just before reaching it, an ME-109 German fighter dove from behind and came up under his plane, spraying bullets from the left wing to the cockpit and the plane became engulfed in fire. He managed to bail out, but after five days of hiding during the day and riding freight trains at night, he became disoriented from no food and only two drinks of water and was captured. He was taken to an interrogation center, threatened with torture and place in a room with only a piece of bread and a little water for several days. After giving them only his
name, rank and serial number every time he was asked to give them information,
they put him on a train with other captured Americans and sent him to Stalag
Luft One in Barth, Germany. He was there until May, 1945 when the Russians
liberated the camp.
He retired from the Air Force as a Major and then flew a corporate jet for a large
real estate firm until he was 70. He voluntarily retired then because he didn't want to wait until he was asked but still raced stock cars with my younger brother and was extremely active until he had a heart attack at age 89 and slowed down,
but not much. He still walks every day but now my sister goes along and he has suffered some TIA's which affect his memory, at times.
At 97, he is looking forward to his 98th birthday in November - he wants to reach 100, at least. He lives in Columbia, SC with my youngest sister and her husband
and they take great care of him. Every year, my sisters, brother, all of our children and now some of our children's children and all the spouses gather at
my house in Charleston, SC to celebrate Thanksgiving and my father's birthday.
We are all getting older and have already lost parents but my father is a wonderful example of aging well. I hope he reaches his 100th birthday but if
not, I hope he dies peacefully in his sleep - he has had his share of suffering
and deserves a dignified exit.
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Name of POW John Donald Hanson
POW camp Stalag Luft 1
City, State, Zip warroad, MN, 56763
I am very interested in finding any photos or records of my Uncle, John Donald Hanson, while he was a POW. His plane was shot down on 01 Jan 1943. He was liberated on 08 Jun 1945. If any other POW was at Stalag Luft 1 during that time and has any recollections of that time, I would so much appreciate hearing those stories.
Name of POW Captain Robert Pollock (my father now deceased)
POW camp oflags in s.Germany but then Stalag luft 6 and Stalag Luft 4
Address The Oast House, Hearts Delight Lane, Wingham, near Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1EP, U.K.
I am interested in finding out as much as I can about my father's POW years. He was captured at Dunkirk and then sent to POW camps for Army Officers (Oflags) before being sent across Germany to the most eastern camp to assist the RAF and American airmen who had been shot down at Stalag Luft 6 and then Stalag Luft 4 and was on the forced march across Germany to Fallingbostal where he was liberated in April 1945. He was mentioned in the 2003 book 'The Last Escape' several times unbeknown to any of us (his family) until by chance I came across the book and on flicking through the pages found his name. He knew Dixie Deans well and when I was a child went to RAF reunions in London. I have some of the letters that he sent to his family from POW camps which I'm pretty sure are using some sort of code and I'd like to find out more about this.
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Name of POW 2nd Lieutenant Donald Earl Butterfoss
POW camp Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
Address 3207 Harrisburg Pike
City, State, Zip Landisville, PA 17538
My father was the pilot of The Saint and Ten Sinners, a B-17 which was hit by flak on April 29, 1944. while bombing Berlin. Running out of fuel, the crew bailed out over The Netherlands near the village of Ellecom. He and several of his crew members were incarcerated in Stalag Luft III until January 27, 1945, when the entire camp was marched out into a blizzard-filled night. Ending up at a prison camp near Moosburg, Germany, he was liberated on April 29, 1945.
Thank you for the information about the POW medal. The application will be filled out immediately. Dad would have been embarrassed about it, but his two great-grandsons will will think otherwise.
Name of POW Lt Shirley Parvin
POW camp Stalag Luft (1) and or 3
Address 8326 N 56 Ave
City, State, Zip Glendaale, AZ 85301
Dad was a B-17 Bomber pilot with 452nd BG and was shot down on May 29, 1944, stationed at Deopham Green.
Name of POW Earl R Follensbee(Folly)
POW camp Stalag Luft 1
Address 4183 morning Glory Road
City, State, Zip Colorado Springs, Co 80920
My dad is still alive and going strong. He was a prisoner during 1944and1945. He was in North Barricks 9 or 10 He originally was in British section in hospital then transferred to North
Name of POW Sgt. M.L. Douglas
POW camp ?
Address Gautinger Str. 34
City, State, Zip 82131 Gauting
Hallo, ich suche eine Flieger Namens: Sgt. M.L. Douglas, welcher am 19./20. September 1942 bei Gauting/ München mit einer Lancaster ( W 4184 WS-A) abgeschossen wurde und in POR geraten ist.
Drezit schreibe ich ein Buch über diesen Abschuß und möchte gerne über den verbleib des einzigen Überlebenden erfahren.
Bitte schreiben Sie mir alle Informationen
Danke Stephan Limmer
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Name of POW Jesse (Jesus) Benavidez
POW camp Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13
Address 1890 e 20th st
City, State, Zip Signal Hill, CA, 90755
I've just recently started looking into my grandfather's history. These stories will stay with me forever.
Please feel free to email me if anyone has any information or memories of my grandfather.
Name of POW Lt. Colonel John C Doty
POW camp Barth - Stalag Luft 1 South block 7
Thank you for compiling these records, stories, and pictures.
Name of POW D. R. Beam B 17 Pilot A/C[ Damifino]
POW camp BART STALAG #1
Address 32 Harley Ave Pa
City, State, Zip 16401
My brother flew out of Kimbolton Eng 379th 525 Bg shot down over Amines France Feb 8 1944. A/ C & Crew was Named [Bad News]. He is Burried in Odessa, Tx
Name of POW James S Opdyke
POW camp Stalag 9b bad orb
My dad James s Opdyke was a b-17 pilot shot down in Germany. All crew but one survived. I would like to meet other crew members or their families.
He was in the 369th. Thanks
Name of POW edwin m sager
POW camp luft 4
City, State, Zip kalispell mt.
My father Edwin sager was in the 8 th,384 bomb group and was shot down on his sixteenth b-17 bombing mission over a german ball bearing factory, he was a right waist gunner . his chute got tangled and he landed in a field on his fore head which left him unconscious , he woke up several days later in luft 4. he was a pow there for 26 months. he then endured the punishing one hundred mile death march chained to other pow's,and then was liberated at some point after being locked in a barn for several days. you never hear much about this pow death march which affected so many.