April 18-22, 2007. Anzio Beachhead Veterans of WWII 28th Annual Reunion will be held in Washington, DC. Contact John Boller, 1 Harbor North, Amityville, NY 11701; 631-691-5002.
April 26-29, 2007. Stalag Luft III Ex-POW Reunion will be held in Kansas City, KS. For more information, call Tom Thomas 630-668- 0215 or Bob Weinberg 830-257- 4643 All are welcome.
June 21-25, 2007. WWII PT Boats, Bases, Tenders 43rd Annual Reunion will be held at the Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell, KY. For more information, contact PT Tenders, Boats and Bases, PO Box 38070, Germantown, TN 38183; 901-755-8440; www.ptboats.org.
August 15-18, 21007. 80th Infantry Division Association 88th Annual Reunion will be held in Fairborn, OH at the Holiday Inn. For reservations, call 937-426-7800. Reunion Chairman, Elmer G. Dorsten, 208 N. Elm St., Coldwater, OH 45828; 419-678-2618.
Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2007. The 45th Infantry Division (Thunderbirds) will be holding their annual reunion. For further information, please contact: Raul Trevino, 2145 NE Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111; 210-681-9134.
October 2007. The Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association, Inc. (SSMA) will be celebrating the 64th Anniversary Reunion of “Black Thursday” (8th Air Force - Mission 115 over Schweinfurt, Germany on October 14, 1943) in Schweinfurt, Germany. (Tentative location for 2008 — Savannah, Georgia). For more information, please contact Julee and Bob MacDonald at 720-254-7418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to extend my appreciation to the overwhelming response of those that contacted me regarding the Obermassfeld Hospital.(Published in your magazine). Although I was not able to locate the specific former POWs medical records, I was advised the location of the archives that supposedly have other POWs’ records treated at the facility. The former POW however was approved for award the Purple Heart which was presented to his widow by Brigadier General Jones. Regards, Robert E. Johnson.
I am looking for information on Stalag 4D and 12A. My uncle, Henry T. Vermeulen, was in the 82nd Airborne, 80th AA Bn. He participated in D-Day in a glider. He was captured on June 8, 1944. Thank you. James J. Vermeulen, 720 Tulip Lane, Connersville, IN 47331.
The Ex-POW Bulletin ran an article about my collection of POW license plates. I received an excellent response, but still need six to complete my collection. They are: Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia. I also need three for my Purple Heart collection Maryland, North Dakota and Vermont. The plates are displayed respectfully and used to educate students and others. Thanks, Cecil Freeman, P O Box 928, Bynum, Alabama 36253.
I was a POW for a year in Germany. I was shot down May 24, 1944. I have tried for some time to get a fairly accurate count of American airmen captured by the Germans in WWII, and an estimate of how many of us are still living. How many British airmen were captured by the Germans? The statistics published each year by the VA do not give the number of American airmen who flew out of England and Italy (the 8th, 9th and 15th air forces, I believe). I could get close to what I need if you have a listing of POWs in each camp... at least the larger camps. I know where our airmen were kept... just don’t have the number in each camp. It would be nice to have the number of British airmen held by the Germans but that might be asking too much. Can you help me? Robert L. Black, 84 Little Branch La., Hendersonville, NC; email: pow1200@Planetusa.net.