My father, Lawrence M. Hall, served in the U.S. Army on Corregidor
in World War II and was taken prisoner when it fell. He was in the
Second Signal Service Company, I think. He was a prisoner in Japan, but
I don’t know where or when he was sent there. Dad died a few years ago and
never talked about his experiences much. I would like to find out where he
was a prisoner so I can better understand his experiences. I think he
mentioned working on loading ships and that British soldiers were also
prisoners where he was in Japan. Gilbert Hall, My address is 310 Dashing
Wave Lane, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Would appreciate any
info about my father Raymond Dell Russell and my uncle Dee
Lewellen. Both were in 60th Coast Artillery on Corregidor. Were
sent to Honshu prison camp worked in coal mines. firstname.lastname@example.org Jim
Russell, 5876 Quedito, Amarillo, Texas 79108
I am trying to locate a
POW from WWII, an Edmond H. Smith, who was shot down on the low level
Ploesti raid, in Lt. Lloyd Hughes aircraft. He and I were the two survivors
of the crash. I would appreciate any info you may be able to give me. Thomas
Hoff, 1613 N. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
I am trying to find
anyone that served with my father S/Sgt Richard H. Meehan in WWII or
was in a POW camp in Germany with him. He was imprisoned at Nuremberg,
Stalag 13D and Moosburg, Stalag 7A. He was assigned to the 8th
Air Force, 350th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Division. He was shot down over Hamburg
on December 31, 1944. His crew consisted of John Little, Lowell Hendrickson,
Morris Burkhart, Lloyd B. Winslow, Jr., James Anthony who were also
captured. My mailing address is P.O. Box 933, Loxahatchee, Fl 33470 and my
phone number is 561-793-1708. My e-mail is
email@example.com. Thank you for any
information you may share. Deborah L. Meehan.
I am hoping someone may
have knowledge of this soldier or the 19th Air Base Squadron. He
served in the Pre-War Philippines, survived the Bataan Death March,
initially imprisoned at Cabanatuan he spent Nov 42 to end of the war in Camp
Hoten Manchuria. Clarence P Graves. Serial Number 6822281. Entered
Army July 10, 1931 Inf. Arrived Manilia PI, March 12,1934. Overseas Training
Nichols Field, PI 1936. Assigned 19th Air Base Squadron, and sent to front
Dec 7,1941. Wounded, shrapnel left arm, fractured left leg. Released from
Camp Hoten, Mukden, Manchuria August 17, 1945. The date is August 17, 1945,
because that was when the OSS agents who landed on Mukden, to secure their
release, were released by the Japanese and the POWs were given to their
care. In fact, unless he was badly injured, his shrapnel wounds may have
been a result of the accidental bombing of Camp Hoten by a US B-29 on Dec 7,
1944. He stayed in Mukden for two to three weeks more as he awaited
transport by ship. If he was badly injured, he was taken out by plane less
than a week after the appearance of the OSS agents. If he was not, two to
three weeks later, he was put on a train for Darien, Manchuria, where he
boarded a ship for Okinawa and then the Philippines. His Camp Hoten
POW number was #191, which meant he was with the first group that arrived in
Camp Hoten. All numbers lower than 1497 were members of the first group.
This means, he left Cabanatuan on Nov. 1, 1942 was sent by truck to Manila,
where they spent the night on Pier 7. The next day they boarded the Totori
Maru and sailed for Formosa. From Formosa, they sailed for Pusan, Korea,
where they boarded a train for Camp Hoten, Mukden, Manchuria, arriving there
on Nov. 30, 1942. Was still in service late 40’s at Wold Chamberlain Air
Base. I sent to St Louis a few years ago for his service records under FOIA
but never received any reply even to say records were unavailable. I have
read and own many books on the Bataan Campaign but can’t find any reference
to the 19th Air Base Squadron. Maybe that was made into one of the
Provisional Infantry units formed from Army Air Corps personnel. I also
never saw his name on any POW lists in any camps or on the march. Would you
have any information on his name? Sgt. Maj H O Caloud, 15th MEU (SOC), UIC
43609, FPO AP 96608-3609;
My father, Robert
(Bob) J. Young, Sr., was a Prisoner of War between August 1944 and May
1945. He was from Pike County, Mississippi, and joined the Army at Camp
Shelby Mississippi. He was attached to the 121st Infantry Regiment
according to his discharge papers, which are the only record of information
my family has. My father could never talk about the war, so I don’t even
know where he was captured or anything about his experience. His papers say
his destination was: European African Middle Eastern Theater and the battles
and campaigns were: Northern France GO 33 WD 45, Rhineland GO 40 WD 45. My
father died of cancer in November 1989, without telling his story. I would
be so thankful to get any information from someone that served with him or
knew him. As you can see, I have very little to research, so any info would
be appreciated. My name is Beanie Young Albaral, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 179 Valerie
Street, River Ridge, LA 70123.
I am looking for
information on my father Lt. Leon “Tim” Tyler with 337th Bomb
Squadron in Snetterton, England. Two of the B 17G’s he crewed were Lady Luck
and the Ruptured Duck. He was shot down 3 times, walked out the first two
and spent 10 months at Stalag 17. That last mission was the Nuremberg
Raids. I am looking for any information on crewmembers, missions flown, or
anything. If you can point me to resources available, I would be very
appreciative. Thank you. Lee Tyler, 1523 Laureldale Drive Raleigh, NC
27609-3572 (919) 876-3883 Office (919) 876-6152 Home email@example.com.
Debbie Hartman, 7768
Hollybrook Lane, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. I am looking for information
on my uncle, who was captured by the Germans, and placed in a camp. I have
no information on what camp, or what country he was in. I do know he spent 2
yrs in the POW camp. I think he was in the Army. His name was Glen
Hartman, and he was from Indiana. Any kind of information would really
help me. Also: Edward Cribb, he was from the state of California. He died
on one of the beaches, at Normandy.
Hi, I am looking for any
information on my grandfather, who was a POW in WWII. His name is Marion
Hatton. He was from Kentucky, and was deeply involved in veteran’s
affairs. He has since passed away. I’m also looking for any medals he might
have received. I would really like any information anyone might have as I
don’t even have a picture of him. Linda Tice, 3235 Pinebrook, Muskegon, MI
My name is Candace and I
wrote last June and received many, wonderful responses. I am writing again
to see if anyone can help me locate additional info on my grandfather. In
the book, “ Many Survived”, by Manny Lawton there are several
pictures of POWs. The sixth page of the photo section has a picture of five
POWs. Under the photo it states, “American and Filipino prisoners in PI”.
Does anyone have any idea of which prison camp this could be? The first man
in line, I believe, is my grandfather, J.C. Smith. He is still
buried in the PI and we are trying to locate his gravesite. Any ideas of
where I could get a copy of this photo? My address is : 2345 S 33 Street,
Omaha, NE 68105-3119 and my phone # is 402-932-1932. I can be emailed at: WAMCS@MSN.COM. Candace Vacek
Any information you can
share with me concerning my father in the military would be most
appreciated. Name: Emery Adell Motsinger Born: September 10, 1908.
Army Services number: RA 6280340 SS# 493-16-3084 Died: June 7, 1983. From
what little information I have I have listed below: Captured on the 8th of
April 1942, in the Bataan Death March, escaped on the 21st day of
September 1944. Rank: Sergeant First Class. Lodessa F. (Motsinger) Chaney,
2645 West Sexton Drive, Springfield, MO; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking for any
information that may help us gain more knowledge about my father, Boyd
Morgan Blount, and his imprisonment. Following are all the details he
was able to give us 2 weeks prior to his death on Feb 1, 2001. He was
inducted into the Army Oct. 12, 1942 at Ft. Sill, OK. His basic training was
at Camp Hood In Killeen, Texas for 3 months. After basic he went to Camp
Bowie, Brownsville, Texas for approximately 3 months then went back to Camp
Hood. Then to Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky. October 1943 went by boat (7
days) to South Hampton England. From England To LaHarne France. Went to
Belgium (Battle of the Bulge). Left Belgium under fire on December 23, 1944
about 4 a.m. The enemy had them surrounded and they surrendered on Dec.
24, 1944 at 5 p.m. The prisoners were marched into cow pastures and they
slept there all night. Next day they marched all day and that night,
Christmas Eve., the prisoners were loaded on boxcars. The prisoners were fed
1/5 loaf of bread and 2 tablespoons of black strap molasses. The first they
had to eat since Dec. 17th and the last until they reached prison camp,
Stalag IVB, on Jan 2, 1945. My father also talked briefly about the
fighting at the English Channel. I would appreciate any information or
possibly pictures of the soldiers to see if my father is in them. Paula
Daigle, 13143 McCrorey Road, Conroe, Texas, 77303. E-mail me at email@example.com.
Author James Bradley is
trying to locate two WWII Navy pilots shot down over Chichi Jim and
held prisoner at Found and Omori camps on mainland Japan: William
Laughlin Connell and Daniel Terry Galvin. Mr. Bradley seeks to
find out more information about them. Please contact him via his researcher
Audrey Manring at: 833 Whalley Ave., #9 New Haven, CT 06515. 800-786-4716.
I am looking for anyone
who was captured with my father in WWII. He needs your help immediately, as
he is dying in a VA hospital. He was S/Sgt Lorenzo, Co B, 2nd Inf.
Div, Cleveland, OH. He was captured on March 7, 1945, Area 72, Germany,
Leinburg Camp; then marched to Burgsolms Lahn River. Parent Unit #0002
Parent Unit Type 06 Regiment. He was captured with George Redd, Thomas
Carlton, Richard Canterbury and others. He needs help to verify that he
was a POW longer than 30 days, as the VA is uncertain of the time frame. If
you have any information, please contact Bob Lorenzo at 440-255-2848, or
Richard Lorenzo at 440-946-1059.
I would like to reach
any of my roommates at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Pomerania, Germany. The three
names that I remember are Mr. Dunkerley from Detroit, Mr. Orren
Webb from Idaho, and Mr. Paul Lipps from Alexandria, VA. My
e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. -
I am looking for any
information about, or anyone who knew my father-in-law, Walter Cox.
He was wounded at the Battle of Abucay Hacienda. He was with the 3rd Bn Med
of the 31st U.S. Infantry Regiment. He transferred into that unit from the
Antitank Company. He survived the Bataan Death March and was sent to Japan
in February 1943. He died when my husband was very young and I would
appreciate any information you might be able to find regarding him to give
my husband a sense of who he was. Anyone with information can reach me at email@example.com
or 111 Smoky Rock Rd, Bailey CO 80421. Thank you. Linda Cox.
Sgt Abell was
stationed in Manila, PI. He married/lived with my sister-in-law, Ethel
Hansen. They had one child, a girl named Joyce. He was captured on Bataan
and was later sent on board a Japanese ship for labor in Japan. We believe
that the ship was torpedoed by an America submarine off Subic Bay. Would
like to get any info we can for his grandchildren. .Max T. Canady, TSgt
(Ret.) USAF 146 Edgewood Drive, Murray, Kentucky 42071-5646 # 270-436-2334;
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
For a book on the Davao
Penal Colony and the voyage of the Hell Ship Shinyo Maru, I am
looking for any former POWs who remember the following: Micheal Panici—from
Kankakee, Illinois, surrendered on Mindanao, died in Shinyo Maru; Willard
Scroggins; believed to be from Tennessee, former Golden Gloves boxer,
said to have engaged in fist fights with Japanese guards; Jack Stevenson,
from San Francisco, also known as “Big Steve”; Frank Dixon or
“Dickson,” ended war in Bilibid prison, Manila, believed to have been from
Corpus Christi, TX, famous for “quanning” food and medicine; believed to
have assisted the Dyess-Melnick group of 10 escapees who left Dapecol in
April, 1943. Joel Millman, 6820 Xana Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-510-6737.
I am searching for
information on my great-uncle Richard Kitzman. He was a prisoner of
war in Germany during WWII. The only other information I really have is that
he broke his leg before being captured, I’m not sure if it was because of
the landing or if it was broken as the plane broke up? My address is
Elizabeth Fredericks, 1207 W. Elsie St., Appleton, WI 54914. email:
Capt. Thomas B. Finan
was my father. He died in 1972. He was a POW in Oflag 64, making the march
to Hammelburg, etc. If there is anyone out there who remembers him, I would
appreciate hearing from you as there is not much I know about those
difficult days. Tim Finan, 809 Buckingham Road, Cumberland, Md. 21502
My grandfather served in
WWII, he was shot down over Germany or Poland. His name was Harry James
Cook Jr. He was a co-pilot on a B-17. He was imprisoned in Luft III
(or so he said). He didn’t speak much about his war experiences, but he did
say he was part of a forced march. He usually went by James not Harry. Any
one who could help me learn more about my grandfather (he died in 1993),
please e-mail me at email@example.com,
or send mail to 54 New Brooklyn RD. Sicklerville NJ 08081.
I am searching for
information on my grandfather. His name was Norman L. LaFrance of
Danielson & Montville, CT. He was a member of the 106th division, 422
infantry, company H and was taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge.
My grandfather never spoke of his experiences during the war or of his time
as a POW. I would like to know where and when he was held and if there are
any other people who might have known him. I don’t know many details of this
time in his life and would greatly appreciate any insight I may be able to
find. Are there any other ways I might find information about his company. I
have found other sites that pertain to other companies in the 106th, but not
my grandfathers. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to
provide. John Coleman, 947 S. Ninth St. Salina, KS 67401 email:
I am trying to locate
any information on Clyde P. Sullivan, S/Sgt, 440th Ordnance Co.
(Aviation). Sgt. Sullivan was I believe, captured after the fall of Bukidnon,
Mindanao, Philippines. In 1945, he was recommended for a Silver Star
decoration for his actions at the Del Monte airfield. Any help would be
appreciated. Dean S. Veremakis, Capt. USNR (Ret.).
If anyone has
information on Stalag 4F Hartmannsdorf, or if you were a POW in 4F,
please contact Charles A. Barrett, 430 Ash Street, Johnstown, PA 15902. Mr.
Barrett would like to see something published in the Bulletin about the
I need to speak with
anyone who was stationed on Fort Drum, Manila Bay, Harbor Defense --
December 1941-May 1942. I am writing a novel and a number of questions have
come up that need answers. Please contact: Martin Koppy, c/o Sabine Van
Rent, Nanga Parbat Str. 67, 80992, Munich, Germany.
We are searching of any
information you may provide about our relative, Lieutenant Darwin Gale
Norton, Pendleton County of Kentucky who was shot down during World War
II. John P. Draper, Williamstown, Ky. Jdraper108@aol.com.
My father, George M.
Day, was shot down over France on the 6th of January 1944. According to
him he believes he was the only one who made it out of the plane. Dad was a
prisoner in the 17 b camp for 18 months and wants to find out if
there were any other survivors. His bomb group was the 381st. The pilots
name was Tommy Thompson. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
David Day, Fanbman0@aol.com.
I am looking for anyone
who may have known my late husband, Clarence Beltmann, 9th Armored
Div, 2D 2C 12A LUFT 1, He died in June of 1994. I have been denied DIC
because he did not die of service connection; if anyone can verify his
physical condition while in camp -- especially swelling, ischemia, etc., it
would help me with reopening my claim. Contact: Mildred Beltmann, 996
Hickory Hill Parkway, Hubertus, WI 53033; 414-628-3362.
I am interested in finding out any
information I can about my uncle who was a tail gunner in a bomber during
WW2. His plane was shot down and he became a POW. The way it was told to
me he was a member of the Bataan Death March. His name is Gerhard Erdahl
of Bristol, SD. He survived the war. He has since passed away. Any
information would be greatly appreciated. George Erdahl, PO Box 12,
Langford, SD 57454. 605-493-6496.
I am trying to find a serviceman, Cullen,
from Boston. He was with the AAC and a POW in Japan. He would have been
sent to NJ or NY after coming home. An old story, but he met a woman, and
left her a few years later. He was born in 1923. After coming back he had a
mental breakdown and that is about all I know. Any help would be
appreciated. Linda Maloney, 17 Tobins Lane, Highland Falls, NY 10928.
Two former Prisoners of War who were
interred at the Davao penal Colony died in the sinking of the Shinyo Maru
hell ship, 7 September, 1944. Their names are EDWIN L CHRISTENSEN and LEROY
E. CHRISTENSEN; I am trying to learn if anyone knows if these two men were
related; similarly, the Shinyo Maru victims include three men named JENSEN,
Russel S. Jensen; Forrest S. Jensen and Edward C. Jensen. I am trying to
learn if any of these men were related as well. Thanks, Joel Millman
US-Mexico Border Bureau THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 760-510-6737.
I am seeking information about a man and an
airplane. The man is S/Sgt. James J. Savage. He appears on the Mighty
Eighth Air Force Roll of Honor, from Minneapolis as a prisoner of war. He
was shot down on 24 December 1944 in B-17 #42-31574 “Ole George”. He was a
member of the 92nd Bomb Group, 327th Squadron. I would like info. regarding
the specific mission he was on when his a/c was shot down. Also, I would
like a picture of Ole George or a description of the a/c markings and
colors. Sgt. Savage came home, married and had 5 great kids, 3 sons and 2
daughters. I am married to Anne. My hobby is plastic model a/c and I am in
the process of building a B-17 E or F in hopes that one of these is correct.
I want to give the Sgt’s kids the airplane for Christmas with as much
information about the mission as possible. Bob Bailey, 7081 Ft. Ridgley Rd.
Houston, MN 55943.
I’m attempting to locate EX POW from Baker
County Oregon. His name is Edward E Clevenger. He was a medic
assigned to the 35Th Inf Reg of the 25th Inf Div. He was a PFC at the time
his serial number was RA 19351555. He was captured on or about 27 Nov 1950.
Robert Randall, 9717 Wylie Rd. Hopkins S.C. 29061
Does anyone know of Max Myers, an
Army medic enlisted man who spent 38 months as a POW in North Korea, and
later, in 1955-56,served with me in an Army medical detachment in Austria
and Italy? A great guy. Larry L. Wade, 867 Tufts Ct., Woodland, CA 95695
I am making this inquiry for my Uncle,
George Abood, who was a tail gunner shot down and captured over Germany.
He is trying to locate either a story or a Bio about the forced march he and
many other were forced to make from one camp to another in the late winter
of 1944? It was about 500 miles from Feb to Apr. He says it was known as
the Black March. Can you get any info on this? I can get more information if
you need it. Thank you; George Gafric
Does anyone have any information on my Uncle
PFC Herman Scull, 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company C. POW 7 Nov
1944, Hurtgen Forest. Was sent to Stalag 2 B. Paul E. Scull, 1431 E.
Chestnut Ave. Vineland, NJ 08361
There are some questions about my
father-in-law, John O Manning, I would like to have answered. He was
a POW in Bilibid when rescued, but also spent time in other prison camps. My
wife and I are in possession of his mess cup that he had engraved while he
was imprisoned, using a nail we believe, as he almost never talked about his
2 and 1/2 years as a POW. He died in 1995 and we would have probably left it
at that but this June we received from England the rest of his mess kit,
also engraved. A British soldier found it on the beach in the Philippines
and took it home with him. When his grand-daughter asked if he had something
from W.W.II that she could take to school, he found the mess kit that he had
forgotten about and tried to contact the rightful owner or his heirs through
a veterans magazine (my father-in-law had his name engraved on the mess
kit). I would like to find anyone that has ever heard of my father-in-law or
seen or heard of this mess kit before? Thank you. James and/or Carol Wakley,
5823 Brockport Spencerport Rd, Brockport, NY, 14420.
My grandfather, Charles Edward Maurer,
served in the Bloody Bucket Brigade, was captured (according to my
grandmother) in the Black Forest and held at Stalag #9, and released on
Easter Sunday 1945. My grandfather died when my father was just a child,
and while working on my family history, I am searching for any information
to help me know him. My information is as follows: Beth Maurer, 8650 SW 67
Av #1037, Miami, FL 33143.
Edgar Ruetten, Merreter 1 a, D 41179
Moenchengladbach, Germany is looking for former POW in Moenchengladbach
(former spelling: M.Gladbach, Muenchen-Gladbach or Gladbach) and in the
suburbs Rheydt, Rheindahlen (former spelling: Dahlen), Wickrath, Odenkirchen,
Giesenkirchen, Hardt and Neuwerk. He researches about his hometown in
the years 1933 to 1945, mainly forced labours during WW II.Tel.:
+49/2161/580339; Mobil: +49/170/4740325. http://www.djh-freeweb.de/~ruetten/
I’m looking for anyone
who knew my father-in-law Ernest
he was an NCO he may have been in Stalag 17B, but I cannot confirm that ! He
was S/SGT. Ernest (Ernie) Phillips. He was a Left Waist Gunner on a B17G
named “Six Nights in Telergma (Arabian Nights). 8th AF , 390 Bomb Group. 568
Air Squadron. Shot down over Emden, GRM. 11 Dec 43. Hit by rocket at IP.
Lifson, Warren, Phillips POW, rest KIA. MACR # 1583. He spent 17 months in
a Stalag (?) and was rescued on 4 May 1945. He was known to be a great
cook, was that true? He had a career with the US Air Force and retired in
Sept. 1969. Ernest Phillips died from colon cancer, at David Grant Medical
Center, Travis AFB, CA. on Jan. 31, 1975. In 1989, I applied for and got
Ernie’s POW medal from the U.S. Air Force, 44 years after the fact, for his
widow Ada Phillips. Anybody out there remember Ernie? Thank you for your
sacrafices and God Bless, Tom Watson, 119 Daniel Moore, Portland, TX 78374.
361-643-4905 Email: watsons@Thei.net
Do you have any information about a Mr.
Jordan Donaldson who fought in The Battle of the Bulge and was held as
a prisoner of war. He is deceased now, but I am helping his daughter find
out more about him during the war. Also, does anyone know of Donald
Curenton who was also held as a prisoner of war during WWII. Thank you,
Donna Powell firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am trying to find the top rank and any
medals received for Mr. Gilbert Kenneth Carder, drafted from
Frankfort, KY who was also a POW during WWII. Any information would be
greatly appreciated. David Leslie Young, 1021 Mt. Gilead Rd., New Castle,
KY 40050. e-mail email@example.com.
My husband comes from a long line of
military background men. They range from WWII to the Korean War to his own
personal experiences in the service. My husband, Larry Dessing, is a Marine
and served this beautiful country from 1983 until 1988. In talking with his
father, (Roland Dessing, also a former Marine) on Father’s Day, we learned
that he had a great uncle that served in WWII and was a POW. We were
wondering if you could find us some information on him. His name is
Anthony “Tony” VanRycke, he served in the Air Force, he was at a
Japanese prison camp and supposedly he died there. My father-in-law
remembers getting a tele-graph stating that he had passed, but doesn’t
remember what camp or when. Could you please try to find some information
for us? We would really appreciate any information that you could find. It
is really neat finding out where you come from, who your relatives were and
what they did!! Thank you for all your time and information that you might
find in advance. Brenda & Larry Dessing, 504 Locust Street, Prophetstown,
Looking for J.F.Westerman who was a
pilot from Narberth, Pennsylvania, or any of his family, or anyone that
would have known him. He volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force and
was stationed with my Father ( Ed Jury of London England) at Middleton St.
George airbase in Yorkshire, England. He was assigned to Moose Squadron (
419 Sq ) on Halifax bombers. On his first mission, the plane was shot down
over Stettin Docks on 20th April 1943. I would welcome anyone who might
have information on how to trace him via records in Pennsylvania or
Phillidelphia also. My 79 year old Father would like to contact this
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail Nick Jury, 37 Moreton Street, London,
SW1V 2NY England.
We are trying to locate Abie Abraham
for any information that he may be able to give us regarding a friend of
his, our grandfather / great grandfather, 1st Sergeant Arthur Chester
Houghtby, 31st Inf. Robert Arthur Houghtby, PO BOX 104 , LIKELY, CA
96116 530 233 4102 or Captain Arthur Chester Houghtby II USMC, 101
Enfield, Norfolk, VA 23505 . 757 423 0731.
Please give me whatever you have regarding
my father 1Lt. Thomas D. Crabtree -he was a prisoner of war at the
Bilibid camp, Manila , Philippine. I wish to have you put out a look
out or by whatever name you call it , my postal address is at:
Pauline Genevieve Crabtree, GV Building JetLink, Veterans Avenue,
Zamboanga City, Philippines 7000.
How would I locate the depositions taken
by former WW2 POW’s in the Ofuna POW Camp, Ofuna, Honshu, Japan? Roger
E. Ragain, USAAF went there just as the war ended. After the war, he gave a
deposition in Mr. Pleasant, TX about his experiences there. I’m researching
his war years to write something for his grandchildren (he died 33 yrs
ago). They are my grandchildren too. Can you help me find that document.
Tried a web search. Found nothing. Lee Cary 3726 Misty Cove, Little Elm,
I am looking for any information on my
wife’s uncle, PFC Vernie L. James of Forrest, New Mexico. PFC James
was in the 200th Coastal Artillery on Bataan in 1941/42 and spent several
years in the camps before his death on the Arisan Maru in 1944. We would
like to hear any information of which camp he was in and from anyone who had
contact with him. Larry Sanderson, 1624 Marquis, Hobbs, NM 88240,
I am interested in finding out about a
patient who was a POW of Japan in W11. However, I can only remember his
first name which I think was Jay. He was a patient at Bay Pines VA
hospital about 1960 and lived in Fla. He was married and his wife
intended to write a book about his life as a POW. Any information will be
greatly appreciated. Dolores Jeanne (Updike) Russell, 1002 Smith ave.,
Lebanon, Pa., 17042.
My name is Robin Rogers and I am searching
for might information about my father, who was a Rainbow soldier and a
POW.. My e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Here is my address: Robin Rogers, 7305 Grenola Way, Citrus Heights, CA
My name is Dan Lee of Frankfort, Il and I
recently was helping my mother-in-law clean up in her basement and I
discovered a cardboard tube from the War Department and there were a number
of medals and certificates in the name of Pvt. Jerome Slavik, U.S.
Army. I questioned my in -law and she said Jerome was her brother who went
away to the army in WWII and never returned. She was a girl at the time and
her mother never spoke of Jerome again. The Purple Heart Certificate
indicated a date of death as 10-24-44. I interviewed a distant relative and
he indicated Jerome was in the Philippines in 1941-42 and was captured by
invading Japanese forces. I found a document from the VA that also
indicated the date of death as 10-24-44 in the southwest pacific area and it
listed Jerome as an x-pow, interned on 5-7-42. I emailed Stephen Ambrose,
the war historian and he indicated that a unmarked Jap pow ship was
accidentally sank by a US sub with great loss of life. I would like to
memorialize Jerome’s service in a shadowbox with his medals and ribbons but
cannot move the records center in St. Louis to assist me. If you have any
advice on the direction I may take please shoot me an email. Jerome’s unit
according to the VA paper was 60th CAC. 8316 w wintergreen Dr, Frankfort, IL
I am looking for anyone who knew my
grandfather, Staff SGT Edwin Elroy “Gene” Bulford. He was a waist gunner on
a B-24 in Europe. He was shot down and became a POW in Stalag XVII-B in
Krems, Austria. His Prisoner# was 105257. He passed away in 1987 and has
become quite an inspiration to me. I would love to hear from anyone that
knew him or has been back to Krems. I intend on visiting the campsite some
day. Thank you for your time. I may be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
regular mail: Robert Bitzer, 1902 Knollwood Drive, Middletown, New Jersey
Is there anyone who may remember M/Sgt
Jesse J. Hucks who was with the 27th Bombardment Group, arrived in
Manila on Thanksgiving Day of 1941? Daddy was quite a bit older than most
of you, having joined the Army in 1921, and quickly moved into the Army Air
Corps. Our last stateside station was Hunter Field, Savannah, Ga. and Mother
and I spent the war years with her parents in Leavenworth, Kansas. Daddy
was liberated at Bilibid in early February 1945, the 6th? and I would like
to know what Military group were the liberators. Also, is there any one
still around who may have been in Bilibid at time of liberation? Patsy
Hucks Beaty -e-mail email@example.com
I am looking for anyone who may have known
my grandfather Lt. Walter A. “Bulgy” Kelso Jr. during his captivity
at DAPECOL, Cabanatuan, Bilibid, or especially on the Oryoku Maru. Any
Oryoku Maru survivor please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have recently realized the lack of
knowledge I have about my father’s experiences as a Prisoner of the Germans
in WWII. I am researching this for my family — especially for his
grandchildren and great grandchildren. He passed away two years ago and my
mother has only a few months to live. As I’ve been talking with her I am
getting more information (he told her but would never talk about it as we
kids were growing up). My father was Sgt. S.L. “Nick” Nichols of Fort
Worth, Texas. He was in the 36th Division, captured on or about Aug.25, ’44
in Southern France, probably somewhere south of Lyons. He was in the last of
a group of five jeeps containing 27 men that ran into a German ambush. They
were allowed to go through and the Germans opened fire on the last vehicle
killing/wounding most of the men and capturing several including my father.
At sometime during his captivity he and other prisoners were used as human
shields on the outside of a bus carrying German soldiers. He was wounded by
shrapnel from an American artillery shell. At another time during transport
they were in boxcars in the rail yards of Berlin when Allied bombers struck.
Just after this he and some other prisoners were marched naked through the
Brandenburg Gate where they were abused by the civilians. We know that he
was in at least two POW camps (Stalag XII-A & Stalag III-C) possibly a
third. When liberated from Stalag III-C by the Russians on or about January
29, 1945 he and other prisoners attempted to walk out through Czechoslovakia
but had to turn around due to the danger of fighting ahead. During this
journey they found an old farmer hanged by the Germans for refusing to milk
his cow for them. They went through Russia, including Chernobyl and got to
Odessa where, I assume, they were returned to American control. Either in or
near Odessa, a building in which some ex-prisoners were sheltering
collapsed, killing several of them. My father arrived home on April 29,
1945.Steve Nichols, P.O. Box 566, Haxtun, Colorado 80731.
S. L. Browder 5507 Timber Trace San
Antonio, TX 78250. If it helps, my Uncle was from Arkansas; when December
7th happened, he was working in a CCC camp in Oregon, immediately drafted,
quickly trained, and sent to the Phillipines.
My husband served under a Major Ted
Moroskie (don’t know the correct spelling, so I spelled it like it
sounds). in l952-53 at Kirkland WA Headquaters Battery. He was on the Bataan
Death March; his rank then was Captain. I know its been a long time but for
years he’s talked about Ted and I thought maybe I could find out if he is
still alive and maybe he could call him. All I know is, Ted told my husband
when he was discharged——If you’re ever close to Rockingham Park give me a
call. That is a throughbred Race Track in New Hampshire. My husband also
worked as a carpenter with Jim Bogart, who was on the Bataan Death March and
he knew Ted over there. Jim was with a group of veterans who went to Bataan
in 1999. He was invited to go by Peter Wainwright, son of Gen. Jonathan
Wainwright who was a native of Walla Walla, WA. Any information you could
give us would be greatly appreciated. Ruby McDowell, 4014 W. 12th Ave,
Kennewick, Wa. 99338
Seeking information on the bombing target of
Blechammer North and Blechammer South, where bombers were often shot down
and some of the crews became POW’s. My late father was a POW in one of the
POW camps that were located in the target area and some of the crews would
be smuggled into his camp before their official internment by the
Germans.Does anyone please have details of the 1944 missions and maps or
photographs of the area. What happened to the crews who became POW’s? Mrs. A
Robertson, 29 glenarm Crescent, Brant Road, Lincoln, LN5 9TX, England.
I am searching for information about my
uncles, who were POW’s in North Korea. Charles Henry Grubb 31 INF RGT
7 INF DIV, Home town: Gilbert, Mingo Co, WV, Army CPL-E4, Service #
15408619-MOS:04812. Hostile, Died (KIA). My other uncle, on my father’s side
of the family was in three POW camps. However, he claims he was in one of
the POW camps that Charles was when he died. I am hoping to trace the POW
camps, cross reference them and get a better location of where Charles may
have been killed and buried. His information as follows: Shirley (Shirl)
Grimmett, 0008 CAV RGT (INF) 1 CAV DIV Residence:WV, Cas date: 1950-11-02.
Barbara Crawford, 67 Justice Way Elkton MD 21921.
Looking for anyone who might have known or
served with a man named Norman Lonon, who survived the Bataan Death
March. Not much else is known of Mr. Lonon, except he died in the 1960;s in
Mineral Springs, Arkansas, where he was currently living. Reggie Cowling 369
Ridgeview Lane, Russellville AR 72802-1925.
I am Floyd A Wilmoth, MSG (ret) 1816 Wilmoth
Rd, Boonville, NC 27011, e-mail:
FVWilmoth@YadTel.net. I am searching for the eleven crew members
that were captured by the Cambodian Gov. on 17 Jul 68 and held
captive for five months and two days, were released on 19 Jul 68 and their
addresses if possible.
My uncle Joe who died on the final day of
the liberation of Manila (Feb. 1945), befriended a family by the name of
Thomas May Knight, 2nd. The Knight family was interned at Santo Thomas.
We have a letter from Margaurette Knight, the mother, regarding my Uncle’s
charity to the family. They had a five year old son, who might still be
alive. I would like to confirm some pictures. Can you help? Phenrygreiner@aol.com.
My father PFC Robert (Bob) Herrman was a
member of the 34th Infantry Division with the 168th Infantry Regiment. He
was captured by the German army during the campaign in North Africa
/Tunisia. He was a POW in Stalag IIB for almost 2 and a half years. I am
doing research on my father’s war experiences. I would appreciate hearing
from anyone who was also a POW in Stalag IIB or from anyone who has
information on the Stalag. Lah27@aol.com
I am Judy Keiser and I am searching for
anyone who can give me information on William Phillips. During WWII
he was with the 461st. Bomb Group, 764th Squadron. Serial #14085337,
MOS#756, 15th Air Force. He was an ex-POW in either a German or Italian POW
camp. I would like to find out more about him. I am his Sister-in-Law and I
am doing this for his daughters. William never said much and didn’t like to
talk about the war. He was a B-24 Liberator pilot.
Dog Tags Found In Viet Nam
On a recent “Today Show” there was a story
about two men who went to Hanoi on a business trip. The men encountered a
guy selling old GI dog tags from US servicemen who were killed during the
Viet Nam War. They were disgusted by the thought of this man profiting from
the sale of these tags.
Upon returning to the U.S., they decided to
go back to Viet Nam and purchase ALL the dog tags. They did so, paying 19
cents per tag! They brought home several hundred tags. The plan is to return
the tags to surviving family members, when they can find them. The process
has already begun with one set being turned over to a grieving Mom on July
These two men have set up a website, www.founddogtags.com listing
the names of all those whose tags they purchased. If you lost friends,
family, or know of someone who lost a loved one in Viet Nam, I suggest you
check out this website. If you recognize a name, there’s an e-mail address
to contact these two men and to help in their efforts to return the dog tag
to its rightful survivor. I’m sure a family member would be eternally
grateful to have such an important item returned. Please help by checking
this website. And please send the website address to everyone you know. The
more people who see the lists, the greater the chance of returning ALL the
tags to those who lost loved ones in Viet Nam!
am trying to find anyone who was flying with or in POW camp with my father -
TSgt Francis G. O’Connell. I believe he was flying out of England on
a Liberator (bombardier) when he was shot down. His grave is in Arlington
Cemetery. He was in camp with Mel Inbody (who is also deceased).
Thanks for your assistance. Catherine Bishop, 10032 Scewnic View Terrace,
Vienna VA 22182, 703-759-1965. E-mail
Oldfield was my father. He usually went by the name Cliff, but was also
known by John sometimes. He was from New York City. He was captured during
World War II, and was imprisoned in Oflag 64 from November 1944 until
he escaped during the evacuation of the camp. He made it home and raised a
family of four children, but did not like to talk much about the
war. He died in 1980. If there is anyone who has any information about my
father, my family and I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thank you,
and thank you to all the ex-POW’s who made such sacrifices for us. My
address is Richard Oldfield, 17 Surrey Lane, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
am seeking information on CPL Cecil Ivan Cook, US Army Air Corps. Our
family was notified that he died as a POW in Camp B PW Camp #4 O’Donnell,
Tarlac, Luzon, Philippines. We would appreciate any additional information
that anyone has about him. My name is: MaryAnne Toepperwein, 8011 Pimlico,
Fair Oaks, TX 78015 toepp@GVTC.com
am a National Service Officer for the Military Order of the Purple Heart
located in Wilmington, Delaware. I am trying to locate any AXPOW’s who may
have known John Gallagher from Ocean City NJ. Mr. Gallagher was a
member of the 8th AF, 95th BG and was shot down on September 6, 1943 over
Stuttgart Germany, and was sent to Stalag 17B. Mr. Gallagher passed
away on Easter Sunday, 2001. I am trying to get his family the Purple Heart
Medal. Mr. Gallagher was stabbed in the back of the head by his German
captors. Unfortunately his records in St. Louis, MO do not mention this
wound. If anyone can help document this injury please come forward and make
contact with me. My E-Mail address is RMagner@aol.com.
Richard M. Magner, National Service Officer, Military Order of the Purple
Heart, VA Regional Office, Bldg. 13 1601 Kirkwood Hwy. Wilmington, DE 19805.
Phone (302) 633-5508
I am looking for
information about my Grandfather, John (Jack) Bryce Carpenter. He was
captured during WWII in (I believe) North Africa and was held for 3 years at
Oflag 64. My grandfather passed away nearly 20 years ago, when I was
far too young to know him well. I am seeking information to compile a family
history for my children. Danna Lockerby, 24904 235th Way SE, Maple Valley WA
I am looking for Chief
Machinist (W-4) Samuel I. Kelley, US Navy, POW, Japan, Bataan
survivor, Served with him onboard the USS Seneca (ATF-91) 1948-1952. Wife’s
name Dorothy from Reading, PA. Dale H. Wolfe, exQM1, USN. Retired US Army as
CW3. 1199 Jarrett Road, Norfolk, Va. 23502
am looking for a former P.O.W. that was held in the late 60’s, early 70’s.
All I know is his name, Jim Young. I do not have his address or phone
number. If you can offer any assistance I would greatly appreciate it. My
name is Curt Newcom and I am the nephew of Lt. Col. Charles Shelton. I can
be reached at 270-684-3244 or email@example.com.
I am looking for any
former POWs who knew Edward Asbury. I am his granddaughter but before
he passed on I never got to talk to him about the war or anything. Please if
you knew or know any one who knew him, write to me. Misty Wilson 29 Sycamore
Street, Brownsburg, Indiana 46112.
I’m looking for anyone who knew my father-in-law at Stalag 17B or
history of Stalag 17B.He was S/SGT. Ernest (Ernie) Phillips. He was a
Left Waist Gunner on a B17G named “Six Nights in Telergma (Arabian Nights).
8th AF, 390 Bomb Group. 568 Air Squadron. Shot down over Emden, GRM. 11 Dec
43. Hit by rocket at IP. Lifson, Warren, Phillips POW, rest KIA. MACR #
1583. He spent 17 months at Stalag 17B. He was known to be a great cook, was
that true? Thank you, Tom Watson 119 Daniel Moore Portland, TX 78374
361-643-4905; Email: watsons@Thei.net
Hello. My name is Jeff Toler and I want to learn more about the grandfather
that I never knew. Reuben K. “Tex” Toler - Air Force 7/13/24-4/24/66
He was a decorated Air Force Veteran who served in both W.W.II and the
Korean War. Also was a survivor of the Bataan Death March but due to
a brain tumor believed to be caused from the March he passed away in 1966. I
am currently looking to obtain more information about him. Jeff Toler, 103
Hodge Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401 203-840-0770; jefft@coastalCT.com
My father-in-law was a
former POW of WWII. He was a waist gunner on a B 17G Flying Fortress. He
served in the 15th Air Force, 72nd Bomb Squadron and 463rd Bomb Group
stationed in Foggia, Italy. He was shot down over Bologna, Italy on Oct 12,
1944. He was imprisoned at Stalag Luft IV Germany and liberated on
April 29, 1945. His name is Hiram C. Kiser. Please let us hear from
you if you shared any of these memories.
I would be interested in
hearing stories from any Ex-POWs who were rescued by the hospital ship
the USS Benevolence in Tokyo Bay. A family member was a nurse on that
hospital ship. Thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org
Estelle McDoniel 1861 W. Desert Highlands, Tucson, AZ 85737
I am looking for
Philo Howard and Jake Norris, both held by the Germans, both from Texas
originally. Harold Samberg, 3729 Schneider Rd, Toledo, Ohio 43614; 419 382
My name is Shanan Wroth. I am after any information anyone may have
regarding my grandfather, Sgt James Campbell, who was captured by the
Japanese at Impalanto in April 1942. He was a prisoner of the Japanese for 3
years and I believe that he was held at Bilibid prison. If anyone has
any information or stories regarding my grandfather I would greatly
appreciate hearing them. I can be contacted by email at email@example.com
or my postal address is 18 Armata Walk, Mirrabooka, Western Australia, 6061.
am the son-in-law of Pvt. Perfader G. Ring. He was a POW in Germany
during World War 2. He told me that he was with the 28th Inf. Just wanting
to know if any body knew of him or knows him. He was from Galax, Virginia. I
can be reached at MSU1765@TRIAD.RR.COM
and my mailing address is Mark S. Underwood, 5004 Kaybrook Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105.
am looking for info on my father, Cecil [Skip] Horner. He was in the
110th Inf., 28th Div. with a Mechanized Unit. Captured at Luxemburg in a
church in the Battle of the Bulge. This info is given by my mother and is to
the best of her knowledge. He was supposed to have been taken prisoner just
after Christmas, but went in around Dec. 16-18 1944. Taken to Stalag 1 [?]
and later to Bad Orb and was believed to have been liberated from
that camp. He had a friend named Paul Wolfgang from PA that went
through the war and the prison camps with him. I’m sorry to say that my
father passed away in 1976. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheryl
Moore 412 W. South St. Boswell, IN 47921 firstname.lastname@example.org
am trying to find someone who knew my mother’s cousin, Arvid Lehto, a
draftee in the US Army. His home was in northern Minnesota. The family was
advised that he died in the Bataan Death March and that is the only
information we have received. If there is a survivor who might remember him
and could give me some further information, I would certainly appreciate
it. If you know of the existence of the listing of the men who died in the
death, I would appreciate receiving that as well. Gerrie DeDakis 613
Cambridge Avenue Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547; email@example.com
My name is Cliff Lee Coffey; I am an army veteran 1983-1986. I have an
entire paper wallet containing the photo ID of one PFC Frank Jeff Burns
Jr., who looks to have been a prisoner of war in the Philippines
from somewhere around Jan. 25, 1942 and on until 1943, 1944 and 1945. Also
contained in this wallet are several Red Cross receipts for food packages,
one paper ID written in Spanish claiming “Upon the presentation of this card
this man will be allowed to pass.” One standard New Years greetings card
from Paul Marella, Archbishop Apostolic Delegate To Nippon, and some
Japanese looking money in different denominations. It appears this man
somehow kept a paper record of each year he was in prison by saving these
documents. My uncle Jimmy helped free some camps in the Philippines. If you
recognize the name of this person or know members of his family, I would
appreciate hearing from you. E-mail me at:
926 Leslie rd. #A, El Cajon, CA, 92020.
am researching the WWII POW camps in the Philippines, on-site as well
as online, and would like to place an ad in the Bulletin asking survivors of
these camps if they would like to write and share their experiences
or after-thoughts with me. My purpose is to do a survey report on these
camps; using the information I am picking up in the Philippines, and the
personal histories and reflections of former inmates, and produce a book. I
am not certain how you might want to handle this request in the Bulletin, or
if you normally offer assistance to researchers, so I am very interested in
your reply. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Ascencio, 15745 Pole Mountain Road, Cazadero, CA 95421.
My father, Henry Neal
Green, from Muscle Shoals, AL, in Colbert County, or it could have been
listed as Tuscumbia, AL, was a prisoner of war in Germany, being
taken captive, I think, on Christmas Day, 1944. He was later in a Paris,
France, hospital and then brought to the states and hospitalized for some
time. If I am correct, he was in the 110th Infantry. I just wonder if there
is anyone who could have been with him during some of this time? Norma Green
Elledge, 818 Volunteer Dr. Tuscumbia, AL 35674
am researching the History of Dulag Luft, Oberursel, Germany and
would love to hear from any ex-pow who was interned at the camp. I would
appreciate any assistance. Sam Flynn, email@example.com
.My uncle Anthony
VonRycke was in the AAF with the 20th Air Base Group at Nichols Field.
He was in the 1st Battalion Provisional Air Corp Regiment as infantry on the
defense lines between Bagac-Pilar/Orion lines. He was interned at
O’Donnell then moved to Cabanatuan where he died of dysentery and
malaria. Any information would be appreciated. Tonyu Lootens, RR 1, Box
80-4, Macomb, MO 65702.
Jake Guiles was a
POW of the Japanese for 3 ½ years. The last camp he was in was B-5
Niigata, and he is looking for information about four navy fighter pilots
who dropped supplies to them after the war ended. A.B. Cummings, Baltimore,
MD; Don Wagoner, Rochester, NY; John L. Koch, Sullivan, MO; R.L. Rodsednia,
Bynum, TX. They supposedly were flying off the carrier Cowpens. Please
contact Jake at: 5024 Eldorado Dr., Ft. Worth, TX 76180; (817) 427-0241.
Hi. I am looking for my Great Uncle who was in a German Prison camp.
Unfortunately, my Grandmother passed away before I could take down much
info. His name was Walter Brosky. Any information would be helpful as
I am trying to trace down my family history. Andy Burgireno 297 Willow Dr,
Hartland, WI 53029.
About March 1944 this
man who was lying alongside of me on the floor in the hallway of a
Florentine hospital was bitterly complaining about his gangrenous
foot. Over a year later, we met again on board the prisoner exchange
ship, the Gripsholm. He stood on the pitching deck with crutches, minus
that leg, thanking me for saving his life. It was I who alerted the Germans
to his plight. If you know him, contact: Joseph Millman, Box 483, Spring
Glen, NY 12483.
am looking for a family member of Perry Franklin who was a POW in
Stalag IVB. Apparently, Mr. Franklin died while in prison camp on Jan.
6, 1945. My husband, Arnold Edwards was a POW during the same time. We have
a picture of Mr. Franklin’s funeral and I thought a family member would like
a copy. On the back it shows the address at the time for his wife at 6542
Van Nuys Ave., Los Angeles, CA. I can be reached at PO Box 190, Wolffort, TX
79382 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My uncle, Forrest
Edward Wooley, was a POW in the Philippines during WWII. He was
in the AAF with the Aviation Engineers, Luzon Island. He was taken prisoner
when Corregidor fell, and transferred to a camp on Formosa. He died of
beriberi and a broken hip. If you knew him, please contact Carolyn McAndrew,
PO Box 98, Brinnon, WA 98320.
My name and address is Bill Donovan, 74 Chestnut Street, North Adams, MA
01247. My email address is email@example.com.
I am seeking info on my uncle, Tech Sgt. Daniel J. Donovan. He flew
in a B-24 named Cherry II and was shot down on a mission to bomb Munich on
June 9, 1944. He was a prisoner in Stalag Luft VIIA until being
liberated in 1945. Also if anyone is interested in a very interesting
website about Stalag Luft VIIA, here is the address:
My father, William
Alexander Parks, (deceased since 1972) was an American navy radioman
during WWII. He was originally from Long Island, New York. My father was
stationed with the US marines on Corregidor and was captured by the
Japanese. He survived the Bataan Death March, and he was a POW in a
factory in Japan (Tarkafu/Takefu camp?) during the remainder of the war.
I have his diary that he kept during his imprisonment, which he used during
the war trials, and the diary has a number of names of US and Australian
servicemen. I am a historian and a college instructor, and I am eager to
find any fellow survivors who remember my father, who were either on
Corregidor with him or who were in the same POW camp in Japan. Mrs. Paulette
Buchanan, 278 Prospect Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415;
My Dad was Joel Glenn Cannaday; he joined the Army in September 1941
in Dallas, TX. in the Quartermaster Corps & was assigned to Fort McDowell.
He was there till October 1941. He left the US by way of Fort Mason,
California and arrived at Manila on October 23, 1941. He was in the battle
of Corregidor from December 29th, 1941 till May 6th, 1942. He served
under Captain Roper, F.F. Kriwanek and Amos Norton. He was captured while
serving under Norton. His finger was cut off and I remember him saying that
the Japanese doctor wanted to sew it back on and Dad told him to cut it the
rest of the way. He became a linguist while in the POW camp, learning
Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, etc. He spoke of dog meat, rice with
bugs, walking skeletons, etc. My memories seem to be very vague and I would
like my children & grandchildren to know who he was. Shay Forson, 2020
Southridge, Arlington, TX. 76010; firstname.lastname@example.org.
am looking for anyone who may have known my great-grandfather, RALPH E.
ELLIS (SR.). He was stationed to Bataan, and became a POW when Bataan
fell. He was at Cabanatuan POW Camp #1, and was rescued by the 6TH.
ARMY RANGERS, in January 1945. My mailing address is: Rhianna M. Schoonover,
6603A W. Columbine Dr., USAF Academy, CO 80840; email@example.com
am trying to find out more information on my stepfather, Lawrence Edward
Waugh, who served in the 60th Coastal Artillery Corps in Corregidor. He
was taken prisoner by the Japanese and spent some time in Yokohama Camp
#1. I have been told his prisoner number was 763 and that he was a part
of Group #6 at that camp. He was a corporal in the Army and would have been
about 19-20 at the beginning of his imprisonment. He was from Columbus, Ohio
and died of cancer in 1967 at the age of 43. Anyone having information on
him please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by writing Jack E. Hawley, 1640 Old Spartanburg Hwy, Pacolet, S.C. 29372.
My beloved cousin,
Harold A. Morey, was captured by the Japanese on Corregidor. I
understand that he was killed near the end of Word War II. If any prisoner
still living knew Harold I would be deeply appreciative to hear from you. A.
Warren Morey, 6407 Lansdowne Court, Granbury, Texas 76049; e-mail:
My father, Ralph S.
Callahan was a POW in a German camp. He never talked about his
experiences and is now deceased. Any info I could get would be welcomed. All
I know is that he was in the Air Force or Army Air Corp and that he was
interred with a man named Gordon Rowe. Both were from Rochester NY.
I am searching for
information on my grandfather, Cpl. Joseph Mazur, 60th CAC Battery
“B” Corregidor. On May 4th 1942, he was seriously wounded in the right leg,
later amputated, while returning to the Command Post through shell bursts,
voluntarily running messages to the guns after communications had been
destroyed between the guns and the Command Post. He was imprisoned at
Bilibid for at least three years. If any one has any information on him
or any of these events please contact me.
Charles D. Brandt Jr., 1401 Chickadee La. VA Beach, VA 23454.
am looking for ex members of the American Company, American Cavalry
Troop, or American Machine Gun Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps,
who were prisoners of the Japanese in Shanghai during World War 2. I am
desperately looking for an example of their cap badge for an upcoming book.
I can be contacted by email at email@example.com
or at Karl Spencer, Flat E, 22/F, Malibu Garden, 3-Tsui Man Street, Happy
Valley, Hong Kong.
have a request. I’m looking for anyone who knows my Grandfather. I know he
was a POW in WWII at Stalag XVII B. I never got to know him either
did my Mother. We are looking for someone who might know him and could tell
us something about him. My Grandfather’s name is Frank E. Doss. His
plan went down on December 20 1943. He was a POW for about 18 months. You
can reach me. Christine Bitter, CHROB24@email.msn.com or
336 E Alluival sp 287 Fresno Ca 93720.
Larry Herrman, 99 Anita
Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201 My father PFC Robert (Bob) Herrman was
a member of the 34th Infantry Division with the 168th Infantry Regiment. He
was captured by the German army during the campaign in North Africa
/Tunisia. He was a POW in Stalag IIB for almost 2 and a half years. I
am doing research on my father’s war experiences. I would appreciate
hearing from anyone who was also a POW in Stalag IIB or from anyone who
has information on the Stalag..
am seeking contact with anyone who may have knowledge of, or information
regarding my father, Walter L. McCarthy, a civilian mining
engineer employed by Cocoa Bay Mining Co., Paracale, Camarines Norte, at
the time of the Japanese invasion. He was born in San Francisco in 1898. I
have recently learned from US National Archives that he may have been
liberated in the spring of 1945 and repatriated prior to the spring of 1946.
Any information or guidance would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached
by Email as firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 306 Huskey Mtn. Rd., Lacey’s Spring, AL 35754; Kelly M. Schriver.
am looking for information on Father Albert W. Braun (LtC). He is my
husband’s Great Uncle and fought on the front lines of France in 1918 during
World War I and in the Battle of Bataan in World War II. He was wounded on
the front lines during the assault on the Hindenburg Line. And in 1940 was
asked by Gen. William Arnold at Fort Sam Houston to help get chaplains to
volunteer for the Philippines. Father Albert was made the honorary chaplain
of the 200th Coast Artillery. After Bataan fell in April 1942 and
Corregidor in May 1942, he spent 3 1/2 hears in a Japanese prisoner of
war camp. Father Albert was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Silver Star.
Debbie Brown, email@example.com,
PO Box 900386, Sandy, UT 84090
Roger E. Ragain, SGT, USAAF, 38447693, 4th Emergency Rescue Squadron,
was captured by the Japanese on or about 3/13/45 and spent the remainder of
the war at the Ofuna POW Camp. He and I are grandfathers of the same
grandchildren. He was killed by a drunk driver over 30 yrs ago. I’d like to
tell his grandchildren about him. I’m searching for anyone that served
with him then. Any leads? Lee Cary, Little Elm, Texas; firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to find
anyone who knew Clifton Joseph Mathis. He was a POW during WWII. He
was in the Navy at the time. He later joined the Army. He was from
Mississippi. He was my uncle. His ship sank and he was captured by the
Japanese. Please if anyone knew him contact me. Irene Morris 1726 Olive
Indianapolis, IN 46203.
am looking for anyone who knew my father, Wayne Heuer, and will share
their memories with me. He was in Co. G, 232nd Inf. Reg., 42nd Rainbow Div.
He fought in the areas around Strasbourg and was captured 5 January 1945.
After being marched around for many days, he ended up in Stalag IV B near
Muhlberg, Germany. I would welcome hearing from anyone who knew him, or
fought in the town of Colmar, or was in IV B. He was a wonderful father and
I want to honor his memory by keeping his story alive for my sons and future
Robin Rogers, 7305 Grenola Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.
am trying to find 4 friends from prison camp. We were all in the 26th Reg.
1st Div. Captured in Kasserine Pass Jan. 28, l943. Joseph Nolle,
don’t know where he originally came from, Francis Leap, Eric Sober, and
Joseph Corrona formerly from Paterson NJ.. Would appreciate any help
you can give. Salvatore Mirabello. e-mail Sassikatl988@Aol.com
406 NW 68th Ave., #511, Plantation, Fl. 33317
I would like to talk
with anyone who was in prison camp with my father, Lloyd Lovell
Boatwright, hometown Henderson, TX. He was on the Bataan Death March
and held at POW camps in Japan. He passed away 12/5/1985 at the age of 65.
Told us many stories that break my heart to this day. He was such a
wonderful man. I would love to share his life with people who knew him in
prison camp. Connie Boatwright Conner.
Looking for anyone that
might have served with Sylvio Derosier in WWII in France. We
understand that he along with one other man escaped and found their way to
Gibraltar. Mary Derosier. email@example.com.
My now deceased uncle,
Talmadge A. Smithey, a retired Navy commander from Alabama who spent
three years and four months as a Japanese POW, was flown to the Philippines
several years ago to receive some type of medal from the country. I need
details of that presentation for a book I am writing about my uncle’s
experiences. Can you help me? Waylon Smithey, 2082-H Alpine Apts.,
Birmingham, AL 35216.
I am looking for
information about my grandfather Heston C Daniel, who was a POW in
Stalag Luft III between 1942-45.Michelle Valdez.
I would like to make
contact with anyone who might have known my brother, James E.(Red) Piland.
During his imprisonment in the Philippines during WW II. He was a civilian
employee of Army Ordnance, stationed at Fort Mills, Corregidor. He was taken
prisoner on May 6,1942 and subsequently spent time in Camp 1 (Cabanatuan)
and camp 9. He was lost at sea in Oct, 1944 when the “hell ship”, Arisan
Maru was torpedoed by a U.S. submarine.
Sixteen 34th Div. 168 Reg. F Co. were captured on Oct. 22,1944 in Italy,
shipped in boxcars to Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany. Liberated on April
29, 1945. I’m still searching for 3 in our captive group, or their surviving
family members. I have written a story of our capture and POW experience. I
want to share this bit of their history with them.  James T. Eddy
Serial # 39248618 (in’44)- Los Angeles, CA.  Alfredo Ramirez #
38441740 Hometown unknown.  Peter A. Vrabel # 33617776 (in’44)-
St. Clair, PA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert C. Jackson,
9 Buchman Dr. Loudonville, NY 12211
Would appreciate knowing
the present whereabouts of Doug Hicks and (_____) Lawson.
These two and Rex Heckman and I escaped during march from Nuremberg
to Moosburg. Charles Herbert Shulman, 117 N Los Robles Dr. Goodyear, AZ
I am looking for
information and anyone who might remember Lt. Hubert Noel Ballew,
also known as Chief or Frosty, living in Luft 1, Compound 1 North. He
arrived sometime in the spring of ’44. He was also interrogated at Dulag
Luft in Oberusel and thought to be a spy, kept in solitary confinement and
tortured for a period of time. I believe he was in Barracks 107, room 14. He
was with the 335th 4th FTR. Sq. in the 8th AF, and was shot down over Rheims,
France, Feb. 1944. Please contact Balinda Hickman.
father, Andrew Deloss Eaton, served on the USS POPE DD225 at the time
of her sinking in March 1942. He was a ‘guest’ of the Japanese for the
duration of WWII. He retired in 1959 after 24 years of service.
Unfortunately, he passed away at the young age of 64 in 1981. As most
children, I never seemed to have the time or interest to talk with my dad
about his experience as a POW, along with his other life’s adventures. Then
by the time I was mature enough to appreciate the history that he had to
offer he was no longer around to ask. Recently I have gone to the internet
to find out all the information that I can regarding the sinking of the
POPE, the so-called rescue of the crew by the Japanese and the experiences
as POWs, including their release. One of my father’s closest friends and
fellow survivor of the sinking and POW years is Milton Strouse, who is 85
years old. I had the pleasure of meeting with him recently for dinner and we
were able to do a lot of reminiscing. However, he was only with my father in
the same came for about six months, then Mr. Strouse was sent to Japan
because he was a ship fitter. If possible I would like to get in touch with
more of the POW survivors from my father’s camp. Mr. Strouse said that the
camp my father was in was not a documented site. I have been given the name
of William Penninger and have been in touch with him. Any and all help will
be greatly appreciated. Thank you, A. Druann (Eaton) Andrecht.
am looking for any information on the service record and POW experiences of
my maternal uncle William Carl Maddock who served with the army, was
captured at Corregidor, survived the Bataan Death March and was a prisoner
of war of the Japanese. He survived the war and became a recruiting Master
Sgt in West Frankfort, Illinois. Apparently he worked in mines and steel
mills while a prisoner of the Japanese. I may be reached at
I am looking for anyone
who may have know my grandfather, C.A. Knothe. He was a WWII veteran
and POW. I have some info on a “Missing Air Crew Report.” It reads that his
organization: Location: AAF Station 110 Command or Air Force: 6th Air
Force Group: 351st Bomb Gp. (H) Squadron: 508th bomb. Pilot was: Willis
D. Smith #0-677301. Co-pilot was: Harlen B. Bixby #0-748533. I do have the
rest of the crew including my grandfather, Charles A. (Augie) Knothe, tail
gunner #32 463 628. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My
grandfather was a wonderful man (passed away in 1992) with whom I didn’t get
a chance to talk to him about his military career in WWII. He had closed
that chapter of his life. Thank you, Danianne Gancy. e-mail:
I am searching for
information about my father, Albert M. Kneffler of Canton, Ohio. He
was reported missing in Oct. 02, 1944 and possibly sent to a prison camp ,
OFLAG #64 (not sure), he was an Army Infantry man, with the 311 and 80th
, I think at the time of his capture he was in France. He was 5' 5", 175
lbs, dark hair & mustache, his nickname “Budd”. Any information about the
camp or Albert M. Kneffler , please contact : Andy (330)308-5684
My name is Edy Ganem and
I am looking for information on George Ganem who was my uncle. He was
in the 8th division 96th bomb group. He was a gunner and shot down over the
North Sea. He was a prisoner of war in Austria (Stalag 17B) If anyone
remembers him please let me know. I am also trying to locate information on
Frank Ganem. He was at Pearl Harbor on the ship Utah, survived it and was
moved on to another ship called the USS Drexler, unfortunately he did not
survive. My address is: Edy Ganem, 601 Lawndale, Victoria, Texas 77901or
email me: email@example.com.
Looking for any
information on my father, Frederick S. Small #31-311-860. He entered
into active duty on 4-28-43. He was sent to Lake Charles, LA for training.
Then he was assigned to MacDill Field in Tampa, Fla. He was sent from there
to Australia in late 1943. He was assigned as a gunner on a B26 bomber under
the command of Captain Kenneth Dean. On their third mission they were on
their way to New Guinea when the Japanese shot them down over the Pacific
Ocean. They were picked up by a Japanese submarine and brought to a prison
camp, we believe, in Japan. Mr. Small’s right foot was injured in the plane
crash and he needed medical attention. After being help prisoners for 11
months he and captain Dean escaped from the camp. We are trying to get any
information we can on Mr. Small’s POW status at the time. Any help is
greatly appreciated! Annemarie Elmore, 53 Aaron Street, Melrose MA 02176.
I am looking for
information about Maurice Turner who was a waist gunner on a B-17
piloted by Gil Whitchurch and shot down over Germany on April 13, 1944. I,
Gene Sylvester was the co-pilot. Maurice, or Rip, as we called him was from
St. Pete, Florida at that time. Gene Sylvester, 1774 Hillside Dr, Cherry
Hill, NJ 08003. (856)-428-0270
I’m looking for
information and anyone that knew or served with my uncle Alfred David,
from Massachusetts. He was an Army Air Corp S/Sgt in the 384th Bomb Group.
He was a gunner and their plane was shot down somewhere over Germany and was
a POW and may have been in Stalag 4 or 6. There’s thought he may have
participated on the well-known march of 9000 POW’s. I have, what is maybe a
name?, of Grafton Underwood and am not sure how this fits in. He passed away
and not much was said about his experience. Any help with this would be
greatly appreciated by myself and his brother, Eddie, who was entering
Germany with the Army 95th Inf Division while he was a POW. I can be reached
at Hangbynine@aol.com. Thanks Gary
David, 11 Dumas St , Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252
I am looking for anyone
who might have know my father 2nd Lt. John D. Bante. He was a
navigator on Aircraft 337869 (Blond Bomber) 447th Bomb Group
(Rafflesdone)710 squadron, which was shot down on Nov. 25, 1944. My dad
passed away in April 2000 without telling me or my siblings very much about
his time in the service or in the prison camp. He was imprisoned in Stalag
Luft I until the end of the war. Jean Bante Moore, 14218 Carolcrest,
Houston, TX 77079.
am looking for LaVerne Spence -- airman who was shot down March 29,
l944 over Brunswick, Germany. He was a radio operator and his hometown was
St. Louis MO. He made it through the war, saw him last August, l945 in St.
Louis, MO. Serial # 37406699. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am seeking information
regarding my father, Eugene Smigielski #365 56 647. He was taken
prisoner of war on Dec. 17th in Ardennes. He served in the 280th tank
destroyer battalion and was attached to 106th infantry. I am trying to find
out what POW camp he was in. It could have been Stalag 3(A,B or C not
known). His military papers say he was liberated on May 10th. My dad said by
the Russians. Any information you have or sources you could refer me to
would be greatly appreciated. My dad didn’t speak much about the war. He
died on Jan. 27th 1992 and I’m trying to piece some information together to
share with his grandchildren. Please contact: Carole Kveen, 4807
Oakville-Waltz, Carleton, MI 48117
am searching for anyone who may have known my Uncle Pvt Jacob Linstra
of Chicago. He was with the 28th Division possibly a Combat Engineer with
the 103rd Engineer Battalion or 44th Engineer Battalion. Captured Approx 17
Dec sent to Stalag 9B Bad Orb. If you knew him or were at Bad Orb please
reply. Jacob died after liberation. SFC John Linstra, 10220 North Executive
Hills Blvd, Suite 620, Kansas City, MO, 64153, or Johnboyski@hotmail.com
Ernest F Watson. PFC service no.31288253 ss 027-16-8188 enrollment
4-14 1943 discharged 11-22-1945 Hg Co Inf. Interned Stalag 7-A Moosburg,
Germany Oct 26 May 1 1945. Was listed missing in action until Feb 26 when
parents received messages from people who had heard messages over short-wave
German propaganda broadcast that he was a prisoner. He has passed away but,
his wife was looking for anyone who knew him or anything of his time in the
service. Please reply to “Jeannie Watson”. email@example.com.
I am looking for more
information on my cousin Robert L. Galt. He was a Cpl. in the 2nd
Division and I think captured in Feb 1951 in a great battle when his Company
suffered great losses. He evidently died in a POW camp in the north of Korea
a few months later. John W. Galt, 30 Holly Ave. Apt 404H, Shalimar, FL
If anyone has any information regarding my father, Joseph J. Adams,
who was in the Navy and went to Corregidor where he was captured on May 5,
1942. He went on to Bilibid Prison and later to Cabanatuan Camp # 1. From
there I am not sure where he went. He alluded to some instances when he was
alive, but would rarely divulge much more than the fact that he was there.
He was, at the time, BM1/c who would sometimes go by the nickname JJ. Any
information you could offer me would be gratefully appreciated. I am John R.
Adams, his youngest child. 24 Windield Avenue, Pompton Plains, NJ07444.
I am looking for
information on my father, Albert Joseph Lawlor, Jr. All I know is
that he was taken prisoner in North Africa during the Second World War and
was held in somewhere in Germany. Any information would be appreciated.
Please contract Lynn Lawlor @ 4626 Bigler Lane, Mt Dora, Florida 32757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lt. Robert T.
Booth, Btry B, S/Sgt. Stephen Cieslak, T/4 John Watson Btry C, 912 FABN,
87th Inf. Div. were captured at Bonnerue, Belgium on Jan. 8, 1945 a Forward
Observer Team. Booth and Cieslak are still alive, but have no word on Sgt.
Watson. Last believed in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Contact: Robert Booth, 33
Morrison Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 12901.
Sgt. Forrest L. Alson, kin or anyone who knows of him. Have scrapbook
of his days as an Army WWII prisoner of war of the Japanese in the
Philippines, made by his father, Charles L. Alson, deceased of Mishawaka,
IN. Would like to send it to him. Dorothy Buckel, 427 N. Second St. Elkhart,
is Virginia Parker and I am looking for anyone who knew my father, Alvin
F. Sayler. He was in the AAC stationed at Clark AFB. His address was
30th BS, 16th BG, Clark Field, Pampanga, Philippines. He arrived in the
Philippines before Dec. 7, 1941. The War Dept. notified my grandparents that
he died Sept. 7, 1944 when the Shinyo Maru was torpedoed by the USS Paddle.
Thank you. V.J. Parker, 430 Fitch St., Healdsburg, CA 95448.
“Buck” Ross Buchanan is looking for anyone who may have known him. He’s
alive and well and living in Kentucky. Member 110th Inf. 28th Div, captured
Dec. 16 or 17. Went to Camp Lucky Strike after liberation, spoke of “mama”
kiser, cooley, olay, nordane, barney, kratz, simidinger and others. Contact
help from ex-POWs held at the “Sugar Mill Camp” on Formosa that had been
bombed by the US Navy in 1944. We were there for a few months then shipped
on to the lead and zinc mine at Hozakura, Japan. I had been severely injured
and unable to walk for several weeks. A Navy doctor and 2 Navy medics
attended me. Please write: Henry T. Chamberlain, 4110-152nd
St. S.W. Lynnwood, WA 98037.
national approached a member of the US Defense Attaché Office in Harare,
Zimbabwe, and presented him with personal effects belonging to a POW from
WWII. The POW was probably not American, but someone may know him.
The name is Lt. C.L. Cook (probable middle name, Llewellen), POW
#3128. Effects include the following: Music book titled “Elementary Harmony”
by William J. Mitchell; personal receipt for the book from Oxford, England;
handwritten, original music on loose-leaf paper; rubber stamp in the book
says, “Camp Oflag VA 6”; Date stamped in the book says “April 1944”; various
censor stamps in the book. If anyone has information please contact CW2
Steven J. Stoiber, OPSCO USDAO, Harare, Zimbabwe. Phone number from US is
011-263-4-250-594, ext. 211.
for help to prove the date I was captured by the Germans on Jan. 15, 1945.
My name is Donald Plants, but most of you called me “Red”. I
was a member of Co. K, 18th Reg. First
Division, US Army. I was from Austinburg, Ohio, and I served in North Africa
and Sicily and landed at Normandy. We also fought in Belgium and the
Netherlands. My commanding officer was Captain Brown (later killed). My
first sergeant was Sgt. Lloyd. A PFC O’Brein was captured when I was. We had
been on R&R in Belgium, then sent to the Battle of the Bulge. About 3 days
after capture, a German officer called Scarface interrogated us. He had been
trained at Ft. Benning as an exchange officer. After questioning, we were
marched around for about 6 weeks, then taken to 12A, then finally onto
boxcars. Gen. Chanault’s flying tigers came over and strafed us; the guards
ran off and we made a POW sign with our bodies so our boys would know we
were not a military train. Please contact: Donald Plants, 1020 Lindsey Dr.
Center, AL 35960.
father was a POW during World War ll. The last camp he was in was 9A. When
the Germans abandoned the camp, my father and several other prisoners made
their way to Targau, Germany. The Russians and Americans had already linked
up at a pontoon bridge over the Elbe River. When my father approached the
Bridge on the Russian side the Russians turned them back. They had no
papers, and they were dressed in discarded German uniforms. They moved down
the river to a blown up bridge. The roadway was gone but the girders of over
the top were still there. My father and one of his companions started over
the girders first. The other man followed. When the Russians at the pontoon
bridge noticed them they opened fire. My father and one another man were
able to continue up the girder. When they reached the top the Russians
stopped firing at them. The other man backed down. My father found some
American troops and told them they were POWs. They were taken to Lucky
Strike, to an American hospital. If anyone who reads this has pictures of
the blown up bridge, or has knowledge of how to obtain such pictures they
would greatly be appreciated. My father weighed 87 lbs. at the time, and
doesn’t know how he had the strength to crawl over the bridge. He would like
to have a picture of it. His name is Constantine L. O’Neill he was a
member of the if the 157 Inf. Reg. 45 Div. He was captured on September 13th
1943 in an area called the tobacco sheds in Italy. He was a prisoner for 22
months. Anyone with any information that might help can contact me at
for men who served with my father, Master Sgt. Neil R. Burnett in
Korea w/ 44th Rangers 82nd/ 101st Airborne Was POW before Escape.
1950’s. Sean M. Burnett
father, Kenneth Hoffman, was a civilian employee, a plumber working
for the Morrison-Knudsen Corp. He was sent to China first, on the Nitta Maru,
then later in the war sent to Osaka, Japan. He would never speak about his
experiences to we kids after the war. | I am hoping your organization may
help me find other living survivors (civilians) of Wake Island who can fill
me in on events while POW’s. Glenn F. Hoffman 4694 Meyers Avenue Eureka, CA
William (Bill) Colsher was a POW at Stalag II A and Stalag XII A, Oct
15,1944 thru May 1945. Anyone who was a POW in these prisons during that
time, please contact William Colsher, 2952 Franklin Rd., Nashville, TN 37204
grandfather’s name was Charles Strzelczyk; SSN 263-44-3507; Born 2
Sept 1910; Died 24 Jan 1995; Residence: Pensacola Florida. He was in the
Navy; I don’t know what unit. He was a POW from 1941 to 1944. Contact:
Denise McDonald, 1117 Lynnette Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
trying to locate a pilot named ARTHUR VAUGHAN. He is from either
North Carolina or South Carolina. I think he served in WWII and the Korean
War. I know his wife died young in a car accident, but she had a
child/children. Arthur Vaughan is the name of a person my father remembers
and would like to contact. My father is a Korean War veteran and asked me if
I could find out where Arthur Vaughan is or if Arthur Vaughan is deceased. I
would appreciate any information you could get for my father. Thank you.
Deborah Smith. Rasmith1@mindspring.com
looking for information on the following men who were POW’s in WWII. They
were all members of the 8th Army Air Force, 92nd Bomb Group, 326 Bomb Squad.
They were shot down on Aug. 3, 1944 and kept prisoner in different Stalag
camps. Their names are: Albert D. Swanson, Abraham J. Dresner (Stalag
Luft 3), Barney M. Haley (Stalag Luft 4), and William E. Mosher. My
grandfather was a waist gunner on that flight who was killed during the
attack. His name was John Wesley Beaver, Jr. I am trying to find
information on surviving members of that flight or information on my
grandfather. Please contact me with any information. Marc Nations. Phone:
email@example.com. 14222 Dallas Parkway #2077, Dallas TX, 75240.
father, Joseph Kerr, Jr. was a POW in Stalag Luft 4 for a very short
time before being put on the Forced March. I am currently working on a
compilation of first-person accounts of those who were on that March. If you
or a members of your family, was on that March and you would like to
contribute to this work, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patti Kerr.
is Christa and I am in the process of doing a project for history about
POW’s in World War 2. I was wondering if it would be all right if I were to
ask you a few questions. If you don’t want to answer this, please don’t.
I don’t want to bring any bad memories back. 1) What were the guys like
running the camp? 2) What kind of food did you get to eat? 3) What kinds of
clothes were worn by prisoners? 4) What were the conditions like? 5) Did you
have to do any type of work for them? If so ... what was it? 6) Did they
ever put POW’s in concentration camps? Thank you so much for your time.
Christa Dillon. BCball510@cs.com.
looking for any and all information on the POW camp Stalag 357. If
the name Dixie Deans rings a bell that’s the one. I’m writing a book
on the lesser-known POWs of World War II who performed heroically while a
prisoner. If you don’t have information on Stalag 357, but you have a story
that fits into this category I would love to know about it. My e-mail
address is email@example.com.
Thank You in advance for the help! Anya Smith 746 Alta Vista Dr. Vista Ca
I am a
grandson of Lieutenant Vernon C. Atkinson. He was a POW in Barth, Germany in
Stalag Luft I. I am wondering if anyone has memories or stories of him. I
will be very grateful if someone will send me an e-mail. He unfortunately
died in Jan. 1997 due to cancer. Thank you. David Melnick. melnickDTM@aol.com
writing a book and would like to hear from ex Japanese POWs interested
in helping. It is a book with a difference and not of a distressing nature.
The book is a dissertation in pursuance of a Masters degree (might be
published later). I am anxious to include all nationalities that were
involved. With thanks. Patricia Clements, Tynewydd Sbon, Dryslwyn,
Carmarthen SA32 8SE. Patricia. firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Metcalf (Charley) is looking for information including but not limited to
medical and military personnel records of Hiram William “Willie” (or
“Willy”) Nogle and Donald Nogle. Both men are from Virginia and are now
deceased. Information should be sent to me at P. O. Box 3652, Merrifield,
Virginia 22116-3652. E-mail messages should be directed to me as email@example.com.
Rasmussen was, I believe captured and interred at Osaka until the end of
the war. He was my Uncle and a fellow marine. He passed away in the 70’s I
believe. Thank you so much. Kurt Ingalls firstname.lastname@example.org.
hoping someone can help me locate Lieutenant General Gerald W. Johnson.
He is an Ex-POW who fought during WWII. He was imprisoned in Stalag Luft
1 in Barth Germany. I believe he may reside in Sarasota Florida. I have
had no luck in locating him. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1974. I
would appreciate any assistance you can offer. Stephanie Abramson email@example.com.
anyone know the whereabouts of the following WW11 Army personnel: John
Prislupski -26th Division; J. Dell -Armored Division -from Texas;
Charles Norris- 26th Division-from Ohio; Cletus Werner- 28th
Division-from Nebraska. These GI’s were with me during a convalescent stay
in a German Hospital located in Neustadt, Germany north of Frankfort on the
Maine River during the period Dec 1 thru Dec 15, 1944. These dates are
approximate. During this time, P-47’s dive bombed the gas works and blew it
up. Please contact Emil C Giovanetti, Co E, 2nd Battalion, 101st regiment,
26th Division. E-Mail:
for following person who was in same company with me. Gin Yim, 84th
INF. 335 REG. 3rd BN. I Company. firstname.lastname@example.org
for information about a B-17 lost over Delfzjil, The Netherlands. My uncle,
right waist Gunner, S/SGT Edwin F. Glapa was KIA. With him were:
Ernest A Larson, Racine Wisconsin; Elden D. Bennion,
Phillipsburg, KS; Robert L. Le Clere, Manchester, Iowa; Carl A.
Jensen, Custer South Dakota. All four of S/SGT Glapa’s crewmembers were
taken POW. Does anyone know where they are today? Most Gratefully, Dr.
Christopher J. Glapa, 920-734-7345. FRVPROS@AOL.COM
is Jay Stout. I am a retired Marine F/A-18 pilot, and aviation writer. I
have had two books published (Hornets over Kuwait published by the
Naval Institute Press and The First Hellcat Ace published by Pacifica
Military History) and am working on a third. The third project is a book
that will cover the entire campaign against Ploesti from the early Soviet
attacks during 1941 until the end of the U.S. raids in 1944. Critical to the
success of this book will be firsthand accounts from missions against
Ploesti. These accounts will make the book both more readable and more
credible. I have completed a substantial portion of the writing I need to
do, and have reached the point where I can assimilate personal accounts.
While I do have some outstanding contributions to this point, I need to
include more. email@example.com.
Allen County Public Library, Historical Genealogy Department is
embarking on a special collection development initiative. This nationally
acclaimed genealogy department located in Fort Wayne, Indiana houses one of
the largest genealogy collections in the nation. We are looking to increase
our holdings of memorabilia relating to the armed forces, the wars, and the
personal histories of those individuals involved in the military. To this
mission, the library is looking for materials such as diaries, personal
narratives, roster lists, regimental histories, or other materials that are
of a historical or genealogical nature. We would like your personal
history, your past to be represented as a part of our renowned collection.
If you are unsure about any volume, send an email, letter, or call the
librarian responsible for this special collection development initiative,
Susan D. Kaufman, who will be pleased to consult with you. If you have a
large number of volumes, let us know and we can discuss shipping. Email
Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to the Alien County Public Library, PO Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN
46801-2270, or telephone 219-4211225. An Online Public Access Catalog is at:
looking for information on my uncle, Aloysius James McLean, Jr. Also
known as “Mac”. He was a tank driver in the 17th Tank Battalion, 7th
Armored Div, Co. A. He was taken prisoner in Overloon, Holland during World
War II. He was at Stalag IIIA. Then transferred to Stalag IIIC. When
the Soviets were getting close, they tried to march the prisoners out.
However they got caught between gunfire. We never heard from my uncle again.
He was not found dead. A year and a month later they declared him dead.
Several GI’s upon return to the States told my grandmother (Mac’s mom) that
he was alive but they were instructed not to discuss the matter. Some sent
letters. However, she sent the letters to the government and now they don’t
have copies of them. So, if you have any information on my uncle, would you
please contact me at
email@example.com Cathie Winnie
looking for two individuals that were POW’s during Vietnam. I do not
have names, locations etc. However, these two Air Force enlisted members
were given “compound appointments” (made 2dLt’s). Subsequently after their
release, the Air Force recognized the appointments and honored them. Could
you provide me with info on these two individuals or direct me to where I
might be able to find info? John Holt John.Holt@LOSANGELES.AF.MIL
looking for anyone who served with Wayne Heuer (42nd Rainbow Div,
232nd Inf, Co G) and knows anything about his capture on Jan. 5, 1945. He
always said he was captured in Colmar when he was sent in with a group to
free some tanks trapped in the town. After several days of fighting, a small
number ended up in a church bell tower where they were forced to surrender
when they ran out of ammo. I have been told he couldn’t have been there
because the 42nd never fought in Colmar, but he was definite to the point of
visiting the church in 1981. Anyone with any information would be most
appreciated. God Bless our veterans. Robin Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org.
searching for a relative who was onboard the POW ship Monevideo Maru?
Nartaro Maru? The prisoner crew was from the Norwegian ship Herstein
that sank after bombing in the harbor of Rabaul. If you know anything about
these ships, please contact: Steinbjorn Mentzoni, Box 138, 8801,
Sandnessjoen, Norway. E-mail: email@example.com
told my father was a POW in Burma during WW II, and later flew in the Berlin
airlift. He was a flyer by the name of Gene Jacobus. I understand he
later flew for Eastern Airlines in Miami during the late ‘50s and early
‘60s. He came to Chicago about 1960. And I believe he died about 1965. I am
trying to find information about my real father. Thank you, Mike Robb.
I am in search of anyone who may have known my dad during WWII, who either
flew with him, or held as a POW with him in a Stalag Luft. I don’t know
what unit he served with, nor which camp he was held. He was a tailgunner
on a B-17. I believe his plane was shot down in 1943. I do know what he
had sketched pictures from photographs while in prison camp, and was shot
while trying to escape in 1944. Personal information: Byron Eugene
(Gene) Boone, Master Sergeant, AAF, serial #19 062 184. Please
contact: James Boone, 5042 Wilshire Blvd, #129, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
I would love to hear from anyone who was in Stalag
2B from Jan. 1944 on and perhaps remembers my Dad. Sgt. Paul
Langona, 1st Ranger Battalion, Co. “B”, 1919- 1975. Thank You.
Dianne Langona. firstname.lastname@example.org.
wrote: I have had a request from Dutch people on Texel Island to attempt
to find six airmen who were POW of the Germans during WWII. These airmen
were shot down near Texel and rescued from the sea by Dutch
fishermen. Their names are Capt. Edward N. Bryant, 1st lt. Robert P.
Driggs, T/Sgt. David Purinton, T/Sgt, G. D. Miller, S/Sgt A. Witte, and
S/Sgt. Philip J. Callery. The Dutch people are especially interest in
S/Sgt. A. Witte because there about 230 people living on Texel Island with
the last name of Witte. I was a POW in Stalag Luft III. I was shot down
near Texel Island on March 4, 1943. Four Dutchmen on a ferryboat rescued
me and saved my life from drowning. I go to Texel annually to visit the
surviving rescuer (1). The Dutch people are very eager to find any of the
airmen who may still be living. They would honor them if they were able to
travel to Texel. Please let me know if you can help me in any way to
locate these airmen. Any clue may be helpful. Is there a Barth 1
organization, such as the Stalag Luft II organization? Thank you for any
help that you can provide. Harold Kious (505) 243-3703; FAX (505)
243-2463; E-Mail - HKIOUS1922@AOL.COM
.Trying to locate Henry Fowler a buddy of mine
in Bethesda, Md. Went to Landon School in Md. Was missing in and POW in
My dad is James Henry “Hank” Cowan. He was a
survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was in the Headquarters Unit
of the 19th Bombardment Group at Clark Field in the Philippines. He later
was in the 200th N.M. Coastal Artillery. After recovering from a tropical
rash at a field hospital on Bataan he re-joined his outfit at Cabcaben
Field, Bataan. He then surrendered on 9 April 1942 and survived the Death
March, Camp O’Donnell, and Cabanatuan, being rescued from Cabanatuan on
31 Jan. 1945 by the 6th Rangers. I recently found out that I could get his
medals and awards from the U.S. government and sent for them. They say his
records show him to be a POW from 7 May 1942, which, of course, would show
him not on the Death March. Apparently his VA records and his short story,
“Barbed Wire and Rice,” don’t count as verification. I would
appreciate it very much if there is someone who remembers my dad and can
verify that he did indeed make the Bataan Death March. This is the only
way they will change his official records. He is probably entitled to the
$1.00 per day plus the additional $1.50 per day that Congress authorized
for the POWs. This is a mere pittance but it is the principle of the whole
matter. I am extremely proud of my father and his service and of all the
POWs of Bataan. They gave their all to make this country free. Any help
that you can give me will be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at
Robert H. Cowan, P.O. Box 2060, Granite Bay, CA - 95746 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Thank you again.
I have been asked to e-mail you for current snail mail
addresses of following members: Philip Aaronson, last known address
in Harrisburg, PA; and, Robert B. Miller, last known address in
Meridianville, Alabama. A friend of mine who was in Korea during the war
would like to correspond with them. I see that they are listed in the
Turner Ex-POW book which was published a number of years ago. Thanks.
Marty O’Brien, KWVA, Augusta, Maine CavKVet50@aol.com
I am looking for information on a Major Norbert A.
Gotner. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Beverly
Phillips, Irvington, AL firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for Otis York from Corinth,
Mississippi. He and I spent time in England after we were liberated.
Thanks for your help. Robert E. Field, 447 West Grand Ave., Eau Claire, WI
My uncle was in Stalag 4b from July 23, 1944
until April 16,1945. He was in the 5th infantry-71 division. They had 27
mules “for company.” He would like to hear from anyone from these
places. He would really like to find the following people: J.R. Miller,
Pueblo, Col.-LeRoy Blankenship, Chattanooga, Tenn.-Woodrow Guwin,
Centralhoma, Okla.-Wesley G. Blair, Texas. -Bud Box, Texas. These
places are where they came from in 1944. He was born February 25,1922. I
am his niece. Glenda S. Rasnake, 909 Brushy Valley Road Heiskell, Tenn.
37754; E-mail: email@example.com.
I am searching for Col. Walter C. Beckham World
War II Ace. Barbara Walker Winge, 103 South Gay Avenue Panama City,
My name is Fred O. Scheer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was in Stalag 4F from about September 1944 until April 1945. I
would like to find any of the other POWs that were in that camp at
the same time. I was captured in France in the hedgerows on July 27th
1944. I was with the 5th Division 2nd Infantry Company B (I think.)
Looking for Clifford E. VanCourt hometown south
Mississippi. He was a POW in WWII. He was my grandfather. I want to know
more about him; anything will help. He was a member of the VFW and ex POWs
of south Mississippi. I remember he died in April 1989. Liberty Marsh 105
Carnes Street Gulfport, MS 39503.
My Uncle, T/Sgt. Edmond Hamic, was killed in action
during a bombing mission on May 29, 1943. One member from his crew,
S/Sgt Charles J. Gregory, may have survived the war
after being a POW at Stalag 17B. I’m hoping it might be possible
to locate Sgt. Gregory in order to inquire about my Uncle. Both men would
have been from the 94th BG, 410th BS. The mission was to the sub pens at
St. Nazaire, France. Their B17 (42-29692) was piloted by Lt. Merle Brown.
Mitch Hamic; MHAMIC@aol.com
17250 Huntington Circle Grayslake, Illinois 60030.
28th Division, 110th Regiment, I Company, 2nd
Platoon, Bad Orb & Ziegenhain. Squad leader William F. Meller S/Sgt
13186597. I need a former squad member or member of Company I C. P. to
verify my position as squad leader before and during the Bulge. I’m
attempting to regain my lost stripes from the Military Board of
Corrections. Division records destroyed during the Bulge. I am unable to
locate former company commander Floyd McCutchan. Contact me: 1 803 731
4074, SweetWma@aol.com, 12 C
Landmark Dr., Columbia, SC 29210. Thank you, Sarge
My name is Karen Williams and I am looking for anyone
who may have known my dad, John Chwirut, who was captured near
Rimling, France, Jan 6th, 1945. He was then taken to camp Bad Orb
and liberated April 13th, 1945. Were you or anyone you know with dad then?
I know he was in the 397th Infantry and a letter from a chaplain to mom
has a return address of Hq, 1st Bn. I am trying to gather history to write
a book for our family. My parents were members of the greatest generation
and I want my children to know that. If anyone can help or if you want to
correspond please contact me. email@example.com.
Maita Oebanda E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Manila, Philippines Free 1: Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. I
work for the University of Santo Tomas Museum of Arts and Sciences. I’m
doing research for a major exhibit on the Santo Tomas Internment Camp,
scheduled for the anniversary of the Liberation of Manila, February 2002.
If any of the Santo Tomas ex-prisoners of war wish to contact me
and share their story, please feel free to send me e-mail or snail mail me
at: MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 3RD FLOOR, MAIN BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF
SANTO TOMAS CALLE ESPAÑA, SAMPALOC MANILA 1008 PHILIPPINES or call:
Telephone number: +632 7811815 or fax: Telefax number: +632 7409718. I am
in touch with a few other ex-POWs, and every year, we have quite a number
of ex-POWs who return to keep the spirit of Santo Tomas Internment Camp (STIC)
alive. Please help if you can, the sacrifice made here by so many people
must never be forgotten.
I was in Stalag IIA. Captured in Hurtgen and processed
at Limburg, then to Neubrandenburg, XIIA. Buck private. 26th Regiment 1st
Infantry. While at XIIA, just before Xmas,’44, instrumental in stopping
Axis Sally from making recordings-thanks to Sgt. Lucas. Headed an Arbeits
Kommando at Friedland. Made tiles. We screwed up that production! I was
shipped back to Straff Kompanie for 1 week bread and water for 1-refusing
to work;2- refusing to have GIs work;3- whistling at German girls;4-
refusing to walk in the gutter;5-Sabotage. Thank God the war was almost
over and they knew it! Sgt Houston 82nd Airborne (I think) and I went out
to tally GIs and Brits held in Arbeits Kommandos in Waren area of
Mecklenburg. I am especially looking for Father (Irish name), Catholic
Chaplain at XIIA, Captain-think he was caught in Arnheim drop; also Sgt
Lucas and his interpreter, Linc Ball, -anyone from Friedland where I stuck
my neck out. Al Drapeau-you still around? Sid Cutler? Thanks. Alan
My father, Lt. McKie (Mac) M. Trotter III was a
POW at Oflag 64 (Szubin, Poland) from Nov. 10, 1944 to Jan. 21,
1945 when he and most of the POWs were marched towards Germany. Dad ended
up at Stalag IIIA near Luckenwalde. At the time of his capture on
Oct. 4, 1944 near Aachen, Germany, Dad was with the 29th Division, 175th
Infantry, 3rd Battalion, L Company, in command of the 2nd Platoon. If you
served with, or knew, my father at any point please contact Todd Trotter
I would like to contact any prisoner who was in
Bilibid when the Americans entered Manilaabout Feb. 4 1945. I
was the first to enter Bilibid and gave water and food to American POWs
while they were still locked in their cell. Some of them took my name and
address and I found out after I got home they had called my parents and
told them I was OK. Fred A. Bracht, Jr. email@example.com.
wrote: Hello, my dad is looking for Donald Carey, originally from
Stewart, Iowa. They were in the army together in the 106th infantry
division, M Company during WWII. They were in Indiana for training, but
got split up before going to Europe. Any info. would be appreciated.
I’m from Poland and I’m an Polish Air Force
officer. I’m interested in USAF participation in WW II-especially planes
which were lost over Poland. I’ll be grateful for all information
about men and planes lost over Poland (including Stettin, Danzing,
Gdynia, Politz, Posen, Rahmel, Trzebinia, Breslau, Oswiecim-Aushwitz and
Blechhammer areas). I would like to find eyewitnesses, places where the
planes fell down and finally explain what happened after their fell down
or missing. I hope that you will be able to help me in my efforts.
sincerely yours, Jerzy Boc Jerzy Boc ul. Wawrzyszewska 2/16 01-162
Would you please insert attached in your monthly
bulletin? POW exchanges, Lorient and St. Nazaire, France, November and
December, 1944: Samford University seeks to locate servicemen (or
their families) involved in swap of 149 Allied prisoners negotiated by
Samford Alumnus, Andrew G. Hodges, A.R.C. Field Director, 94th Division. Personal
recollections, photos sought for history project. Contact Hobart Grooms,
Jr., 2117 Second Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. Telephone:
205-328-4100. Fax: 205-324-8866. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was wondering if you could post this query of my
grandfather who was a POW during the Japanese Occupation of the
Philippines? I have very little information on him and cannot seem to
find out which POW camp he was in. His name was James Clay Smith.
He was captured the early part of the war and thought to have been
imprisoned at Santo Tomas. He was previously in the Army but at the time
of his capture was a civilian. He was employed at the Atlantic Gulf &
Pacific Company in Manila and was very proud of the fact that he was from
Kentucky. His hometown was Augusta, Kentucky. He was a Private in the 2nd
Observation Squad of the Air Corp 4-10-24 to 4-9-27 with mechanical
skills. He was given an Honorable Discharge on June 28, 1930 at Nichols
Field in Rizal Philippines. He died early part of 1942. His date of birth
was June 4, 1907. We have never been able to locate his gravesite. Candace
Vacek 2345 So. 33 Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68105.
My brother and brother in law were both POWs in
Torun--both British [now RIP] both survived march to Falingbostal.
Brother Mick Carlin, POW France 1940; brother in law Jim
Thornbury, POW Anzio 44. Mick had t/b so Jim half carried Mick most of
March. Neither spoke of experiences. So would be most grateful for any
information about either Mick or Jim. Tom Carlin. email@example.com.
Any information about Captain Julius C. Burge,
of York, South Carolina. The Captain was one of the survivors of the
Bataan Death March. If anyone has information please notify George P.
Feindel, III, PO Box 12121, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
I would like to contact anyone who was in the camp
up north on the Yellow River, housing all NCOs. In this camp there
were about 60 people housed in an old two-room school. Please contact:
Willie B. Clinton, 4839 White Oak Dr., Memphis, TN 38116.
I am Alvin Webstad, T4, 37169501, 90 Div. Recon
Troop. I was wounded on Hill 122. Wound was treated at a field hospital
near Ste Mere Eglise. If anyone remembers me being wounded and on Hill
122, please contact me: 1530 5th Ave. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401.
Looking for anyone of the ex-POWs who worked on a farm outside
Rathdamnitz-stolp Prov. Big Chief, Walte Von Alton, who rode
the horse. Jessie Brookins at the time lived in Dothan, AL, and Calton-Trotter.
To let you know we made the escape. I came out of Russia. call or write:
Clarence G. Goad, 3rd Ranger Bn, “B” Co, Anzio. 801 Chason St.,
Bainbridge, GA 31717; 229-246-7656. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking for information on my brother, Robert
Eugene Haynie. He was listed as MIA and they think he may have died in
POW Camp 1 at Changsong, N. Korea. If anyone has information they
can reach me Fran Stroup at email@example.com.
or 3310 Heights Dr. Reno, NV. 89503.
I am searching for any information that I can find on S/SGT.
Francis S. Diemer #15-104-281 was with the Eighth Air Force
385th. Bomb Group, 551Bomb Squadron. Was shot down on April 22.1944 on a
mission to Hamms Germany. Aircraft # 42-38200 crashed near Hillbeck
Germany and all ten were POWs. I am sure that Francis was in Stalag 17b
in Krems Austria, and would like to confirm this as well as find his
POW identification number. Raymond L. Diemer, 4963 Skenes Rd. Sanford, MI
I’ve had a couple inquiries lately where the
relatives of the deceased veteran state that the dress jacket of the
soldier had the 28th Inf Division patch on the left shoulder and the 106th
on the right. Sounds like a transfer, maybe towards the end of the war?
Could be a short timer without enough points to come home? Anybody that
knows of transfers from the 106th to the 28th, or any other
division, please speak up. John Kline firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samuel Sircus of New York (since late 1940’s
of Kansas City) was captured and held as a POW with Charles Welbes
of Illinois when their plan was shot down over Albania. He would like to
get in touch with Mr. Welbes to share the diary and other reminiscences.
Mr. Welbes’ name came up when we started preparations for Sam’s 80th
birthday party here in Kansas City. Sam is in good health and is active in
Veterans support groups at the VA hospital in Kansas City. He may be
reached at 913-469-6163.
My Great Uncle, Walter C. Para, was wounded in
the Battle of the Bulge between 12/20/44 and 12/22/44, captured and died
in a German field hospital on 12/27/44. We would appreciate any assistance
in locating his buddies.”SEEK INFO, WALTER C. PARA, FIRST DIV., 26 INF.
REG., CO. D, MIA, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, BUTGENBACH, BELGIUM,
12/23/44"[Note this heading reflects the original U.S. Army finding
of “MIA, 12/23/44”. According to German POW records, Walter C. Para
was wounded by shell-splinter on his right side and died on 12/27/44 in
a German field hospital (Main Dressing Station 31) in Mirfeld, Belgium,
(west of Heppenbach) and about 10 km northeast of St. Vith. His 26th
Infantry Regiment of the First Division had three battalions, each with a
“heavy weapons” Company D. We do not yet know what Battalion he was
in. On 12/20-21/44, the 2d Battalion was engaged at Dom Butgenbach. On
12/22/44, the 1st Battalion was engaged at Butgenbach, a few km north. (It
was relatively quiet on 12/23/44 for the 1st and 2d Battalions.) These
engagments were with SS Colonel Hugo Krauss 12th SS Panzer division and
losses on both sides were significant. (As we understand it, the 3d
Battalion was engaged farther north, near the Elsenborn Ridge or
Schwarzenbuchel.) Since the Main Dressing Station 31 (German field
hospital) at Mirfeld, Belgium was closest to Dom Butgenbach and Butgenbach,
we presume Walter was in the 1st or 2d Battalion and not in the 3d
Battalion. ANY information will be appreciated, particularly from soldiers
he fought alongside in Company D. Eric Para, email@example.com.
My father’s name was IRVING STERN. He was
captured at the Battle of the Bulge, and was a POW in Germany at a camp,
until the Russians came and freed the prisoners. He had a heart condition
after returning from the camp. He died ten years later, and succumbed the
the heart condition. Starvation, and slave labor made his heart weak. My
mother tried to get a pension for this. But was unable to. It was my
feeling that perhaps now might be a better time, as we now know that
starvation, stress, and toil can cause heart conditions. What are your
feelings on this? I was 7, when he died. I was alone in the room with him.
So, it would be so special, if I could find out something about his
life...as a military man/POW. Thank You Ellyn Stern. I am trying to find
his records. P.F.C IRVING STERN 32814668. MiddenTime@aol.com
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER 2nd Lt. Lowell Eugene Kinney
0-661848, 306th Bomber Group, 423rd Bomber Squadron, Thurleigh, England.
Shot down 9 Nov 1942 over Saint Nazaire, France. Co-pilot, Mission #18,
B-17 number 41-24509 (“MISS SWOOSE”), MACR #16010. The pilot of this
plane, Capt. John Barnett, is alive and well today and living in
Florida. He spent the war as a POW. After the war he came to Texas to tell
my grandparents what happened on that day. He became a friend of my father
and has told us the story of what happened. After they cleared the target
area fighters attacked and shot them down. The crew bailed out, then my
uncle, followed by Capt. Barnett. He saw my uncle’s chute open but lost
sight of him after they hit the water. There were three German boats
picking up survivors. John was picked up along with a lot of others. But
he never saw my uncle again. After the war he talked to an ex-pow from
another camp who said that he thought he had seen my uncle but was not
certain. I found one report listing my uncle as KIA. But there is no
eyewitness to his death. So far as I can tell, Capt. Barnett was the last
to see him and he was very much alive. I would like to find anyone from
his group who might have known him. Or any ex-pow’s who could give me
names of POW camps where he might have been if he did survive that day. I
hope someone out there can remember something to give me another lead to
follow. I never met him but I still know him. He was the oldest brother,
my dad is the youngest. My dad is getting on now and the greatest thing I
could give him would be a final explantion of what happened to his big
brother. Please contact: K. C Kinney, 972 881-2928 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Kenneth N. Osborne, son of Billy Osborne
(Chuck), POW to men from Stalag III-C: William Clark, Joseph
Thomas, Chrstian Schweitzwer, Bergman, Kruper, Ulrich, Bauer, Schaeffer,
Bradley, Markworth, Bonsall, Milner, Smeijkal, Rosenthal, Gettle, Bloomer,
Ramey, Willie Clark, Klapak, Calvers, Biggers, Remlor, Roleshi, Davis,
Kirk, McGowan, Chuma, Cunninhham, Prince, Fifield, Graft, Hachey, Donavan,
Macabe, Stewart,Mathews, McEvey, Sondrock, Vanderhoof, Allard, Matesic,
Vitale, Harrey, Dauberman, Larrieu, Simpson, Roy Clark, Mobilio, Roberts,
Connors, Stover, Stephen, Ruth, Castilo, Walsh, Ashforth, Harper, Troise.
If desired, please contact me at 109 S.Home Ave., Independence, MO,
64053.Have drawings of Ashforth, poems and witty sayings from various
My father, Herbert (Bert) A. Markle, was a B-17
pilot shot down over Germany in early 1944. He and two other men, Bill
Clark and Tom Brooks, escaped from Stalag Luft I soon
thereafter but were recaptured a few days later. They were relocated to Stalag
Luft III and remained POW’s until liberated by General Patton’s
troops at Mooseburg. My father now lives in New Jersey (address/phone
below) and is interested in contacting Mr. Clark and Mr. Brooks, members
of their families or, of course, anyone from that era. He is a
member of your organization but does not have internet capability. His
address/telephone is: Herbert A.Markle, 140 The Plaza, Shark River Hills,
Neptune, NJ 07753 (732-775-9195); or I can becontacted at e-mail (email@example.com)
and will relay any information.Bert Markle (son).
I am looking for anyone who might have information
about Herbert Baily or Bailey, who I believe was from West
Virginia. From July to December 1944, we were in Basic Training together
at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. We arrived in Europe in Jan. 1945 and were
assigned to 1st Platoon, Co. A, 109th Inf. 28th Div. On Jan 22nd, I was
wounded and taken prisoner. Herbert was also captured. He helped the
Germans carry me back from the front. Anyone who was with us during this
period, please contact me: Martin Anderson, 1280 NC 42 E,
Macclasfield, NC 27852; 252-827-5541.
I am searching for a Wayne Horner of Peebles, Ohio,
who was a prisoner of war during World War II with my father, Private
Robert O. Schultz of Waterloo, Iowa. My father was captured on
December 19, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge and taken initially to Stalag
IVB and then transferred to eastern Germany to work at a chemical
factory near Niederstreitis, Germany. They were liberated together on
April 25, 1945, and journeyed back to Camp Lucky Strike together. I would
be interested in any information about Wayne Horner. Please contact Judy
Daubenmier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James W. Harrington (Serial #RA38244143) was a
Staff Sgt -- later T/Sgt. with Omar Bradley. He was doing reconnaissance
when captured Dec. 25 during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He spent
the rest of the war on a freight train, in a barn and in Stalag 2A.
If anyone knew him, please contact: Walter Peterson, 805 Glenview Drive,
Madison, WI 53716.
My Grandfather, James B. Rohletter, was a
Coxswain on the USS Pope during WWII. His ship was sunk on March 1, 1942
in the Java Sea and he was captured by the Japanese on March 3rd. He was
taken to Makassar City on the Island of Celebes on March 5th, then to a
former Dutch concentration camp around March 14th. He was held for the
duration on the war. Can you find any information regarding POW camps
on Celebes? Thank You, Jamie Curtis, 4736 5th Avenue West, Everett, WA
98203 425-252-4165, email@example.com.
I recently found out that my grandfather was a POW in
Del Monte. I am in the process of looking for any information about him or
the prison. He is not a man that I knew in my life and feel this may be
the way to help my family understand why he behaved and reacted the way he
did after the war. My Grandfather’s name was John S. Wareham - He
was a Ships cook 3rd class in the Navy. I have been able to get his
serial# and SS# but have had no luck on which ship he was on just yet. He
escaped from Del Monte with three other men and out of the four of them
three made it through enemy lines. Any information would be of great help
to me as well as my family. Michelle Hoover, Blackfish Creative, 404 NW
10th Ave No. 200, Portland, OR 97209. 503-227-4607.
Looking for Morton Warnow, B-17 Waist Gunner on
crew of Lt. Jack Freerick, 612th Sq. 401st BG, Deenethorpe, England, June
1994 address of Box 223303, Hollywood, FL 33022. A writer with primary
interest in communication technology for the deaf. His proposal was to be
tested in Palm Beach County. After bailing out, Morton was captured in
Holland on July 20, 1944, and confined in Stalag Luft 4. Please
contact Jack Frederick, 3006 Cortez St., Ft. Collins, CO 80525.
Delia M. Douglas, widow of Walter Douglas, needs help from
anyone who may have known her husband. Walt was captured at Anzio Beach
with the 3rd Div Co. C, 1st Bttn, 7th Inf. He was held in Stalag IIB
until liberation. He was about 5’4” tall, with brown hair, grey eyes
and he wore glasses. It’s important for Mrs. Douglas’ DIC claim if you
can remember if he had swollen hands, feet or pain in any part of his
body. Please contact her at: PO Box 201, Oswego, NY 13827; 609-689-0136.
Or write NSO Charles Susino, 136 Jefferson St., Metuchen, NJ 08840.
His nephew and I are searching for information on Phern
Stout, tail gunner on Charles Zimmer’s plane, shot down Nov 26, 1944. We
want to know which prison camp, or camps, he was in. All we know was that
he was on a march and was liberated by the Russians. Are these clues
enough for someone to identify the camps? Contact me at Bigpeg@aol.com
or Peggy Williams, 842 Long Laurel Ridge Drive, Lakemont, GA 30552
I am looking for information about my uncle who was a
POW at Stalag#5. His name was Lloyd R Mays he served with the 501st Jump
Bn. thank you. He was taken POW sometime after D-Day. DBills9806@aol.com
Would you know of a way to find a list of POWs at
Sendai POW Camp #2, Japan, for the time period around August 1945? Any
help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pam Barretto-Silva
Squad leader William F. Meller S/Sgt 13186597. I need a
former squad member to verify my position as squadleader before and during
the Bulge to regain my lost stripes from the Military Board of
Corrections. Army records were destroyed by the German. I cannot locate
former company commander Floyd McCutchan. 1 803 731 4074, SweetWma@aol.com,
12 C Landmark Dr., Columbia SC 29210 I appreciate your help. Sarge
We would like to travel to China with our friend who
was a POW there during World War II at the Kiangwan Prison Camp. We are
wondering if the Kiangwan (also called Jiangwan) Prison Camp in Shanghai
is still standing, and if so what the facility is used for today, as we
would all like to visit the site. Any information you could send my way
would be very appreciated. I have contacted several individuals in China,
and have had no results. Thank you very much Kim Chachere 818-432-4218; firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to get information on a man who was a POW
with my father in Japan. His name was Marshall Lafette (Sp?), and he is
buried in Arlington Cemetery. My father is buried in Ireland, but before
he died he spoke a lot about him. This information I got from my mother. I
was born in 1947; my father died in 1950. His name was Jeremiah Casey.
Thank you. Michael Casey email@example.com
I am looking for a friend of mine. He was a Marine and
a prisoner of the Japanese. In1950 he was in the National Guard 40th Inf,
Div. 223rd Reg. 1st. bn. Co “C”. In 1952 was seriously wounded in an
explosion while in combat in Korea. His name is George La Fluere ( not
sure of the spelling of the last name). Dale K. Baker, 11579 Trafalgar St.
Hayden, Idaho, 83835; 208-7726024 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for the following two ex-POWs on the John
Godwin crew from 398th B.G. 602nd B.S. Herbert S. Brooks from Snohomish,
WA. our ball turret gunner and Frank E. Jenkins from Hopewell, VA. our
tail gunner. Both were at Stalag Luft 4. Brooks was in Bks. no.1 and
Jenkins in Bks. no. 7 in Lager A. Please forward information to Herb
Wilson 17 Hendel Loop, Carlisle, Pa. 17013. DutchBemail@example.com
. Herb Wilson.
I am looking for anyone that ended up at Stalag XIIA in
Neu Brandenburg. Sgt Lucas headed up our compound. We had a Catholic
priest (Capt.?) who was my “mentor” - airborne 82nd captured at
Arnheim. Irish-what was his name? I headed up a group of 40 men in a tile
factory in Friedland. Production cut way back-and quality of tile which
the Krauts bragged about. Priest knew somehow what I did and told me
others did much less and were shot. I was set to escape with 3 Russian
POWs when I fouled up and was given Straff Companie for 1 week on five
counts - then went with Tex Houghson to compile names of Brits and
Americans in Arbeits Kommandos in the State of Mecklenburg. Around Waren.
Knew Brits from Arnheim and Dunkirk. I was a trouble maker. My men knew
that and I want to hear from them as to what they recall of me. When I was
shipped back to the Stalag, I heard they thought I was shot. Contact me to
pass the time with memories. Alan GoldmanElaphyl@aol.com.
I am looking for information about my father’s
internment in a POW camp. He has now passed away, but even when alive did
not talk about it so I have very little information. His name was Marion
Melvin Krzeminski, born in Poland on the 6/9/1924 but left Poland when the
war broke out. Apparently he served in the American Army but I do not have
any dates, places or names, and I do not know when, where or which POW
camp he was in. When he was released for some reason he landed up in
Scotland, then lived in England until we emigrated to Australia in 1968.
We do not have any documents relating to this time period, but I hope that
maybe some information might come to light. I can also be contacted at C/-
St. Bede’s College, 2 Mentone Parade, Mentone 3194, Victoria, Aus. Sue
Charles Johnson 2605 W. Randall Mill Rd. #B, Arlington,
TX 76012 would appreciate any information concerning the 36th Inf. Div.
during WWII. When and where they landed in North Africa; battles, etc.
We are looking for a classmate and fellow POW. The last address was for
Mr. Harry H. Ullom, 1022 Lum, Corpus Christi, TX. Please contact: Gene
Shay, Commander, Ohio Chapter #10, 23D Commandery Ct., Springfield, OH
I am looking for information about my grandfather, Pvt.
Alexander McMaron Scott who was captured in Belgium in Dec. 44 he was interred
at Stalag II A until approx. April/May 45. His military discharge lists him as a
light machine gunner serving in the cavalry. He was from Cleveland, Oh and was
married and expecting a child. He was 5'-9" and weighed about 180 lbs.
Blond hair and Blue eyes. He may have gone by Scotty. I have a letter he wrote
that says when they were liberated they broke into a butcher shop and ate a lot
of beef. If anyone has any information about my grandfather or Stalag II A I
would appreciate hearing from them. I can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail Melissa Hillengas 786 Mt. Vernon Rd. Newark, OH 43055 or by phone
Looking for people who were there when I was. May 1939, I
enlisted in the Army at Baltimore, MD. After Fort Slocum, NY, I was shipped to
Ft. William McKinley in the Philippines. After capture, I was held in Bilibid,
Nichols Field, O’Donnell and Osaka. After the war, I spent the next 21 years
stationed at various air bases around the world, ending up at Hill AFB, Utah.
Contact: Walter Bell, PO Box 634, Sparta, NC 28675; (336) 372-4863.
Anyone at the Battle of Kasserine Pass, or at a farm near
Stettin, or at a Stalag where Ray Reitze passed through, please contact Ex-POW
Robert L. Harris, PO Box 11, Sunset ME 04683; (207) 348-2471; e-mail email@example.com
Ray Reitze was wounded at Kasserine Pass, and shrapnel was removed from his arm
by a German doctor. He has never been able to get his Purple Heart because no
records could be obtained. If you witnessed any part of this account, it might
help him obtain his award.
I am interested in hearing from anyone that remembers or can
provide me with information relating to my father: Pvt. John J. Mezzano, 1st
Battalion, Co. B, 110th Inf. 28th Division. He was in the Battle of the Huertgen
Forest and was later captured during the first days of the Battle of the
Bulge...marched 145 miles prior to being placed on boxcar in Gerolstein and
arriving at Stalag 9B on 12/26/44. Prisoner #25262 from 12-17-44 to 04-02-45.
All veterans with similar experience are welcome to respond and share their
stories. Elaine DuHack, 405 Gear St., Galena, IL 61036 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m trying to find anyone that served with my Grandfather
Orville R. Stanford. He was taken prisoner on Leyte in May of 1942. He spent
most of his POW time at Shinagowa as senior officer. He was a POW for 3 years
and 3 months. He returned to Tokyo as a witness in the war criminals trials. He
also received a Presidential Citation with two oak clusters. Contact: Joe
Stanford Butcher281-422-9434 email@example.com
. POB 1147, Seabrook, TX. 77586-1147.
Friends of Donald Doubek, 106th Infantry, 224th Regiment, C
Company. Captured Battle of the Bulge 12/16/44 and taken to Stalag XIIA.
Released as POW 5/8/45. He was “advance scout” in his company. Arrived
France on 12/6/44. Am writing a memory book on this part of his life for his son
and grandchild. Seeking anyone who knew him prior to capture, at Stalag XIIA, or
Camp Lucky Strike. He may have been at more than one POW camp, but I have not
found anything to suggest that as yet. May also have arrived in Europe 11/17/44
in Liverpool, England on the WAKEFIELD which sailed from Boston on 11/10/44.
Need to verify this somehow. Contact Bonnie Doubek McNunn 585 Shannon Dr
Vacaville CA 95688. 707-449-8476. email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for: Torey Campbell, Walter Hathaway, Glen
Graves, Frank Miller, and Joe Cassagrande. I have information about our plane
that was shot down 01/11/44 . Please contact: Joe Mehalshick Sr. email@example.com
I would like to hear from anyone that may have known my
father, Frank Chiavoni of Trenton, NJ. He was in the 45th Division. Captured at
Anzio on February 11, 1944. Interned at Stalag IIB on April 13, 1944. Frank
Chiavoni, 102 Cardinal Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527-3175. Phone -
Hello, my name is Marlene Loyd. My father was captured by the
Germans and held as a prisoner in France. Although he was an American citizen
they kept him as a prisoner. The Germans tortured my father and accused him of
being connected with the French underground. I was hoping to find some
information on who to contact that might help my father over come his stress
about his life and that war. He has a severe mental problem and I though if he
could trace back what he went through in France maybe that would help. If you
have any information or suggestions on who to contact on this matter could you
please help. I will look forward to your reply. Marlene Loyd. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am helping a friend attempt to learn the fate of Major
Kassel Keene. Major Keene was part of a B-29 crew assigned to the 345th Bomb
Squadron, and was shot down over Korea Bay on November 19, 1952.Reports
indicated that Major Keene, while held as a POW, was sentenced by the Koreans to
20 years of captivity for assaulting another POW. That is the last that anyone
has seen or heard about him. I have set up a tribute page at : http://myron.sestak.home.att.net
that contains more detail. I would like to post a notice for all of the missing
crewmembers. I would appreciate any help that you may be able to provide. Ray
I am trying to find information about my uncle who was shot
down while a member of a B-17 crew in the raid on Regensburg - Schweunfurt,
Germany. His name was Sgt. Delmar “Del” E. Kaech, member of the 323 Bomber
Squadron, 91st Bomb group, 8th USAAF. He was stationed at USAAF Station 121,
Bassingborn, England. After becoming a POW he was located in Stalag 17A in May
1944 and Stalag 17B in May 1945 until liberated. If any one knew him or knew the
name of the B-17 he was shot down in, please contact: Ronald Freeman email@example.com
I’m looking for men who were taken out of Dulag Luft at
Oberursel and put in an SS camp a few miles away. “Mad Major” Otto conducted
the interrogations. It might have been Schloss Kransberg, but I’m not sure.
Otto was there between January and March, 1945, and probably earlier. Also,
looking for men who were permanently kept at Dulag Luft Wetzlar during the
November 1944 to March 1945. Keith Kensen worked in the kitchen. He was an
escaped British SIS agent (radio operator) and passed as an American airman
(B-24 radio operator) when he was captured. He was from London and spoke fluent
German. Jim Downs firstname.lastname@example.org
John M. Beysselance was a gunner in a bomber shot down over
Europe in WWII and held prisoner in Stalag Luft IV. I have been able to get only
conformation that Bubba, as we call him, was in Luft IV. I would very much to
know what outfit he served in. Thank you, C.J. email@example.com
I was USAAF Pilot and POW at PG21 in Italy, Jan-Sep 1942. Am
seeking information on 1st Lt. Stanley Brach, Catholic Chaplain, and Captain
Henry Winston, Medical officer. Both were captured in North Africa and were
members of the First Armored Division. They were fellow prisoners at PG21. Odell
My name is Greg Standen and I am the Verger at St
Barnabas Anglican Church in Bathurst New South Wales Australia. I am 47
years old and when I was young I grew up in the Cathedral with Padres
of WWII and a couple of those were POWs from Changi and the Burma
In 1995 I wrote to the rector and suggested that we put
a stained glass window in the church dedicated to POWs and Padres of WWII.
On the 15th August 1997 the window was dedicated by the Bishop of Bathurst.
It was a very special day for our POW’s and Padres because this was when
the war had ended in Singapore, Burma etc. Each year we have a weekend
re-union in Bathurst. In 2001 it will be on the 11/12th August. We
have a dinner on the Saturday night and a wreath laying service on the
Sunday and a church service with a guest speaker. This year our guest
speaker will be coming from the 6th Div 2/1st btln. We would like to
extend an invitation to your organization, if any of your members are in
Australia at this time we would love to see them. A photo of our window is
on the 207 squadron web under POW window in Bathurst Australia. You can
email me on my own email if you require any more information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for information about Herman Percy Rabin
(sp?) 243-38-1889, Service #14030063; 9th Inf. Div. 47 Inf. E Co. At Fort
Bragg in October 1940. Captured North Africa Corps. If anyone knows
of his capture, please contact: James Prewitt, 610 Haw Branch Rd.,
Bernardsville NC 26709.
I am looking for anyone who was a member of the 2nd Armored Div and
captured at Faid Pass on or about Jan. 21/22, 1943. Can you identify
the outfit from the patch on his shoulder? Please contact: Jack Zilliox,
4702 Wood Violet Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188.
Recently, while working on my house I found an old
newspaper dated June 11,1972. On the cover is a picture of some POWs. I
just wanted to know if any of them are on line and wanted to talk. Their
names are: USAF Capt. Lynn E. Guenther; Capt. Edwin A. Hawley, Navy
Cap. Kenneth J. Fraser; Navy Cmdr. David Hoffman; Navy Cmdr. Walter E.
Wilber; Marine Corps Lt. Col. Edison W. Miller. Please contact: Shane
Stanley A Kemp 2nd Lt was a Bombardier on a B-17
from the 303rd Bomb Group 358th Sqd. His serial number was 0772661.The
303rd Bomb Group Association is looking for him. If he is a member of your
group, please tell him we are looking for him. We have located almost 1800
comrades who were based at Molesworth England during the war. Thanks, GBNute@mediaone.net.
Anyone at battle of KASSERINE PASS, or at a farm
near Stettin, or at a stalag where Ray Reitze passed through please
contact Ex-POW Robert L. Harris, PO Box 11 Sunset ME 04683 or e-mail email@example.com
207-348-2471. Ray Reitze was wounded at Kasserine Pass. Shrapnel was
removed from his arm by a German doctor after the wound was infected
badly. Ray has never been able to get his Purple Heart because no records
could be obtained. If you could witness any part of this account, it might
help him obtain his award.
About 5 or 6 years ago I read where a Japanese woman
had written a book about all or most of the POW camps in Japan. (It
was in Japanese). After exhausting all domestic leads for such a book, in
any language, I wrote to Japan’s equivalent of our Library of Congress.
They denied ever hearing of the book. Still looking for an English
translation. Peter O’Brien, PO Box 133, Foxboro, MA 02035
Seeking information on Clyde Hubbell who was
shot down over Europe and a POW. Hilbert Hubbel. firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Ian Quinn and I live in Hong Kong. I’m
an airline pilot researching the air war here in my spare time. The US
Navy launched massive strikes against shipping in HK Harbour. There were
heavy losses and one airman, Gene [Jean] Felton [ Fenton] BALCH -
from the USS Yorktown parachuted into a back yard. It’s likely he was
a gunner and he was hidden by a Chinese man who gave him civilian clothes
and hid him in a warehouse. Unfortunately the Chinese man was betrayed
and executed , the airman made a POW . According to evidence at the trial
of the men who betrayed the Chinese a Japanese Naval officer said that
three POWs were captured that day and sent on a destroyer to Japan three
days later. I would be most interested if any one knows about the
subsequent fate of Mr. Balch or the others mentioned. Another gunner from
a Helldiver, Alvin W. HUGHES is mentioned in one account as
surviving. His pilot, C.S. Snead being killed. Does anyone have details on him?.....Please contact: Ian Quinn, email@example.com
I would like some advice on obtaining information about
my father’s military records. His name was John Russell Champion,
his army serial # 34-397-721, and he departed the US on Oct. 8, 1943 and
served 1 year, 8 months and 2 days in the European Theatre. His discharge
shows that he was in the campaigns of Rhineland, Ardennes, Normandy and
Northern France. He was wounded and captured, but we don’t know where
or when. Please contact. Deloris Bailey, Delorisbailey@aol.com.
Michael Takiff, 160 W. 95th St. PH3; New York, NY 10025
is looking for WW II veterans whose sons served in the military in Viet
Nam. Drop him a line if you know of anyone.
My father, CQM Valleon Sylvester, was a casualty
of WW11. His last assignment was on the USS Finch that was sunk by
Japanese aircraft off Corregidor April 11, 1942. After that time he was
interred in Japanese prison camp #3 until he lost his life with
1800 other men on the “hell’ ship Arisan Maru 10-24-44. I am
really interested in details of that time in his life and thought someone
who has been through that terrible time and place would contact me. I
hadn’t known where he died until 1999 when I joined the network of WW11
orphans (AWON) who lost a father during the war. Through that network I
have been able to obtain information up to the USS Finch. In 1983 Stanley
Sommers wrote an article published in our Oregonian newspaper with some of
the details that I now know. It was as if he was living my father’s
story. It means a great deal at this time to remember my father and the
terrible ordeal of all the men and women who were in the war. I would
welcome hearing from others who have been there and back. Regards.
Maxine Sylvester Stanley 12705 NE Schuyler St. Portland, OR 97230.
Phil Wymond of Columbus, Ohio, Tel. #614-866-7497, is
looking for the following people that he served with: Gen. Charles
Sweeney, a B-29 pilot to Nagasaki; 2nd Lt. Charles A. Arnett, a
B-24 pilot, 492nd Bomb Group, was a POW at Stalag Luft II; 2nd
Lt. Ernest Gavitt, a B-24 Navigator with the 492nd Bomb Group, became
POW at Stalag Luft III; Members of my crew on B24, the Katie-Jean: Sgt.
Harold Dorow, a tail gunner; Sgt. Cline, a nose turret gunner; Sgt.
Fabislak, a ball turret gunner, and Sgt. Klastorowsky, a radio
operator. If anybody has information on these people, Phil would
appreciate hearing from you.
Looking for information on Peter Piernat,
possibly a resident of Kannapolis, NC in the 40’s and a survivor of the Bataan
Death March. Peter was a friend of my parents. If you can help with an
address please advise. Thank you Barbara Phillips Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for information about my father, Karl M.
Davenport, DOB June 17, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois. Served as a rifleman
at New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon where he was wounded
in action and held until his escape 78 days later. Please contact
Mary Jane Davenport Hamilton, 6124 W. Farmington Rd, Peoria, IL 61604;
309-673-6449 or MJH11140@aol.com.
I am looking for any information about the prison camp,
Osaka Kempei-Tai, and those who were imprisoned there. My brother, T/Sgt.
David F. McNeley was one of them. I have a press release from 1948, at
the time of the War Crimes Trial, listing the names of those whose bodies
had been found at that time. My brother was not listed.* It was not until
1952 that my brother’s remains were found, buried on the Osaka Castle
firing range. I am told that is now a peace park. Does anyone have any information
about others who might have been found after 1948? We know that Rt.
Gun H. D. Barrett was captured (this information recently from a Japanese
historian) but, like David, was not listed with the 1948 named victims.
There may have been two others, judging from number of parachutes seen.
Those not accounted for are A/C “Shorty” Hull, Flight Engineer Charley
Blackburn, Radio Operator Thomas Drew, and Tail Gunner James Clemens.
Thanks for any information you can offer. Neysa McNeley Picklum (sister of
David F. McNeley), 1929 Union Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. *Those listed
for the War Crimes Trial in 1948 were Co-Pilot Cletus Moser, Navigator
Benton Van Horn, Bombardier Oliver Stewart, Radar Operator Arthur
Weinbauer, and Left Gunner John Zinn.
I would like to try to make contact with anyone who may
have been acquainted with my father, John M. Carlson of Watertown,
MN. He was shot down in a B17 near Florence, Italy on October 5, 1943. He
eventually wound up in Luft Stalag One in the south compound.
Any information would be much appreciated. John Carlson, Tucson, AZ. JCarlson83@aol.com.
I’m looking for a James Barnett, 2nd
Lieutenant in USAF, 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Div., 445th Bomb Group, 703rd
Bomb squadron, captured April 12 1944 in Belgium and caught in a stalag.
No other data about him, sorry. Thanks a lot. Felix Maniquet. email@example.com.
Wanted: To hear from anyone who may have known my
husband, 1st Lt. Slayton M. McGehee, Jr. while in Stalag Luft
III near Sagan, Germany, or Stalag VIIA, near Moosburg. The
time frame would have been June 9, 1944 to April 29, 1945. If you knew
him, do you remember his physical condition? Especially swelling of the
feet or other effects of Beriberi? Please contact Helen McGehee, 4020
Royal Palms Ct., Dallas, TX 75244. or call 972-484-3764.
Former T/Sgt Robert Bowen, 101st Airborne, would like to contact
the 2nd Lt Artillery who possibly saved his life at a German clearing
hospital in Euskirchen, Jan. 1945. Bowen was in charge of wounded
American POWs who were confined to the attic. He had helped the officer
down to the operating room, when the hospital was bombed. The doctor went
berserk and got a stranglehold on Bowen and had not the 2nd Lt pulled him
away, Bowen might have been killed. ALSO: Does anyone know of violations
of Geneva Conventions by OUR forces against wounded ex-POWs who were sent
back to the lines after liberation? Contact: Robert Bowen, 706 E. Maple
Rd, Linthicum Hts, MD 21090.
This is a strange request. It is for anyone who knew
Tsuyoshi Nobuhata. Nobuhata was an interpreter for the Japanese Imperial
Army in Manchuria. He was fluent in both English and Japanese. The
request is from his granddaughter. I wish to help her, as I believe, he
too was a victim of the Japanese Imperial Army. I am guessing, but I
believe he was in Camp Hoten, from her descriptions. He was captured by
the Russians and never repatriated. If you remember him or the name of
the interpreter in Camp Hoten, please contact me. Frederico Baldassarre firstname.lastname@example.org
(James Burke) Francis Gladek originally from Shamokin, PA died in POW
camp possibly while in a work party out of Stalag 4B Bad Orb Germany. As
The Squad Leader that surrendered upon orders from the Company Commander
I have felt the burden of responsibility for all the squad members that
became POWs that day. I located most of them safe and sound after the
war but sadly learned that Francis died as a POW. We were good friends
and after years of searching I have located his burial place. Would like
to contact anyone that knew him as a POW or knows the location of his
family. The name Gladek seems to have disappeared from Shamokin
according to sources I reached some years ago.
My name is Pierre Godeau, I’m writing from the
close vicinity of the famous town of Bastogne in Belgium. It happens
that I have recently recovered an old relic of the Battle of the Bulge
that bears the name of the US officer who lost it at the time. Searching
the internet I found out that this Lt. became a POW during the Battle of
Bastogne. He used to be a member of the 15th Tank Battalion of the 6th
Armored Division, his name was L. DEAN MCVEIGH and his serial number:
0-1017449. The item that I found is not of great value, it is an old
army pouch...but I would be willing to give it back to him or to his
family FREELY as a souvenir. Any item of information would be deeply
appreciated. Pierre Godeau Bois de Waffe, 1 B-6640 Vaux-sur-Sûre
I am the Grandson of a EX-POW; his name is Charles
William Tucker, from Maryland. He was with the 31st. Inf. when captured
on April 8, 1942 on Bataan. He is a Death March Survivor and a POW for
1290 days. My Grandfather has ”blacked Out” the period of his life;
he has no memory; he also has many medical problems. If you or anyone
else knew him, or have any information on him, please contact me. One
man he knew on Bataan, he said his name is Cledus Beecher, from the
Bronx, New York. We aren’t sure if the first name is correct. The last
time my Grandfather saw Mr. Beecher, he had fallen on the march, and
when my Grandfather picked him up, he was beaten, and forced to continue
on, leaving Mr. Beecher behind, never knowing if Mr. Beecher survived or
not. Jon Rimando, 6460 Abel Street, Elkridge, Md. 21075.
George Hook, captured at the Chosin Reservoir, Nov.
29, 1950, went to Death Valley Camp and then to Camp One. He is looking
for James Talbert, Earnest McLean, Roy Hardage, Thomas Sealey, or anyone
who remembers his unreported (and untreated) shrapnel wound and the
beatings at the hands of the Chinese. He would like his Purple Heart and
has to prove these things. Please, if you can help this ex-pow contact
Judith Knight at email@example.com
Mr. Raymond “Hap” Halloran, a former B-29
navigator and POW of the Japanese, returned from Japan last fall. While
in Hiroshima, he met some people and one of them gave him a photo. The
man’s father was an official photographer. On 19 March 1945, US Navy
Task Force 58 attacked Kure Naval Base. It was a huge attack. Two US
Navy airmen were shot down. I have identified one of them as Lt Charles
Weiss of VBF-17 from the carrier Hornet. The one with the bandage was
identified by the Japanese as a Lt (jg) Harold Viladswest. With that
rank, he was obviously a pilot and not a SB2C crewman. I checked my list
of USN POW returnees and USN personnel who died as POWs in Japan. The
mystery man just doesn’t show up...there is nothing close to
resembling that name. The name “Viladswest” doesn’t even sound
like a real name! It was believed that the mystery POW was a SB2C airman
of which 12 were lost in the Kure raid. Quite a few of them were shot
down and captured. There were also a number of F6Fs and F4Us downed.
This Harold Viladswest was presumed to have been an SB2C pilot, but
there is absolutely no confirmation. Also supposedly lost on that date
was a Robert H. Williams, ARM1/c, unit unknown. Williams and Viladswest
became POWs and returned after the war, but once again, absolutely no
confirmation. TF58 did not lose any TBMs or SBDs on this date. Weiss was
shot down by a George of the 343rd Air Group in a big dogfight. Both
were taken into custody by the Army Kempei Tai, transported to Kure
Naval Station, then on to Ofuna Navy POW Camp. If anyone can identify
the mystery man, they may contact me at Dybsca@msn.com
or 626 286-5044 home or 626 285-9981 work. HENRY SAKAIDA
writes: Does anyone know a place called “Norfolk” or “Camp Norfolk”.
It was located in the village of Chalons-Sur-Marne east of Paris. A map
I had back then indicates I was there in October 1945 after being
assigned to the 118th Infantry to come home with. My map shows it as the
last stop in my journeys and I remember leaving there for the port of
Antwerp to come home. Where was Camp Lucky Strike? Could Norfolk have
been a subunit of Lucky Strike? I don’t remember it as such.
I am looking for some information about my
father-in-law, Wendell Fern “Bud” Hamman, who was part of the 1857th
Service Command Unit in WWII. He was a POW. As far as my in-laws can
remember, he was caught in Bastogne, Germany in Jan. 1945. He was sent
to Gerolstein Prison. We think it was Stalag 12A in Lindsburg, Germany.
All of this is just from the memory of my in-laws. He didn’t talk much
about the war. He said that all of the killing still bothered him. I am
trying to put together as much information as possible for my family.
Bud has been gone almost 10 years now, but is still missed very much. I
want to put as much info together so the generations to come will always
realize what their great grandfather did for his country. My e-mail
address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and physical address is PO Box 985, Emporia, KS 66801. Staci Hamman.
Patricia Wadley, AXPOW archivist, would like for
anyone who was a POW at Halle, Germany to please check in with her. Her
email: email@example.com. You
can also reach her through National Headquarters.
My Father, Ellis Scifres, was a POW in Germany during
World War II. He was serving with the 687th Field Artillery Batallion -
he was originally in the Headquarters Battery and was transferred to
Battery C in November 1944. He was captured on Dec. 16, 1944 during the
Battle of the Bulge. We do not know what POW Camp he was held at but
understand that he was liberated on April 17, 1945. Dad passed away in
1980 - without ever talking to us about his experiences as a POW. My
sisters and I recently attended a reunion of the 687th in St. Louis and
we are seeking information that would help us to know more about his
experiences. Anyone have any ideas about how we can fill in some of
these gaps? We would love to find someone who was a POW with my Dad or
who remembered him during his Army days. I can be reached at my e-mail
address or my home address: 302 Rock Road, McAlester, OK 74501. Thanks!
If anyone has any recollection of Boder (sometimes
called “Sport”) Jordan, please contact me. He was either a 1st or
2nd Lieutenant in the Philippines. He eventually made it to a POW camp
and was killed while being transferred on a ship by a friendly submarine
just a few months before the Pacific war ended. Contact Kurt Jordan
770-522-0916 5725 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurian George is trying to locate any of the first
enlisted men brought into Luft 1 on Dec 24, l944. Please send email to TorreyKay@aol.com
I’m trying to locate Norwood Garrett. He was a
World War II Air Corps bomber pilot; shot down in operations during the
war; interned in a German prison; returned after the war to the Dallas,
Texas area; later moved to the “four corners area”. W.R. Warnack,
3415 Maple Park Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339-2640. 281 358-2892.
Can someone help me find crew members of “Salvo
Sally” 484th B.G. 826 Sq. I am looking for: Henry F. Deck T-125678
(Luft IV), William J. Goodwin #39317082, Elmer Hayes #14125743
Edwards #12084691. Please contact: Bob Leavenworth 9815 E. Rooney
Easement, Hereford, AZ 85615. e-mail email@example.com
Looking for information on my uncle, Private Stephen
Kota, who was a member of the 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry
Division. He was wounded and captured in France, then interned at Stalag
12 A , Limburg, during the years 1944 to 1945. He is now deceased, and
the VA lost all his service records during a fire at their records
center. Anyone know anything about him? Please respond to Jon Balson,
172 Stone Quarry Road, Leola, PA 17540 or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My brother entered service on Oct. 30 1942-his name
Richard Smith-Flt Officer Born-6 18 1919-eyes-brown-hair-brown
wt-152-ht-5-9-5 823rd BS,38th BG. He was shot down while on a run from
New Guinea to New Britain. Contact: Frank Smith 71 New Bullis Rd Elma
New York 14059 tel: 716 674 6669.
In my files, I found a physical exam report for 2nd Lt. James T.
Frye, serial #0676773. The papers are from the office of the Surgeon,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If anyone is interested in them, please contact
Louis J. Beckmann, 121 Margo Lane, Fayetteville, New York. 315-637-8191.
Domenic P. LoRusso, former S/Sgt, 1st Platoon, “C”
Company, 422nd Reg. 106th Inf. Dom and I ate out of my helmet at Stalags 9B and
9A. He was from the Philadelphia area. We were best friends and I feel so sorry
I didn’t keep up with him after the war. Contact: John Morse (former 3rd Sq.
leader, “C” Company), 4240 George Lane, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
wrote: Bill Taylor called me and wondered if I could help him find a old buddy
he was stationed with in Alaska in 1954-56 named Rawleigh or (Rawley)
Vermillion. He was in Bataan with an army artillery unit when captured. I
know the chances are slim, but I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Wish I had more info on him. Jeff McIntyre.
At a garage sale, my wife and I purchased a hand made wooden
heart-shaped picture frame with a small picture of a young woman, vintage 40s
clothing and hair. The sellers had no knowledge of where it came from, wanted to
get rid of it. My father being in the war, I was interested and purchased it.
The reverse of the frame has the following information: CPL Kurt Kasischke
POW 2407509 Laon, France, 1945 (Lyon?) It occurs to me that relatives may find
this item of personal value. How would we go about finding any relative to whom
we may return this? Thanks for any help that you can give. Joseph Gruber, RPH,
CGP, FASCP Regional Director of Clinical Services, Omnicare, Inc. 345 Dunn Rd.
Florissant, MO 63035; 800-844-6622 ext 3097 FAX: 314-921-3514, Home phone:
My Uncle, Toney Warren Garner, ASN 37709297 was
captured at a place called Bidburg on December 21, 1944 a few days after the
beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. At the time of his capture, his unit was
Company II, 109th Infantry Regiment, interned in Stalag 12A as indicated on his
Dog Tag with his prisoner number 10214. Did anyone know him, or can you tell me
about his unit/where he was held? He was discharged on 2 November 1945 at Fort
Ord. He is now deceased. Jack L. Garner P.O. Box 42 Lusk, WY 82225, E-Mail: lujgarne@
Joseph Oberpriller is trying to find Robert Martinez,
who was last known in Texas, served with Co. E, 2nd Btn, 9th Reg’t. 2nd Inf.
Div. We were in Reserve at Hwachon, South Korea. We went on line at Chorwan on
July 21, 1952. Then at POW Camp #3 at Changsong, North Korea. I can be contacted
at 610 E. Garden St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. 715-723-8025.
Need IVB memories. Many strange - even bizarre -
events occurred there, as well as the (often) unreported humorous occasions
which we are keen to identify and document. One particular happening, recorded
by Tom Barker, right at the end, when most of the Germans had left and some
Russian cavalry had ridden into the camp, is the fairly horrific fate of a
German guard (he was known as ‘Blondie’, though there had also been another
of that nickname in the RAF compound) who had been especially brutal to Russian
prisoners, shooting some out of hand, beating others with little reason,
breaking limbs and so on. The Russian POWs had found him hiding in a shed,
dragged him out and strung him up feet first on a post and literally butchered
him as he hung there. It would be very useful indeed should any of your members
happen to be able to verify this incident and/or contribute any recollections of
the type outlined above. We mean to include in this history a section about the
‘satellite’ camps and at least some (including, of course, the one known as
‘Slaughterhouse Five’) of the the arbeitskommandos associated with Stalag
1VB. Contact: Antony A. (Tony) Vercoe (kgf. 275069), (Res.) 29 Spinnaker Dr.,
Whitby, Wellington 6006 NEW ZEALAND.
I have some info on the Yamamoto Detention Camp from
1942 to 1943. The commanding Jap officer was Col. S. Yamamoto. The Camp
Commander was Lieut. Cmmdr. G.G. Harrison. It was near a seaport, judging from
the size of the daily work detail that was sent to the docks. Do you have any
info? Could you include this your next issue as a question? I have two years of
daily info plus a lot of names and several letters dealing with the camp rules.
Send info to howard reiche, 67 Allen Ave Ext., Falmouth, Maine, 04105. my e-mail
I am looking for any information may have on Stalag XIIIC.
My Late Father, Jan Buchla, was a corporal in the 80th Regiment of the Polish
Cavalry. He was captured by the Nazis and interned in Stalag XIIIA in October
1939 and moved to Stalag XIIIC in 1940. He was liberated by US troops on 17
April 1945. This I know from his Ex Allied POW Identity Papers. He subsequently
worked for the US Administration in Germany as a DP Camp Policeman before coming
to Australia in 1949. Unfortunately I do not know much more as my father,
who died over 10 years ago was reluctant to speak about his time in Stalag XIII
C. If you have any information about Stalag XIII C please let me know. Jack
I am trying to assemble the record for another Missing Air
Crew 459th BG 759th BS 8/22/44 for which there is no MACR: Guy A. LaFata
Sgt; William A. Sykes 2nd Lt; Richard E. Rippon Sgt; John J. Koczaja Sgt. ALSO:
MIA Crew 28 July 1944 Ploiesti. Morgan, Arthur D. , Jr. Texarkana, TX - 2nd Lt.
Pilot? Ainsworth, Ernest F. Ok City, OK- 2nd Lt. 459th HQ. Co-Pilot? Dunham,
John N. Boston, MA 2nd Lt. - Navigator Hill, James L. - F/O - Bombardier;
Curtis, Chase Y. - S/Sgt; Love, James R. - S/Sgt Engineer Rosenthal, Herbert J.
- Sgt. Myles, David Jr. - S/Sgt -Ball Gunner. Flak damaged fuel lines. Plane
crash-landed in a field in Western Romania. Dead Stick landing, engines dry.
Glenn Strong, NOK.Glenn_Strong@hsb.com
My name is Michael L. Rosenberger, 306 Theresa Lane,
Richmond, IN 47374. I am searching for any Ex. POWs who might remember my dad
who was a POW at Stalag Luft IV and liberated from Moosburg in April , 1945. His
name was Larry Rosenberger and was with the 452nd BG 729th BS as a Ball
turret gunner. He was shot down on Aug 4, 1944. I was told that he was beaten
many times by a German guard called Big Stoop while at Luft IV. I also was told
that Big Stoop traveled with my dad and some 1400 other POWs from Luft IV to
Moosburg. email@example.com .
My father George W. Siebert was a POW in Neubrandenburg,
Follingbostel, and later in Teterow Germany. I am looking for
information anyone may have about the camps or to contact other prisoners or
their relatives who might have known my father. Thanks. David George Siebert,
202 Scott Drive, Dwight, Illinois 60420 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone who knew Sgt. Stanley J. Walesczyk, ASN
31066449 from Waterbury, CT. He was a waist gunner in B-17s, 8th AF, 91st BG,
401st BS. Shot down on June 21, 1944, held at Luft 4. Please contact his wife:
Elsie Valeski, 23 Frances Dr., Seymour, CT 06483.
For those living in Los Angeles, I am looking for Phillip
Ruiz. We were roommates in Luft 4, Lager A, Barracks 1 and Room 3. In
civilian life, Ruiz was a dispatcher for a trucking company. We walked across
the top of Germany to Folenbostle Stalag XI. Please look in your phone books and
send his address to: Jay Deane Sterrett, 2880 Earlshire Ct., Deltona, FL 32738.
My brother, Al Zilliox, was in the 2nd Armored
Division in North Africa. He was captured at Faid Pass and held in Stalags 3B,
7A and Luft 3. I am looking for someone who can tell me about the fighting at
Faid Pass, January 1943. Contact: Jack Zilliox, 4702 Wood Violet Lane,
Williamsburg, VA 23188; or call collect (757) 229-6046.
Does anyone know about automatic promotions? While we
were at Camp Lucky Strike, a colonel flew in from Washington, stood on a
scaffold and told us all about them. At our separation, we didn’t receive
these promotions. If anyone else heard this colonel, please contact me. Louis
Beckmann, 121 Margo Lane, Fayetteville, NY 13066; (315) 637-8191.
Mrs. Howard Klingman, PO Box, Cashion, OK 73016-2288, would
like to hear from anyone who might have known her father, Harley Merideth
Cowan, Serial #38567188. He was an infantryman, and a POW in Germany. He was
from Lavaca, AR and died in the VA Hospital at Memphis, TN 7/9/44. It is
believed he was captured in the Battle of the Bulge, but he never spoke of his
experiences as a POW.
We are hoping to hear from anyone who served with our father,
John R. Battisti, with HQ Co, 1st Bn, `8th Inf. Div, assigned with
Anti-Tank Gun Crewman Unit. He was captured in North Africa on Dec. 23, 1942 at
Long Stop Hill 609. He was sent to Italy and remained in Camp 59 until Sept. 8,
1943, when he escaped and hid for 3 1/2 months. He was recaptured on Dec. 30,
1943 and sent to Germany. He was in camp until Feb. 14, 1945 when he took part
in the 800 mile march across Germany. Liberated Apr. 13, 1945. Address: John R.
Battisti, 1098 Spruce St., Ambridge, PA 15003. (724) 266-6723. Daughter’s
My father, Michael J. Missano, was a waist gunner on a
Liberator “Betty Jane”. On Sept. 11, 1944, they were returning from a
mission and had to bail out over Holland. They were hidden for two days, then
discovered and captured. I am trying to find out about the mission and the camp
they were taken to. Dad was in the 389th BG, 565th BS. Also, does anyone know
where I can get the Caterpillar Club insignia? Please contact Bernadette
Hoffman, 77 Glenmere Way, Holbrook, NY 11741. (631) 472-3134.
Pasquale L. Grimo is looking for information from others
in Stalag XIB in Falling Bastel. He also would like pictures of the
liberation by the English on Apr. 16, 1945. Please contact: Pasquale at: 19
Elmwood Dr., Bristol, RI 02809. (401) 245-6903.
Looking for American POWs who were assigned to do clerical work for the
Japanese in the Third Expeditionary Headquarters, Manila, from Aug. 1 to Dec.
1944, who might have information about the four survivors and prisoners of
the USS Robalo. They were brought to Manila on or about the 15th or 30th of
August. Please contact: Harvey Carlisle, 7934 S. Neenah St., Burbank, IL 60459.