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Allied aircrew shot down during World War II were incarcerated after interrogation in Air Force Prisoner of War camps run by the Luftwaffe, called Stalag Luft, short for Stammlager Luft or Permanent Camps for Airmen.

Germany held nearly 9,000 USAAF and RAF airmen at Stalag Luft I during WWII. Stalag Luft I was located two miles northwest of the village of Barth, Germany, on the Baltic Sea. The first Allied prisoners entered the camp on 10 July 1940 (French and British POWs). The German garrison left the camp several days before the arrival of Soviet forces on 2 May 1945. The POWs were evacuated by 8th Air Force B-17s on 12-13 May 1945.

Further detailed information, photographs and stories can be found at :
http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag1.htm

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  • Anthony Abad

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3849 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Abramson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Steyr, Austria in B-17 42-31437 24-Feb-44; enemy aircraft, crashed Enns, Austria; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2636. Awards: AM (2OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Ager

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3-Aug-42. ETO/Flight Echelon 2-Oct-42. WIA 6-Dec-42 (Abbeyville). DS/Tunis 16-Sep-43. Trans/Group HQ. ...

  • Russell Alcott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Shot down by fighters, baled out at low level. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3849 Awards: AM(OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alvah Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Spotswood Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Altman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11487. ...

  • Dudley Amoss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 59 Missions credited with 5.5 kills and 1.5 destroyed [Ground]. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Hopsten aerodrome. Hit by flak, limped towards friendly territory in Belgium, belly landed near Arnhem in P...

  • David Anderson

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-51678 Miss Laid

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down 11-Dec-1944 on bombing mission from Stornara Airfield, Italy, target Vienna S.E. Goods Yard, Vienna Austria. All 10 crew members survived and were imprisoned in Stalag Luft I, near Barth, Germany.

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19 January 2017 19:41:48 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Added William F Schmid and James Groblewski

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11 December 2015 06:11:58 AKMark Changes to person associations
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Military Records

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13 May 2015 15:55:45 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
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Associated prisoners of the 457th Bomb Group from http://www.457thbombgroup.org/POW/POW.html

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13 May 2015 15:46:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to history and person associations
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Associated prisoners of the 457th Bomb Group from http://www.457thbombgroup.org/POW/POW.html

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11 March 2015 09:54:35 general ira snapsorter Changes to history
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Additional history added from b24.net : http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag1.htm

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11 March 2015 09:34:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to history
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Added b24net link

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11 March 2015 09:29:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to name and known as
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Title change for consistency

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09 March 2015 16:20:54 Emily Changes to media associations
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Associated Hub Zemke image from Stalag Luft I from Freeman Collection

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31 December 2014 14:53:50 Sam_Martin Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and person associations
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Roy, Morris. Behind Barbed Wire. Published in 1946; Zemke, Hubert (and Freeman, Roger). Zemke's Stalag. Published in 1991.

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