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Stalag XVIIb

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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.

Stalag 17B was situated 100 meters northwest of the village of Gniekendorf. This village is located six kilometers northwest of Krems, Austria.

Air Corps NCO's were held at this camp and they regretted they were not in an Air Force camp. They considered that they were entitled to a special camp and the privileges of aviators.

Further detailed information, photographs and stories can be found at :
http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag17.htm

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  • Irwin Aaseby

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Irwin Aaseby served as a gunner with the 306th Bomb Group from Thurleigh. He was shot down on 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29779 'Bab's Best', bailed out and was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW). He was held at Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf, near Krems,...

  • Julian Abel

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #423185 'Queen Bee. ' Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. POW

  • Isaac Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42. Home/ Queen Mary 6/16/45. ...

  • Howard Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 42-30032 'Sky Queen. ' Prisoner of War.

  • Earl Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Wright crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30028 'Great In Lani' or 'Sweet is Le Lani'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 380. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft...

  • John Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Crosson crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31075 'The Rebel'. Mission #51 to Bremen, Germany. MACR 1722. Taken to an unknown hospital by the Germans with S/Sgt Eloe. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Wilbur Alsheimer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Moon crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-5847 'Margie Mae'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. MACR 660. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. New York

  • Clarence Asher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Owen Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29976 'Sad Sack'. Mission #12 to the Focke-Wulf factory at Hamburg, Germany. MACR 128. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. Washington

  • James Atkins

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31346 'Shack Rabbit.' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Baird

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. POW

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Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 16:01:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to history
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Correction to basic details:
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=camps&cmp=Stalag+17b+Braunau+Gneik...

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 15:44:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to name, known as and history
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Correction to basic details:
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=camps&cmp=Stalag+17b+Braunau+Gneik...

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 16:12:58 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

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 16:02:34 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

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 01:18:16 stu Changes to person associations
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Justin Sturak grandson of Stanley J Sturak

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 10:48:44 general ira snapsorter Changes to name and history
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Renamed Stalag Luft XVIIb for consistency.

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 10:08:09 general ira snapsorter Changes to name and known as
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Amended basic details.

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 10:06:38 general ira snapsorter Changes to name, known as, latitude, longitude and history
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Added details from : http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag17.htm

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 01:23:02 drh1957nb Changes to name
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various websites

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 01:06:35 drh1957nb Changes to history
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various websites

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 01:03:36 drh1957nb Changes to history
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Stalag 17 website

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2015 01:02:26 drh1957nb Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude and person associations
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U.S. Archives

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