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Stalag Luft VI

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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 Luft 6 was located near the town of Heydekrug, Memelland (now Šilutė in Lithuania). It was the northernmost POW camp within the confines of the German Reich.

Further detailed information, photographs and stories can be found at :
http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag6.htm

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  • Joseph Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Hubert Campney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    On 14 August 1944 in AC 42-97852, we were ordered to bomb the electrical plant at Mannheim. There was not room for the parachute to be attached to the harness in the ball turret. I had always pushed my chute into an area just large enough to hold the...

  • Victor Ciganek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Sgt Victor Ciganek was assigned to the 91st Bomb Group 322nd Squadron based at Bassingbourn. Victor served as radio operator on the B-17 # 42-3119 "Destiny's Tot" on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. Upon returning the B-17 ditched into the North...

  • Philip Dryden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 397th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 100+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge, missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11897. Died of wounds as a POW. ...

  • George Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    George Chester Fisher served as a waist gunner with the 303rd Bomb Group out of Molesworth, England. On 29 November 1943, he was flying in B-17 42-29498 'Dark Horse' when it was shot down. ...

  • Elmer Hagen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Mohnacky crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-38045. MACR 2242. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft VI & Luft IV. ...

  • George Harlow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    George Harlow served as a Radio Operator with the 445th Bomb Group. ...

  • Rex Lewnfield

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Sterkrade, Germany in B-17 42-97781 'Eight Ball III'. Shot down 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10151 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Mitchell McArthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Chester O'Donnell

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. On practice mission, became lost shortly after take off, failing to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with a badly wounded crew member. POW. MACR 2968. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2020 17:40:43 V York Changes to person associations
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My father's diary states he was in Stalag IXC , then transferred to Stalag Luft VI then went to Stalag Luft IV, then marched.

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 10:29:24 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude and history
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Added place with detail from http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag6.htm

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