Stalag Luft I

Prisoner of war camp
Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.

Object Number - FRE 10019 - Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.

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Detailed History

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 398th Bomb Group 600th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-703920
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 441st Troop Carrier Group 302nd Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17024130 / O-684219
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 332nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 508th Bomb Squadron 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-748533
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 397th Bomb Group 598th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-671879
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Revisions

Date19 Jan 2017 19:41:48
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Date11 Dec 2015 06:11:58
ContributorAKMark
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Military Records

Date13 May 2015 15:55:45
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Associated prisoners of the 457th Bomb Group from http://www.457thbombgroup.org/POW/POW.html

Date13 May 2015 15:46:05
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Associated prisoners of the 457th Bomb Group from http://www.457thbombgroup.org/POW/POW.html

Date11 Mar 2015 09:54:35
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Additional history added from b24.net : http://www.b24.net/pow/stalag1.htm

Date11 Mar 2015 09:34:55
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Added b24net link

Date11 Mar 2015 09:29:55
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Title change for consistency

Date9 Mar 2015 16:20:54
ContributorEmily
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Associated Hub Zemke image from Stalag Luft I from Freeman Collection

Date31 Dec 2014 14:53:50
ContributorSam_Martin
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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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