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Parker Finney's POW diary. Miscellaneous pages at the back list names, events, food that they wanted to eat, and places that he heard about that he wanted to visit. This was probably written on and off from Aug 1944 to Apr 1945.



  • Jerome Barieau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down on 8/6/44 in B-17 'Hubba Hubba' #43-37557, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Adolph Brocato

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-17 #42107051 'Gene Ellen. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Morris Clifton

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    Shot down on 8/6/44 in B-17 'Hubba Hubba' #43-37557, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Coccia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    James Coccia was Co-Pilot of B-17#42-107007. Shot down by fighters on 29 July 1944. Ditched North of Ameland Island, West Friesland, The Netherlands. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Clarence Darnell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #42-38161, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Denaro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Member of Stover crew

  • Thurman Esselmeyer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Crashed near Mannheim on 11/5/44 in B-17 'Lady Anne' #44-8313, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Jack Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97607. Plane crashed into Baltic, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Parker Finney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and crashed at Brockhoefe on 24-Aug-44 in B-17 Down N' Go. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8202 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Fritz

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    B-17F #42-30334 'Virgin Sturgeon' collided with another aircraft on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Date Contributor Update
22 June 2018 22:49:46 cfinney Changes to caption

from Parker Finney's pow diary

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2018 21:47:31 cfinney Changes to caption

From his son and the diary.

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2018 21:43:06 cfinney Created entry with caption and person associations

From Parker Finney's POW Diary 1944 to 1945, Stalag III in Sagan Germany and Stamlager VIIA in Moosberg Germany.