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Prison mug shots taken while in Dulag Luft at Wetzlar before he was moved to Stalag Luft IV. T/Sgt. Charles Sturgeon, who was 20 yrs. old at the time, was captured after he bailed out of Fifinella. Several months later he was moved to Stalag Luft I (Barth) where he stayed until being liberated in May 1945. After being liberated, he was able to find his record out of a pile of records three feet high and three feet in diameter. T/Sgt. Sturgeon remembered noticing a group of POWs gathered around the pile of records looking for the one with their picture. He walked over to the pile, looked down, and immediately saw his picture on the ground in plain sight. T/Sgt. Sturgeon remembered how, "One guy said he had been there two hours looking for his and still didn't find it."
CONTRIBUTED BY CHARLES STURGEON

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Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Sturgeon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Epreville on 8/13/44 in B-17 Fifinella #42107030 POW

Aircraft

  • 42-107030 Fifinella

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-T] Bassingbourn 25/3/44; Missing in Action 54m Le Manoir RR bridge, Fr 13/8/44 with Tom Smith (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joe Vukovich, Navigator: Alex Calder, Ball turret gunner: Jesse...

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Date Contributor Update
16 June 2021 17:41:38 acbernstein1 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/scrapbook_memories/powcard.html

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