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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 13d was located in Nuremberg, (Nürnberg Langwasser), Germany.

Also known as Stalag 13d Nuremburg Oflag 73 Bavaria 49 11

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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).

  • Hyman Beckerman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Loftin crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29958 'Battlin' Bombsprayer'. Mission #37 to the Arado Aircraft components at Anklam, Germany. MACR 886. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. ...

  • Robert Bieber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 17 Jan 45 in B-24 #4251078

  • Loel Bishop

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 12/6/44 near Mepple in B-17 'Blanco Diablo' #42102658

  • Harold Blake

    Military | Master Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Smith H crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3220 'Damfino'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. MACR 384. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID (Per NARA)....

  • Francis Bowles

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Completed 8 missions over enemy territory and Germany. Flew as togglier over Vegesack, Germany. Shot down 5 April 1943 in B-17 #4229660 over Antwerp, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). Hospitalized for treatment of a shrapnel wound of the lower spine....

  • Velton Brewer

    Military | Flight Officer | Glider pilot | 439th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 94TCS, 436TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply mission to Bastogne. Being towed by C-47 43-15073 27-Dec-44. Released short of LZ, due to flak. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11183. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Buescher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wengerohr on 14 Jan 45 in B-17 'Bull Session' #43-38911 (only member of crew to survive the crash)

  • John Bunworth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Klein, E crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-31417 'Big Time Operator II'. MACR 1879. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and...

  • Claudio Carano

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31097 'Mission Belle'. Mission #46 to the chemical factory at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1661. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. Brooklyn, NY

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16 December 2019 16:30:13 Emily Changes to name, known as, latitude, longitude and person associations

NARA Prisoners of War Data Files

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