461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)


Kriegsgefangene is the German word for POW.  I felt it appropriate to use that word when developing this section of the website.

German POW Camps

This is a map of the German POW camps or Kriegefangenenlager during WWII.  It also shows a number of targets hit by the Fifteenth Air Force.  Click on the image for a larger view.

Life as a POW is hard to imagine.  It was difficult for everyone.  I can only guess just how hard life in a prison camp was.  The following is from Stalag Luft IV, but probably pretty well tells the story of what life was like.

Barbed Wire Interlude

Gerald R. Smith Trefry A. Ross James E. Sipple Paul Haggerty


Links To Other POW Web Sites

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Stalag VII A - Moosburg Online

Greg Hatton's Stalag Luft Research Site


WWII POW Camp, Shumen, Bulgaria