Stalag No.s and locations

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  1. Son of POW-Escaper

    Son of POW-Escaper Senior Member

    A very good list, but at least two are missing:

    Oflag VI B Warburg, Germany
    Oflag XXI B Schubin, Poland

    My father served time at both. He attempted escape twice from Warburg ("The Boldest Escape Bid of the War" according to the News of the World on May 18/46) by dressing up as a German guard and marching a group of 10 prisoners out the camp's front gate.

    He also escaped from Schubin with 34 other officers in the little known "Abort Dienst" (Latrine Tunnel Escape). He got 300 miles from the camp within 24 hours, but was recaptured by the Gestapo, and spent an unpleasant week in their company, trying to prove that he was not a spy.

    Marc
     
  2. Jan7

    Jan7 Senior Member

    MY father was born in 1913. He joined the Dutch Navy in 1932 (MLD). I only know that he was in Stalag Va for some years. I discovered a Dutch-German dictionary with his pow number, and a stamp Gepruft. He told that he weight barely 50kgs afterwards. There were also stories that they fed themselves on grapes, it was southern Germany. My father died in 1989, after leaving the service in 1978 but still working for the Defence departmant afterwards up to his 65 th (helicopters). There was one photo form that period. He was on it with an tool for stone, obviously working a some mine or so. That is what I remember. He also spent time before the war in the far east exploring indonesian territories. I am now 52 myself. My mother was English and lived through the blitz in Londen, is still alive (84).

    Dear Cwjolierook:

    In first place, welcome to WW2Talk [​IMG]!

    Thanks for sharing with us the vital experiences of your beloved parents.

    Please, if you wish, I anime you to open a new thread in wich you will explain, adding photos, scans for further information that you advance.

    Read, also the threads of the forum. Possibly, you can will find more interesting things.



    Jan.
     
  3. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    A couple POW camp maps between the 2 they seem to have all the camps, one shows a camp in Lithuania, plus those around Posen (generally missed from my experience) but misses a couple above Berlin. The other one misses the camps around Posen, Lituania but has the rest.

    Small colored one is from http://www.wwiimemories.com/germanpowmap.jpg
    Bigger map is from http://moerstaal.nl/homepage/show/view.php?id=102413

    The other one I am looking for, I was like 30 pages into a google search when I came across it. Once found I will post.

    Wayne
     

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  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers for those Wayne, both show an Oflag I have been looking into - IX A-H Spangenberg. Very useful.
     
  5. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Glad I could help Mike :)

    Cheers,
    Wayne
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Wayne are these images from another site, like this one ?WWII Memories

    If they are, or from a publication, it'd be good manners to credit the source.
     
  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Looks like they are from this link in Jan7s post#17:
    POW Camps

    As Di says Wayne, nice to give credit where possible.
     
  8. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Oflag V-B Rottenmunster Rottweil, Wurttemberg 48-08

    Oflag V-B was in Biberach an der Riß, Baden-Württemberg.
     
  9. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    One credit added, looking for the second, very bizarre site, I'll find it sooner or later.

    Second credit added.

    Wayne
     
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  10. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers Wayne, nice one.
     
  11. mfb

    mfb Junior Member

    A very good list, but at least two are missing:

    Oflag VI B Warburg, Germany
    Oflag XXI B Schubin, Poland

    My father served time at both. He attempted escape twice from Warburg ("The Boldest Escape Bid of the War" according to the News of the World on May 18/46) by dressing up as a German guard and marching a group of 10 prisoners out the camp's front gate.

    He also escaped from Schubin with 34 other officers in the little known "Abort Dienst" (Latrine Tunnel Escape). He got 300 miles from the camp within 24 hours, but was recaptured by the Gestapo, and spent an unpleasant week in their company, trying to prove that he was not a spy.

    Marc

    And lest we forget, Frontstalag 142, in which my stepmother was incarcerated in Besancon, France.
     
  12. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From Illustrated London News, 1 June 1946

    Oflag VIIB
    Illustrated London News 01 June 1946.png
     
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  14. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    Just wondering if anyone knows what Stalag XXA (3) might mean?
    Thanks
    Barbara
     
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    The only connection I can make with XXA (3) - is that it might refer to the associated hospital at Konradstein or another building within the XXA complex

    For example:
    Stalag XX-B - Wikipedia
    ..................were held here in 1940. An administration block including a hospital was erected in the latter part of 1940, mainly by prisoner labour.

    TD
     
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  16. Alucard

    Alucard Member

    Barbara.
    Have you tried wartimegudes.blogspot.com who specialise with Stalag XXA ?

    There is also a post on Stalag XXA War Time Memories, about Pte William Jones, 1st Battalion, Loyal Regiment, in which is mentioned Stalag XXA ( 3)
     
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  17. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Let me add OFLAG 5B Biberach (Wurtemberg)

    Stefan.
     
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks, I'll edit that one in
     
  19. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    Stefan - I notice that Biberach was also a Civilian Internment camp mostly for Channel Islanders

    From WO 224-205

    P7580351.JPG

    TD
     
  20. HA96

    HA96 Member

    TD,
    very much so and last year one of the Guernsey deporties (boy of 5 in 1942 ) wrote a book about it. In English being translated to German right now. Good reading, both sad and funny. Do you want the title?
    Stefan.
     

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