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#51 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

Here is my newest one. Barracks card from Stalag Luft 1 to a Navigator from the 2nd Bomb Group, 15th AAF , captured 1/24/44.

 

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#52 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 11:28 PM

This is late war set of cards to a Pilot from the 305th Bomb Group. He was captured January 1, 1945 and held in Stalag Luft 1 in Barth.

At this point in the war the Germans didn't even affix photos to the cards.


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#53 SeaDog30

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:07 PM

Here's my new card.  S/Sgt. Mike G. Kuhar, 461st BG.  He was a B-24 waist gunner held at Stalag Luft IVimage_1.jpg


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:31 PM

Nice card Rick! 



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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:32 PM

Here are 2 cards that are part of a group I just bought at the SOS.

 

He flew with the 94th BG , 8th AAF , and was shot down 10/7/44

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Nice card Rick! 

Thanks. I like your SoS Finds!!



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:53 PM

Here is a personnel card I just acquired to a 34th Division POW captured in Feb 1943 in North Africa. It's the only one from an American in Stalag IIB I have ever seen.

 

UPDATE: I just got it in the mail from the Auction house. It was a color photocopy!!! It will be going back. I am a bit bummed because I needed one from this camp for my collection. The search continues. 

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

My latest acquisition from a member of the 45th/157th who was captured at Anzio and held at VIIB.

The overlayed patch also came with the lot.

Thanks again for your guidance on this one Kurt.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:26 AM

I've been meaning to share this Stalag ID card I picked up a few months ago and finally got around to scanning it today.  The card is named to a bombardier with the 92nd Bomb Group, who's B-17 was shot down on March 16, 1944 by German fighters.  His estate was sold piecemeal on E-Bay and I was fortunate enough to pick up a few items of his, to include this card. 

 

One interesting aspect of this piece is that the vet produced a two disc DVD in which he spoke of his WWII and POW experiences.  I was able to get the set with the card.  In the DVD, he talked specifically about this card and how he swiped it when they were liberated.  He also told a story about when he was filling out card initially.  Apparently the German Sgt. who was watching him fill it out, saw that he started to write down that he was Jewish.  The Sgt. stopped him, shook his head "no", and told him to write down Protestant instead.  You can kinda see on the card where he stated to write the "J". 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

The DVD and a screen shot showing him talking about the card.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:30 PM

This 95th Bomb Group B-17 pilot went down at Brunswick, Germany on his 24th mission. The date was 10 Feb 1944. He was wounded and captured immediately and ended up at Stalag Luft 1. Following wars end he remained in the USAF retiring as a LtColonel. These docs are among his many military papers in the collection. The Kriegie photo from his barracks card was used on the recommendation letter for promotion. interesting. Bobgee

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:18 PM

WOW all 3 of the new cards are great examples! I especially like the fact you have that DVD Nic. It makes the history come alive. I have a group with a 2 hour interview on VHS with it. I quickly put it on a CD.

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

Well worn personnel card from Dulag Luft to a Stalag Luft 6 POW who was shot down flying with the 95th Bomb group on 2/10/44.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:56 PM

The reverse of the card shows all of his transfers between camps.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

This 95th Bomb Group B-17 pilot went down at Brunswick, Germany on his 24th mission. The date was 10 Feb 1944. He was wounded and captured immediately and ended up at Stalag Luft 1. Following wars end he remained in the USAF retiring as a LtColonel. These docs are among his many military papers in the collection. The Kriegie photo from his barracks card was used on the recommendation letter for promotion. interesting. Bobgee

 

 

 

Hey Bob! I just noticed that the cards you posted and the one I just posted today are both from 95th BG POWs captured on the same day! Not the same plane unfortunately.

 

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

Hi Kurt, thanks for sharing all of these. I think this is my first time viewing this topic and I'm glad I found it. I did not know of these documents but I feel like now I will be hoping that one appears in every box of ephemera I rummage through. These are really really cool pieces!

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:59 PM

Part of a group I recently acquired . He was a gunner from the 385th BG captured 2/24/44 and held in Stalag Luft 6, 4, and 1.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:59 PM

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 08:23 PM

My recent pick up.  Lt. Thomas Reynolds was a B-24 pilot in the 455th BG.  He and his crew were shot down on August 29, 1944.  

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:19 AM

Obtained this group recently. He was a B-17 pilot from Dallas, Texas flying his 2nd mission with the 306th Bomb Group  to Munster when he was shot down on 22 June, 1943. He was wounded and spent the rest of the war in StalagLuft 3.

 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:31 PM

Obtained this group recently. He was a B-17 pilot from Dallas, Texas flying his 2nd mission to Munster when he was shot down on 22 June, 1943. He was wounded and spent the rest of the war in StalagLuft 3.

 

 

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Nice group Bob! Love his capture photo. You have quite a nice pile of POW groups collection. 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

Thanks, Kurt. Here's his IRVIN Caterpillar Club card. Merry Christmas! 

 

 

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Posted 26 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

This "Lucky Bastard  Club" came with his group. Have not seen this form before and believe it to be a reunion piece, Clearly he was  not a  "Lucky Bastard" having been shot down on his 2nd mission - though he was a survivor!

 

 

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:05 PM

Its been a while since one got added so here we go!

 

This is the first card I have found from Stalag IVB.   He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge with the 422nd Inf, 106th Division.

 

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 04:05 PM

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