I have a rather extensive photograph album that belonged to Roy Barger. During the war, he was a Warrant Officer in the rigger section of the 508th. He is listed as a POW on the NARA site. What I am curious is how long he was a POW (from date to date). Is there a way to find that out or is getting his personal records the only way to find out that information?
One reason I am asking is that the album contains many photos he had taken that were at training, overseas in England, France and Netherlands. No winter scenes. But then there are photos postwar of him in Germany with his unit. There are a few photos in the album of him in a wheel chair wearing a hospital robe. I'm wondering if maybe he was captured for a short period of time and then escaped? On the other hand, if he were captured and held to the end of the war, I suspect he would have been in really rough shape and not returned to his unit.
Folks in the rigger section did jump into combat in that era.
Thanks for your help!