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WWII Pvt. Raymond E. Ayers - POW, Stalag VII-A


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#1 Martygraw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:10 PM

I recently picked up these tags belonging to a Pvt. Raymond E. Ayers, a prisoner in Stalag VII-A.  The tags came with a January 20, 1945, letter from Pvt. Ayers to his family back home in Kansas.  I haven't been able to find much information online about the private, other than his listing in the National Archives' enlistment records.  Any additional information would be most appreciated.

 

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#2 Martygraw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:12 PM

More photos . . .

 

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#3 Martygraw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:14 PM

Photos of letter . . .

 

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#4 Martygraw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:16 PM

Photos of letter . . .

 

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#5 Martygraw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:17 PM

Stalag postmark . . .

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:18 PM

410th infantry

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#7 manayunkman

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:28 PM

I like your group.

Thank you for posting it.

#8 everforward

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:40 PM

Great piece of history here, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:11 PM

Interesting Reading here about the regiment fighting in Alsace including the heavy attacks and counter-attacks in the days he was captured   410th Infantry Regiment Journal of Operations November 1944

 

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:16 PM

Captured 11/29/44 in France.


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