Here's a grouping from Stalag XIIA that I picked last year at the ASMIC show in Ft.Worth Texas.
Any info on the POW's & Dog Tag would be greatly appreciated. My research has been nothing but a dead end! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif
Here is info on Gonzales. I have a POW ID card from XIIA only a few numbers off the one you have. XIIA was a transit camp that newly captured POW's were sent to before being assigned to a permanent camp. the POW ID number on the photo attached to the card does not match the ID number on the top of the card. Someone probably replaced it with a different XIIA photo.
Field Title Value Meaning
SERIAL NUMBER 39548616 39548616
NAME GONZALES EDWARD G GONZALES EDWARD G
GRADE, ALPHA SGT Sergeant
GRADE CODE 5 Captain or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Asst. director of nurses or Chief dietitian or Chief physical therapy aides or Sergeant or Technician 4th Grade or Lieutenant or Petty Officer, 3rd Class
SERVICE CODE 1 ARMY
ARM OR SERVICE INF Infantry
ARM OR SERVICE CODE 10 INF: INFANTRY
DATE REPORT: DAY (DD) 01 01
DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM) 01 01
DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y) 5 1945
RACIAL GROUP CODE 1 WHITE
STATE OF RESIDENCE
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
PARENT UNIT NUMBER
PARENT UNIT TYPE
AREA 72 European Theatre: Germany
LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD) 21 21
LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM) 07 07
LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y) 5 1945
SOURCE OF REPORT 1 Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
STATUS 8 Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
DETAINING POWER 1 GERMANY
CAMP 004 Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 16 May 2009 - 09:05 AM.