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HUGE WWII POW grouping - Survivor of Battle of St. Lo July 1944

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Kurt, excellent grouping! It's great to have it all together how it belongs and I'm glad that's how you got it.

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Another Kurt Home Run :thumbsup: What a fantastic group to be sure. Doyler and I live near Britt Iowa, wonder if there is anything about your Kriegie in their county museum.

 

 

Kurt Barickman


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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It doesn't get any better then this if your collector of POW items. Fantastic group Kurt, its found a good home. Jon


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Fantastic grouping, Kurt- I can see why you were so excited about it at the show - I trust the footlocker made it home ok?

 

Kyle


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Fantastic grouping, Kurt- I can see why you were so excited about it at the show - I trust the footlocker made it home ok?

 

Kyle

 

 

It made it home safely minus the latch and lock! Nothing was missing though ,

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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WOW, Kurt! Your collection never ceases to amaze me! Congrats on yet another great find.


~Sean

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Kurt,

A great group of a true American Hero. :salute: Thank You for sharing.

Regards,

John


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What an incredible group to add to the your collection!


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:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

Another fantastic Kriegie grouping Kurt !!

 

Thanks for showing !!

 

Vic


"We Polish soldiers, for your freedom and ours, gave our souls to God, our bodies to the soil of Italy, and our hearts to Poland"

 

-- inscription at the Polish cemetary - Monte Cassino

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Wow Kurt - quite a group to say the least!

 

I love how they traced those US and POW dog tags and how he then filled them in. I can just imagine it... sitting there with nothing but time to do such things...

 

MW


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Kurt:

 

I looked at this group too....glad it found a good home.

 

I believe the seller said the vet was still alive and willing to talk.....an interview would be possible............ ;)


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Kurt this is a beautiful grouping...they dont get much better than this! Thank you very much for sharing :thumbsup: !


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Super nice group!! :thumbsup: Alex

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Kurt:

 

I looked at this group too....glad it found a good home.

 

I believe the seller said the vet was still alive and willing to talk.....an interview would be possible............ ;)

 

 

I think you might have been in the booth when I was looking at the group!

 

 

I need to contact the seller and get the contact information.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Battle of St. Lo was a couple of weeks ago, so I am bringing this back up.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Looks like he was one of then-Captain Greenlief's soldiers if he was in L/134th. Great grouping Kurt!

 

Jon


In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

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Looking for P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

Also seeking photos, documents and associated materials from the 3rd Armored Division and 83rd Infantry Division in January 1945.

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Looks like he was one of then-Captain Greenlief's soldiers if he was in L/134th. Great grouping Kurt!

 

Jon

 

 

Greenlief was the 1st Platoon commander in May 1944 as a 1st LT , and I think he still was at St. Lo in July 1944.

 

Markworth ( a Sgt. at the time) in his video diary had some interesting comments concerning his platoon CO at St. Lo. I need to confirm that he was still the CO at the time. It concerns the events leading up to his groups capture.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Greenlief was the 1st Platoon commander in May 1944 as a 1st LT , and I think he still was at St. Lo in July 1944.

 

Markworth ( a Sgt. at the time) in his video diary had some interesting comments concerning his platoon CO at St. Lo. I need to confirm that he was still the CO at the time. It concerns the events leading up to his groups capture.

 

Kurt

 

Kurt,

 

I'd be very interested to see that! My great uncle came into the division (137th Infantry) in October 44 and was captured on his first patrol. I don't have much on him, but apparently there are a few items of his left at my cousin's out in California.

 

Jon


In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Come see what's new at the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum on Facebook: US Army ADA Museum


Looking for P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

Also seeking photos, documents and associated materials from the 3rd Armored Division and 83rd Infantry Division in January 1945.

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This document is a pass issued to him by the Russian Army after they liberated his camp. It was translated by a forum member as stating:

 

{Peoples Kommissariat of defence of U.S.S.R.}

Office of Military

Commendant of town Miedzychod

February 10, 1945

10/246 {registration number of the paper}

 

With it follow

former POWs

allies.

Four Americans through the route

Pniewy. Szamotuly

Gniezno, Kutno, Sochaczew-Warzawa,

Fembrzhitz {???}

 

Military commendants and check points

and local authorities

should assist in feeding {providing food},

night lodging and transportation

 

Military Commendant of town Miedzychod

Mayor / Novikov

 

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I had another person traslate the document and they passed on the following:

 

People’s Commissariat of Defense of the USSR

 

" Office of Military Commandant of town Międzychód

10th of February 1945

10/246

 

With this document, former allies’ prisoners of war are being forwarded. Four Americans on route. Pniewy, Szamotuly, Gniezno, Kutno, Sochaczew, Warsaw, Rembertów.

 

Military commandants and checkpoints and local authorities should render assistance with sustenance, overnight accommodations and transportation.

 

Military Commandant of town Międzychód

Major (signed Novikov) Novikov

 

 

It is a refined translation. The author is using archaic grammar forms, plus word position in a sentence is flexible in Russian. One weird thing is that the author is clearly using possessive when the mentions the allies. So, it sounds like the Americans were prisoned by the allies, which shouldn't be the case. Unless they were liberated by the allies and then released to the Russian army to be escorted to their destination. But I am speculating.

 

Oh, and I checked all of the cities on the map and do form a route." ( end quote )

 

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Here is a map using the towns on the pass showing his march eastward into Poland.

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Neat paperwork not usually seen. I have a meal ticket from Odessa, Russia issued from the American Mission to Moscow to an airborne pow. His group ended up being transported to Naples, Italy to be sent home. I am nor sure but he might have been sent through Iran then onto Italy. He was originally held at stalag 3C and freed by the Russkies. For some reason he save that meal ticket.

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