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Picked up this group--had a letter from his wife saying he was shot down on a mission over the oil fields. He was inturned in prison camp in Saigon, Germany on Easter Sunday 1944. General George Patton's army liberated the prisioners on Easter Sunday 1945. This information comes from the letter his wife wrote. His name was Dario Pitotti--he was a member of the 454 bomb group. He passed away in 2004.

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The item from Munich is a small hand held pocket mirror. I was very suprised to find the small catapillar pin in this group.

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Nice find---Blue Skies Mark

In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Good stuff! Congrats! Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Nice to find a German POW tag with a U.S. Tag kept together!

 

He was shot down 5/24/44

 

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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Stalag Luft 3 at Sagan was moved to Mossberg ( Stalag VIIA) late in the war ( January 1945) to escape the advancing Russian forces and was liberated by US Forces in April 1945.

 

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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Hi there, I know it has been a while since this post was made, however I'm reaching out to MP44 that started this thread to see if he/she still has these items in his/her possession. I'm not sure anyone will believe me, but these are actually my grandfather's items that had mistakenly been put up for auction as part of his estate. I came across this post just doing some online research about him and was in awe to find that someone had some of his war memorabilia. The above posts are correct about when/where he was shot down and taken as a POW, however he actually died in 2009 (not 2004, probably just a typo or illegible handwriting on behalf of my grandmother who wrote the note accompanying these items.) If MP44 is still active in this group and still has these items, please respond to this thread as I'm trying to locate my grandfather's materials. I'd be happy to validate my connection to him in any way possible if you are concerned about fraudulent claims. Thank you for your time and please, please reach out to me if at all possible.

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