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In 2003 my friend, Charles Huppert, gave me some photos he had taken on his trip to Stalag Luft 111.

He was invited to attend the excavation of tunnel "Dick", shown later on PBS Nova, The Great Escape.

My regret was that I did not go with him, I could not get away from work at that time.

I scanned four photos, three of them taken by Charles; Also a photo a Charles and myself, I cannot

remember the year it was taken.

 

One of the Memorial to those 50 men murdered by the Germans.

Next a photo of archaeologist Peter Boyle, holding the entrance to the tunnel "Dick", that was in

the washroom sump.

Next the photo of the archaeologists working at the bottom of the pit, tunnel "Dick".

And last is a group photo in front of the Memorial, I don't know who took this, of

Charles, Jann-Neen Jones, David "Davy" Jones, Bertram "Jimmy" James and Madge James.

 

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Group Photo taken in front of the Memorial, Stalag Luft 111.

Charles C. Huppert

Shot down 1943, North Africa, passed away 2010 at age 91

The book "Sage" by Jerry Sage gives information on Charles

at the camp.

 

Davy Jones and wife, Jann_Neen.

He was the pilot of plane #5 of the DoLittle Raid, later shot down over North Africa

and sent to Luft 111. Passed away in 2008 at age 94.

 

Bertram "Jimmy" James and wife Madge.

British pilot shot down over the Netherlands, 1940.

Ended up in Luft 111 and was one of those who escaped, #39.

But was captured and sent to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, where

he tunneled out and was re captured. Amazing !!!

 

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing. 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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Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

 

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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Group Photo taken in front of the Memorial, Stalag Luft 111.

Charles C. Huppert

Shot down 1943, North Africa, passed away 2010 at age 91

The book "Sage" by Jerry Sage gives information on Charles

at the camp.

 

Davy Jones and wife, Jann_Neen.

He was the pilot of plane #5 of the DoLittle Raid, later shot down over North Africa

and sent to Luft 111. Passed away in 2008 at age 94.

 

Bertram "Jimmy" James and wife Madge.

British pilot shot down over the Netherlands, 1940.

Ended up in Luft 111 and was one of those who escaped, #39.

But was captured and sent to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, where

he tunneled out and was re captured. Amazing !!!

 

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I have a copy of COL Sage's book. A great read! It was personally signed and delivered to me when I was a young 2LT at Mother Rucker. That's a story in itself.

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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
Looking for the oddities, including unfinished & flaws
I HAVE EXTRA's!! Will trade as well.

 

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