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Achen, Norman and Smart, Lee. Achen, Norman and Smart, Lee. Go With God. Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing, 2005. Achen was a P-51 pilot when he was shot down and interrogated by Hans Scharff. He describes things such as his training, interrogation, and escape from his last camp to the Allied lines.<>>USEnglish4th FG, 8th AF, USAAF8/15/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII-D40*
Arct, Bohdan.Arct, Bohdan. Prisoner of War: My Secret Journal, Stalag Luft 1, Germany 1944-45. Exeter, Devon, UK, Webb & Bower, 1988. Journal of a Polish RAF fighter pilot written while a POW. It contains illustrations of camp life, hand-drawn maps, and even cartoons concerning life after captivity.<>>PolishEnglish316th Squadron, 12th Fighter Group, RAF6/9/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I100 
Armstrong, Roger W.Armstrong, Roger W. USA the Hard Way: An Autobiography of a B-17 Crew Member. Orange County, CA, Quail House Publishing Co., 1997. Describes Armstrong's war experiences as a radio operator in a B-17. It is very detailed about life before, during, and after capture, and includes accounts not only from his viewpoint, but from others as well.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF11/2/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag Luft I40 
Ash, William with Foley, Brendan.Ash, William with Foley, Brendan. Under the Wire: The World War II Adventures of a Legendary Escape Artist and "Cooler King." New York, Thomas Dunn Books: St. Martin's Press, 2005. Despite America's neutrality, Bill Ash joined the RCAF in 1940. After being shot down and captured, he attempted escape so many times the Gestapo thought him to be a trained escapologist sent to terrorize Germany. To this accusation, he says that he's good at escaping, but horrible at getting away.<>>USEnglish411th Squadron, 12th Group, RCAF6/3/1942 12:00:00 AMGestapo Headquarters in Paris, Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Oflag XXI-B, Stalag Luft VI70*
Bach, Leo S.Bach, Leo S. Going Home: A POW's Journey Back from Germany. Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, Inc., 2005. Bach, a Jewish bombardier on a B-17, was segregated as a POW because of his ethnicity. He describes his feelings about this including a stand by Colonel Spicer, the Senior Allied Officer of the camp, in order to keep Jewish airmen from segregation.<>>USEnglish381st BG, 8th AF, USAAF4/14/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I30 
Benson, V. Elaine.Benson, V. Elaine. Out of the Turret and Into Hell. Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing, 2001. Though veteran Earl Benson's second wife is listed as the author on the title page, she refers in a preface to her husband as the auther, and it was he who autographed my copy. This book skirts the border between fact and fiction, as the Benson(s?) use recreated scenes and conversations as a device to create a realistic account of Earl's WWII activities including the forced march at the end of the war,USEnglish306th BG, 8th AF, USAAF4/5/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag VII-A, Stalag XVII-B30 
Benuzzi, Felice.Benuzzi, Felice. No Picnic on Mount Kenya. New York, The Lyons Press, 1999. Originally published: New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1953. Benuzzi, in Eithopia as an Italian foreign service officer when the British invaded in 1941, relates his efforts, including planning and the picking of companions, to escape his British camp and climb Mount Kenya. He does just that and returns to the camp after his climb. In later years he remains in the Italian foreign service and continues climbing moItalianEnglishColonial Official in Addis Ababa, Italian Colonial Service1/1/1941 12:00:00 AMPOW Camp 354, 356, 33620 
Berninghaus, Delbert.Berninghaus, Delbert. Prisoner of War: My Freedom. Spirit Lake, IA, Lakes Printing Co., 1992. Berninghaus was captured in the Ardennes and marched across Germany to his camp. After he was liberated, he had to undergo emergency care for malnutrition and a ruptured appendix that developed while he was a POW. He includes pictures and correspondence from the war.<>>USEnglish422nd Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, USA12/16/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag IV-B50 
Blair, Donald.Blair, Donald. Clipped Wings. Rochester, Kent. The early days of Stalag Luft I and Stalag Luft III are chronicled in this memoir. It describes the development of the infrastructure, such as the playing fields, early escape plans, and the lives of men who were prisoners for nearly 5 years.<>>BritishEnglish82nd Squadron, 2nd Group, RAF8/13/1940 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I, Stalag Luft III90 
Blotner, Joseph.Blotner, Joseph. An Unexpected Life. Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University Press, 2005. Blotner served as a bombardier aboard a B17. In later life he became an English scholar, renouned for his work as William Faulkner's biographer.<>>USEnglish306 BG, 8th AF, USAAF10/15/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII-D, Stalag VII-A20*
Blyth, Kenneth K.Blyth, Kenneth K. Cradle Crew: Royal Canadian Air Force World War II. Manhattan, KS, Sunflower University Press, 1997. Blyth, a Halifax bomber pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was shot down in the last days of WWII by a ME 262, the Germans' new jet fighter. <>>CanadianEnglish408th Squadron, 6th Group, RCAF3/31/1945 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I20*
Bowen, Robert M.Bowen, Robert M. Fighting With the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 2001. Bowen was captured in fighting around Bastogne as German forces moved to suround the city. An interesting feature is his ability to contrast American treatment of prisoners and other noncombatants with the Germans'. The comparisons are not always in the Americans' favor.<>>USEnglish401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, USA12/23/1944 12:00:00 AMEuskirchen Hospital, Stalag VI G, Stalag XII A, Stalag X B30*
Brooks, James E.Brooks, James E., as told to Sullivan, Olive L. A Glimpse of Hell: The World War II Years. 1stBooks Library, 1999. Brooks tells his experience on the Black March with 8000 fellow POWs. He describes the malnutrition, sickness, and of how he became friends with a guard dog.<>>USEnglish487th BG, 8th AF, USAAF11/28/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft IV, Fallingbostel40 
Buckham, Robert.Buckham, Robert. Forced March to Freedom: An Illustrated Diary of Two Forced Marches and the Interval Between--January to May 1945. Toronto, ONT, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1990. Previous publication 1984. This YMCA Wartime Log includes a multitude of drawings. It mainly concerns itself with the forced march to Stalag VIII-B from Stalag Luft III.<>>CanadianEnglish428th Squadron, 6th Group, RCAF4/8/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Marlag und Milag Nord, Stalag VIII-B90*
Caplan, Laura.Caplan, Laura. Domain of Heroes: The Medical Journal, Writings, and Story of Dr. Leslie Caplan. Edina, MN, Jerry's Printing & Design, 2004. Leslie Caplan was a flight surgeon who insisted on accompanying a bomber crew on a mission over Germany and was shot down. He spent the rest of the war providing much needed medical care at Stalag Luft IV. His daughter had edited his writings on the topic. Also included is a compilation of the stories of several of the men he helped, including Willam EUSEnglishVarious according to who he helped. Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag XI-B90 
Churchill, PeterChurchill, Peter. The Spirit in the Cage. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1954. Churchill, an agent for the British in France, is captured and masquerades as Winston Churchill's nephew in order to survive at the hands of the Gestapo. <>>BritishEnglishEnglish Officer, Sabateur4/16/1943 12:00:00 AMFresnes Prison, Sachsenhausen (Sonderlager A), Flossenburg90 
Clark, Albert P.Clark, Albert P. 33 Months as POW in Stalag Luft III: A World War II Airman Tells His Story. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Publishing, 2004. AP Clark, who retired from the USAF as a general, was one of the first American fighter pilots shot down and captured by the Germans. As one of the senior American POWs, Clark oversaw camp security from the American perspective. His book was a finalist in the 2005 History/Political category of USABookNews.com's Best Books Awards.<>>USEnglish31st FG, 8th AF, USAAF7/26/1942 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII A100*
Consolmagno, Joe.Consolmagno, Joe.(Ed.) Through the Eye of the Needle: 68 First Person Accounts of Combat, Evasion, and Capture by World War II Airmen. Baltimore, MD, Stalag Luft III Former Prisoners of War by Gateway Press, Inc., 1992. Short essays by 68 former prisoners from Stalag Luft III tell each man's "there I was" story, the tale of how he was shot out of the sky and captured.<>>VariousEnglishUSAAF, RAF Various50 
Crawford, George C. with Lee, James V.Crawford, George C. with Lee, James V. When Surrender Was not an Option. Salado, TX, Salado Press, 2001. Details Crawford's time in German POW camps where he took pride in being classified as a troublemaker by the Germans. <>>USEnglish465th Heavy BG, 15th AF, USAAF3/1/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII C, Stalag XIII D, Stalag VII A70 
Cullen, James J.Cullen, James J. By the Numbers: A World War II Memoir. Lincoln, NE, Writer's Showcase, an imprint of iUniverse, Inc., 2001. Cullen, a bombardier on a B-17, provides the reader with detailed examples of camp life such as newspapers, bridge players, and even includes a play script.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF8/12/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A60 
Davies-Scourfield, Gris.Davies-Scourfield, Gris. In Presence of My Foes: A Memoir of Calais, Colditz, and Wartime Escape Adventures. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2004. First Published in Great Britain by Wilton 65, 1991. Davies-Scourfield's memoirs include portions of his personal diary written in captivity, information on the escape activities at the different camps he was in, and he describes his own escape attempts, one of which was an escape from Colditz Castle.<>>BritishEnglish60th Rifle Battalion, 30th Infantry Brigade, 1st Armored Division5/26/1940 12:00:00 AMMainz, Oflag VII, Stalag XXI-D, Oflag IV-C70 
Deane-Drummond, Anthony.Deane-Drummond, Anthony. Return Ticket. Phuiladelphia, PA, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1954. Deane-Drummond was captured in Italy after participating as a paratrooper in a successful raid to blow up a bridge. He escaped to Switzerland and made it back to England in time to participate in the drop on Arnhem. Captured by the Germans, he again managed to use his return ticket.<>>BritishEnglish101st SAS Battalion, 1st Airborne Divisional Signal2/13/1941 12:00:00 AMSulmona, Montalbo, Campo 27, Florence Military Hospital, Velp40 
Diggs, J. Frank.Diggs, J. Frank. Americans Behind the Wire: World War II: Inside a German Prison Camp. Arlington, VA, Vandamere Press, 2000. Diggs, a writer for the Washington Post before the war, was captured in North Africa and spent the rest of the war in a POW camp writing for the camp newspaper. He escaped during the forced march into Germany in January 1945 and was repatriated through Odessa.<>>USEnglish360th Coastal Artillery, 3rd Division, USA8/1/1943 12:00:00 AMOflag 6460*
Duke, Florimond with Swaart, Charles M.Duke, Florimond with Swaart, Charles M. Name, Rank, and Serial Number. New York, Meredith Press, 1969. This is the story of Mission Sparrow, led by Duke, whose aim was to help Hungary escape Germany's impending invasion. They were late, however, and the three men of Mission Sparrow went through several Gestapo prisons before finally being recognized as POW's and sent to Colditz.<>>USEnglishMission Sparrow, OSS3/21/1944 12:00:00 AMPancevo, Yugoslavia, Gestapo Headquarters in Berlin, Landesgericht in Vienna, Oflag IV-C50*
Duval, Gerald A.Duval, Gerald A. Wings and Barbed Wire. 1stBooks Library, 2001. Duval was injured when the B-24 on which he was the radio operator was shot down by enemy fighters over Austria. He was held in 2 labor camps to recuperate from shrapnel wounds, a skull fracture, and broken femur.<>>USEnglish459th BG, 15th AF, USAAF4/2/1944 12:00:00 AMLinz, Austria Work Camp, Lazaret 1 in Linz, Stalag Luft I60 
Edgar, Donald.Edgar, Donald. The Stalag Men: The Story of One of the 110,000 Other Ranks Who Were P.O.W.s of the Germans in the 1939-45 War. London, John Clare Books, 1982. Edgar was one of the British soldiers who had his hands tied daily in reprisal for Canadian soldiers' having tied the hands of German prisoners during the raid at Dieppe. <>>BritishEnglishEast Surrey Regiment, 51st Highland Division, Territorial Army6/12/1940 12:00:00 AMOflag X, Kalisch, Stalag VIII-B, Camp 383100 
Eggers, Reinhold (comp.), Watton, John (ed.).Eggers, Reinhold (comp.), Watton, John (ed.). Escape From Colditz. First published in Great Britain as Colditz Recaptured, 1973; Revised paperback edition, London, Robert Hale Limited, 1991. Compilation of the stories of the following Colditz prisoners: Jedrzej Giertych, Rupert Barry, Frederic Guigues, Dick Howe, Grismond Davies-Scourfield, Jack Best, J.R.E. Hamilton-Baillie, Giles Romilly, Sidney Smith, Michael Farr, Alain Le Ray, Pierre Odry, Jacques H. Hageman, Oscar Drijber, C. Giebel, JohnPolish, British, French, DutchEnglishVarious Oflag IV-C100 
Eggers, Reinhold.Eggers, Reinhold. Colditz: The German Story. First published in Great Britain by Robert Hale Ltd., 1961. London, New English Library Limited, 1975. Eggers was a camp officer at Colditz from 1940 until its liberation in 1945. In this memoir, taken from the standpoint of the Germans, Eggers describes primarily the escape attempts made by the prisoners and German efforts to stay one step ahead in the escaping game. The final pages discuss his own capture by Allied troops at the end of the war.<>>GermanEnglishDuty and Security Officer at Coldtiz Oflag IV-C100 
English, Ian (ed.).English, Ian (ed.). Home By Christmas? Privately Published, 1998. Chronicles the tale of the inhabitants of PG 49 who marched out after Italian capitulation in 1943. It includes personal stories of men who escaped to Switzerland, joined the partisans, rejoined the Allies in southern Italy, and those that were recaptured and sent to Germany.<>>VariousEnglishVarious PG 49, and then various100 
Erichsen, Heino R. and Nelson-Erichsen, Jean.Erichsen, Heino R. and Nelson-Erichsen, Jean. The Reluctant Warrior: Former German POW Finds Peace in Texas. Austin, TX, Eakin Press, 2001. Engagingly written account of life in the Afrika Korps, American and British prison camps. Includes post war life in which the Erichsens founded an agency for international adoption and adopted several children of their own.<>>GermanEnglish47th Panzer Grenadiers, 22nd Panzer Division, Army Group Africa5/12/1943 12:00:00 AMOran, Algeria; Hearne, Texas; Mexia, Texas; Fort Knox, Tennessee30 
Farr, Frank.Farr, Frank. P.O.W.: A Kriegie's Story. Bloomington, IN, AuthorHouse, 2004. Farr discusses the life at his camps and centers his memoir around what was talked about, what was dreamed about, and how they passed the time. Most of the time, food was the most popular topic.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF11/3/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A80 
Fearnside, Eric.Fearnside, Eric. The Joy of Freedom. Cumbria, England, The Real Time Factory, 1996. Fearnside, a Lance Corporal in the Royal Engineers, was captured on Crete. His POW experience as described in his memoir contains detailed information about the camp theater, POW poetry, and public speaking. He includes pictures of the casts of the various POW plays.<>>BritishEnglish111th Workshop and Park Company, Chief Engineer's Staff, Royal Engineers6/1/1941 12:00:00 AMStalag XVIII-A40 
Ferrin, James R.Ferrin, James R. For Us "Der Var Ist Over." Tempe, Arizona, Desert Hills Publishing Co., 1991. Ferrin relates in depth his experience as an enlisted man, flying cadet, and glider pilot before he was a POW. As a POW Ferrin tells of the constant need for food and ends the memoir by repeating the words of his German captor as he views the Statue of Liberty for the first time after the war.<>>USEnglish305th Glider Troop Carrier Squadron, 442nd Troop Carrier Group, 9th AF9/19/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I20 
Forssmann, Werner.Forssmann, Werner. Experiments on Myself: Memoirs of a Surgeon in Germany. New York, NY, St. Martin's Press, 1974. Forssman, who later won a Nobel Prize for his experiments before the war concerning cardiology, relates his professional career before and after the war in this memoir. He describes the nature of German medicine before the war, it's relative stagnation during the war, and the effects the war had on it after peace.<>>GermanEnglish10th Infantry Regiment, 233rd Division, Wermacht4/1/1945 12:00:00 AMVietze, Herford, Buderich, Rheinberg, Camp Lintfurt, Wuppertal10*
Frisch, Franz A.P. and Jones, Wilbur D.,Jr.Frisch, Franz A.P. and Jones, Wilbur D.,Jr. Condemned to Live: A Panzer Artilleryman's Five-Front War. Shippensburg, PA, Burd Street Press, 2000. Frisch provides the reader with information about the Russian, French, and Italian fronts through the eyes of a German artilleryman. It includes a large number of pictures concerning his experience as a soldier.<>>GermanEnglish1st Battery, 1st Battalion, Artillery Regiment 557 Pozzuoli10 
Gabreski, Francis as told to Molesworth, Carl.Gabreski, Francis as told to Molesworth, Carl. Gabby: A Fighter Pilot's Life. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998. Gabreski was a fighter pilot stationed at Pearl Harbor in December 1941. After the bombing, he transferred to the European theater where he flew with the Polish squadrons of the RAF and became America's leading ace of the time. He was ultimately shot down and subsequently imprisoned on the day he was to return to America.<>>USEnglish56th FG, 8th AF, USAAF7/25/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I10*
Gaertner, Georg with Krammer, Arnold.Gaertner, Georg with Krammer, Arnold. Hitler's Last Soldier in America. Briarcliff Manor, New York, Stein and Day Publishing, 1985. Though no Axis POW ever successfully escaped from a prison camp in the United States and made it all the way back to Europe in time to rejoin the fighting, many escaped for short periods, and several were able to blend into American society and remain at large for months or years. Georg Gaertner escaped in 1945 and remained free, living and working in the United SGermanEnglish33rd Panzer Artillery Regiment, 15th Panzer Division4/13/1943 12:00:00 AMCamp McLean, Texas, Camp Mexia, Texas, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Camp Huntsville, Texas, Camp Lordsburg, New Mexico, Camp Deming, New Mexico10*
Gann, Harvey E.Gann, Harvey E. Escape I Must!: World War II Prisoner of War in Germany. Austin, TX, Woodburner Press, 2002. Details Gann's POW time in Germany including 3 failed escapes before a 4th attempt allowed him to reach the Russians.<>>USEnglish449th BG, 15th AF, USAAF1/30/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag Luft IV60 
Goldmann, Gereon KarlGoldmann, Gereon Karl, translated by Leutenegger, Benedict. The Shadow of His Wings. San Francisco, CA, Ignatius Press, 2000. Original Publication: Chicago, Illinois, Franciscan Herald Press, 1964.Gereon Goldmann's studies for the Catholic priesthood were interrupted by service in the German armed forces during WWII. He accepted a position in the SS but was reassigned when he refused to deny his religious beliefs. He then served as a medic and was captured by British forces late in the war. GermanEnglish9th Company, Medical Corps, 29th Panzer Division1/31/1944 12:00:00 AMKsar-es-Souk, French Morocco, Marrakech, Lager XXVII, Ouarzazate, Constantine, Chartres30 
Green, J.M.Green, J.M. From Colditz in Code. London, Robert Hale & Company, 1974. Julius Green, a dentist with the British Expeditionary Force, had the ill luck to be one of the thousands of British troops who were not rescued from Dunkirk but instead spent nearly five years in German captivity. He operated a busy dental practice in a succession of prison camps while also doing a bit of espionage on the side, sending reports home to England in code. An appendix gives lessons in how to use and interpret BritishEnglish152nd Field Ambulance, 51st Division, RAMC6/12/1940 12:00:00 AMOflag VIII-D, Marlag und Milag Nord, Stalag VIII-B, Oflag VIII-F, Oflag IV-C60*
Greening, C. Ross.Greening, C. Ross. Not As Briefed: From the Doolittle Raid to a German Stalag. Pullman, WA, Washington State University Press, 2001. Greening was a part of the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo after Pearl Harbor. After returning to the U.S. from China he was reassigned to North Africa where he was shot down, evaded capture, and finally sent to Stalag Luft I. This memoir is lavishly illustrated by Greening's own artwork.<>>USEnglish17th BG, 12th AF, USAAF7/17/1943 12:00:00 AMPoggio, Chieti, Stalag XVIII-B40*
Hackett, John.Hackett, John. I Was a Stranger. New York, NY, Berkeley Books, 1987. Original publication: Great Britain, Chatto & Windus Ltd., 1977. Hackett, wounded by shrapnel at Arnhem, escaped from a hospital and was smuggled back to the Allies after being treated medically by the Dutch underground for several months.<>>BritishEnglish4th Parachute Brigade, 1st Airborne Division9/24/1944 12:00:00 AMSt. Elizabeth Hospital in Arnhem10 
Halmos, Eugene E., Jr.Halmos, Eugene E., Jr. The Wrong Side of the Fence: A United States Army Air Corps POW in World War II. Shippensburg, PA, White Mane Publishing Company, Inc., 1996. This POW diary includes seven appendices discussing such aspects of Kriegie life as the German guards, tin can carpentry, and interrogation.<>>USEnglish489th BG, 8th AF, USAAF6/29/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A80 
Handy, Ned and Battle, Kemp.Handy, Ned and Battle, Kemp. The Flame Keepers: The True Story of an American Soldier's Survival Inside Stalag 17. New York, NY, Hyperion, 2004. One of the more thoughtful and detailed looks at life and leadership in a German prison camp for Air Force NCO's, The Flame Keepers tells the story of a prisoner who, because of an aborted escape attempt, was forced to hide in the prison camp for months, eluding attention from his German captors.<>>USEnglish466th BG, 8th AF, USAAF4/1/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag XVII-B80*
Harding, Robert.Harding, Robert. Copper Wire. Dublin, Ireland, Chess Mail Limited., 2001. Details Harding's hardships in the care of the Italians in the African desert and his subsequent stay in Germany. As he was one of the leaders of Stalag IV-B, he describes the different nationalities in camp and the way the Germans treated each one.<>>BritishEnglish70th Squadron, Ferry Command, RAF8/29/1942 12:00:00 AMTobruk, Derma, Benghazi, Capua, P.G. 70, Stalag IV-B70 
Hargest, James.Hargest, James. Farewell Campo 12. London, Michael Joseph Ltd, 1946. Hargest, a New Zealand general, was captured but escaped from his camp in Italy. He then made his way back to freedom through Switzerland, France, and Spain, returning in time to accompany New Zealand troops onto the beaches of Normandy. <>>New ZealandEnglish5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd New Zealand Division11/27/1941 12:00:00 AMBardia, Sulmona, Benghazi, Campo 1260 
Harsh, George.Harsh, George. Lonesome Road. First published in Great Britain by Longman Group Ltd., 1972. This edition London, Sphere Books, Ltd., 1976. Harsh, sentenced to death then commuted to a life sentence for shooting a store clerk, was pardoned for saving the life of a fellow prisoner. He then joined the RCAF and spent part of the war as a POW. This memoir extends from imprisonment for the clerk's death to liberation in Germany. He helped plan the Great Escape.<>>USEnglish102nd Squadron, 4th Group, RCAF10/6/1942 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III30*
Higgins, Sam.Higgins, Sam. Survival: Diary of an American POW in World War II. Central Point, OR, Hellgate Press, 1999. Sam Higgins was imprisoned at the notorious Stalag IXB in Bad Orb, where he subsisted on minimal food and slept on a bare wooden floor for months.<>>USEnglish275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Division, USA1/8/1945 12:00:00 AMStalag IX-B90 
Hight, Rae Dalton (ed.).Hight, Rae Dalton (ed.). Voices of WWII Veterans: A Kaleidoscope of Memories. Port Orchard, WA, Mox-Sun-Ray Publishing, 2004. This is a collection of the stories of World War II veterans. Three of the veterans were POWs in the hands of the Germans: Thomas Goins, Paul Parks, and James Miller.<>>USEnglishVarious Various20 
Hirschmann, Werner, with Graves, Donald E.Hirschmann, Werner, with Graves, Donald E. Another Place, Another Time: A U-Boat Officer's Wartime Album. First published in Canada by Robin Brass Studio Inc. This edition published in Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2004. Hirschmann's excellent photos formed the nucleus of this memoir. After serving as a submariner, Hirschmann spent two years as a POW in Canade and eventually emigrated to Canada in 1952, his family following him the next year.<>>GermanEnglishEngineer Officer on U-1905/14/1945 12:00:00 AMCamp 20, Munsterlager10*
Hirst, Fred.Hirst, Fred. A Green Hill Far Away. A Lane Publishers, 1998. Hirst experienced camps in Italy and Germany. After Italy's capitulation, Hirst tried to escape, but he was recaptured by the Germans.<>>BritishEnglishThe Sherwood Foresters, 46th Infantry Division3/17/1943 12:00:00 AMP.G. 82, P.G. 78, Stalag VII-A60 
Hobbs, Glynn B.Hobbs, Glynn B. From Sicily to the Alps: Personal Accounts and Recollections of World War II in Italy. Claremont, South Africa, Mallard Publishers, 1999. Included are numerous short personal accounts of South Africans who participated in the North African and Italian campaigns, including those who were captured and spent time in Italian and sometimes German prison camps.<>>South AfricaEnglish11th Brigade Armored Regiment, 6th South African Division, Prince Alfred's Guard  15 
Hoerner, Helmut.Hoerner, Helmut. A German Odyssey: The Journal of a German Prisoner of War. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Publishing, 1991. Hoerner served as a sergeant with a mortar unit until captured by American troops during the German retreat across France. <>>GermanEnglish1050th Regiment, 77th Division, 7th Army8/29/1944 12:00:00 AMFrance: Alencon, Le Mans, Camp Cherbourg, Cap de la Hague America: Camp Gruber, Camp Greeley, Fort Dupont, Fort Dix, West Point, Camp Upton, Camp Shanks80*
Hoffman, Richard H.Hoffman, Richard H. Stalag 17B. Xlibris Corporation, 1988. Hoffman, an enlisted man on a B-24, served as Stalag XVII-B's bugler. He participated in the camp band and relates interesting stories of attempted escape and malingering.<>>USEnglish392nd BG, 8th AF, USAAF11/5/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag XVII-B80*
Holmes, John and Holmes, William.Holmes, John and Holmes, William. When the War is Over (The War Memories of William Holmes). First publication by John Holmes and William Holmes, 2000. Reprinted in Windsor, Berkshire, The Short Run Book Company, 2001. Holmes was captured at Dunkirk. He was then marched through Germany to his POW camp where he details his work parties, camp life, and how he escaped to Allied lines in 1945.<>>BritishEnglishRoyal Sussex Regiment, BEF6/4/1940 12:00:00 AMStalag VIII-B40 
Holmstrom, Carl.Holmstrom, Carl. Kriegie Life: Sketches By a Prisoner of War in Germany. Self-Published, 1946. A collection of the author's well-annotated sketches which were carried on the long march from Stalag Luft III to Moosburg. It includes the author's sketch of Henri Picard, of the the Fifty who were killed by the Gestapo after the Great Escape in 1944. A brief index of Kriegie jargon concludes the book.<>> English 10/14/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Oflag XXI-B, Stalag XII-A100 
Holz, Rick.Holz, Rick. Too Young to Be a Hero. Sydney, Australia, HarperCollins Publishers, 2001. Holz was a member of the Hitler Youth who joined the Wehrmacht as soon as possible. He chronicles how his views changed after fighting the Russians. He deserted but was caught and sentenced to prison. Freed, he was placed in a Wehrmacht work gang but became ill and was taken prisoner by American troops while a patient at the Dachau SS Hospital.<>>GermanEnglish 4/29/1945 12:00:00 AMFurstenfeldbruck, Heilbronn10 
Hopewell, Clifford.Hopewell, Clifford. Combine 13. Dallas, TX, Merrimore Press, 1990. While in Stalag Luft III, Hopewell helped direct the prisoners' theatre and also served as a scribe during broadcasts picked up from London on one of the camp's illicit radios.<>>USEnglish94th BG, 8th AF, USAAF5/21/1943 12:00:00 AMStalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A80 
Howell, Forrest.Howell, Forrest. Whispers of Death: Yankee Kriegies. Bloomington, IN, 1st Books, 2002. Howell details his capture and time as a POW in Germany including a POW hospital stay and surgery for an eye injury.<>>USEnglish303rd BG, 8th AF, USAAF8/15/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Lazarett IX B, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag Luft I100 
Ishee, Rev. A. W.Ishee, Rev. A. W. Stalag IV-B: An Ex-POW Tells His Story. Bloomington, IN, AuthorHouse, 2004. Ishee, a medic, was captured during the Battle of the Bulge when he was trapped in a foxhole and soon found himself surrounded by , as he put it, the whole German Army. His description of the uncertainty and confusion of the few days immediately after capture, is interesting.<>>USEnglish232nd Medical Detachment, 42nd Division, USA1/5/1945 12:00:00 AMStalag V-A, Stalag VII-A, Stalag IV-B40 
Jagoda, Robert.Jagoda, Robert. Senzi, A Woman to Remember: a POW Memoir. Bridgewater, NJ, SuperiorBooks.com, Inc., 2001. Senzi was the daughter of the farmer for whom Jagoda worked while on an Arbeitskommando, and this is the book he promised her at the time that he would write. It is a story of friendship and the complexity of human relationships.<>>USEnglish179th Regiment, 45th Infantry Division2/16/1944 12:00:00 AM428B Arbeitskommando, Laterina, Stalag VII-B100**
James, B.James, B. A. Moonless Night: The Second World War Escape Epic. First published by William Kimber & Co Ltd, 1983. Second edition puboished in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Leo Cooper, 2001. James was a part of the Great Escape from Stalag Luft III. He was then sent to various concentration camps and marched across Germany before the Americans liberated him.<>>BritishEnglish9th Squadron, RAF6/6/1940 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I, Stalag Luft III, Oflag XXI-B, Sachsenhausen, Flossenburg, Dachau90**
Jefferson, Alexander and Carlson, Lewis H.Jefferson, Alexander and Carlson, Lewis H. Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW. New York, NY, Fordham University Press, 2005. Jefferson was a fighter pilot with the famed 332nd Fighter Group, and his memoir chronicles the segregation of the armed forces, training, combat, POW life, and life after the war. It includes many cartoon drawings executed by the author.<>>USEnglish332nd FG, 12th AF, USAAF8/12/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A40*
Johnson, Charles P. with Charlton, Robert M.Johnson, Charles P. with Charlton, Robert M. Memoirs of a Navigator: WWII. Pittsburgh, PA, RoseDog Books, 2003. Johnson was a navigator on a B-17 when he was shot down over Hamburg. He talks of the civilian reaction to him, including a mob incident when his guard told him to just run for it in order to remain safe, and life in the camp. He includes much information about his training.<>>USEnglish303rd BG, 8th AF, USAAF3/21/1945 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I10 
Kee, Robert.Kee, Robert. A Crowd is Not Company. First Edition published in Great Britain, Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd., 1947. Second Edition published by Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1982. Paperback edition published in London, Phoenix Press, 2000. Kee, a bomber pilot shot down early in the war, gives an entertaining yet informative look at day-to-day life in British officers' camp, including an analysis of the psychological role played by escape attempts in keeping prisoners occupied and staving off the worst of unhBritishEnglishRAF Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Oflag 64, Stalag VII-A70 
Kennington, Fred (ed.).Kennington, Fred (ed.). 'No Cheese After Dinner:' With the 51st Highland Division From Normandy to Poland and Back Via Hell 1940-1945. Stockport, Cheshire, UK, Privately published by Fred Kennington, 2004. This compilation of personal accounts started when Fred Kennington wanted to find out more about his brother's imprisonment in World War II. It ended up being a compilation of several of the members of the 51st Highland Division. Those members included in the compilation are: Robert KenningBritishEnglish7th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 51st Highland Division, Territorial Army6/12/1940 12:00:00 AMStalag XX-A, Stalag XX-B, Schwarzhutte, Ellerwalde, Stalag IX-C, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag VIII-B, Oflag IX A/H80 
Kindersley, Philip.Kindersley, Philip. For You the War is Over. New York, NY, First UK publication in Tunbridge Well, Kent by Midas Books, 1983. First American publication New York, NY by Hippocrene Books, Inc., 1983.Kindersley was evacuated from Dunkirk but later captured in North Africa and held by the Italians. After Italy's capitulation he tried to reach Allied lines in southern Italy but was retaken by German troops and spent the remainder of the war in German hands.<>>BritishEnglishColdstream Guards, 1st Army12/25/1942 12:00:00 AMReggio Calabrio Hospital, P.G. 66, Fontanellato, Stalag VII-A, Oflag VIII-F, Oflag 7970 
Kinnis, Arthur G. and Booker, Stanley (eds.).Kinnis, Arthur G. and Booker, Stanley (eds.). 168 Jump Into Hell. Victoria, BC, Self-Published by Kinnis, 1999. This is the story of 168 Allied airmen who, upon capture by the Germans, were sent to Buchenwald Concentration camp instead of a POW camp. It includes the personal stories of many of those who were a part of this group.<>>VariousEnglishRAF, USAAF, RNZAF, RAAF, RCAF, Jamaica Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Stalag Luft III100 
Klaas, Joe.Klaas, Joe. Maybe I'm Dead. New York, NY, Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 1955. Novel chronicles the forced march by 10,000 American POW's during the final few months of World War II.<>>USEnglish  Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A100 
Kuhnert, Max.Kuhnert, Max. Will We See Tomorrow?: A German Cavalryman at War, 1939-1942. London, Leo Cooper, 1993. This memoir ends two years before Kuhnert was taken prisoner by the Americans in 1944. It details his combat experiences as a member of the German mounted cavalry.<>>GermanEnglish3rd Squadron, Cavalry Regiment 13, Wehrmacht9/1/1944 12:00:00 AMAllen, VA, High Garrett POW camp0 
La Ferriere, P. and Burda, Vernon L.La Ferriere, P. and Burda, Vernon L. Tipton's Crew. Wilsonville, Oregon, Beautiful America Publishing Co., 1994.USAEnglish781st Bomb Squadron, USAAF7/16/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag Luft III60 
LaMore, Tommy and Baker, Dan A.LaMore, Tommy and Baker, Dan A. One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore. Lanham, MD, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2002. Tommy LaMore, a gunner in a B17, spent time fighting with the French Resistance after he was shotdown but was eventually captured by the Germans. He worked as a medic during his stay at Stalag Luft 4, where he had to handle a diphtheria outbreak. He eventually escaped and found the Russian lines. <>>USEnglish19th BG, 8th AF, USAAF Gestapo Prison in Brussels, Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft IV, Kustrin (Russian Concentration Camp)30**
Lee, Wright.Lee, Wright. Not as Briefed: 445th Bombardment Group (H) Eighth Air Force Memoirs of a B-24 Navigator/Prisoner of War, 1943-1945. Spartanburg, SC, The Honoribus Press, 1995. This memoir is written from notes before and after capture. It is written in the form of Lee recollecting his past missions and life as he sits in his cell at Dulag Luft and at Stalag Luft I.<>>USEnglish445th BG, 8th AF, USAAF3/9/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I70 
Littlefield, Robert M.Littlefield, Robert M. Double Nickel, Double Trouble. Visalia, CA, Jostens Printing & Publications, 1993. This richly illustrated book is densely packed with information on every member of the 55th Fighter Group who was shot down, whether killed in action, evaded capture, or taken prisoner. Many of the POWs and evaders tell their story in their own words. There are 68 POWs included in this compilation. <>>USEnglish55th FG, 8th AF, USAAF Dulag Luft, Stalag Luft I, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII-D, Stalag VII-A20**
Lovoi, Joseph W.Lovoi, Joseph W. Listen My Children and Stay Free. New York, NY, Vantage Press, 2000. Lovoi, a B-17 Navigator, tells his story of being shot down, captured, and imprisoned. He includes the reactions of his family and his treatment at initial capture which was unique because his Italian captors scrutinized him because he is Italian-American. The story, though autobiographical, is told in the third person.<>>USEnglish463rd BG, 15th AF, USAAF11/16/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A60 
MacDonald, Murdo Ewen.MacDonald, Murdo Ewen. Padre Mac: The Man from Harris. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Stornoway Gazette Ltd, (No date). Macdonald was a chaplain in Stalag Luft III. He describes his life before, during, and after the camp including how he counseled the prisoners and refused to be repatriated at one point.<>>BritishEnglish1st Parachute Brigade, 1st Airborne Division, RA11/30/1942 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Overmassfeld Hospital, Stalag Luft III20 
Marshall, Bruce as told byYeo-Thomas F.Marshall, Bruce as told byYeo-Thomas F.F.E. The White Rabbit. First pubished by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. Published in Garden City, New York by Permabooks, a division of Doubleday & Company, Inc., by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Yeo-Thomas, code named White Rabbit, was sent to France as a British agent to help the French Resistance. His story includes his torture at the hands of the Gestapo, time in a concentration camp, and successful escape.<>>BritishEnglishSpecial Operations Executive (SOE)3/21/1944 12:00:00 AMCampeignie Prison, Buchenwald, Marienburg60 
Mawson, Stuart.Mawson, Stuart. Arnhem Doctor. London, Orbis Publishing, 1981. Mawson details his experiences as a battalion surgeon with the British 1st Airborne Division during their ill-fated assault on the bridge at Arnhem and his resultant capture by German forces.<>>BritishEnglish11th Parachute Bat., 4th Brig., 1st Airborne Div., RAMC9/23/1944 12:00:00 AMApeldorn Military Hospital30 
McKee, Daniel C.McKee, Daniel C. A Kriegie Recall: 50 Years Later. Stalag Luft III Diary. North Richland Hills, TX, Smithfield Press, 1999. McKee's memoir is from the journal he kept as a POW. It is a series of open letters to his mother and was constructed out of klim cans and toilet paper. It contains general information and personal reflections about his life and family.<>>USEnglish455th BG, 15th AF, USAAF6/26/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A70 
Neave, Airey.Neave, Airey. They Have Their Exits. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Leo Cooper, Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2002. Neave escaped but was recaptured and sent to Colditz and then escaped from Colditz to make it back to England. He then worked with M.I.9, coordinating with Resistance workers in occupied Europe to rescue Allied airmen and 1st Airborne Division soldiers stranded at Arnhem.<>>BritishEnglishSearchlight Regiment, Territorial Army, RA2/1/1940 12:00:00 AMOflag IX A/H, Stalag XX-A, Oflag IV-C30 
Newby, Eric.Newby, Eric. A Traveler's Life. London, Pan Books, 1983. Two chapters, A Trip to Italy and Conducted Tours with the Third Reich, are devoted to the author's military experiences including his time as a POW in both Italy and Germany. Newby escaped from his Italian captors when Italy capitulated but was recaptured by German troops after a short period of freedom.<>>BritishEnglishBlack Watch and Special Boat Service8/12/1942 12:00:00 AMP.G. 22, P.G. 49, Citadella, Stalag VII-A, Oflag VIII-F, Oflag 7910 
Newcomb, Alan H.Newcomb, Alan H. Vacation With Pay: Being an Account of My Story of the German Rest Camp for Tired Allied Airmen at Beautiful Barth-on-the-Baltic. Haverhill, MA, Destiny Publishers, 1947. Essentially a diary written on bath tissue and published after the war, this is an account of Newcomb's life as a POW in Nazi Germany including daily activities, reaction of fellow inmates to imprisonment, and critiques on how his experience changed his view of life.<>>USEnglish401st Heavy BG, 8th AF, USAAF9/30/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I70*
Norman, Caldon R. (ed.).Norman, Caldon R. (ed.). Whatever Happened to Company A? Portland, OR, Self-Published, 1991. This is the story of Company A of the 398th Infantry Regiment as told by the men who lived it. Company A was trapped in three houses in the Alsatian town of Wingen-sur-Moder on the night of December 3rd - 4th 1944, and the majority of its members were captured by German forces. Twenty-one contributors in addition to Mr. Norman.<>>USEnglishCompany A, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division12/4/1944 12:00:00 AMVarious50 
O’Donnell, Joseph P.O’Donnell, Joseph P. The Pangs of the Thorn: Book III of The Shoe Leather Express. Hamilton, NJ, Repro-Center, 1989. This book is the third one in a series using the personal accounts of POWs in both Germany and Japan to relate what happened on forced marches. There are a number of accounts about various nationalities and various camps.<>>VariousEnglishVarious Various100 
Pape, Richard.Pape, Richard. Boldness Be My Friend. Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Details the World War II and POW experience of Richard Pape including help from the Dutch underground, escapes from prison camps, being recaptured at the brink of freedom due to illness. Pape was ultimately repatriated to England after successfully faking illness in an elaborate hoax. <>>BritishEnglish15th Squadron, 1st Group, RAF Dulag Luft, Stalag VIII B, Gestapo Prison in Cracow Poland, Stalag Luft VI50*
Parsons, John Robert.Parsons, John Robert. The Best Seat in the House. Lafayette, IN, John Robert and Mai Parsons, 1998. Engineer on a B17. Exceptionally large number of illustrations (125 pages) including family photographs before, during, and after the war and pictures of the prison camps where he was interned.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF2/21/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag Luft IV, Stalag XIII D, Stalag VII A40 
Philpot, Oliver.Philpot, Oliver. Stolen Journey. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1950. Philpot was one of the three men to escape Stalag Luft III through the Wooden Horse tunnel. He posed as a Norwegian margarine salesman to sneak through Germany and did get back to England.<>>BritishEnglish42nd Squadron, RAF12/13/1941 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Oflag IX A/H, Stalag Luft III, Schubin, Oflag XXI-B70 
Platt, J. Ellison. Ed. by Duggan, Margaret.Platt, J. Ellison. Ed. by Duggan, Margaret. Padre in Colditz: The Diary of J. Ellison Platt M.B.E. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1978. Padre Platt discusses the confusion of Dunkirk, his capture as he stayed with the wounded, and his subsequent transfer to Colditz. He was one of the first inhabitants of the castle.<>>BritishEnglish10th Casualty Clearing Station, BEF5/30/1940 12:00:00 AMOflag IX A/H, Oflag IV-C90 
Pritchard, Murray T.Pritchard, Murray T. From North Africa to Nazi Prison Camps. Bloomington, IN, AuthorHouse, 2005. Pritchard relates information concerning such topics as prison camaraderie, prison music, and the psychological effects of prison life. He was repatriated as a medic along with injured prisoners near the end of the war.<>>USEnglish109th Medical Battalion, 34th Division, USA2/21/1943 12:00:00 AMCampo 66, Stalag VII-A, Stalag III-B60 
Rasmussen, Randall L.Rasmussen, Randall L. Hell's Belle: From a B-17 to Stalag 17B, Based on the Memoirs of William E. Rasmussen. Santa Fe, NM, Sunstone Press, 2003. Rasmussen details the starvation diet and camp life, even an incident where the POWs developed a plan to have a cat for dinner. He was liberated on the forced march West from the camp in April 1945.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF12/1/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag 17B60 
Reeder, James.Reeder, James. An Ordinary War. Privately published, no stated publisher, ca 2000. Reeder describes the various methods POW's employed to sabotage the German war effort during work details from his main camp. He also talks about how hard it was to readjust to civilian life after the army.<>>BritishEnglishNorth Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Army2/8/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag IVB30 
Reid, Miles.Reid, Miles. Last on the List. London, Leo Cooper, 1974. Reid intended this book to be about his life as a POW, but most of it is about his military experiences leading up to his capture with British forces in Greece. The title reflects his belief that prisoners were last on everyone's list of worries, being a low priority both for their captors and for people back home.<>>BritishEnglishGHQ Liaison Regiment4/26/1943 12:00:00 AMCorinth Prison Camp, Oflag IV-B10 
Reid, P.R.Reid, P.R. Escape From Colditz: The Two Classic Escape Stories-The Colditz Story and Men of Colditz-in One Volume. Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1952. Part memoir and part history, this book discusses the prisoners, primarily British, who were imprisoned at Colditz Castle and their often ingenious and occasionally successful efforts to escape.<>>BritishEnglishRASC Ammunition Liaison Officer, RA5/27/1940 12:00:00 AMOflag VII-C, Oflag IV-C90*
Richard, Oscar G., III.Richard, Oscar G., III. Kriegie: An American POW in Germany. Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University Press, 2000. Richard, a bombardier on a B-17, describes the complex community and infrastructure that was developed at his POW camp. This included sports leagues, an economy based on cigarettes, and committees for just about everything.<>>USEnglish384th BG, 8th AF, USAAF1/14/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I50 
Roberts, John M. "Jack."Roberts, John M. "Jack." Escape!!! The True Story of a World War II P.O.W. the Germans Couldn’t Hold. Binghamton, NY, Brundage Publishing, 2003. This memoir chronicles Roberts' life before, during, and after the war. He is captured by the Germans at one point, but escapes while still near the Allied lines.<>>USEnglish592nd Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division, USA12/16/1944 12:00:00 AMEscaped before he got to a camp10 
Rudel, Hans-Ulrich.Rudel, Hans-Ulrich. Stuka Pilot. Costa Mesa, CA, The Noontide Press: War and Warriors Series, 1987. Rudel, a German Stuka pilot, recounts his training and missions spanning from the invasion of Poland to the Battle for Berlin. He was Germany's most decorated serviceman during World War II.<>>GermanEnglish3rd Squadron, Group 2, Luftwaffe5/8/1945 12:00:00 AMCarenten, Furth Hospital5 
Sajer, Guy.Sajer, Guy. The Forgotten Soldier. Washington, D.C., Brassey's, Inc., by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000. Previous publication: 1967, in French under the title Le Soldat Oublie. Guy Sajer was of a member of an elite German division that fought in many of the major battles of the European portion of World War II. The book includes 50 German combat photos.<>>GermanEnglishLeichtinfanterie Gross Deustchland Division, Siid, G Siebzehntes Bataillon4/1/1945 12:00:00 AM 5**
Sampson, Francis L.Sampson, Francis L. Look Out Below!: A Story of the Airborne by a Paratrooper Padre. Sweetwater, TN, 101st Airborne Division Association, 1989. Previous publication: 1958. Sampson, a chaplain in the 101st Airborne, on being taken prisoner, continued to conduct Mass in the camps (including a humorous incident with a concealed radio under his pulpit). His service in the Korean War is included.<>>USEnglish501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne12/20/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag II-A20 
Schmid, Walter.Schmid, Walter. A German POW in New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 2005. Schmid was captured after Rommel's capitulation in North Africa and sent to America. He was a farm worker in New Mexico and later worked in Great Britain before finally returning to Germany in 1947.<>>GermanEnglishAfrika Korps5/11/1943 12:00:00 AMAlgiers, Camp Gruber, Camp Bixby, Camp McAlester, Fort Bliss, Las Cruces, NM, Camp Enfield90 
Sirianni, Ralph E. with Brown, Patricia I.Sirianni, Ralph E. with Brown, Patricia I. POW# 3959: Memoir of a World War II Airman Shot Down Over Germany. Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2006. Sirianni was a gunner on a B-17 before being shot down. He provides an unusual perspective on life at Stalag Luft I, as he was a sergeant, but Stalag Luft I was primarily and officers' camp.<>>USEnglish388th BG, 8th AF, USAAF3/23/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I30 
Slane, Robert M.Slane, Robert M. Journey to Freedom and Beyond. Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing, 2004. Slane was the pilot of a B-17. He details his training, POW life, life after liberation, and his experiences in the Korean War.<>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF10/14/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII-B, Oflag VII-B, Stalag VII-A60 
Sniders, Edward.Sniders, Edward. Flying In, Walking Out: Memories of War and Escape, 1939-1945. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Leo Cooper, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books, 1999. Sniders, after being shot down while piloting a Mosquito, when through the Dutch and Belgian underground before being caught in France. He was in Stalag Luft III during the Great and Wooden Horse escapes.<>>BritishEnglish139 Squadron, 2 Group, RAF8/1/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII-D, Stalag VII-A70 
Squyres, Weldon D. as told to Price, Cynthia S.Squyres, Weldon D. as told to Price, Cynthia S. The Second Bailout: A Personal Memoir of Bombing Missions Over Nazi Germany and Life as a POW. Baltimore, MD, PublishAmerica, LLLP, 2004. Squyres' story is told by his niece, Price, through letters they sent to each other. It chronicles his bailout, camp life, and liberation by the British in addition to his postwar life living in Mexico.<>>USEnglish456th BG, 15th AF, USAAF8/3/1944 12:00:00 AMGarnish-Parlenkirchen, St. Wendell, Kiefheide, Stalag XI-B20 
Sweanor, George.Sweanor, George. It’s All Pensionable Time: 25 Years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Toronto, ONT, Gesnor Publications, 1981. Sweanor was at Stalag Luft III when news came of the Gestapo killing of Fifty of those who escaped through Tunnel Harry and describes the reaction of the camp officials and prisoners to the horrible news. The book covers his entire RCAF career including later service in Arctic areas.<>>CanadianEnglish419th Squadron, 6th Group, RCAF3/28/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII D, Stalag VII A30*
TenHaken, Mel.TenHaken, Mel. Bail Out: POW 1944-1945. Manhattan, KS, Sunflower University Press, 1990. TenHaken, a gunner on a Liberator bomber, spent 5 months as a POW of the Germans. When he arrived home, he struggled with civilian life and found that even decades later people not directly involved in the war don't quite understand what his generation went through.<>>USEnglish456th BG, 2nd AF, USAAF12/16/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I60 
Thomas, Robin P.Thomas, Robin P. Student to Stalag. Dorset, England, POD Publishing, 1999. Thomas was a navigator on a Mosquito when he was shot down. This memoir discusses everyday life in prison camp and includes an amusingly written description of the author's attempts to communicate with his captors when the only German he knew was words for yes, no, hot, and cold. <>>BritishEnglish105th Squadron, 2 Group, RAF10/11/1942 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Marlag und Milag Nord40 
Toliver, Raymond F.Toliver, Raymond F. in collaboration with Scharff, Hanns J. The Interrogator: The Story of Hanns Scharff, Luftwaffe's Master Interrogator. Fallbrook, CA, Aero Publishers, Inc., 1978. Hanns Scharff spent the war at Auswertestelle West, the Luftwaffe's intelligence and interrogation center in Oberursel, where he specialized in the interrogation of American fighter pilots. Scharff was captured himself in the final days of the war and spent time in some distinctly unpleasant Allied camps in EuropeGermanEnglishInterrogator Officer in Luftwaffe Bad Kreuznach10*
Vanderstok, Bob.Vanderstok, Bob. War Pilot of Orange. Missoula, MT, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1987. Bob Vanderstok joined the RAF after his home country, the Netherlands, was overrun by the German Army. He was shot down and sent to Stalag Luft III where he participated the the Great Escape through Tunnel Harry and was one of only three escapees to reach England safely. <>>DutchEnglish41st Squadron, 13th FG (Later the 322nd Squadron) RAF7/14/1942 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III30*
Veary, Roy.Veary, Roy. Route Step. Bloomington, IN, AuthorHouse, 2004. The first 30 pages of Veary's work are actual copies of his POW notebook, including drawings and notes on his experiences. During his story in the camp he tried to escape unsuccessfully 3 times, witnessed a failed liberation by General Patton, and was finally liberated by the 3rd Infantry Division.<>>USEnglish275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Regiment1/3/1945 12:00:00 AMStalag XIII-C90*
Vercoe, Tony.Vercoe, Tony. Survival at Stalag IVB: Soldiers and Airmen Remember Germany’s Largest POW Camp of World War II. Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company. Inc., Publishers, 2006. Vercoe was imprisoned at Stalag IV-B himself and combines his view with the those of others in this compilation. He incorporates lengthy passages contributed by fellow prisoners who were of various nationalities, affilitations, and captured at various times during the war.<>>VariousEnglishVarious Stalag IV-B100*
Vietor, John A.Vietor, John A. Time Out: American Airmen at Stalag Luft I. Fallbrook, CA, Aero Publishers, Inc., 1951. An exceptionally balanced look at all aspects of daily life in Stalag Luft I.<>>USEnglish98th BG, 15th AF, USAAF2/25/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I80 
Vonnegut, Kurt.Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death. New York, NY, Dell Publishing, 1969. Novel chronicles Billy Pilgrim's life as he searches for meaning and understanding about the bombing of Dresden in World War II. Vonnegut was in the basement of Slaughterhouse-Five when the Allies bombed the city.<>>USEnglish   40 
Voss, Johann.Voss, Johann. Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS. Bedford, PA, The Aberjona Press, 2002. Voss fought with Waffen SS mountain troops in Finland and then in the Vosges Mountains of France. After the war, while he was a POW with American troops in Europe, he worked as a clerk for an American attorney. The war crimes documents he was then exposed to caused him considerable dismay. <>>GermanEnglishSS-Mountain Infantry Regiment 11, SS-Nord Division, Waffen-SS3/1/1945 12:00:00 AMRomilly10 
Westheimer, David.Westheimer, David. Sitting It Out: A World War II POW Memoir. Houston, TX, Rice University Press, 1992. David Westheimer's memoirs are as entertaining as his better-known Von Ryan's Express, a novel based loosely on his experiences as a POW. In this book Westheimer provides some insight into his novel, detailing what real events underlay various passages in the fictional book. He also includes an insightful but not pedantic discussion of the psychological aspects of being a prisoner.<>>USEnglish98th BG, 9th AF, USAAF12/11/1942 12:00:00 AMPoggio Mirteto, P.G. 21, Sulmona, Stalag VII-A, Stalag Luft III100**
Wheeler, William H.Wheeler, William H. Shootdown: A World War II Bomber Pilot's Experience as a Prisoner of War in Germany. Shippensburg, PA, Burd Street Press, 2002. Especially interesting insights into leadership in a prisoner of war camp. <>>USEnglish91st BG, 8th AF, USAAF8/17/1943 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft III, Stalag XIII D, Stalag VII A  
Williams, Eric.Williams, Eric. The Wooden Horse. New York, NY, Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 1970. Williams details his escape with the Wooden Horse from Stalag Luft III in the form of a novel. Some events are more vivid and the names are different than those that actually participated.<>>BritishEnglishRAF Navigator Stalag Luft III40 
Yamazaki, James N., with Fleming, Louis B.Yamazaki, James N., with Fleming, Louis B. Children of the Atomic Bomb: An American Physician's Memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands. Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 1995. Yamazaki served as a battalion surgeon with the ill-fated 106th infantry division and was captured when the division was overrun by the Germans at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. This book spans his entire professional career, including his time as a prisoner of the Germans, but particularly hiUSEnglish590th Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division12/19/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag XI-B, Oflag XIII-B, Stalag VII-A10 
Yarosh, Frank.Yarosh, Frank. World War II Is Not Over: A Combat Infantryman's Experience in a German POW Camp. 1st Printing, The Akashic Press Inc., 1992. 2nd Printing, Xlibris Corporation, 2001. Yarosh and three companions were captured when a bunker in which they had taken shelter was surrounded by German troops. Besides the expected discussion of life in his prison camp, Yarosh provides an exceptionally detailed description of interrogation by a Wermacht intelligence officer and an insightful discussion oUSEnglish274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division1/21/1945 12:00:00 AMStalag XII-A, Stalag II-B40 
Zak, George K.Zak, George K. Soldier Boy: A Chronicle of Life and Death and Survival During World War II. New York, Vantage Press, 1998. Zak was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and joined thousands of other American soldiers who were taken into Germany by foot and in cattle cars. Like many, he endured an Allied bombing on the way to his prison camp. <>>USEnglish422nd Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, USA12/19/1944 12:00:00 AMStalag IV-B40 
Zemke, Hubert, as told to Freeman, Roger A.Zemke, Hubert, as told to Freeman, Roger A. Zemke's Stalag: The Final Days of World War II. Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. Colonel Hubert Zemke, a fighter pilot and commanding officer of the 56th Fighter Group, was Stalag Luft I's Senior Allied Officer. He describes his duties, camp life, and includes photos from the camp before and after Russian liberation.<>>USEnglish56th FG, 8th AF, USAAF10/30/1944 12:00:00 AMDulag Luft, Stalag Luft I80 
Zoepf, Wolf T. Zoepf, Wolf T. Seven Days in January with the 6th SS-Mountain Division in Operation Nordwind. Bedford, PA, The Aberjona Press, 2001. This exceptionally well-documented book skirts the border between memoir and historical monograph. Zoepf was an officer with Combat Group Wingen during Operation Nordwind and chronicles that battle in detail, both from his own point of view and from the official records and other sources, including interviews with survivors on both sides of the battle. Zoepf wasGermanEnglish6. SS-Gebirgs-Division NORD1/7/1945 12:00:00 AMNot specified5**
Zorns, Bruce C.Zorns, Bruce C. I Walk Through the Valley: A World War II Infantryman's Memoir of War, Imprisonment and Love. Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1991. Zorns was a draftee during the late stage of the war. For wounds incurred before his capture, Zorns experienced care at a German hospital, POW hospital, and finally an Allied hospital, where to his surprise the staff insisted on collecting all his urine so the penicillin he was receiving could be distilled back out of it.<>>USEnglish62nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division1/14/1945 12:00:00 AMStalag XII-A20