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17. Debra Ansell - 2010-09-05 08:40:22

Thank you for your page. My father Corporal Regainal Slade (known as Rex) of the 18th Btn NZEF was first a POW in Stalag 306 (XV111D 18D) Marsburg, Austria in 1941; then in 1942 18A/18B Spittal. He was a POW in Stalag 383 in 1943.

 

16. C Whelham - 2010-09-03 17:27:47

Thank you for your fascinating website. Remembering my grandfather- CPL Thomas McAssey, Royal Armoured Corps, 4th Queens Hussars.

 

15. Robin Baxter - 2010-08-28 10:34:21

Congratulations on your website!
My late father,Robert Baxter of Galashiels,Scotland was a P.o.W. in Stalag 383 from 1942 until May 1945. He was a Sergeant in the R.E.M.E.
He and I visited Hohenfels in 1985 but were unable to get access to the US Military Area on which the camp was situated.It was rumoured that Cruise ballistic missiles were sited there.
However we were able to follow the route of the forced march southwards from the Camp via Pielenhofen and Regensburg to Frontenhausen where he was liberated by advancing American troops.
Robin Baxter
28/08/2010

 

14. m giblin. - 2010-08-24 15:36:21

4391221 l/sgt m major the green howards was at stalag 383

 

13. Cyril Nichols - 2010-08-20 18:34:37

I was 1st Bn Rifle Brigade, caught at Calais. Went to several holding camps and finished uo at XXA. My last escape was my 25th-and I got home. Many of you will understand the significance of that number.Many hard memories on this site.

 

12. Mike Say - 2010-07-18 00:19:33

My father Jim Say was a POW in 383.KRRC captured on Crete transported to Stalag XVIII Marburg then to 383.Just started piecing together his war history.Keen to hear from anyone who knew him or had similar history.

 

11. Mike - 2010-06-30 08:58:48

My Father, Sgt. Harry Langford was captured in Crete ist June 1941. He was firstly incarcerated at Stalag XVIII A, at Wolfsburg, Austria, and subsequently moved to Stalag 383 in 1943. I have many photographs taken in the Camp which Father managed to bring home with him When he was Liberated. I also have the Letters he wrote to his Mother during his time as a POW - Grandmother kept most of his letters. Father lived until he was 99yrs, 6months, of age and passed away in March 2010. I would be grateful to receive any information that anybody has about Father and his time as a POW.

 

10. - 2010-06-07 18:21:30

My dad was captured in May 1940 and was on the long march from there to Stalag 383, Hohenfels via various places, including Auchwitz.He suffered for a long time after the war with T.B. and
eventually had only about a quarter of a lung, which ,in due course,caused heart failure and he died in November 1972, just a
month before his 65th birthday.
As I was only 2 years old when he left to go to war, I did,nt know this man who came back into our lives in 1945; dad never said much about his war and so his life at this time remained a
mystery to my brother and I.Thank you all for the stories and
information that I have picked up in recent months.God bless you all!

 

9. Bob Cornthwaite - 2010-06-07 18:20:30

My dad was captured in May 1040 and was on the long march from there to Stalag 383, Hohenfels via various places, including Auchwitz.He suffered for a long time after the war with T.B. and
eventually had only about a quarter of a lung, which ,in due course,caused heart failure and he died in November 1972, just a
month before his 65th birthday.
As I was only 2 years old when he left to go to war, I did,nt know this man who came back into our lives in 1945; dad never said much about his war and so his life at this time remained a
mystery to my brother and I.Thank you all for the stories and
information that I have picked up in recent months.God bless you all!

 

8. - 2010-05-09 16:14:24

i am so proud of my grandad and love him dearly god bless him

 

7. sheena Ingram - 2010-04-28 16:28:34

I have photo’s of my maternal grandfather Alex/Sandy Lister taken at stalag 383 including one of the Fife Kinross Clackmannanshire Football Team 1944 would like to pass it onto some who knows the team

 

6. Melissa Spiszer - 2010-04-19 07:06:56

Thank you for this wonderful website. I currently live in Hohenfels Germany.......my husband is stationed at the training area where Stalag 383 was. Nothing is left of the POW camp so it is very interesting to see all the pictures, and to read the recollections of the men that were there.

 

5. Linda Bootland - 2010-03-20 20:48:24

Hi there to everybody my father was in Stalag 383 for most of the war and I am trying to find out more of what exactly he and everybody esle had to put up with being incarcerated in the prisoner of war camp. He was in the Seaforth Highlander’s he was based at Dunblane Scotland and it would be really great to find out. My father died in 1981 I now wish I had asked him about his time but I now know that he did not want to talk about it, and its is now lost for ever.
linda

 

4. Christine Bishop - 2010-03-11 15:15:25

My father was in Stalag 357 towards the end of the war after several years in Italian POW camps. He died in 1975 and I am belatedly trying to find out more of what his life was like during that time.

 

3. Alan Green - 2010-01-24 10:42:28

My father, Sapper Ronald Green (Jim)RE, was captured at St Valery in France and was at Thorn (Stalag XXa, BAB 20) until July 1942. Then he was moved to Heydebreck (BAB 40)where he stayed until April 1945. The POWs were marched out of the camp to avoid the Russian advance but after a few days the guards fled, leaving the prisoners to fend for themselves. My father met up with the Americans and was swiftly repatriated, arriving home on 28 April 1945. If anybody has any material mentioning Jim Green, a Royal Engineer carpenter and part-time trombone player, I would love to see it. Alan Green

 

2. Helen Hughes - 2010-01-10 12:21:16

im trying to find out any information about my grandad, his name was Thomas Stewart and he was at camp 383. im afraid i dont have any other information apart from he died in 1964. thanks

 

1. gloria mills - 2009-12-10 01:12:33

My father Rueben Sidney Bembow Morgan was a prisoner at Staleg 383 i have a photo of him with the referees football team april 1944 is their information i can find about his time there, he died when i was 14 in 1962?