Chapter 12–Life in POW camp

February 1, 2008 at 8:17 pm (429th Fighter Squadron, 474th Fighter Group, Buchenwald, Joe Moser, Stalag Luft III)

I’ve just posted Chapter 12. The three months that Joe spent in Stalag Luft III were not the most memorable nor important time of his war experiences. While the time in POW camp for many of the POWs was very significant, the challenges of the experience so paled compared to Buchenwald that Joe’s perspective on them is quite different from what I have read from other POWs. Since Joe’s focus and memory on this part of his experience is less than on other areas, I relied to a considerable degree on a book called “Clipped Wings” which was written by POWs from South Camp.

Since there are an increasing number of veterans and veteran families who are visiting this site, and since POW experience, even in SLIII was far more common than in Buchenwald, if visitors to this site have additional info to share, particularly about North Camp, I’d be very interested in hearing from you.

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