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Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf

 Organization

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Carl Fessel collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0589-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0589
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, personal papers and personal memorabilia belonging to Carl Fessel, a member of the United States Army Air Force who served in the 570th Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in Europe from February of 1944 to April of 1945. Papers include a certificate of honorable discharge issued by the U.S. Army, while photographs include a picture of Fessel in uniform for a bombing mission and a contemporary map of Europe highlighting the prison camp at which Fessel was held as a prisoner of war. Personal memorabilia include membership cards titled "Life Membership: American Ex-Prisoners of War."

Dates: Created: 1944-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/15/2000

Jack B. Newman collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02.0348
Scope and Contents This collection includes primarily the personal papers of U.S. Army Air Corps T/Sgt. Jack B. Newman, 717th Squadron, 449th Bombardment Group, from his time as a prisoner of war in Krems, Austria during World War II. A diary, provided by the American YMCA, contains artwork, poetry, and other writings from Newman's time in the camp. Letters received by family members and friends are also included, as well as miscellaneous loose pages found within the diary. The story of how the B-24 bomber, "Thunder Bay Babe," upon which he served as a radio operator, was hit by flak and shot down is located in multiple folders within the collection. Correspondence between Peter G....
Dates: Created: 1943-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/17/2002

James H. Vander Laan papers

 Collection — Container: 01.0346 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-01.0346
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to Sgt. James H. Vander Laan, who served in the United States Army Air Force and was assigned to the 511th bomber squadron in the 351st Bombardment Group. During his service, he trained as a ball-turret gunner and radio operator on a B-17 bomber. The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and memorabilia. The documents detail where James H. VanderLaan was stationed, inducted and discharged from service. The letters from James H. Vander Laan are addressed from Germany during his time as a Prisoner of War and are dated from November 7, 1943-November 5, 1944. The photographs are of James H. Vander Laan with his wife Marion Madeley and a...
Dates: Created: 1942-1953; Other: Date acquired: 08/08/2001

William Edward McKee Sr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-20.0010
Content Description

This collection relates to William Edward McKee Sr. who served as a sergeant with the 324th Squadron, 91st Heavy Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force in Europe during World War II. McKee Sr. was shot down along with the crew of the B-17 bomber on March 29, 1944. The entire crew survived and then became German prisoners of war at Luft Stalag 17B. Mckee Sr. received the Air Medal and Purple Heart Medal. This collection includes letters, documents, photographs, prisoner of war memorabilia, and memoirs.

Dates: Event: 1942-1996; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Stalag 17 POWs papers

 Collection — Box: 98.0475-Box 1
Identifier: 02-98.0475
Scope and Contents

This collection was compiled by Edward McKenzie and includes a directory of New Hampshire Ex-POWs book. It is a boxed collection of approroximately 20 individual collections of American POWs who were interned at Stalag 17. The individual collections collectively consist of personal papers, transcripts, documents, photographs, and drawings relating to their experiences as prisoners of war.

Dates: 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998

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World War, 1939-1945 3
Prisoners of war 2
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations 2
World War, 1939-1945--England 2
World War, 1939-1945--Germany 2