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MIAMI COUNTY (OHIO) WWII PRISONER OF WAR LIST

As of 10/15/2011

These men were held captive during  WW II.  The newspapers, which are presently the sole resource did not give many details of a capture for National Security reasons. Some men were captured in places other than Germany but were held by the Germans.  Some were held at Germany POW camps in Poland.  Japanese held POWs were even more illusive to find information on. 

NAME AGE  RANK HOME CAPTURED LIBERATED CAPTOR   CAMP HELD
APPLE, Gerald. 23 S/Sgt PIQUA 4/18/44 5/3/1945 Germany Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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BAKER, Guy Pfc TROY 1/2/1945 Germany NOT STATED
BEAVER, Frank L. 23 T/4 RR PIQUA 4/9/1942 Died 3/28/1945 Japan Camp Moji (Hospital) Fukuoka #4 (same as 775) Kyushu Island 34-131 Bataan Death March survivor.
BLACK, Robert E. Sgt TROY 9/28/1944 Germany NOT STATED
BLACKE, Clifford F. 32 1 Lt PIQUA Killed 12/23/44 Germany Stalag 12A to 9B (Bad-Orb) Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
BLALACK, Harold R. Pfc W. MILTON 12/21/1944 4/2/1945 Germany Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-09
BROWN, David H. Pfc PIQUA 2/20/1944 5/6/1945 Germany Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
BRUBAKER, George W. 26 Pfc PIQUA 1/8/1945 4/13/1945 Germany NOT STATED
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CHAMBERLIN, Ransom 25 2 Lt TROY 9/19/1944 Germany NOT STATED
CIRCIEGIO, Lewis Lt PIQUA 1945 Germany NOT STATED
COLLINS, Harry D. Pvt TROY 1/31/1945 3/29/1945 Germany NOT STATED
CRESS, D. R. W. MILTON 11/25/1943 NOT DETERMINED Japan Santo Tomas (PW and Civ) Manila Luzon Philippines 14-121
CRIM, Bessie, RN Civilian COVINGTON 1942 2/16/1945 Japan Santo Tomas (PW and Civ) Manila Luzon Philippines 14-121
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DAPORE, Donald P. PIQUA 12/12/1944 4/1945 Germany Stalag 11B Fallingbostel Prussia (Work Camps) 53-09
DeLAET, Paul* 29 Pfc PIQUA 12/2/43 6/44 POW Swap Germany Stalag 17A Kaisersteinbruck Bei Bruck Austria 48-16
DETRICK, Albert W. Sgt TIPP CITY 7/25/43 4/23/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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EDSALL, Lester 1st Lt PIQUA 11/13/1944 5/6/1945 Germany Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17
EIKENBERRY, Ray E. Pvt LAURA 10/2/1943 6/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
EVANS, Eliga D. 25 Pvt RR TROY 1/5/1945 4/25/1945 Germany Stalag 12F Forbach Bei Saarbrucken Baden 49-08
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FEIERSTEIN, Harold E. 19 Sgt TIPP CITY 33 days 5/1945 Germany NOT STATED
FINE, Howard L. Cpl LAURA 1/3/1945 5/25/1945 Germany Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13
FISHER, Byron W. Tec 5 COVINGTON 5/1942 Died 7/22/1942 Japan PW Camp #1 - Cabanatuan 1-2-3 Nueva Province Luzon Philippines 15-121
FROST, Karl L. SF3c TIPP CITY 4/1942 Liberated 1945 Japan Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135
FROST, Clare B. SF2c TIPP CITY 4/1942 Liberated 1945 Japan Osaka Main Camp Chikko Osaka 34-135
FRYE, Donald J. S/Sgt TIPP CITY 4/24/1944 5/1945 Germany Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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GARWOOD, Edgar D Sgt TROY 12/22/1944 4/1945 Germany NOT STATED
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HART, Wayne Pvt PIQUA 2/17/1943 5/3/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
HARVEY, Ralph J. Sgt PIQUA 12/5/44 Germany Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
HEATON, Marvin L. Pvt TIPP CITY 2/18/1944 6/1945 Germany Stalag 4F + Work Camps Hartmannsdorf-Chemnitz Saxony 51-12
HEMM, John "Joe" Lt PIQUA 10/9/1943 4/29/1945 Germany Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
HOBBS, Everett Pfc TROY 1/22/1944 5/1945 Germany NOT STATED
HOUSER, James H. 2 Lt TROY 10/14/43 4/29/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
HUDSON, John H. "Jack" 1st Lt PIQUA 2/24/1945 4/29/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
HUNT, Dwane D. Pvt W. MILTON 9/6/1944 4/1945 Germany Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
HYDEMAN, Kenneth M. 20 Pvt PIQUA 1/17/1945 4/2/1945 Germany Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
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JONES, Ralph B. 26 Sgt. Ludlow Falls 5/7/1942 8/14/45 Japan NOT STATED
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KUPPIN. Bertram "Buddy" Pvt PIQUA 12/4/1944 4/2/1945 Germany Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
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LEWIS, Lee Sgt PIQUA 6/26/1943 5/1945 Germany Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
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McATEE, Emory 2nd Lt RR New Carlisle 9/1944 Germany NOT STATED
MARTZALL, Geo E. Sgt PIQUA 12/19/1944 4/2/1945 Germany Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08
MEEDS, Doyle K. 19 Pfc PIQUA 2/17/1944 1945 Germany Stalag 7B Memmingen Bavaria 48-10
MILLER, Bud Sgt COVINGTON 5/4/1943 5/9/1943 Germany NOT STATED
MINNICH, Luther D. Sgt W. MILTON 12/25/1944 Escaped 1945 Germany NOT STATED
MORLOCK, Edw G Jr 25 Sgt PIQUA 1/23/1945 Killed 2/25/45 Germany Stalag 6G Bonn Rheinland, Prussia 50-07
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NICHOLAS, O. L. Lt CASSTOWN 12/17/1944 Germany NOT STATED
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PIKE, Edward Pvt TROY 2/17/1943 4/12/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
PUTERBAUGH, Raymond G. Pvt TROY 2/17/1943 4/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
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REHMERT, George I. PIQUA 5/1942 Germany NOT STATED
RUSH, Elzie D. 21 Pvt PIQUA 2/17/1943 4/12/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
ROSS, Charles A. Civilian TROY 1/6/1942 2/16/1945 Japan NOT STATED
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SCHULER, Paul E. S/Sgt TROY 12/17/1944 Germany Stalag 11B Fallingbostel Prussia (Work Camps) 53-09
SCOTT, Samuel S/Sgt TROY 10/19/44 5/11/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
SHERWOOD, James E. 20 Pfc RR PIQUA 12/27/1945 Died 3/12/1945 Germany Stalag 9B Bad-Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-09
SLACK, Robert E. 22 Sgt TROY 4/3/1944 4/29/1945 Germany Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
SMITH, Robert L. Pfc RR PIQUA 1/22/1944 4/12/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
STEIN, John "Jack" A. Pfc PIQUA 15 days captive 1945 Germany NOT STATED
STEPHENS, Louis M. 1st Lt PIQUA 9/9/1944 4/23/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
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THAYER, William B. Pfc PIQUA 12/12/1944 4/18/1945 Germany Stalag 3A and work camps (Also Oflag 3-6) Luckenwalde (was originally interrogation center) Brandenburg, Prussia 52-13
TRUCKSIS, Ralph G S/Sgt PIQUA 6/23/1944 1945 Germany NOT STATED
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WEBSTER, Robert Pfc PIQUA 12/16/1944 4/23/1945 Germany NOT STATED
WESTFALL, Ray L. Pvt RR UNION 6/19/1944 Germany Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13
WHITE, Cecil (?) 22 Pfc PIQUA 2/1943 4/12/1945 Germany Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17
WIFORD, James L. Pfc PIQUA NOT STATED 4/1945 Germany Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
WOMBOLD, Robert 19 S/Sgt BRADFORD 11/1944 4/1945 Germany Stalag 6G Bonn Rheinland, Prussia 50-07
WRIGHT, Irvin Jr. T/4 TIPP CITY 11 days captive Escape 5/1944 Germany NOT STATED
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YOUNG, Edward E. Cpl PIQUA 12/21/ 1944 4/2/1945 Germany Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-09
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ZERKEL, Robert S. 2 Lt TROY 12/11/1944 4/23/1945 Germany Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

* Paul DeLaet was seriously wounded and was exchanged for Germany POWs so he could get advanced medical care in the United States.

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