you for your kind reply. I will look for
pictures from that days.
think there is no picture of my father's
time at Wehrmacht, but I am not sure - I'll
do my very best! My father was in two camps
in the USA: Camp Forrest and a Camp in
Oklahoma. I don't know which was the first
and which place was the second.
information for publishing (pictures will
follow as soon as possible)
born 16.10.1922, approx. 170cm height, black
(maybe curly) hair, sometimes looking
glasses Medical staff (of "Luftwaffe" I
think) in France captured by Canadian army
(July / August ?) near Caen, France
transported over the Channel to Great
Britain to English army shipped with the
"Mauretania"(!) to New York (September
1944?). In New York he saw a "hole" in a
Skyscraper (Empire State Building?) caused
by an accident of an airplane (maybe a
Then he was
passed by train, I think first to Oklahoma
and after that to Camp Forrest but as I said
do not remember exactly. He told me about an
"Big Band" of the POWs in his Camp
(Forrest?) which had instruments of an US
army band which had become soldiers during
the war. One of the POWs of his Camp made
the arrangements because, he was a
They also made -
of course illegal - brandy and things like
that in the kitchen building with an
apparatuses constructed by my father (he was
a real genius technician!). They took it
over the kitchen under the roof - and if the
kitchen building exists maybe as a museum in
our time it must be still there.
I saw the
drawing at the website - my father told of
an artist in the Camp, as far as I remember
from Austria! he painted (aquarell) a view
of Salzburg for my father in a letter size.
I have to look if it still exists. But the
style of the drawing on the website is a bit
like the small aquarell!
Wehrmacht-documents of my father (driving
license especially for trucks../ medical
courses license, etc.) where sent to a
"central archive" for the POWs at that time
my father told me. He did not get anything
back later on.
So far my first
information. Maybe you can publish this at
every interesting place for such researches.
I will try to get pictures and send to you.
Everyone who has information or questions
can contact me via my private mail address:
Thank you very much in advance for your