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Those known to have been held in or employed at
Stalag 6g Berg Neustadt nr Gummersbach
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Brinegar Walter Blair. PFC.
- Ciesielski Jozef .
- Everson Reginald Wilfred. WO.
- Kondratiuk Jozef .
- Mitchem Harold.
- Rodriguez John S. Pfc
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Pfc John S RodriguezHi, I'm the daughter of John S. Rodriguez I really don't know too much info except he was a pow in stalag 6G he was disabled missing a leg how and when during the war? He never talked about it. I was hoping the someone out there has some info for me, I tried to obtain his records only to hit another dead end according to St. Louis Mo. His records were destroyed in the 1974 fire, they did reply with a letter stating that and if I had more info they might be able to pull up his military records another way. The info I faxed them is all the info I have, I don't even know where he is buried he died 7/1984. The cemetery the services were held is not the place of final resting. I've been estranged from his family since childhood, I'm turning 49 at the end of April! I would appreciate any info or photo anyone can share with me. I just need to know some military info to satisfy my soul before I die. I'm sure many family members of ww2 vets can understand.Michele Rodriguez Videen
Jozef CiesielskiMy husband's grandfather is Jozef Ciesielski. He was captured by German forces while defending Poland on March 17, 1939. He was interred in Stallag XXA and Stallag VIG. His numbers were 2426. In May 1941 he was transferred from one to the other, but in what order I am unsure. Joe passed away in 1996 and never really talked about his experience. In doing genealogy work on my husband's family, I have been very interested in trying to keeping Joe's memory alive for being one of the survivors.
Jozef KondratiukMy father, Jozef Kondratiuk, was a prisoner in Stalag 6G, and escaped from it in, I think, 1942. At the outbreak of war he had been a student at Lwow University. He was called up to the Polish army as a reservist, and became a POW during the September campaign. After escaping, he made his way to Vichy France (with several adventures on the way), and stayed for some time in Annecy. When the Germans took direct control of this part of France, he evaded them again, crossing the Pyrenees into Spain. Here he was captured again and the Spanish authorities, who were neutral but sympathetic to the Nazis, put him in another camp, known as Miranda. Some time after this there was an agreement between Britain and Spain, and all Allied prisoners, including my father, were delivered into British custody. My father then spent six weeks in Gibraltar before being shipped to the UK. He joined the Polish army in Britain, and spent the rest of the war in Scotland. He remained in England after the war, settling in London. He died in 1985.Hugo Kondratiuk
PFC. Walter Blair "Red" Brinegar 27th AIBMy father Walter Blair, known as Red, was held at Stalag 6G. Is there anybody around still that can describe that camp and hospital?Mary Durst
WO. Reginald Wilfred Everson 305 (Polish) SqdMy father Reg Everson trained as a pilot under the Arnold Scheme in America. On return to the UK he was a trainer, until Jan 1945 when he was sent to 305 (Polish) Squadron in Epernay, France. He flew Mosquitoes. He was shot down (by friendly fire from Americans he found out later) and taken to Gummersbach, Stalag 6G. He remembered living in wooden huts. There were several American airmen
After a few days they were roused about 2 a.m. with Ersatz coffee and marched away under armed guard. Eventually they reached a POW Camp near Enbach. The prisoners did not cooperate with the inefficient guards. Breakfast was Ersatz coffee, lunch soup water in which vegetables had been cooked but removed, supper black bread and margarine.
American troops were getting closer and by 19th April 1945 the Camp was virtually run by the prisoners. The 78th Division Army Infantry arrived at 14.00 hours by which time the guards had already handed over rifles and guns. Fried chicken and real coffee was greatly appreciated. A few days of Medical Checks etc followed, before being taken to Giesen by truck and then to Paris by Dakota aircraft. Then Reg returned to rejoin 305 Squadron in Epernay. So Reg was trained by Americans, shot down by Americans and released by Americans. (taken from his diaries and conversations by his daughter, JoanJoan Beck
Ellis A. "Buddy" Snow C Coy. 16th Infantry RegimentThe following are details of my uncle's history as related to me by his daughter, my cousin. At the age of 90, he still has an amazing memory. Maybe these details will help others who are trying to trace their relative's history during WWII.
Ellis "Buddy" Snow, served as a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 1st Division (Big Red One), 16th Regiment, Company C (Charlie). He was drafted on the 15th of Novemeber 1943 and shipped out in September 1944 on the Queen Mary out of Camp Shank, New York. The ship reached Glasgow, Scotland, after six days at sea. They travelled in a boxcar to Southampton, England, then by boat across the English Channel to Le Havre, France. When the boat landed, they let down the ramp and the men had to get across the beach. I think it was Omaha Beach. The Germans were in the hills firing on them as they unloaded. He said there were bodies and blood everywhere.
He was in the battle of Huertgen Forest, France, and continued battles across to Germany. He has medals for each major battle.
He was captured on January 5th, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge, when his troop ran out of ammunition and was surrounded by Germans.
He was imprisoned at Stalag 6G, a prisoner of war camp near Kirchheim and Flamersheim, near Bonn, Germany. He was a prisoner for 97 days. On April 12th, 1945, Stalag 6G was liberated by units of the US 13th Armored Division. He came home on the George Washington. The sea crossing took 15 days.Lila Havens
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