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Stalag XIIB (527) Frankenthal Pealz

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    Those known to have been held in or employed at

    Stalag XIIB (527) Frankenthal Pealz

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Duhon Shannon James. Staff Sarg
    • Lucas William Henry.
    • McQuay Kenneth.
    • Morgan .
    • Morgan Ernest. Trooper
    • Quigg John F..
    • sippetts Leslie George. Pte. (d. )This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.

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    Pte. Leslie George sippetts 11th Btn. Parachute Regiment (d. )

    My Father is Les Sippetts, I have his army records and would like some information on Stalag x11b were he was a prisoner after his capture at Arnhem.

    Gary Sippetts

    Staff Sarg Shannon James "Uncle Dud" Duhon 413th Infantry Regiment

    Captured w/ Capt. Gleason at the River Rohr trying to go into Inde or Enden, Germany. Captured after 3 days fighting a panzer unit w/ insufficient support. First at Stalog 7a then to 12b.

    He left me a Walther ppk 32 Auto that he took from a German major at POW camp.

    He died in feb 12 2004 afyer 64 yrs of marriage. He would tell POW stories at times but I could see it was too hard for this hero in my eyes to explain. He told me the worst thing was when the Germans fired their 88s tree burst level was horrifing.He also told me most of the Germans guarding him were from America.

    His rank promotion and mail was intercepted by the Germans and he said he got called out one day and was given his new rank and told to sew them on. I have his sleeve patches. One is a head of a wolf and the other has a seagull on it that states( fortior ex asperis - strength out of fierceness (or roughness)".)

    He told me he was never so happy to see an ugly woman as the Russian one that rolled over the fence at his POW camp.

    In his latter yrs when my mom and aunt said he was losing his mind he said"bub this gun is to never ever kill another human being" and winked at me. I laughed because as soon as my mother came back into the room he seemed to lose his memory again. I am his oldest grandson we spent all the days we could together and I miss him everyday.

    Randy Credeur

    William Henry Lucas Cheshire Rgt.

    My father, William Henry Lucas, served in the Cheshire Regiment during WWII. He joined the Manchester Regiment in 1926, serving in Germany, India and Egypt before war broke out. He was taken prisoner at Boulogne on 24th May 1940. His POW number was 2539. The POW camps he was in were Stalag XXIb in 1940, Stalag XXIa in 1941, XXId in 1941, XXIc, XIIb and Stalag 344. My father returned home at the end of the war and was medically discharged after serving five years in the camps. Like lots of others, he would never talk about what it was like. He passed away in 1974.

    John B Lucas

    Kenneth McQuay

    I would like to contact anyone who was in Stalag 12B with my dad, Kenneth McQuay.

    Cal McQuay


    My father was in Stalag 12b.

    John Morgan

    Trooper Ernest Morgan 3rd Recce Regiment, C Sqd. Reconnaissance Corps

    My late father, Trooper Ernest Morgan, was a captive at Stalag 12b at Frankenthal on the German/Polish border from June 1944 to August 1945. His prisoner number was 70617. He was in C sqd., 3rd Recce Regmt., 3rd Division. I do have several stories that were passed on if anyone interested. Does anyone have information or photos?

    John Morgan

    John F. Quigg 82nd Airborne

    My dad, John F. Quigg, 82nd Airborne, spent time in Stalag 12B. At some point in the early 90s, someone got him a blown-up copy of a drawing of an aerial view of the camp. My brother may have that now, as my dad passed away in 1999.

    I came to this website because I was in the process of writing down what I remember my dad talking about. In the mid/late 1960s, Army Digest published artwork by Army artists going back many years. Included was a pen and ink rendering of the front gate of what I believe was 12B and another watercolor shot of a trainload of prisoners pulling into a compound already full of prisoners. My dad claimed that artist was at the camp at the same time he'd been there.

    Another point of interest is that Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaugherhouse 5" is based on his own POW experiences and mentions his being being used for labour in Dresden as well as having a British command element (for escape approval and suchlike) in the prisoner population in the camp itself. He doesn't state in the book which Stalag he was in, but it does make me curious to know if it may have been 12B.

    Jon Quigg

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