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COLDITZ Oflag IV-C , possible to find person ?

Discussion in 'General' started by nachlader, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Hello

    I have her prisoner Dogtag from Colditz Oflag IV-C (yes this famous PoW Camp :D ) , with the prisoner number 344 .

    It is possible find find out the former owner ? .

    best regards
    Michael
     
  2. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Michael,
    Is there a name?
    Nick
     
  3. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Nick

    On POWs Dogtags was never name , only just the prisoner number .

    Michael
     
  4. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    ok, I know that regarding the dog tag but you have no name? Where did it come from?

    Your problem is that there was a Stalag 344 so many search results come up for that,

    Regards,

    Nick
     
  5. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Dogtag is stamped

    OFLAG IV C

    344

    The number 344 ist the prisoner personal number .

    It was high security camp for senior officers who allready escape from another camps , there were many celebrities like nephews of Winston Churchill and King George V .

    Her informations about the castle/camp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oflag_IV-C .

    The dogtag was found outside the camp .

    Michael
     
  6. mapshooter

    mapshooter Senior Member

    Actually it had nothing to do with senior officers, which normally means generals. Captains (army) and squadron leaders are not senior officers, captains are not even field officers.
     
  7. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    Yes , it was not just senior officers , bud above average many generals was prison there . At times whole Polish governance leadership of polish country .
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Searching for POW no 344 on Ancestry gives 13 results, however only 1 is shown in Colditz:

    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 about J A Penman
    Name: J A Penman
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Army Number: 88487
    Regiment: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    POW Number: 344
    Camp Type: Oflag
    Camp Number: IV-C
    Camp Location: Colditz, Saxony

    TD
     
  9. nachlader

    nachlader Member

    WOW ! really great information , I thank you very very much TD ^_^ .
     

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