German boy on USCG LCI

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Dave55, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hi all,

    The caption on this posting on Facebook read:

    Captured German boy soldier enjoys a cup of coffee aboard a U.S. Coast Guard LCI, Normandy coast, 1944

    Dave
     

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Missed this.
    Really nice shot - he has the expression of; 'Personally, I'm really rather content that for me the War is over'...

    Can't seem to find more on a quick Google.
    Hope he went onto a quiet & long life. Poor little sod caught up in big boys' games.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I did start a USCG D-Day thread on here sometime ago-We even had a D-Day USCG vet join too.
     
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I bet he might have been the first non-American person many of the young Coasties had ever seen.

    Dave
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    he has the expression of; 'Personally, I'm really rather content that for me the War is over'...



    He does look rather pleased with the situation.
     
  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  8. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Great picture. I notice that he is sitting on some rations,and seems happy with his situation.
     
  9. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    Hi all,

    The caption on this posting on Facebook read:

    Captured German boy soldier enjoys a cup of coffee aboard a U.S. Coast Guard LCI, Normandy coast, 1944

    Dave

    The young boy might be delighted to see the picture of these days in 1944. I guess he was a POW in the US somewhere and may have decided to stay in the US for good, or was returned to Germany, who knows. He would be well over 80 now, but may have a family who might also love to see this high quality photo. He looked so relieved and not at all like a POW in enemies hands.
    How can we find about who it is and what happened to him?
    Stefan
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thought this be a good thread to post these pics of German boys as happy to POWs.


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    ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH WEST EUROPE 1944-45 | Imperial War Museums
    Three 14 year-old German prisoners of war eating rations in front of a group of other POWs, 29 March 1945. The boys were captured by 6th Armoured Division, Third US Army, near Frankfurt-am-Main.


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    ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH WEST EUROPE 1944-45 | Imperial War Museums

    A cheerful young German boy soldier captured by the 11th Armoured Division, Third US Army, near Kulmbach, Germany, 15 April 1945. Although wearing a German Army uniform, he had not been issued arms. He was one of a group being marched to the Czechoslovak border.

    These to show boys not so happy to be POWs .


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    THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH WEST EUROPE 1944-45 | Imperial War Museums

    German prisoners of war captured by 2nd Gordon Highlanders near the town of Grunhof Tesperhude, Geesthacht, on the River Elbe. The photograph shows a captured German Army major with some of those under his command. All young boys, their ages rage from 13 to 16.
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    THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH WEST EUROPE 1944-45 | Imperial War Museums

    German prisoners of war, mostly boys who were captured at Bremen.
     
  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    If these kids were captured in East Prussia, would the fact that they were in uniform save them from execution, do you think?

    From what I understand, anyone not in uniform was considered Volksstrum and shot on the spot. Is that true, in general?

    Thanks,

    Dave
     

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