POW who freed them?

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Shugs, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Shugs

    Shugs New Member

    Last entry on service record card says "freed by allied forces on the W E front". Is there any way of finding who it was and therefore a war diary or similar?
    Thanks,
    Shugs
     

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  2. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    It would be really difficult to identify a specific unit. It looks like he was a POW at Stalg IV-D (Stalag IV-D - Wikipedia) which was liberated by US troops. But that depends on whether he was still at that camp in 1945 - he may have been moved or been part of the forced march of POWs across Germany when they were moved away from the advancing Russians.
    There is some more info on the camp here: Stalag IV-D (Zw) Help needed!
     
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  3. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    On April 26, the commanders of the 69th Infantry Division of the First US Army and the 58th Guards Rifle Division of the 5th Guards Army (Soviet Union) met at Torgau, southwest of Berlin


    https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Stalag_IV-D

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  5. Shugs

    Shugs New Member

    Thank you all for the replies, a lot of information and I now have a better understanding of the situation. The final post in: Stalag IV-D (Zw) Help needed! , pretty much mirrors his experience.
    Another page from service records have him home on 18/4/45, so he was not kept hanging about.
    Thanks again,
     

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