Saturday, January 19, 2008

Since I've been reading this book about WWII airmen, I've been reflecting a bit on the circumstances of the war and also wanting to know more about the individual experiences of the POWs. I know very little about my grandpa Sam's experience as an American prisioner, other than the fact that his plane was shot down over Africa and that he spent two years in German camps, including Stalag Luft III.
Sam has been gone for quite a few years now. Unfortunately, we don't have many pictures or documents from this time period. The pictures shown were thoughtfully provided by my Aunt Sarah.