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My Father's War Story

MORT L HERBERT

Unit : Company A, 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division.

Served : Europe, captured on his 25th birthday, January 3, 1945 and liberated April, 23, 1945.

Camps : Stalag IVB.

 

 Captured in the Battle of the Bulge January 3, 1945 (his 25th birthday), and liberated 4/23/1945 by the Russians. See his handwritten note below from the day of his liberation. 

        NOW POSTED ARE HIS LIBERATION LETTERS FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT AND HIS POW DIARY. SEE THE ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM

Email me at stinsonddog@gmail.com to share your reactions.

 

Stalag IVB Muhlberg Germany

   
Gate at Stalag IVB

Liberation Day

 


Two purple hearts and his POW medal


This is an amazing story of my amazing father, with detail from his original draft into the Army through his liberation and return home.  He rarely spoke about the war, but one day when I was around 18, I got him to record this hour long story in the backyard of our house in California.  I later converted the cassette to this digital mp3.  Of course, if he had not survived, I would not be here.  He married my mom upon his return, and I was born 13 years later.

 

You can listen to Mort Herbert's War Story  (Click for new tab - then download and open in iTunes or other MP3 player).  The end of the story is cut off but what he says is that upon his return he was amazed to learn that his parents didn't know he was a POW. 

 

You can read the story here My Fathers War Story Text and its also on the Pegasus Archive. 

 

See Photos of Stalag IVB at a the Pegasus Archive which also has a lot of information on Prisoners of War from WWII where you can read stories of the prisoners and see photos from various camps.

Wikipedia's story on Stalag IVB.

NOTE IN APRIL 2013 THE PEGASUS ARCHIVE WAS DOWN.  SO IF THE LINKS DON'T WORK, I AM SORRY.  



   
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