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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we’d like to offer a glimpse of one recent addition to our collection– the journal kept by Bruce L. Worrell during his time as a POW in Germany. Bruce L. Worrell was one of over 130,000 American prisoners of war during World War II. Worrell served with the 85th Infantry Division’s 359th Infantry Regiment and was captured in Italy in May 1944. Eleven months later he was liberated near Hannover, Germany. Featured here is the Page 1 of his “Wartime Log”.
Gift in Memory of Bruce L. Worrell Sr., The National World War II Museum, Inc., 2011.297

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise

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One Response to “National POW/MIA Recognition Day”

Don Casey, Sr. says:

I was also a POW in Germany at Stalag Luft III (South Camp) and later at Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Bavaria.

I have written a book about my experiences in combat with the 8th Air Force flying out of England with the 379th Bomb Group from late Mach until June 18, 1944. The book is entitled: “TO FIGHT FOR MY COUNTRY, SIR” and is available through Amazon books.

In private life after the war I became a civil trial lawyer in Chicago until 12/1/11 when I fully retired.

Don Casey, Chicago

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