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4 July 1944: “Forever, Just Me”

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Major Newton Cole was captured on 19 June 1944, D+13 near St. Lô. On 4 July 1944, he wrote his wife, Marion, back in Medford, Massachusetts, telling of his capture.

Gift of The Men of Oflag 64, 2006.130 

Cole became one of 1,500 prisoners at Oflag 64, a POW camp for American officers near Szubin, Poland.

Our special exhibit, Guests of the Third Reich (a title taken from Cole’s POW journal) is in its last days; it closes on 7 July. In honor of Independence Day, visit our gallery or Guests of the Third Reich: American POWs in Europe  to learn more about Newton Cole and to read his Wartime Log in its entirety.

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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