POW Listing - 274th Infantry

According to the National Archives, these Trailblazers were German prisoners of war. However, since there are some errors and omissions in coding, we cannot independently verify each name on the list. Also, there are some discrepancies between this list and other official sources about the manner of death . Additional information about these soldiers can be found at the National Archives, American Battlefield Commission, and Trailblazer web sites. Several former POW's provided documentation of prisoner status and were included on this list.

As of this posting, we believe that 21 Trailblazers were sent from Stalag 9B Bad Orb to the Berga slave labor camp, a sub-camp of the notorious Buchenwald (more information). No indication of their transport to Berga in February, 1945, is provided by the National Archives data file. Therefore, we have added "Berga" to the listings of those POW's who were sent to this slave labor camp.  

Additional information about Berga can be found through the links above and below the table. Recent books by Roger Cohen and Flint Whitlock also document the hell of Berga. Twenty-five percent of the Berga prisoners were worked to death (in comparison to an overall death rate of 2.5% for all American POW's held by the Germans).

Revised March 7, 2006 as researched by Diane Kessler.

Prisoners of War

Name

Rank

Date Reported Missing

Status

Camps (if known)

Company A

       
CHAMPAGNE HERBERT C PFC 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
CLUBB FORREST E PFC 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
MARCHANT JUNIOUS R SGT 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
MARKS LEWIS M PVT 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
WARRE CLIFFORD E PFC 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
FOZZARD DOYLE E PVT 25-Feb-45 Returned

Company B

       
CONDON DONALD E PVT 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
CORLEY WILLIAM L JR PFC 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
WALSH JAMES K PFC 6-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
APPLEGATE JESS W PFC 13-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
BORNKIND JACK PFC 13-Jan-45 Died in captivity Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia (Berga death march; 23 Apr 45)
CERNANSKY PETER PFC 13-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
HOLMES WILLIAM D PVT 13-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
HUNT ROBERT E PFC 13-Jan-45 Returned
POTEAT , BOYD A PFC 13-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
SLATTERY JOHN J PFC 19-Feb-45 Returned
PORTER LAWRENCE S CPL Mar-45 Returned German hospital
BROWN PORTER J PVT 15-Mar-45 Returned German military hospital Donaueschingen
COLE ROBERT E PFC 15-Mar-45 Returned German general hospital Saarbrucken
GRGUNICH LODY SGT 15-Mar-45 Returned German general hospital Saarbrucken
PAYNE BOB L PVT 15-Mar-45 Returned

Company C

       
GLENN VERNON A PVT 21-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
YAROSH FRANK PFC 21-Jan-45 Returned

Hqs/2nd BN.

       
DOBBS RAYMOND S PVT 25-Feb-45 Returned

Company E

       
CRESCITELLI AMERICO PVT 24-Feb-45 Returned
JONES FRANCIS L JR PFC 24-Feb-45 Returned
WELLER ALVIN N PFC 24-Feb-45 Returned

Company F

       
FRANCIS CHARLES L PFC 13-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia
JONES MAURICE PVT 25-Feb-45 Returned
SANDS EDWARD PVT 25-Feb-45 Returned
LOVEDAY JOHN E PVT 1-Mar-45 Returned

Company G

       
BANKER DEAN C PFC 25-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 11B Fallingbostel Prussia (Work Camps)
DE MUTH RUSSELL H. PVT 25-Jan-45 Died in captivity Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia (24 Mar 45)

Company I

       
GEHRKE RICHARD W PVT 1-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich
MC CONNELL ROBERT M PVT 1-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich
MC KEEN CHARLES A PFC 19-Jan-45 Returned

Company K

       
HICKS HAROLD I PFC 19-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 11B Fallingbostel Prussia (Work Camps)
OWENS, LEROY PVT 16- Mar-45 Returned  

Company L

       
STRUKEL FRANK L PVT 7-Jan-45 Returned Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen
DONOVAN WILLIAM P PFC 16-Mar-45 Returned
GARRETSON JACK J PFC 16-Mar-45 Returned
WENDLAND STANLEY A PFC 16-Mar-45 Returned

Related Items -
 
POW List - Norm Fellman, Berga Am Elster - Bad Orb, Tony Acevedo - Information on Berga -
Information on Bad Orb (Stalag IXB) - An American Slave in Nazi Germany