POW Listing - 276th 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 Feb. 7, 2006 as researched by Diane Kessler.

NAME_POW

RANK

REPORTED MISSING

STATUS

CAMP

BLUME JAMES T JR

PFC

5-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

HENDRICKS HENRY L

SGT

8-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

NIEDZIALEK WILLIAM

PFC

8-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

REECE JACK W

PFC

8-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

WALTON ARTHUR R

PFC

11-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

CICCARELLO JOSEPH A

PFC

12-Jan-45

Returned

 

CLEMENTS, CONNON UDELL

PFC Co A

12-Jan-45

Died in captivity 3/19/45

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

COMER VINSON F

PFC Co A

12-Jan-45

Died in captivity

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

EBERHARDT ALFRED F

PFC

12-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

GALLOWAY, OLIVER J., Jr.

TSGT Co A

12-Jan-45

Died in captivity

Dressing station unstated

WALLS CHARLES G

PFC

13-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

DANIELS AMOS L

PVT

15-Jan-45

Returned

Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

ARNEST, HOWARD L 1LT
Co A
2-Feb-45 Returned Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia

BUDKO ANDREW

PVT

6-Feb-45

Returned

 

LIND ALBERT C

SGT

7-Feb-45

Returned

URELL WALTER J

PVT

7-Feb-45

Returned

NORTHINGTON LIONEL F

PVT

8-Feb-45

Returned

SHELTON ALFRED L

PVT

8-Feb-45

Returned

SKINNER JOHN L

PVT

8-Feb-45

Returned

WHITE GEORGE E JR

PFC

8-Feb-45

Returned

HUFFNAGLE CHRISTIAN

PVT

22-Feb-45

Returned

SEEM ALBERT E JR

PVT

22-Feb-45

Returned

HEATH HARVEY R

PFC

26-Mar-45

Returned

SHEAFFER, PAUL L. PFC 30-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