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George Lehmeier Air Crew Photo 1943

George Lehmeier and Crew 1943

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Street:  PO BOX 167, 302 E FOURTH ST City & State: LOWRY CITY, MO E-Mail: 
Zip: 64763 Phone:  (417) 644-2580 Spouse: Marcella Jane deceased
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: Army Air Corp Unit: 15th Army Air Corp.
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Germany Date Captured: 09/12/43
Camps Held In: Stalag IV How Long Interned: 304 days
liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 7/12/44 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: AIR MEDAL w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, E.A.M.E. Theater Ribbon w/ Silver Star,PURPLE HEART, WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, Army Air Crew Badge, A.A.F. Tech Badge/ Radio operator and Machanic Bar, Pistol Marksman
Military Job: Crewman, Radio Operator, Mechanic Company: John Benkart andSons USS corp
Occupation after War:  Truck Driver

Military Bio:

It was a short story in Stalag IV, but long battle to win. After being captured at the age of 19 I was taken to Stalag IV for a week, from there me and others were transfered to another location. There we had to march for the entire 10 months that I was interned. We slept in the field and had no water, food, toilets, or medication, we had nothing at ll.On occasion we did steal food from the farmers vegetable mounds. We were covered with lice and those little critters were eating us alive. Bravely enough I held on till I was liberated, it is my sincere hope that there will be no more wars. (Non Solum Arms)

My Message to Future Generations:

Being a veteran of W.W.II and a Prisoner Of War for almost a year, I would like to pass this on: You will never know what freedom is untill you loose it. I hope and pray it never happens to you, today, tomarrow, or in the future.

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