PoW Camp Information


Much of the information in this section has been extracted from Oliver Clutton-Brock's book FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME (ISBN 1 904010 00 0)

General Information

PoW camps occupied by 49Sqn members were run either by the Luftwaffe or the Wehrmacht. The Luftwaffe had an interrogation centre (Durchgangslager der Luftwaffe) which was simply known as 'Dulag Luft'. Luftwaffe PoW camps began with the name 'Stalag Luft' (Stammlager Luftwaffe). Luftwaffe camps accommodated Officer and NCO aircrew in different compounds within the same camp. Wehrmacht camps were strictly segregated. Officers would be held in an Offizierenlager (Oflag) and NCOs in a Stammlager (Stalag). Wehrmacht 'Oflag' and 'Stalag' camps with the same number were often in quite different geographical locations.

Code Camp Location(s) 4T9ers
DL Dulag Luft Oberursel, Frankfurt and Wetzlar, Germany 2
L1 Stalag Luft 1 Barth,Germany 50
L3 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan (Zagan), Germany 52
L4 Stalag Luft 4 Gross Tychow (Tychowo), Poland 18
L6 Stalag Luft 6 Hydekrug (Silute), Lithuania 65
L7 Stalag Luft 7 Bankau (Bakow), Poland 12
4B  Stalag IVB Mühlberg an der Elbe, Germany 27
5A  Stalag VA Ludwigsburg,Germany 1
6J Stalag VIJ Fichtenhain bei Krefeld, Germany  1
8B Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf (Lambinowice), Germany 10+5
9C Stalag IXC Bad Sulza, Germany 1
21B Oflag XXIB Schubinbei Bromberg (Szubin) , Poland 1
344 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf (Lambinowice), Germany 10
357 Stalag 357 Oerbke (Fallingbostel), Germany 44
383 Stalag 383 Hohenfels,Germany 2
KL3 Koncentrations Lager 3 Buchenwald,Germany 1
    None or unknown 20


The history of each camp is outlined together with links to more detailed information. If the reader wishes to know more about the circumstances of their liberation then we recommend....THE LAST ESCAPE - The Untold Story Of Allied POWs 1944-45 written by John Nichol.