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    I'm researching my grandfather's time in the war. He died when I was two years old and my father doesn't know much about his past. My grandmother didn't tell me much either - he never wanted to talk about his time in the war.

    We know he was a prisoner of war after he fought in the battle of the bulge. I did some research and found out the following:


    SERIAL NUMBER

    34819565

    NAME

    FRANKLIN TRUMAN A

    GRADE, ALPHA

    Private First Class

    GRADE CODE

    Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide or Private First Class or Ensign or Second Class, Seaman

    SERVICE CODE

    ARMY

    ARM OR SERVICE

    Infantry

    ARM OR SERVICE CODE

    INF: INFANTRY

    DATE REPORT: DAY (DD)

    4

    DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM)

    4

    DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y)

    1945

    RACIAL GROUP CODE

    WHITE

    STATE OF RESIDENCE

    Alabama

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION



    PARENT UNIT NUMBER



    PARENT UNIT TYPE



    AREA

    European Theatre: Germany

    LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD)

    25

    LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM)

    7

    LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y)

    1945

    SOURCE OF REPORT

    Individual has been reported through sources considered official.

    STATUS

    Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated

    DETAINING POWER

    GERMANY

    CAMP

    Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08

    I was hoping someone would know more about prison camp.. or anything really. I'd like to give a report to my father for Christmas.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Jillian! I'm sure someone will be able to help.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum, jillianleigh. It looks like Dale has provided you some good sources.
     
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