Info wanted: Matthew J. Bauer POW/Stalag Luft 1
My grandfather is Matthew J Bauer.He served in WWII from Dec 1941-Nov 1945, including time as a POW at Stalag Luft 1.He was from Camden, NJ.
I have located where he was a POW (Barth, Germany at Stalag Luft 1) but cannot find any information at all on his service and he is long gone and was unable to speak about his time when he was alive.I am hoping that someone, somewhere, has information on him.I have his social, DOB, DOD and enlistment info - but not much else at this point.I know he was in the Air Corps, but not what regiment or anything like that.
When I was a child, I was told a few stories about his bravery, about his escape attempts and his torture (we are of German/Austrian descent) but would like to find out some more information if anyone has it.
My thanks to all for help and reviewing.