Hi Kurt, My Dad's name was John P. Blackman.He was a private in Battery A, 872d Field Art. Batt. - Black Panthers.He was with one of the 4 artillery batteries assigned to the 66th.(Hopefully I have this correct.). He enlisted from CT, probably Norwalk or Stamford.
I rediscovered a small German diary my dad had while he was a POW.He wrote notes on some of the pages and I've been trying to reconstruct from that but not getting very far at all.I think he spelled things the way he heard them and I haven't been able to figure out exactly where he was.
This is great!I can't believe it. I had posted back in July and no one responded!
Thank you so much for taking the time.Oh, Ol' Uncle Bob did respond after you.He gave me the website for the IX Stalag.Never knew it existed!