My father was a PoW at Stalag XVIIIA and during his time there the camp was bombed by American
aircraft on the 18th December 1944 at 12.30 midday, and prisoners were killed and buried in the rubble.
"Seventy-two (high) explosive bombs were dropped over the camp, of which 46 fell into the precinct of the
camp, killing among others 10 British prisoners. The camp chapel was destroyed but some of the religious
objects were happily saved. During the raid, Captain the Rev: J.C.Hobling, C,F. No.1118, was killed. A
dozen huts were entirely or partly destroyed, among them being those for general services and the infirmary.
The town, which is practically a large village, does not present any military objective, in the opinion of the
prisoners of war themselves, and it did not get a single bomb. There is no industry in that district"
"About forty-eight men were killed, including French and Russian prisoners. The Red Cross made an official
complaint to the Americans about the attack. In reply, they said that they were very sorry but the navigators
thought it was a German camp. We thought that this was barmy as, with four guard towers and surrounded
by barbed wire, it couldn't be anything but a POW camp."
I was wondering if anyone knows where I might find any further information?
All the best