Fred Hooker's notes after being shotdown

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Title

Fred Hooker's notes after being shotdown

Description

Notes kept by Fred Hooker after being shot down. It details the evacuation of the camp from Stalag Luft 7 to Stalag 3A with deaths recorded.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09
1945

Contributor

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Format

Two handwritten sheets from a scrapbook

Language

Identifier

SHookerFJ1805487v10020,
SHookerFJ1805487v10021,
SHookerFJ1805487v10022

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Transcription

Shot Down 12th September 6-30 approx.
Spent first night in Army barracks, one bench between three.
[underlined] 13 September [/underlined] moved to [indecipherable word] Camp; short interrogation; & took ring from me.
First night with out blankets 2 & 3rd night one blanket
first day & half no food or drink; rest of time black coffee & Bread with potatoes in jackets and cabbage for dinner
16 Sep:- started journey to “Room without a bath” (“O. Breasal”) 6-30 in morning. Duration of journey 28 hrs, more confinement until Wednesday morning being interrogated on the Tuesday?
Arrived at Wetzlard [sic] Wednesday afternoon searched again and given a Red Cross Parcel and had a good
[page break]
hot shower. First real wash since the [underlined] 12th [/underlined] had a good tea and a good shave after it;
moved on the following evening (Thursday) to P.O.W. Camp. Journey lasting 3 1/2 days; was given Red Cross parcel for journey
Moved to new compound 13th October.
First snow end of November
went to midnight service Xmas
Camp evacuated 19 Jan [inserted] 19 [/inserted] 45 at 3-30 in morning
19-1-45 WINTERFELD
20 Karlsrune
First night march [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] duration 14 hours.
[underlined] 21. [/underlined] BAUKWITZ after crossing
[underlined] 22. [/underlined] JENKWITZ
23. WANSEN 2 days
25 HEIQERSDORF
27. PEATTENDORF
[underlined] 28 [/underlined] SCHWEIDWITZ to STANDORF
[underlined] 29 [/underlined] Moved 6 pm in [indecipherable word] arrived [underlined] 30 [/underlined] PETERWITZ
[underlined] 1 [/underlined] PROUDNITZ
[inserted] parade [indecipherable word] A 28 13 41
Oct 22 23 30 19 R4 22 15 [/inserted]
[page break]
[duplicate page]
ORIGINAL NOTES MADE WHILE P.O.W. REVERSE SIDE UN READABLE [sic]

Collection

Citation

Fred Hooker, “Fred Hooker's notes after being shotdown,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 29, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19189.

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