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NW Okie's Journey

Vol 17, Iss 3 Alva, OKlahoma - We have been down in Northwest Oklahoma for the last week working on a long overdo makeover of our home in Alva, Oklahoma. When we arrived in Alva last week it was bone-chilling and cloudy. But this Monday, 26 January 2015 seems a lot like Spring (or maybe even Fall) with temperatures in the low 70's and sunshine.

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 15, Iss 33 Bayfield, CO - Another week and another day or three days later, we are up and running again at The OkieLegacy. Maybe you noticed in the past few days or over last weekend, if you typed in okielegacy.org into the browser, it did not take you to our website. It took you to readyhosting.com website.

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Oakie & Duchess' SW Corner

Vol 6, Iss 52 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005!

Since this is the last day of December, 2004, we thought perhaps we could catch many of you tonight before, after and/or at midnight to ring in the New Year for 2005. I guess you could say that this is a No frill or "vanilla" version of the OkieLegacy in Summary.

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Oakie's NW Corner

WWII POW caps - OK Map

Vol 5, Iss 2 OKC, Oklahoma -

The cold winter winds having been blowing across Oklahoma this week reminding us that it is still Winter, BUT... the sun has been shining. You just had to hang on to things when venturing outside. *Smiling*

Thanks to you all who sent heartfelt condolences concerning the death of my horse, Moon. I really do appreciate hearing from you and everything you have to share with us at The Okie Legacy. You are Wonderful and GREAT!

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Pugster's Report...

Vol 8, Iss 8 by - Duchess & Sadie, Pugsters

Ooops!... This Sadie Pugsters got caught letting NW Okie's age & birthday out of the bag last weekend. BUT... no harm was done. Thank goodness! She (NW Okie) still scratches us behind the ears, rubs our bellies and lets us be her lapdogs. So... these pugsters are taking over this weekend while NW Okie is taking this birthday weekend off. HAPPY 58th BIRTHDAY to that NW Okie!

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Walking With Sadie

Vol 17, Iss 2 Bayfield, CO - Woof! Woof! This is the Lady Sadie Pug all the way from SW Colorado where we received over a foot of snow last weekend. NW Okie missed it though, 'cause she was somewhere between Oklahoma and Texas. But the sunshine has come out since. This Lady Pug is energized by the snow. Woof! Woof!

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Do You Remember When...

Vol 6, Iss 27

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NW Okie's Corner

NW Okie in New Hampshire 1999

Vol 14, Iss 1 Bayfield, CO - Happy New Year 2012! It is a New Year, a New beginning of only great things to come our way as we all speak out in the Todays; remembering the friends of Yesterdays as we soar into the Tomorrows. Bringing with us the high hopes as we stand proudly with the 99% of OWS! Thanks to those of OWS for All they have done in 2011 to show we still have a strong voice when we stand united, together! Hope this finds you with a good start to the New Year. GO POKES of OSU!

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WWII POW Reunions & Guards

Vol 3, Iss 4 Jersey City, New Jersey - Recently, I have received an Email from a filmmaker from Jersey City, NJ.  Roland Millman  is looking for people, organizations with any kind of information about the German POWs and POW camps in the U.S. during WWII. [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII - Alva POW Camp...

Vol 8, Iss 7 by - Rod Murrow, Freedom, OK

I know there are several folks with an intense interest in the old POW camps that were located in the USA during World War II, one of which was 'Camp Alva' located south of Alva, Oklahoma in the area now occupied by the Woods County Fairgrounds.

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WWI I - POW's Murals & Artwork...

Vol 8, Iss 8 We have decided to insert here a few of the WWII German POW murals and artwork left behind by those who were held at the WWII Alva POW Camp, in Alva, Oklahoma after 1945 (end of WWII).

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WWII Friendly Fire (5 July 1943)

Vol 17, Iss 8 Boise City, OK - Back in July 1943 there was bombing of Boise City in Oklahoma, while at the other end of the world the U.S. was involved in a bitter war against the Axis forces during World War II (WWII). [Information taken from the following link: WWII Bombing of Boise City, OK.]

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WWII POW (Hans Henle) - Alva Camp

Vol 13, Iss 51 Alva, Oklahoma - We had an interesting email this week from someone who had met in 1978-79 with a former Prisoner of war by the name of Hans Henle, who was a POW in the Alva Camp. David Earl goes says, "During 1978,79 I met a former POW from the Alva camp. His name is Hans Henle. He was representing a German firm during the construction of the Chesterfield Cylinder plant in Enid." Does anyone else out there remember Hans Henle?

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WWII - Bisby Oklahoma POW Camps Remembered

Vol 6, Iss 35 Bisby, Oklahoma - "Wonderful accumulation of data [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Alva POW Camp Timeline - Alva, OK...

Vol 8, Iss 7 This is an aerial shot of Alva's WWII POW Camp, located South of Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma. The water tower (painted white) was in the center of the camp. The POW's barrack compounds were on the south half (right side of photo). The administration & army barracks on the north half (left side of photo).

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1960s Politics In Oklahoma

Vol 16, Iss 33 Little Dixie, OK - Remember the 1959 "prairie fire" and "Big Red E" campaigns of J. Howard Edmondson, who was inaugurated in January 1959? Edmondson won the general election by the largest majority ever given a governor in the state of Oklahoma. He was also the state's youngest governor in history, at age of 33 years.

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Capt. Miles W. Kelly's Year In Alva (1944-45)

Vol 14, Iss 26 Alva, OK - Captain Miles W. Kelly's Year in Alva, September, 1944-September, 1945, written by Bruce A. Kelly. The doc file can be viewed at okielegacy.org/WWIIpowcamps/Alva Year.doc -

After service in North Africa and Italy during World War II, my father, Dr. Miles William Kelly, MD, was stationed at the prisoner-of-war camp in Alva, Oklahoma from September 28, 1944 to September 17, 1945. He was one of the medical officers at the facility. For the most part, this account is based on the letters he sent home to my mother.

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WWII - Alva POW Camp Escapees...

Vol 8, Iss 7 The Geneva Convention on escaping POW's was accepted as the duty of POW's to escape and was not a crime. The only punishment was slight unless some real crime was committed during the escape. Maximum penalty was 30 days in solitary confinement, bread and water, but at Alva it was 8 days. Recaptured POW's were confined in the guard house that stood between the POW compounds and the hospital. For committing a real crime, POW's were sentence to the federal prison. At the end of WWII there were 162 POW's in those establishments. It was unknown if any came from the Alva POW camp. Some crimes warranted execution and some were executed. Mainly those POW's from the Tonkawa Camp.

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German POW Camp In Texas

Vol 15, Iss 4 Texas - I just thought you might be interested in reading the attached story (click on image for story), taken from the Jan/Feb. 2002 Reminisce magazine. It is a story about a German POW camp in Texas.

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Army Air Corps of WWII

Vol 17, Iss 18 USA - As we research the Army Air Corps (USAAC), we find it was the statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force. It was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926, a part of the larger United States Army and the immediate predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), established on 20 June 1941.

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Timeline of World War II

Vol 14, Iss 17 America - The start of the world war II was generally held to be 1 September 1939, beginning with the German invasion of Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. Other dates fro the beginning of war included the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War on 7 July 1937.

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Remember Jeff Amos at OSU....

Vol 7, Iss 8 Jeff is doing a paper and research on the "POW Camps of WWII" in Oklahoma? He is doing a follow-up on his research by creating a map of the POW camps that were located here in Oklahoma [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


German Prisoners Made Life Interesting

Vol 13, Iss 8 This news article was taken from the Jan/Feb [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII - POW Camp Alva

Vol 11, Iss 35 Leonard (EMAIL: Cyborgboogieboy@aol.com - lnbostick@aol.com) says, "I lived in what was left of Camp Alva in 1947-48 and played in and around the two barracks. In 1948 I was 7 years of age and lived in barracks that had been converted into apts. Four families each (College Camp or Cottage Camp?).

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German POW Murals In Oklahoma

Vol 17, Iss 2 Alva, OKlahoma - A Waynoka couple find murals behind walls according to a story that ran in The Sunday Oklahoman, July 4, 1982, and written by Carolyn B Leonard, Waynoka Couple Find Murals Behind Walls."

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WWII POW Camps Map & History

Vol 11, Iss 46 Awhile back I transcribed some information passed down to me by one of my readers [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Borden General Army Hospital of Chickasha, Okla

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OkieLegacy Guestbook

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WWII POW Camps

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Star Theatre & Other Theatre Memories

Vol 11, Iss 6 Roy says, "I probably have more information about the Star Theatre in Minco, Oklahoma than ANY other living person because I'm the one who bought the theatre equipment from Noah Standifer and operated that theatre until the day it closed (after I'd bought the Perry Theatre and moved to Perry, Oklahoma).

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The Rest of the Story

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WWII POW Camp of Alva - Signed Woodwork...

Vol 6, Iss 19 I read it faithfully every Saturday morning [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Waynoka's Ice Plant & POW Memories - WWII...

Vol 7, Iss 28 "I forwarded the information about the POW camps in Oklahoma to Jim Linder who worked with the prisoners at the ice plant. Jim was in high school at the time. His response is below." -- Sandie

NW Okie's Journey

Vol 17, Iss 2 Houston, TX - We have been in Northwest Houston, Texas (near the Vintage area and Tomball Parkway) for almost a week ... visiting friends and my cancer sister. It was cloudy, chilly and rain the first half of the week, but by Friday the sunshine began to peek through the clouds with a warming trend this weekend. Ain't the sunshine, mid-60 temperatures grand!

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Duchess NW Domain

Vol 12, Iss 40 Alva, Oklahoma - When the winds come sweeping down the plains . . . The Northwest Oklahomans living around the area of Ft. Supply and perhaps Buffalo, Oklahoma, in the vicinity of highway 183, might get their electrical power generated from these "Wind Turbines!"

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Duchess' SW Corner

Vol 6, Iss 46 Bayfield, Colorado - From wild turkeys in Freedom, Oklahoma on the 15th November to a visiting bull and bursting cattails in this SW Colorado pasture on the 19th November and 3 to 4 inches of snow the next morning (20th November) by 8:00 a.m. in this little rural valley in SW Colorado. This is just one of the many things this Pug writer experienced this week. Will any of these wild Freedom Okie turkeys find their way to the Thanksgiving table next Thursday?

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Duchess & Sadie's Domain

Vol 11, Iss 36 Well! College football has arrived. Oklahoma State (OSU) beat Georgia 24-10 at home in the new Pickens OSU Stadium, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. BYU beat Oklahoma University (OU) 14-13 this last Saturday, September 5, 2009, when Sam Bradford, OU's Heisman Trophy quarterback, suffered joint strain to his shoulder when Bradford got pounded into the ground. Let us hope that the time out will be short for Bradford and OU football.

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Weather Dog Report & More...

Vol 8, Iss 7 by - Sadie Sadie, intern weather pugster

Shhhhhh...... Do NOT tell Duchess! We have been thinking about getting her an "Honorary Phd" (Pugster of history Doctorate) from the OkieLegacy University (OU) for all the hard work she has been coping with from the NW Okie & this Sadie Sadie (intern Weather Pugster). Another Shhhhhhhh... Do NOT tell that NW Okie. We hear that she (NW Okie) will be reaching the magic number of "58" next Saturday, February 25th. Don't tell her this Sadie Pugster told you!

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Walking With Sadie

Vol 16, Iss 31 Bayfield, CO - This week we have for you some history on early Oklahoma and the Louisana Territory, with the fight between the French and Spaniards.

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The 75th Infantry Div. In Combat -- WWII

Vol 10, Iss 30 This little WWII book of the 75th Infantry Division was put together by Major Ray E. Porter during the Colmar Campaign, and written up 4 June 1945, headquarters of the 75th Infantry division, office of the Commanding General, APO 41, U. S. Army.

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Painting From WWII POW Camp @ Jerome, Arkansas

Vol 16, Iss 9 Jerome, AR - Brenda came across a painting that was painted for my dad by a German officer in 1945, and sent us an image file of a landscape painting done by a German officer and prisoner of war in 1945 at the Jerome, Arkansas POW Camp during World War II (WWII). The transcription on the back of the painting (on the right) reads: "Painted 1945 for B. J. Kerley, German POW Camp, Jerome, Ark., Painted by a German Officer."

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Ardmore Army Air Field Memorial Site & Blog

Lt. Loren Crites

Vol 12, Iss 19 Gene Autry, Oklahoma - Gary S. googled and found an old Cape Girardeau newspaper article with this picture of Lt. Crites, "It is not a good one it but sure beats nothing. He was on the same aircraft as Lt. Boyer and Sgt. Petersen so I am including a similar narrative for it." "The 11-member crew of B-17G (42-102786) from Ardmore Army Air Field died, April 24, 1944, at approximately 3:40PM. Lt. Loren Crites, 25, who previously served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, was the assigned co-pilot for the aircraft. He was from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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WWII Nazi POW Camp of Broken Arrow...

Vol 6, Iss 14

In the Mailbag Corner there is someone looking for information on an old WWII Nazi POW Camp in the Broken Arrow area of Oklahoma [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


What's Happening...

Vol 7, Iss 31 Let's see! As to what this week has brought to our Mailbag Corner [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII (1942-1945) Balloon Bombs In America

Vol 17, Iss 3 USA - In the waning days of the Pacific War Japan tried a last ditch ploy to hit the United States with a terror weapon. That weapon was the Balloon Bomb, or Fugo. It was supposed to set fire to the West Coast and drop anti-personel bombs randomly on the U.S. In research after the war it was found that the Japanese built 15,000 of them but only launched 9,300.

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WWII German POW Paintings by Wilhi Sachs

Vol 13, Iss 32 Shirley comments on View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Remember May 18, 1950...

Vol 6, Iss 25

That was the date of a forest fire that left a small bear cub with burned paws orphaned [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


More WWII POW Stories

Vol 17, Iss 3 Kiowa, Kansas - Kiowa, Kansas Veteran Talks of WWII POW Experience - (story from the Alva Review Courier, Nov. 10, 1995, by Yvonne Miller) -- As a prisoner of war in Germany, this American Lt. (Mike Rose) lost 100 pounds in his 100 days of captivity. "There was lots of marching and very little eating," Rose said as he recalled those horrid days.

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25 February 1948 News

Vol 16, Iss 8 Czechoslovakia, - Sixty-six years ago today, Wednesday, 25 February 1948, the day in early morning that NW Okie was born in Northwest Oklahoma. It was also when the Communists were taking power in Czechoslovakia.

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WWII's Gruber POW Camp

Vol 6, Iss 36 Ft. Gruber, Oklahoma - "My deceased wife's father was a guard at the Gruber POW Camp [more]... View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


World War II 1942-1945 & POW Camps

Vol 17, Iss 2 Oklahoma - Prisoner of War Camps in Oklahoma dot Oklahoma in WWII. In November 15, 1987 Article in the Daily Oklahoman It shows a map of Oklahoma with the location of some POW and Interment Camp Headquarters dotted across the state of Oklahoma during World War II.

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Information On Judge Wm McLaughlin's Family

Vol 14, Iss 13 Virginia - Gerald McLaughlin shares the following pdf files and images with us this week. Gerald says, "I picked up the first document at Leyburn Library (W&LU). He authored this book: . He was instrumental in renaming WL&U (Washington & Lee University) after Robert E. Lee. It was first Augusta Academy, then Liberty Hall, then Washington Academy, then Washington College and finally Washington and Lee University. I just donated a book authored by Geo. Washington and William Jackson to W&LU. Considering it was endowed by the first President and then renamed after the man that married his step granddaughter, I could think of no better place for the book."

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POW Camp In Alva, Woods, Oklahoma

Vol 17, Iss 3 Alva, OKlahoma - WWII Prisoner of War Camp -- Looking south down Washington Avenue. (Photo taken by NW Okie, October, 1999. Operational 1942-1945, Located South of Alva, Oklahoma, Woods County

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WWII - POW CAMPS IN OKLAHOMA

Vol 11, Iss 26 There were a few artists & sculptors among the POWs in the Alva Camp that used their artistic talents to pass the days until the end of the war. They made their own paint, created pictures and sculptures of medieval castles and other memories back home in Germany.

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WWII (1942-1945) POW Camps of Camp Trinidad, Colorado

Vol 17, Iss 2 Trinidad, CO - This article is from The Durango Herald, Sunday, August 10, 2003, page 5A, written by Mike Garrett, concerning The Pueblo Chieftain. This Colorado POW camp was once a behive of activity during WWII.

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Lawrence M. Ludtke - Sculptor

Vol 12, Iss 34 Houston, Texas - A Texas best friend of mine from the late 1970s to the 1980s sent me the following link to her dad's (Lawrence M. Ludtke) website. He was a remarkable artist, sculptor. His Resume reads as follows:

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The Duration of WWI

Vol 11, Iss 26 Behind Fences In Oklahoma Across the sun-baked plains of Oklahoma in the west and the tree covered, misty mountains in the east, nothing remains to show a part Oklahoma played during World War II. The pre-existing buildings that were used, show no evidence of the part they played in the past. The sites that were built now are covered by businesses, farms, and ranches.

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WWII Today In History

Vol 12, Iss 40 Italy - WWII History, 10/04/1940 -- Hitler & Mussolini met in the Alps at Brenner Pass. Hitler was seeking help from Italy to fight the British.

On a Friday, October 4, 1940, headlines in The New York Times reported, "Hitler and Mussolini meet today; Chamberlain out in British Shuffle; R.A.F. Causes Blast At Krupp Plan." The subheading stated, "The Inernational Situation."

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Basic Facilities of POW Camps

Vol 17, Iss 2 Oklahoma - This is a photo and layout of the Alva POW Camp. The upper part was the prisoner's compounds (non-commissioned officers & enlisted men on the left side; German Officers on the right side). Main Street (or Washington Ave.) separating the two compounds and 3rd street running east and west and on the north side of the prisoner's compounds.

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WW II POW List of Camps

Vol 14, Iss 10 Berlin, Germany - We received this inquiry this last week concerning Fabian Kuhn is looking for a list of POW camps in Oklahoma during World War II for his grandfather records as a POW during WWII, in the Glennan General Hospital in Okmulgee, Oklahoma [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW Camp - Okemah, OK

Vol 11, Iss 29 Dolores Frimel says, "Stephen Ryyker, I too was born in Okemah in 1936. I remember walking by ( I believe it was called the Pecan bowl ) and the prisoners waving at us.

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Nazilager 1942-1945

Vol 5, Iss 16 McAlester, Oklahoma - "My name is steve DeFrange and I live in McAlester Oklahoma. I discovered the site pertaining to the WWII POW camp at Alva.

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Miles Kelly's Experience At Camp Alva

Vol 12, Iss 6 Aaron Horton (Email: greatsasuke88@hotmail [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII, 1329th POW Camp...

Vol 6, Iss 26 "My Dad guarded German POW's during WWII [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW Camp In Alva...

Vol 7, Iss 40 "I was a member of the 455th MPEG COMPANY stationed at Camp Alva from July 43 until June 1944, when I left for the 63rd Infanty Division. Here are a few pictures that I thought might be of interest to you. A picture of some of the members of the 455th.

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WWII Nazi POW Camp of Broken Arrow, OK

Vol 10, Iss 15 "It's actually in Bixby [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW Camps...

Vol 7, Iss 27 "As the North African Campaign began, increasing numbers of German and Italian soldiers were captured stretching the capacity of the British Government to handle them [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Reading About WWII & POWs...

Vol 7, Iss 45 "After years of reading about WWII and POW's from Allies perspective, I decided that I wanted to learn about German and Italian POW's that were interred in the US [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW's List In Oklahoma

Vol 9, Iss 32 "In response to reading an article which included the link to send you an email, I am writing requesting help in researching information on my wife?s father, Wili Dombrowsky, who was a POW in Oklahoma during the war [more]... View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW's List In Oklahoma

Vol 9, Iss 33 "There was a POW camp in Alva, Oklahona [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Fat Finger Oops last week....

Vol 6, Iss 3 "Hey, Duchess, did you have a slight paw glitch or was this your buddies 'fat fingering?' (tee hee): The German WWII internment camp was erected in 1943 on the eastern edge of the Fort property [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Looking for Alva WWII POW Camp Anecdotes

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WWII POW Camp - Okemah, OK...

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WWII POW - Karl Wegmann, Theilheim, near Wuerzburg, Germany...

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POW's in WWII

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WWII German POW Oil Painting

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Basic Layout of WWII POW Camp Facilities...

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The NW OkieLegacy Blog...

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Japanese Ballon Bombs - WWII...

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Vol 16, Iss 31 Bayfield, CO - This NW Okie has been busy re-inventing herself in her aging years. Or should I say, "re-educating, re-entering into the art world of watercolor painting." So ... You can teach an old dog new tricks if you go step-by-step.

During our daily walks through the Colorado Rocky trails of the Vallecito campground, we have started collecting photographs of trees, skys, rocky streams and rivers for future watercolor projects. Besides practicing our watercolor wash techniques that we have not done for years ... since we graduated from college.

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Duchess & Sadie's Spring Domain

The Mtn Pugs

Vol 12, Iss 23 Bayfield, Colorado - The end of last week the temperatures in Durango, Colorado got up into the mid-90s. It seems awfully earlier for it to get that warm around here.

Last week we experienced an afternoon sighting of Mr. & Mrs. Mallard taking a swim around a Weaselskin Pond up at Vallecito, North of Bayfield, Colorado.

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Duchess & Oakie's NW Corner

Vol 6, Iss 35 Bayfield, Colorado -

As the last weekend of August 2004 is beginning, we find ourselves (Duchess included) still enjoying the cool, dry temperatures near Ignacio, in SW Colorado. Is Fall just around the Corner?

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Is This Fall - 2004...

Vol 6, Iss 31

Is this an early Fall of 2004? As we travel through Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado -- settling down in SW Colorado for a few weeks to celebrate our 35th anniversary, we have been noticing the green grass pastures across these Heartlands. The July rains are unbelievable! This whole weather is unbelievable! Everything is so green and beautiful during what should be one of the hottest, dryest month of the summer.

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Cool Fall Temps Hit Alva

Vol 9, Iss 37 We either followed a cool front of Fall into northwest Oklahoma last week, OR... it followed us! The grass pastures look more like Spring than September and August, though.

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Lookin Back ... To the Future!

Vol 11, Iss 16 Mike says, "It was actually April 28, 2000 in the 3rd Volume and 17th Issue (see Archives) where the name changed to The Okie Legacy. I was in DC. Where were you?

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Go-Dogs & NW Okie Travel East...

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NW Okie's Corner

Vol 14, Iss 17 Bayfield, Colorado - A few weeks ago someone contacted us about a German/English booklet they had found at a secondhand store in Germany to see if we wanted it. It was interesting to this NW Okie because on the inside cover it had stamped on the upper-left corner, "Camp Alva 23.4.45." It has 100 brief English for export and Import.

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WWII POWs & Haskell, OK

Vol 11, Iss 17 Susan says, "Is there a place to post notices for folks who were either related to POWs or lived in the towns where the camps were? I was a baby, living in Haskell, OK when the POWs were staying in the National Guard Armory, just ? block from our house.

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Fort Reno & Fort Sill - WWII...

Vol 6, Iss 2 Fort Sill's telephone line installed in 1879 soon linked Fort Reno and the Darlington Agency and eventually Fort Supply; Amelia Earhart landed her autogiro at the Fort Reno airstrip in the 1920's; During WWII the famous Lipizan horses were held at the Fort Reno riding hall for a period of time; Black Jack, the riderless horse in President John F [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII - Nazi POW In America

Vol 8, Iss 33 On Thursday, August 17, 2006, the History International channel had a segment about the Nazi POWs In America during WWII. It was quite interesting to this NW Okie. About halfway through the piece it showed an old government film of the Alva (Oklahoma) WWII POW Nazilager camp with a brief mention of it's legacy in our own back yard. [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW - Karl Friedrich Koenig

Vol 15, Iss 16 Okmulgee county, OK - Perhaps there are still some WWII old-timers who might remember Karl Friedrich "Charlie" Koenig was a POW in Oklahoma. Koenig said, "I liked the people here, I liked the way they lived, you know, they were open-minded and friendly."

In the News On 6,newson6.com article, by Scott Thompson, they reported that Koenig, who calls himself Charlie, joined the Germany army when he was 18 years old, and spent 2 1/2 weeks of his time as a POW at the Watson ranch, that Fred Watson (doctor, oilman and rancher) had down near Pumpkin Center, in Okmulgee county, Oklahoma.

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Worth of WWII German POW Paintings

Vol 13, Iss 25 America - An archived issue of an earlier feature concerning the worth of World War II German POW Paintings has brought on this comment from Julia Clark-Foster as she asks in an View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Back Issue Comments...

Vol 8, Iss 8 If you haven't already noticed, when you leave a comment under a feature of the OkieLegacy newsletter -- sign your name and use your own email -- you will automatically get an email from us when someone else leaves a comment under the same feature article. Just another way that you can stay in touch with other subscribers out there. We have made it possible for You to unsubscribe at any time.

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World War II POW Camp Stories

Vol 17, Iss 2 Alva, OK - Alva's German Prisoner of War "POW" Camp, Alva, Oklahoma, Woods County, June, 1942 - November, 1945, "Hitler's Hard-Core Troops Held in Alva."

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WWII German POW's Watercolors (1945)

Vol 15, Iss 10 Center, CO - We heard from a woman a few weeks ago concerning a number of German POW's that helped with the potato harvests at her grandfathers ranch in Center, Colorado. Karen Paul (email: Karen Paul karenp@sebastiancorp.net) inherited some watercolor sketches painted by Herr Weidenmann, German POW in 1945.

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Alva POW Camp Artist

Vol 5, Iss 13 Novosibirsk, Russia - "Dear Folks, I'm not sure who will read this, but here goes. My name is Diana Glasgow and all my great-grandparents pioneered in Woods County.

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Trinidad Colorado WWII POW Camp

Vol 16, Iss 31 America - Back during World War II, 1943, if your grandparents or elders could tell you the story of German prisoners boarding a train in Boston, Massachusetts, only to be headed inland to Prisoner of War (POW) camps in the heartlands of America. More than 378,000 German prisoners would embark on similar trips in the U.S. during WWII.

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Termination of WWII POW Camps...

Vol 8, Iss 7 This is a view of what is left of Alva's camp water tower & VFW Post. This military looking building and the old water tower to the left are the "Old" officers Quarters & Club. AND... is now used as the VFW Post & Mexican Restaurant.

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WWII (1942-1945) POW Camps In Oklahoma

Vol 17, Iss 2 Oklahoma - POW Camps in Oklahoma -- The Battle of Alva at the prisoner of War Camps in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma was reported in The Daily Oklahoma, 22 January 1945, with this letter To Editor as it tells of "Battle of Alva."

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WWII List - German POW's In Oklahoma Lagers

Vol 7, Iss 11 Is there anyone out there who can guide us to a list of German POWs that were in the Oklahoma Lagers during WWII? A person in the Mailbag Corner below is doing research and looking for a "Michael Raster" whom was very sick at the time he was in the Oklahoma POW camps [more]... View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Arkansas, Hattie Caraway, WWII & Etc...

Vol 16, Iss 9 Arkansas - Arkansas changed the political climate of wartime America with their advances in women's rights. It was from 1931-1945 when Arkansas elected the first woman to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate with Hattie Caraway.

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Alva German POWs of WWII

Vol 11, Iss 42 Sandie says, "The Waynoka Historical Society has on DVD an interview with a man who worked with the German POWs at the Railways Ice Co in Waynoka, Oklahoma. I believe you would find it fascinating. The cost is $9.95 plus $2.50 for mailing. If you would like to order one, send check or credit card info to the Waynoka Historical Society -- PO Box 193, Waynoka, OK 73860, or CALL: 580.824.1886.

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Haskell POW Camp Painting

Vol 11, Iss 20 Vol. 11, Iss. 17 - WWII POW Camps & Haskell, OK -- A few weeks ago one of our readers posted information about a WWII POW camp near Haskell, Oklahoma. Susan said, "My mother walked that way to town every day and somehow, (I guess the prisoner spoke some English) struck up a conversation with this POW. He was talking about his own daughter who was about my age and how homesick he was.

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WWII POW Camp Personnel in Alva, Oklahoma

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German POW Camp In Jerome, Arkansas (1945)

Vol 16, Iss 8 Jerome, AR - During WWII over 425,000 captured Axis soldiers were transported to the United States and interned for the duration in stockades and compounds scattered across the country. Arkansas eventually received about 23,000 of these enemy troops, most of them members of Germany's most famous military unit: Erwin Romnel's Afrika Korps.

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Wanderings Thru OkieLegacy

Vol 6, Iss 39 Oklahoma - "I have enjoyed reading where they are from so far. You have touched so many lives and brought so much information to so many. I love just wandering around looking at the old Castle on the Hill and reading about the Murders. The POW camp really intrigues me too. I am positive we had an escapee from there pass though our farm back in the mid-40's. He was an older man (to me then) maybe 60 or so.

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Alva's WWII German POW

Vol 15, Iss 7 Alva, OK - Also, back in 2002, Vol IV, of the OkieLegacy ezine, John Webb (email: jdatwebb@cs.com) I do not know if this email is still a workable email address. John mentioned that his grandfather, Abe Regier, worked at the POW camp in Alva, Oklahoma.

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WWII German POW Artist at Alva Camp

Vol 6, Iss 35 Germany - " My father, Friedrich Wilhelm Rohrlack, born 1918, was a prisoner at Camp Alva 1943-1945 [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Alva's WWII POW Camp

Vol 11, Iss 39 Marty says, "I am reading the book The Yard Dog by Sheldon Russell and the setting is the Alva POW camp and Waynoka Rail yards and Ice plant. I know I have seen information about Camp Alva on the OkieLegacy ezine letter but can't seen to find it. Can you help me? The book is great."

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The Rest of the Story...

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LUBRITZ & Alva 's WWII POW Camp...

Vol 7, Iss 31 "Thank you for posting the information on the WWII POW camps in Oklahoma. Your page allows me to learn more details of my family history. Your page includes the entry: November 15, 1942 - After the Army took over from the civilian contractors, the first American troops that arrived were 25 men of the Quartermaster Corps under the command of Lt. Luther Guess and Oscar B. Cruell. Six men of Medical Corps under the command of Lt. Ephraim Lubitz also arrived at that time.

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OkieLegacy Guestbook

Vol 9, Iss 24 Descendants -- "My husband was a descendant of Hugh Martin shown on this web site [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Missouri WWII POW Camps

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WWII POW Camps In Oklahoma...

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What's Worth of WWII German POW Paintings...

Vol 7, Iss 32 "My father-in-law has several paintings that German POW's painted during WWII [more]... View/Write Comments (count 6)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Researching WWII For School Project...

Vol 8, Iss 13 "I love this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was doing some research for a WWII project I did in school when I stumbled upon all of this wonderful information [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


Williams & POW Camp Memories of WWII...

Vol 7, Iss 24 "My grandfather, Abner Williams (1907-1984), had a farm just south of the POW camp [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII Heroes & Movie Stars

Vol 10, Iss 45 I believe that this list missed a couple (perhaps more) but the one British actor who I remember (I think he was killed while flying for the R [more]... View/Write Comments (count 1)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII -Alva Camp POW, Werner Wolf...

Vol 8, Iss 10 "Three years ago I sent you a comment about my father, Werner Wolf, who had been a POW in 'Camp Alva' during WWII [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


POW Camps Dot Oklahoma in WWII...

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Indiana POW Camps (WWII)

Vol 9, Iss 37 "Can you tell me about the prisoner of war camp at Windfall, Indiana? We have a few pictures but we wanted the name of the prisoners, and all that has been written about POW camps, never mentions this place [more]... View/Write Comments (count 0)   |   Receive updates (0 subscribers)  |   Unsubscribe


WWII POW Camp at Windfall, Indiana

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WWII POW Camp Gruber...

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WWII POW Deaths - Alva Camp...

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