First Part: Former POW camp, Stalag VII-A, in Moosburg, Bavaria Sign at camp entrance reads, 'Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts Stammlager VIIA' Second Part: Disassembled portions of jet powered German Messerschmidt aircraft Me 262 at a storage area near a channel in Mitterlern, 38 Kilometers northeast of Munich between Moosburg and Erding, Germany after World War II. A farmer examines the different parts of the aircraft including the nose still armed with guns.
Liberated United States prisoners (mostly military airmen) at POW camp called Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager (Stalag) VII A, located just North of Moosburg, Germany. The airmen cook food. Several are seen sunning themselves. Airmen seen shaving, shining shoes and cleaning clothes. A group of airmen around sign 'I Wanted Wings' and 'Luft 3'. These are some of the prisoners who were originally held at Stalag Luft III, in German Province of Lower Silesia, near the town of Sagan (now in Poland).
(Note: Stalag Luft III is famous because the "Great Escape" took place there in March, 1944. Prisoners were forced to march from Sagan to Spremburg during the coldest winter in Germany in 50 years. There, they boarded a train of boxcars for a 3 day trip to Moosburg in January 1945, because the Russians were closing in. The addition of these prisoners to Stalag 7A, at Moosburg, led to serious overcrowding of the camp. On May 1, 1945, the New York Times reported that "The Fourteenth Armored Division liberated 110,000 Allied prisoners of war at Stalag 7A at Moosburg." This corrected an earlier report that 27,000 prisoners had been liberated.)
Liberated American prisoner reading the Stars & Stripes newspaper, at German prison camp for allied airmen (Stalag 7A) near Moosburg, Germany. Several American former prisoners being interviewed, include a Tuskegee airman, 2nd Lt. Alexander Jefferson. Former prisoners posing in a group for the camera. Former prisoners strolling around the grounds of the prison, and sitting outside its buildings. (They are awaiting transport to local airfields where they will board C-47s to Camp Lucky Strike near Le Havre, France, for processing home.)
Troops of German soldiers in their own vehicles passing through streets, near Moosburg in Germany. Convoy of jeeps, trucks and camouflaged vehicles on the streets. United States soldiers run across intersection and cautiously round corner as they enter town of Moosburg. Other soldiers keep a close look on nearby houses.
Ruins in Bavaria after World War II. Exteriors of a factory in Bavaria. Bomb damage to the factory. Mountains in background. Workers clean up rubble in the factory. German civilians read newspapers stuck on billboards.
Liberation of Stalag 7A, German camp for Allied POWs, in Moosburg, Germany during World War II. Sign at front gate reads: "Kriegsgefangenen, Mannschafts Stammlager VIIA" A U.S. M4 Sherman tank sits at the front gate with several liberated prisoners around it. American flag flies from tall pole near camp entrance. Many liberated prisoners can be seen walking about in the central area of the camp. What appears to be a French tricolor flag flies over one of the barracks buildings.