Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stalag Luft III

 
 
Stalag Luft III Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Stalag Luft III Marker
Inscription.

Presented at the
50th anniversary of their liberation,
12 May 1995, former Prisoners of War

Stalag Luft III

this majestic eagle, which so well
represents the spirit of Freedom,
is given in honor of those brave
airmen held as Prisoners of War
in Stalag Luft III, Germany during
World War II. Their unfaltering
belief in freedom was tested by
sacrifices unknown to most

Eagle designed by John Ruthven
and sculpted by John Leon


 
Erected 1995 by Former Stalag Luft III Prisoners of War.
 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker and Eagle (Memorial Wall #1, Center) are in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH)
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. Memorial Wall #1
(here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of Stalag Luft III. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Wartime Memories Project - Stalag Luft III POW Camp. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Story of Stalag Luft III. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Stalag Luft III POW Rosters. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on March 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Stalag Luft III Eagle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
3. Stalag Luft III Eagle
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement