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Object ID RG0785.AM
Collection RG0785 Ihrie, LeRoy C., 1919-1999
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 1 folder of photocopies
Title LeRoy C. Ihrie scrapbooks
Dates of Creation 1943-1946; 1972
Year Range from 1943
Year Range to 1972
Admin/Biographical History Lt. LeRoy C. Ihrie, a Lincoln, Nebraska native, served with the 134th Infantry Division during World War II. While on patrol in Tunisia in March 1943, Ihrie was captured by Italian troops. He spent the next two years as a prisoner of war in Altburgund, Germany interned at Oflag 64. Ihrie was freed from the German camp when Russians liberated the prisoners in February 1945.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of photocopies of two scrapbooks dating from 1943-1945 and 1972. The material relates to the record and experiences of Lt. LeRoy C. Ihrie as a prisoner-of-war in Germany during World War II. Volume 1 contains copies of telegrams documenting Ihrie's capture and status as a prisoner-of-war, newspaper clippings, government correspondence, and Ihrie's letters home, 1943-1945. A copy of a photograph, 1972, depicts attendees of a prisoner-of-war reunion. Scrapbook Volume 2 consists of copies of issues of the Oflag 64 Item, a monthly publication of prisoners of war interned in Offizerlager 64, Altburgund, Germany, 1943-1945. The newspaper describes camp events and activities, biographical sketches of individual prisoners, humorous writings, information on deaths which occurred in camp, and directories of inmates and new arrivals.
Finding Aids LeRoy C. Ihrie finding aid
Subjects World War II
Prisoners of war
People Ihrie, LeRoy C., 1919-1999
Search Terms Prisoners of war
World War, 1939-1945