Sixty-six American servicemen wrote their names and addresses into Charles Simmons’ 1943 calendar and address book.

Using the on-line U.S. National Archives database of WW II POWs, I found matches for all but three names.

There are two possibilities for Sgt. Ira Powers. It seems to me he is most likely Sgt. Oria Powers in the database.

Within the list below, scans accompany the names and addresses of the three unconfirmed men. When I had difficult interpreting the letters in some names, I guessed until I struck gold or exhausted the possibilities.

Of the 66 Americans, 30 are said to have been “returned to military control, liberated or repatriated” from German-controlled camps north of Italy. Apparently these soldiers had been recaptured after the breakout from Camp 59.

Thirteen Americans are identified as have been recovered from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13, which means they were last interned at Camp 59.

For 20 Americans no camp was listed. We know they were held in Camp 59, of course, but whether they were recaptured after the escape is unknown.

Here is the list of Simmons’ 66 comrades:

Erich W. Sobor
104 Bridge Street
Scalp Level, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Erich W. Sobor, Army Infantry, of Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriate, but no camp was indicated.)

Vic Bianucci
210 West Boyd Avenue
Butler, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Victor L. Bianucci, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Samuel Lokich
166-08 89th Avenue
Jamaica, Long Island
New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Samuel Lokich, Army medical department, New York was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Peter C. Grillo
Leominester Road
Lunenburg, Massachusetts

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Peter C. Grillo, Army infantry, New York was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Sam Mirabello
23 Phoenix Avenue
Morristown, New Jersey

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class S.S. Mirabello was a prisoner of war, but status and a specific camp were not listed.)

Roman Rozanski
1336 West Dunham Street
South Bend, Indiana

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Roman Rozanski, Army field artillery, Indiana, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

John J. Boyle
532 Spring Street
Hawley, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. John J. Boyle, Army air corps (no state of residence indicated), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15.)

Guss O. Teel
507 South Richardson Street
Roswell, New Mexico

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Gus O. Tell, Army corps of engineers, New Mexico, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Andrew G. Fregede
R.D. #2
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Andrew G. Fregede, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Oscar E. Evans
304 South East Street
Evansville, Indiana

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Oscar E. Evans, Army cavalry, Connecticut (not Indiana as his address indicates) was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Carl E. Slonacher
Box 201
504 Alexander Street
Greensburg, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Carl E. Slonacher, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but a camp was not indicated.)

John A. Sikorski
724 McKinley Avenue
East Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. John A. Sikorski, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Bill O’Connell
Troy, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database does not include a listing for this name.)

Joseph J. Keeley
533 East Main St.
Morristown, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Joseph J. Keeley, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Dominick Spadafore
52 Martin Street
Massena, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Dominick A. Spadafore, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

William T. Miller
808-H Street
Bedford, Indiana

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. William T. Miller, Army infantry, Indiana, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriate, but no camp was indicated.)

Athol Gray
R.R. 1
Pleasant Hill, Illinois

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. Athol B. Gray, Army infantry, Illinois, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Dwight L. Dulaney
2730 Shaffer Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Dwight L. Dulaney, Army infantry, Ohio, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Bernard J. Coombs
502 West Prospect Avenue
Fairywood, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Bernard J. Coombs, Army corps of engineers, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Stephen Thomas Deane
R.F.D. #1
Elizaville, York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Stephen T. Deane, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Tex Reome
215 Park Street
Malone, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. Brayno Reome, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

James W. Young
165 North Dunlap Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. James W. Young, Army infantry, Ohio, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

William Drake
Route 2
Ashville, Ohio

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. William H. Drake, Army Infantry, Ohio, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17)

Francis Cole
R.F.D. #1
Holley, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Francis M. Cole, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

Delvin E. DeForest
14 South White Street
Poughkeepsie, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Delvin E. De Forest, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Keith Argraves
532 S.E. 20th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Keith Argraves, Army medical department, Oregon, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

S/Sgt. Cyrus F. Johnson
2065 Holly Street
Denver, Colorado

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Staff Sgt. Cyrus F. Johnson, Army air corps, Idaho, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

William Steiner
429 Cedar Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. William E. Steiner, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Hubert Vest
Box #17
Stephenson, West Virginia

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Hubert L. Vest, Army infantry, (no state of residence listed) was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Dennis Sweeney, Jr.
948 North 5th Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Dennis J. Sweeney, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Thomas Monteleone
32 Noyes Avenue
Swagerville, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Thomas Monteleone, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Marshall C. Wells
Dodson, Montana

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Staff Sergeant Marshall C. Wells, Army infantry (no state of residence listed) was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Emery S. Van Gordon
4261 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. Emery S. Van Gordon, Army air corps, California, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16.)

Francis L. Leap
Rt. 16
Hilltop Avenue
Middle River
Baltimore, Maryland

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Francis L. Leap, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated, but no camp was indicated.)

John W. Wagner
2002 4th Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. John W. Wagner, Army infantry, Iowa, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

Joseph A. Nolle
3160 Broadway Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Joseph A. Nolle, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Frank Thomas
1500 8th Street
Muskegon Heights, Michigan

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Francis A. Thomas, Army corps of engineers, Michigan, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from a POW camp, but no camp was indicated.)

Steve L. Schwietz, Jr.
1176 Hawthorne Street
St. Paul, Minnesota

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Steven L. Schwietz, Army infantry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Harold Marlow
928 S. 42nd Street
Birmingham, Alabama
Ph. 7-3503

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. Harold Marlow, Army air corps, Alabama, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 317 or (18C) Markt, Pongau (St. Johann) Salzburg, Austria 47-13.)

Russell Jobusch
2414 High Street
Des Moines, Iowa

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database contains no information for this name.)

Ed Tremonti
859 McLaughin
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Edmund Tremonti, Army field artillery (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburg, Prussia 52-14.)

Edward F. Zankowski
608 Milton Avenue
Syracuse, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Edward F. Zankowski, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Moses Melmed
43-09 47th Avenue
Long Island City, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Moses Melmed, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Fred Eck
3448 West 126 Street
Cleveland, Ohio

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Fred J. Eck, Army Field Artillery, Ohio, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

Warren C. Lowry
752 Cottage Grove
South Bend, Indiana (sister)

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. Warren C. Lowry, Army air corps, Minnesota, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Murray Shulaw
R.F.D. #1
LaFayette, Ohio

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Murray Shulaw, Army infantry, Ohio, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

William T. Spruiell
5115 Schuler Avenue
Houston, Texas

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. William T. Spruiell, Army infantry, Texas, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Sgt. Ira Powers
Valley Station, Kentucky

Ira Powers was not listed in the U.S. National Archives on-line POW database, although his name is clearly printed in the address book and there can be no mistake about the spelling. However, two listings did seem like possibilities:

Sgt. Oria Powers (no service branch or state of residence given) was a POW detained by Germany, but no camp was indicated.

Pvt. Frank E. Powers, Army infantry, Massachussetts, died as a POW at CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.

Raymond Kestner
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Raymond A. Kestner, Army infantry, Minnesota, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Clarence Horton
Bangs, Texas

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Clarence J. Horton, Army (no state of residence listed) was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Adolph Corona
192 East 18th Street
Paterson, New Jersey

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Adolph J. Corona, Army infantry, New Jersey, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Bernard Robinson
R.F.D.
Woodburn, Virginia

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Bernard P. Robinson, Army infantry, Virginia, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Clarence E. Bothwell
Box 12
Racine, West Virginia

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Clarence E. Bothwell, Army field artillery, West Virginia, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp was indicated.)

Rocco Piampiano
275 Sand Lane
South Beach
Staten Island, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Rocco Piampiano, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Daniel Labadie
12030 Promenade Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Daniel J. Labadie, Army infantry, Michigan, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

Mahlon J. Black
Coalport, Pennyslvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Mahlon J. Black, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Larry Ruzzo
293 North Belmont Avenue
Belleville, New Jersey

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Lawrence Ruzzo, Army Infantry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Lawrence J. Buerkle
1032 Brechegado Avenue
St. Cloud, Minnesota

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Cpl. Lawrence J. Buerkle, Army infantry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

John Savageau
P.O. 123
Versailles, Connecticut

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. John Savageau, Army infantry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13.)

Herbert Millward
927 Homecrest Court
Brooklyn, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Hubert U. Millward, Army infantry (state of residence, oddly, listed as “at Sea”), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated, but no camp name is listed.)

Joseph Ralicki
11 Sherman Street
Millvale, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Joseph Ralicki, Army Infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11).)

George S. Kurtz
R. II #6
Butler, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. George S. Kurtz, Jr., Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Frank Varenda
475 Ridge Avenue
Hagarstown, Pennsylvania

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Frank Varenda, Army Infantry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)

Michael F. Driscoll
c/o Mrs. Hendreckson
8218 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Michael Driscoll, Army infantry, New York, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)

Edmund H. Coté
77 Weetamoe Street
Fall River, Massachusetts

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Edmund H. Cote, Army Medical Department, Rhode Island, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11))

John A. Lindon
Ineko, Kentucky

(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Sgt. John A. Lindon, Army cavalry (no state of residence listed), was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14.)