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The above list, typed for me by Camp 59 ex-prisoner Neil Torssell on an old manual typewriter, is a a record of men he knew in the camp.

Thirteen of these men are new to my list of Camp 59 prisoners. They are noted below as “first reference.”

Men who were prisoners of war at Camp 59, Servigliano, Italy, September 1944

Note: Neil must have meant September 1943, the month he and the other prisoners escaped.

Joseph W. Mack
R #1
Nowata, Oklahoma (deceased)
First reference

There is no reference for Joseph W. Mack in the U.S. National Archives database of WW II POWs.

William M. Wilson
Fox Hall Plains
Dover, Delaware
or
2100 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
First reference

William M. Wilson
Serial Number—15042897
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Infantry—Armored Force

State of Residence—unlisted
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14)

Leonard Rock
7220 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota
First reference

Leonard N. Rock
Serial Number—20707130
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Infantry—Rifle

State of Residence—Minnesota
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14)

Laverne Sparks
Corydon, Kentucky

Listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having escaped from Camp 59. See the Prisoner List.

Claude A. Peters
Chuctry, Tennessee
First reference

Claude A. Peters
Serial Number—34288586
Private

U.S. Army, Infantry—Rifle

State of Residence—Tennessee
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated—no camp listed)

Edward T. Dzierzynski
20 Crown Street
New Briton, Connecticut

Listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having escaped from Camp 59. See the Prisoner List.

Jimmy Sorrentino
40 Powell Street
Brooklyn, New York
First reference

Agostino J. Sorrentino (serial number 32220859)
Enlistment records indicate residence is Kings County, New York, which is where Brooklyn is located.

A. J. Sorrentino
Serial Number—32220859
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Coast Artillery Corps—Automatic Weapons, Anti-Aircraft Semi-Mobile
State of Residence—Unlisted
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated from Stalag 3B Furstenberg Brandenburg, Prussia (Also KDOS [USA] #1-5; ARB BTNS 225-255) 52-14)

Johnnie C. Moore
Utica, Mississippi
First reference

Johnnie C. Moore
Serial Number— 14031503
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Infantry
State of Residence—Mississippi
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated Transit Camp Feld Post #319797 Location Unknown)

Larry D. Barlow
Burke, South Dakota (deceased)
First reference

No records for Larry Barlow in the U.S. National Archives enlistment or POW databases.

Martin Majeski
605 Landford Street
Anerson, South Carolina
(Germans shot him on the Osso River near San Vittoria, Italy, March 9 or 10, 1944)

Listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having died as a POW of Camp 59. See Prisoner List.
Other sources—Robert A. Newton and Filippo Ieranò

Warren C. Lowry
542 Cottage Grove
South Bend, Indiana
First reference

Warren C. Lowry
Serial Number—37170166
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Air Corps—Transport or Transport Command
State of Residence—Minnesota [this may be an error, or perhaps Warren was stationed in Minnesota before going overseas]
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated—no camp listed)

J. B. Withrow
R #4
Grand Junction, Colorado
First reference

John B. Withrow, Jr.
Serial Number—18046617
Technical Sergeant

U.S. Army, Air Corps—Bombardment, Medium
State of Residence—unlisted
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (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)

Albert W. Sorce
1364 Denniston Street
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
First reference

Albert W. Sorce
Serial Number—13038386
Technical Sergeant

U.S. Army, Air Corps—Bombardment, Medium
State of Residence—Pennsylvania
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (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)

William Jackson
Dunbar, Oklahoma
First reference

There are 16 William Jacksons listed in the U.S. National Archives POW database (all active in the North African or European theatres). I cross-referencing them with online enlistment records, but I could not identify a William Jackson who was from Oklahoma.

Virgil Jarvis Jr.
523 N. Third Street
Central City, Kentucky

Listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having escaped from Camp 59. See the Prisoner List.
Other source—Luther Shields’ deck of card address system

Charles R. Martin
c/o Martub Funeral Home
Lake City, Tennessee
Other source—Luther Shields’ deck of card address system (address listed c/o Martin Funeral Home in Lake City, Tennessee)

Earl Johnson
712 E. Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky
First reference

There are two possibilities for Earl Johnson:

1) Earl Johnson
Serial Number—6839131
Sergeant

U.S. Army, Infantry—Armored Forces
State of Residence—Unlisted [However the state of residence for this Earl Johnson (SN 6839131) is listed as Jefferson County, Kentucky in the U.S. National Archives enlistment records, and Louisville is in Jefferson County]
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (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)

2) Earl E. Johnson
Serial Number— 35795204
Private

U.S. Army, Infantry
State of Residence—Kentucky
Source: U.S. National Archives, World War II Prisoners of War Data Files, documenting the period December 7, 1941–November 19, 1946 (Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17)

Tim Timer
R #5
Grand Junction, Colorado
First reference

There is no reference to Tim or Timothy Timer in the U.S. National Archives database of WW II POWs.

Charles H. McLaughlin
19601 W. Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

Claude H. McLaughlin (resident of Michigan is listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having escaped from Camp 59. It seems possible this is the same person. See the Prisoner List.

Frederick W. Solberg
34 Vine Street
Medford, Massachusetts

Listed in the U.S. National Archives database as having escaped from Camp 59. See the Prisoner List.
Other source—Frederick’s son Andrew Solberg