PFC Donald Clifton Ross
I/HQ, 3rd BN, Aug 42-Sep 45
POW Jun 44-Apr 45


items from Sharon L. Bunker, daughter of Donald Clifton Ross
(I/HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, Aug 42-Sep 45; POW Jun 44-Apr 45)

Selective Service Certificate
Front and back of Donald Clifton Ross' Selective Service Registration Certificate



POW ID Card

Front and back of Donald Clifton Ross' POW ID Card, issued at Stalag XII-A. On the
back of the card is written Donald's rank and Army Serial Number.

Stalag XII-A, a German prison camp in Limburg, Germany, was the main processing
center for US enlisted men and NCO's taken prisoner after D-Day. After IDs were issued,
the prisoners were usually sent to other, better organized Stalags deeper inside Germany.


After WWII, all of the buildings from the Stalag XII-A POW camp were removed, and
the site is now the German Army post Freiherr-vom-Stein-Kaserne, located midway
between Limburg and Diez off the B417.




506th Jumps and Dates

Front of a card, which seems to have been written while Donald Clifton Ross was a POW.

506th PIR jumps and their dates: the first 17 were training jumps, including the March 23, 1944,
Berks, England, demonstration jump viewed by Winston Churchill, GEN Dwight Eisenhower,
and other high-ranking US Army commanders.




Other POWs

The back of the card lists other 506th PIR POWs:

Donald J. Arminio, SGT Arthur R. Estes, and William S. (Billy) Weimer were all from
H Company, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, with Estes and Weimer were from the 1st Platoon,
known as "The Forty Thieves." No information is available for Thomas McGee.





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