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   Edward A. Wilen
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Edward Wilen with actor Jimmy Stewart, Pittsburgh, PA, 1965
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 732nd Bomb Squadron, 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Service Location: Ellington Field, Texas; San Marcos, Texas; Pocatello, Idaho; March Field, California; England; Stalag Luft III, Germany; Stalag VII A, Germany; European Theater
Rank: First Lieutenant
POW: Yes
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Interview (Video)
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»Photo Album  (22 photos)
 Creative Works
»Drawing of B-17 being escorted over the White Cliffs of Dover by British Spitfire.
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 Official Documents
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 Other Materials
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 Memoirs (10 items)
By an unknown author - "A. Edward Wilen Navigator 453rd Bomb Group Prisoner of War: Stalag Luft III." Abe Wilen's Story Memoir of Rochard T. (Dick) Witton. "Dick and His Crew."
We Paid Extra To Be Up Front Just Call Me Andy It's a Small World
"The Story of a Combat Mission and a POW Experience," narrated by Richard Witton, Wallace Croxford, Walter Conneely, A. Edward Wilen. Written by R. Mitchell Steen. January 27, 1945 at Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Poland To Be A Prisoner of War
How a POW Experience Gave 4 Men a Common Bond  
 Official Documents (6 items)
German propaganda distributed to prisoners of Stalag Luft 3, January 27, 1945, as prisoners embarked on a forced march in advance of Russian forces. German propaganda justifying the shooting of POWs caught escaping. POW record from Stalag Luft 3.
Telegram informing Ester Wilensky that her son has been reported MIA, May 28, 1944. Telegram informing Ester Wilensky that her son is a POW of the Germans. June 15, 1944. Telegram informing Ester Wilensky that her son returned to military control. 21 May 1945.
 Other Materials (4 items)
A Moment in History April 7th 1944 Resume Speech given at 453rd Bomb Group Reunion, Air Force Museum, Wright Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio.
List of names/signatures on the Nazi flag signed by the men of Stalag 7A  

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