From Mario--seeking help to find information about three Prisoners of War:
Ciao Marty, it is very nice to have achieved something so important. Now, finally, we have a known history but, for me, it is not enough to tell the whole story. There are things in my research that do not yet have an answer--the stories of the three POWs :
- Sgt. Horace M. Mahabirsingh (tail gunner), #12157080
- 2Lt. Kermit J. Buol (Navigator), #0-747077
- 2Lt. Karl D. Shawaker (Bombardier), #0-676524
I have interviewed several witnesses close to where they landed, but nobody saw them nor do they know how and where they were captured.
I have not been able to find any trace of what happened to the three crewmen.
I have also talked with the relatives of the three airmen. I found a lot of material on their stay in the German prison camps, but their families do not know the details of how they were captured.
It would be interesting to know what happened when they touched the ground. I am convinced that in some military archives there must be a report from when they returned home.
Can we try to do something?
I am attaching a picture of a display in the museum that recounts a part of their history.