Battle Study # 3             

Study Title: POW-cage in Don Bosco School

Subject: On September 18th 1944, the 506th commandeered the Don Bosco Elementary School on Don Bosco Straat in Eindhoven and used it as a temporary collecting point for German Prisoners of War.

Date: September 18th, 1944

Location: Eindhoven, Holland

 

Introduction: Dutch photographer Beb Postema of Eindhoven was present when the German POW's from all over town were collected in the school yard of the Don Bosco school and later led inside.

Battledetective.com obtained these photos through the Eindhoven Regional Historical Center and has permission of the Postema Family for this photo-reportage:

 

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Eindhoven, September 18th 1944

German Prisoners of War are lined-up in the school yard of the Don Bosco School.

Eindhoven, September 18th 1944

German Prisoners of War are entering the school.

 

German Wehrmacht mailbags (and a portrait of Adolf) left behind inside the school.

German soldiers accept their fate as Prisoners of War. Note painted NCO-stripes on US paratrooper's uniform.

POW's use school furniture to rest on.

An American interpretor talks to Russian soldiers in the school yard. They where used as slavelaborers at German flak position near Welschap Air Base.

 
 

 

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