|Controlled by||Nazi Germany|
|Occupants||About 2,500 British & Commonwealth officers|
Oflag 79 was a German World War II prisoner-of-war camp for Allied officers. The camp was located at Waggum near Braunschweig in Germany, also known by the English name of Brunswick. It was located in a three-story brick building that had previously been the home of a German parachute regiment, near the Herman Göring aircraft engine factory.
Camp history[edit | edit source]
Offizierslager 79 ("Officers Camp 79") was established in December 1943 with men transferred from camps in Italy, mainly British Commonwealth officers from the Battle of Crete and North African Campaign. More prisoners arrived in July 1944 transferred from Oflag VIII-F. On 24 August 1944 the camp was strafed by American and British aircraft. Three men were killed, and 14 seriously wounded. The camp was liberated by the U.S. Ninth Army on 12 April 1945.
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Lieutenant Edmund Scrivener (British 1st Airborne Div.)". pegasusarchive.org. 2006. http://www.pegasusarchive.org/pow/edmund_scrivener.htm. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
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