Ian Bowley
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:32 (XFF:

My father was forced to work in the Herman Goering coal mine which was five minutes walk from E22. He is still alive and his name is Ron Bowley. What was your uncle's name?

  • E22Barbara O'Grady, Mon Jul 14 17:34
    I have just found out that E22 was sited at Gilewitz_ Ohringen. Could somebody please tell where this is and what they did there. My late Uncle was there. Thank You
    • E22 campArtur Rozynski, Fri Sep 26 15:59
      Dear Mrs. O'Grady Similar answer I sent to Mr.Ian Bowley. I live in Gliwice Sosnica from 35 years. In war time this part of city Gliwice called Gleiwitz-Oehringen. War prisoners worked in local coal... more
      • E22tonychaloner, Mon Mar 29 14:10
        To Arthur Rozynski Hello Arthur If you would let me have your address I will send you a copy of my Uncle's (Alec Barker) account of his time in the war. Best Wishes Tony Chaloner
        • E22poolemelanie, Sat Sep 23 21:18
          To Tony I understand that this is an old post, but I was wondering if you still had any information on Camp E22. My Grandfather was held there for 4 years, then force marched until liberation. I'm... more
        • E22Ian Bowley, Tue Mar 30 07:54
          Hello Tony, I'm hoping that if you are corresponding with Artur, your uncle was in E22 in Sosnica. My father was there for more than 4 years, and I am trying to find out as much as possible about... more
        • Pow campsArthur Rozynski, Mon Mar 29 20:50
          Dear Tony, With pleasure I will know history of your Uncle in war time. Greetings Arthur
      • Artur RozynskiJack Glasner, Mon Jan 25 01:55
        Dear Artur, AS you have lived in Gleiwitz for such a long time I would like to write to you, kindly forward your Email to me Bavno @aol.com
      • Thank you Mr RozynskiBarbara OGrady, Fri Sep 26 22:17
        I am sorry I cant help but I thank you for all the information it is very interesting. My Uncle may have been there later but in the early Postcards I have he is at E211 all I know is that was the... more
        • Camp E22 and E211Artur Rozynski, Sat Sep 27 14:08
          Dear Mrs. O'Grady, I don't find in all polish and german POW camps list name E211. Much E-camps is not identification yet. Only one trace I found name TRIEBITZ (now on territory of Czech Republik -... more
    • GleiwitzJac G, Fri Aug 22 23:26
      I was captured on crete...and ended up in Gleiwitz via LAmsdorf..we were about fifty of us working in the Heerunsgveflegungs amt in town ( a depot which shipped supplies to the russian front) This... more
      • cretecarol powell, Sat Jan 9 07:17
        My father William Schofield McKnight was captured on crete he was in RAMC the189th field ambulance he was in stalag v111b til repatriation in 1943 . we did have photos of concerts but between his and ... more
      • Hello, my name is Lucas Chauviere , i m from france , i just read a article on your site that makes me send you this email. My grandfather Maurice STEPHAN was deported during the second world war II... more
      • Gilewitz now Called GilwiceBarbara O'Grady, Sat Aug 23 14:38
        Can anybody confirm that E22 was in the town once called Gilewitz .Ohringen . from what I can find out the names were changed after the War to Gilwice Sosnica am I on the right track. Thank you... more
      • E22Barbara O'Grady, Sat Aug 23 14:09
        Thank you Jack, I wonder if you knew my Uncle at all he was a Gunner in the NZ army Albert Wolfendale, caught in Crete. He told me a lot as a little girl and I have found out a lot. I just want to... more
        • GleiwitzJack G., Sat Aug 23 17:01
          Hello Barbara,Please note that LAmsdorf was the main camp, which could hold about 300.000 POW, from there the Germans send out groups of about 30- 50 POW to places around the area, be it in coal... more
          • POW E22poolemelanie, Mon Aug 3 21:22
            Dear Jack I am writing on the off chance that you are still checking these discussion boards. It was a while since this particular discussion started. I was wondering if you could help me. I am... more
            • POW E22Ian Bowley, Tue Aug 4 07:14
              Hi Mel, My dad was in E22 for over 4 years and I have quite a lot of information. My son and I took my dad to find the camp in 2009, not long before he died. Earlier this year we went back and... more
              • E22 poolemelanie, Sat Sep 23 21:32
                Ian Blimey, I think I've only just see this post after 2 years! If you are still checking this, I would love to have any information that you have regarding E22 and the March. I also have an idea to... more
          • GleiwitzIan Bowley, Sat Jan 23 07:55
            Just read this posting. My dad was in the E22 work camp for over 4 years. Last May we visited the site and I can confirm that the coal mine was actually in the neighbouring town of Sosnitza. With the ... more
          • Gliewitz e22Aaron Cleavin, Tue Jan 5 01:45
            My Grandfather Alastair Dunbar (From NZ) was the Corpsman for the E22 Working party out of Gleiwitz. He was caputred as part of the rearguard of the Crete Evacuation. If you have any more information ... more
            • Gliewitz e22Ian Bowley, Tue Jan 5 10:25
              My dad was captured at Dunkirk and spent most of the war in E22. He did mention a couple of New Zealanders but could not remember their names. Sadly he died in September aged 88, but last May we... more
              • E22Aaron cleavin, Tue Jan 5 10:41
                My grandfather dies ibn the early 60's before I was born Thomas Alastair Dunbar I have his day book of E22 from 24 August 1944 till 24th May 1945. He was put in charge of the Red Cross and clothing... more
                • E22Ian Bowley, Tue Jan 5 13:08
                  Aaron, That would be fantastic. We have been trying to work out where the E22 inmates went - we believe they followed the southern route (there were three, apparently) and I know they passed through... more
                  • Re: E22ken richardson, Sat Jan 9 09:59
                    hello Ian. what your dad said ? our locoal news paper reported my dads return home in it he said the food was barely enough to keep body and soul together consisting of black bread a few spuds and... more
                    • E22Ian Bowley, Sat Jan 9 10:36
                      Hi Ken, I get the impression that there were lots of marches, starting as the camps (such as E22) were evacuated and following three basic routes, of which my Dad's was the Southern one. At the... more
    • E22 — Ian Bowley, Thu Aug 21 10:32
      • Did your father know Douglas Swift?Bill Forster, Sat Jan 17 18:22
        Douglas Swift was at the Herman Goering coal mine and wrote a book about his experience called: SLOW MARCH THROUGH HELL for details see my earlier postings on the book. Sadly, he died last year but... more
        • Douglas SwiftIan Bowley, Fri Jan 23 11:44
          Hi Bill, I checked with my dad and he does not remember the name, but I have ordered a copy of the book for him. Thanks for the link to the Guido coal mine - is this definitely the mine located at... more
          • Guido Coal Mine Museum & Herman GoeringBill Forster, Fri Jan 23 12:05
            I have e-mailed BOTH the Director AND the perrson responsible for PR / advertising asking for confirmation that it is the former Herman Goering coal mine. I also suggested that they put something on... more
      • E22 campArtur Rozynski, Fri Sep 26 10:30
        Dear Mr. Bowley I live in Gliwice Sosnica from 35 years. In war time this part of city Gliwice called Gleiwitz-Oehringen. War prisoners worked in local coal mine "Oehringen Bergbau A.G. Schachtanlage ... more
        • E22 campIan Bowley, Fri Jan 23 12:02
          Hello Artur, Thank you for the information. I am bringing my father to Gliwice-Sosnica in May to visit the site of the camp. Do you know if we will be allowed to visit or is the grassland still part... more
          • to Ian BowleyArtur Rozynski, Sat Jan 24 15:14
            Dear Mr. Bowley, I will prepare for you scan of old Sosnitza map (end of 30's year) with description and mark where was coal mine and barracks of camp. For comparison I will send current map of... more
            • SosnitzaIan Bowley, Sat Jan 24 17:07
              Dear Artur, Thank you very much for your assistance. My e-mail address is ianbowley@btinternet.com. I have booked a guide to show my father and I round Auschwitz on the morning of Saturday 23rd May,... more
        • E22 campIan Bowley, Fri Sep 26 11:04
          Dear Mr Rozynski, Thank you for the information. My father has never mentioned any souvenirs but I will ask him and get back to you if he has anything. Regards, Ian
          • camp E22Artur Rozynski, Sat Sep 27 14:20
            Dear Mr. Bowley, Thank you for your answer. It's a very important for me get full data when your father was prisoner of E22 camp. Till now I haven't any confirm of exist this camp in Gleiwitz... more
            • E22Malcollm Tebbutt, Sun Sep 28 11:06
              E22 or E211 are not Prisoner of War camps. They are working parties of prisoners sent out from the camps. Often the prisoners stayed in Village Halls and worked in the forest, on river maintenance or ... more
      • E22Barbara O'Grady, Thu Aug 21 14:34
        My Uncle was a New Zealander his name was Albert Wolfendale probaly known as Bert. He was caught in Crete. In a postcard he sent my parents he hints that he is doing the same job as my Father who at... more
        • E22Ian Bowley, Mon Jun 1 10:02
          Hi Barbara, My father was in E22 along with about 300 men, mainly British. He remembers there being a couple of New Zealanders but not their names. Last week my son and I took him back to Sosnica... more
          • Thank you IanBarbara O'Grady, Sun Jun 7 18:34
            How nice to get some news, I made a mistake I dont think my Uncle was in E22 the postcards I have were in 1941 and he was in E211 and working on a railway which I have been unable to find anything... more
      • E22Ian Bowley, Thu Aug 21 10:36
        Forgot to mention that as far as I know this camp was located in or near the town of Gliwice in Poland, which is to the south of Lamsdorf (Lambinowice) and about 50 miles west of Katowice. If anyone... more
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