Elmer Lian, U.S. Army Air Force: Stalag Luft 1, Germany, World War II
Oral history interview with Elmer T. Lian of the 8th Air Force, 34th Bomb Group, U.S. Army Air Force, during the Second World War. Lian was shot down and captured by German forces in 1944 near Frankfurt, Germany and was imprisoned at Stalag Luft I POW camp near Barth, Germany. Lian was liberated by Soviet troops in May 1945. The recording also briefly features Elmer Lian's son, Steven Lian and grandson, Craig Lian.
Elmer Lian was born on 17 April 1918 in Fairdale, North Dakota, and died on 2 June 2001 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Lian, Elmer T., "Elmer Lian, U.S. Army Air Force: Stalag Luft 1, Germany, World War II" (2000). Kriegieland: Conversations with Ex-POWs. 13.
41 minutes, 36 seconds