Title

Elmer Lian, U.S. Army Air Force: Stalag Luft 1, Germany, World War II

Authors

Elmer T. Lian

Interviewers

Elmer Lian

Document Type

Interview

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Publication Date

2000

Abstract

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.

File Type

MP4

Recording Length

41 minutes, 36 seconds

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