REPRINT 1945: Darwin Gidel Returns from Nazi POW Camp
Tech Sgt. Darwin Gidel, who on March 24, 1944, was engineer on a B-17 bomber overtaken and shot down by Focke-Wulf 190 fighters on its return from a mission over Schweinfurt, Germany, is home on a 30-... Posted on 3/10/10 at 12:00 AM
Holland man earns five battle stars, Bronze Star and Purple Heart during World War II
HOLLAND — More than halfway through his tour of duty as a radioman following the U.S. Army’s front lines through Europe, Don Moffitt and his fellow soldiers in the 3rd Armored Division came upon the city of Nordhausen, Germany, and its Nazi labor camp. There, they saw hundreds of emaciated bodies stacked in piles outside the Brausebad, the bath house that doubled as a gas chamber.
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