Private John J. Fawkes
John Fawkes was reported missing in action over France on June 8, 1944. In August he was identified as a German prisoner of war.
While working on a farm near the prison camp, John and five of his buddies kning the Russians were advancing swiftly, plotted and carried through their escape.
They traveled for 3 days before meeting the Russians, living for that time on one loaf of bread and a couple of candy bars. They hid themselves during the Russian drive and after the main troops passed, made themselves known to a patrol.
They then made their way throught the lines, finally reaching Warsaw. There, they were put on a Russian train which took them to Odessa.
Shortly after they left for the states.