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Last known survivor of WWII POW massacre Battle Of The Bulge Harold Billow dead at 99, laid to rest in Pennsylvania

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Family and friends are remembering a Pennsylvania man who was the last known survivor of a World War II POW massacre that occurred during the Battle of the Bulge. Harold Billow died May 17. He was 99.

 

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My Uncle was captured during the opening hours and after being moved around a lot spent the remainder of the war at Stalag IX-B, Bad Orb.

Stalag IX-B - Wikipedia

Here's his flag (he passed years ago) along with his Testament they allowed him to keep, a post card he was allowed to send home, and a pic of him and my mother before he went overseas.

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Family and friends are remembering a Pennsylvania man who was the last known survivor of a World War II POW massacre that occurred during the Battle of the Bulge. Harold Billow died May 17. He was 99.

I wonder how you convince a kraut that you were shot dead when you have no wounds nor blood on you? I guess the guy is lucky that in all the time he laid there playing dead that people didn't come back to collect the bodies!
 

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Alot of people don't know that Charles Durning was a survivor of Malmedy.

 

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Artillery forward observers are surprised by an offensive. Is there something wrong with that picture? The so-called "Battle of the Bulge" aka Ardennes Offensive was the most notorious intelligence failure in history. Ike was attending Christmas parties at the time. He should have been relieved of duty.
 

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