Captain Eric Horton



 Captain Eric Bernard Horton 77095

1827/VIII F   2/1499





Captain Eric Bernard Horton,

POW Diary was written whilst in

German OFLAG 79 at Braunschweig (Brunswick) Quereum

near Hanover and the Weser.

Previously home of a German Parachute Regiment

and close to Herman Goring Aircraft Engine Factory,

also manufacturing V1 & V2 rocket bombs.


Eric was incarcerated as a PoW at OFLAG 79 on 04th June 1944.

Liberated by USA Ninth Army 12th April 1945.

Eric was a POW for a total of 512 days,

with 312 days at OFLAG 79.