Entrance to POW camp Stalag Luft VII.
Credit: Former POW Lt. JJ. Ryan, USAAF.
Mr. Callingham was held as a POW in Stalag Luft VII from September 1944 until January 1945.
"On our sixth operation over an oil refinery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, we were shot down on September the 11th of 1944. We were picked up by the German military, and were taken by train from Hessen to Frankfurt on Rhine."