Hi Gents - I hope I am posting this in the correct forum section. I have a few photos that some might find interesting. The 1st photo I had seen before, but I just recently found several more of the same set while looking thru some boxes of my Great Aunt's items.
The 1st picture is dated 1947 on the reverse, and is of a relative that was a German POW and this is shortly after he returned home to his wife and family. His name is August Bender. All I ever was told is they did all they could do to surrender to the Americans and get away from the Russians, which we all know was a common theme. 2nd photo is with wife and his mother. 3rd photo is a picture of Great Grandparent Aunt and Uncle and Grandmother. This photo is in August's home and was sent to them by my Great Aunt - ties this all together for me.
His wife sure does look happy that he has returned home, but I can't help but notice that distant stare he has...looks like he went thru a lot in the war. He is also very thin in my opinion.
I have a few other letters and photos including a postcard from him to my Great Grandfather dated late 1950. His spirit sounds much better and he could write in good English.
I have been doing some online research as I would like to find out his service record etc. Have made some headway but no full answer yet.
Cheers, and hope you find this interesting like I do.