This photo set consists of ten private photos of Stalag IXB in Bad Orb, Germany. The photos were taken after liberation of the camp in 1945. The photos are believed to have been taken by Dr. William L. Casey, an officer from the 23rd Station Hospital.
Stalag IXB was located in Bad Orb approximately 30 miles northwest of Frankfurt. The camp held French, Italian, Serbian, Russian, and American P.O.W.s. Conditions in this camp were terrible, and Stalag IXB ranks as one of the worst German camps that held Americans P.O.W.s.
If you have more information about Bad Orb, please contact me at email@example.com.
|An external view of camp buildings. A water truck is visible in the background.|
|A closer view of the crosses along the side of the building. The cross inscriptions are not legible except for a date "1945" and a single name "Smith".|
|A group of men exit one of the camp buildings.|
|A view of a gaunt prisoner.|
|Another former prisoner huddles in a lower bunk.|
|An American prisoner. Please
contact us if you can help identify the patch on the prisoner's uniform.
[Arjan v.H. from Zundert, Holland suggested this patch may be the "Golden Lion" of the 106th Infantry Division. A number of enlisted men from the 106th Infantry Division were captured during the Battle of the Bulge and imprisoned in Stalag IXB.]
|One of the few labelled photos: "Bad Orb: The chaplain and Dentist and yourself."|
|Another view of men of the medical unit inside the camp.|
|Helmets off for a third view of the same men with an additional soldier. What does the armband on the middle soldier signify?|
|Interior view of one of the camp buildings.|