Ernest Gies, German POW Held At Camp Bowie


As you know, Missy Jones started me on the hunt for information about German POWs held in our area during World War II. This week we bring you articles about POWs who hoed peanuts  in Texas, an interview with one of the former POWs himself, as well as an article about German POWs performing plays in Brownwood, Texas.

Harriet Graves, special to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, also conducted an interview with Ernest Gies who was once a POW at Camp Bowie and who stated, “I was glad when taken a prisoner by the Americans…”

You can read that interview here.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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