I Was Captured By Germans and Became A Prisoner Of War

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Edward W. Horn ’49, recently submitted his harrowing experience

"I am 91 years of age and will be 92 in August 2016. I am a retired Major in the USAF and was a medium bomber pilot of a Martin Marauder B26. 72 years ago, on May 28 1944, at age 19 I was shot down on my 23rd mission in France and parachuted out of our burning plane.

I was captured by the Germans and became a prisoner of war and I was incarcerated in four different prison camps for 11 months, before being liberated by General George Patton on April 29, 1945. The first camp I was in was Stalag Luft III, from which they made a movie called the "Great Escape."

"I would like to hear from any Phi Kaps who were in House from 1945-1949."

Any PSU Skull wishing to reach Brother Horn can do so by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (561) 626-2497.