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Fry's Continuing Story: From Stalag Prisoner To Liberation


Last updated 10/27/2021 at 11:01pm

Editor’s note: The following is another part of the series telling the story of Lt. Kenneth Fry, a World War II B-24 pilot.

His son, Transylvania County resident Douglas Fry, researched and wrote his father’s story. The first part of the story appeared in the Oct. 18 edition of The Transylvania Times. Other parts appeared in the Oct. 25 edition.

Lt. Kenneth Fry was a prisoner in Stalag Luft III until Russians began approaching the Stalag from the East in early January 1945.

The Germans were afraid of liberation by the Russians.

At 11 p.m. on the night of Jan. 27, 1945, the gua...

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