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Dear Mr. Gaw,
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We searched the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) and located in series titled Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs), 1942 - 1947, MACR # 11235 for Stoelting and the rest of the crew. The report lists Stoelting at Dulag-Luft West which was a German interrogation center for captured airmen. A digitized copy of MACR # 11235 is available online via Fold3 at http://go.fold3.com/. There may be a fee for using this service. Or you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via ALIC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at http://www.archives.gov/locations/.
We also searched the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) and located a POW listing for TSGT Edgar Stoelting in the Subject Files, 1942 - 1946. The listing indicated that he was released from L3-N or Stalag Luft 3 (also called Stalag Luft III). There was no indication when he was moved from Dulag-Luft West to Stalag Luft III.
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I looked at a roster for Stalag Luft IV and see if his name is on it. Luft IV was a camp for non-com Air Force staff. That late in the war, he could have been placed anywhere.
I did a search and found him on Mooseroots. I am uncertain how accurate this information is, but it is peculiar as they list him in Harbor Defenses and as Infantry. The link is below.
Mooseroots states he was captured on December 31,1944 and liberated in 205 days later on July 24, 1945. From what you have stated earlier, I thought he was Air Force personnel. It further states he enlisted in Oklahoma City, OK.
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Dear Val Burgess,
TSGT Edgar Stoelting was part of the Army Air Forces, the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force established in 1947.