Calhoun County

Lt. Duane Buckmaster



Lt. Duane Buckmaster, Romanian Prisoner, Is Returning to Lohrville

Lohrville (THNS)—Friends of Lieutenant Duane Buckmaster have received word that he will be home on furlough in a short time.

Buckmaster was forced down over Romania in June and was reported missing in action and later word came that he was a prisoner of war. When Russia took over Romania, he was freed and returned to Italy with a number of airmen. Recently he was able to send a cablegram to his parents saying that he was safe and well.

His wife in Siloam Springs, Ark., recently received a letter from him dated June 21, written from the prison camp saying that e escaped injury all except singeing his hair. He also said, “For those of us who have always lived in freedom, imprisonment is hard to take. However, we are not badly treated and I feel it will not be long before we are freed again.”

Source: Carroll Times Herald, September 25, 1944