SERGEANT CHARLES HENRY LIEBE; U.S. ARMY

December 13, 1909 (Dresden, Germany) – June 21 1980 (Deep River, CT); 70 years old
Last local address: 18 Olmstead Place, East Norwalk
Enlisted: October 14, 1942
Serial number: 32529188
UNKNOWN INFANTRY UNIT


German by birth. Arrived in the U.S. on August 5, 1937. Joined the Army in 1942. Naturalized on February 14, 1944.

Held in German POW camp Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburg, Prussia 52-14.


From The Norwalk Hour April 18, 1945

A local soldier who recently was liberated from a German prisoner of war camp by the Russian Army, arrived home over the weekend to begin a 60-day furlough which will aid in partially effacing memories of their grueling experiences of the past few months. The liberated soldier is Sergeant Charles H. Liebe. He arrived in Norwalk late Sunday evening and will vary his 60-day leave vising with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oliver of 18 Olmstead Place, Mr. and Mrs. John McNamara of Belden Hill, Wilton, and friends in New York City. He looks unusually well, according to friends, and has regained the weight he lost during his imprisonment. Glad to be in Norwalk again, he said, “it’s so good to come back home and find everything the same.” Sergeant Liebe went overseas in February 1944 and was taken prisoner on October 4 in Holland. In civilian life, he was with the Orem Dairy in Wilton.


Unknown burial information

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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