NAUGHTON, DONALD G Papers. 1944
Published January 25, 2008
.02 cu ft
Call No. 168.04-45
IRIS No. 1020724
Lieutenant Colonel. USAAF, 1944.
Personal papers relating to Naughton's attempted escape from a train while being held as a prisoner of war in Germany, and his subsequent court martial and imprisonment by the Germans. Naughton led a concerted attempt to escape by seven unarmed prisoners against four German guards. He was unsuccessful in his attempt to gain freedom, but his efforts helped six others to escape.
Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an Escape and Evasion interview with Naughton, May 1945 (142.761, 616-625).