Sixty-six American servicemen wrote their names and addresses into Charles Simmons’ 1943 calendar and address book.
Using the on-line U.S. National Archives database of WW II POWs, I found matches for all but three names.
There are two possibilities for Sgt. Ira Powers. It seems to me he is most likely Sgt. Oria Powers in the database.
Within the list below, scans accompany the names and addresses of the three unconfirmed men. When I had difficult interpreting the letters in some names, I guessed until I struck gold or exhausted the possibilities.
Of the 66 Americans, 30 are said to have been “returned to military control, liberated or repatriated” from German-controlled camps north of Italy. Apparently these soldiers had been recaptured after the breakout from Camp 59.
Thirteen Americans are identified as have been recovered from CC 59 Ascoli Picenzo Italy 43-13, which means they were last interned at Camp 59.
For 20 Americans no camp was listed. We know they were held in Camp 59, of course, but whether they were recaptured after the escape is unknown.
Here is the list of Simmons’ 66 comrades:
Erich W. Sobor
104 Bridge Street
Scalp Level, Pennsylvania
(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. First Class Erich W. Sobor, Army Infantry, of Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriate, but no camp was indicated.)
210 West Boyd Avenue
(U.S. National Archives on-line POW database indicates Pvt. Victor L. Bianucci, Army infantry, Pennsylvania, was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated from Stalag 2B Hammerstein (99 work camps in vicinity of Koslin & Stolp) West Prussia 53-17.)