Thomas C. Farrow was imprisoned at German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft IV from July 1944 to February 1945 after his B-17 was shot down. The camp was evacuated 5 February 1945, and the prisoners were forced to march for 86 days covering 600 miles. He took the bayonet from a German soldier near the end of the war after his forced march.
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