Stanley Masaharu Akita
100th Infantry Battalion

Prisoner of War

Stanley Akita

Stanley is one of 17 soldiers (11 wounded, 6 escorts) captured in Biffontaine. The wounded are hospitalized; the rest are marched into Germany.

Stalag VII A, meant to house 10,000 prisoners, holds 80,000 Allied POWs by war's end.

On work detail, Stanley clears rubble from the railroads and off the streets and pathways of bombed-out areas in Munich.

German officials are curious as to why the nisei POWs are fighting for the United States.