1st Lt. Horace Mathew Skinner  (POW)

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MACR: 11580 Horace M. Skinner was a First Lieutenant in the Army during World War II. Horace was captured by the Nazis while serving in Germany, and was sent to Stalag Luft 3 near Sagan, Germany where 6,667 other American POWs were held. Horace's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on January 10, 1945, and the last report was made on June 21, 1945. Based on these two reports, Horace was imprisoned for at least 162 days (~6 months), one of the shorter durations of captivity recorded, the average being 363 days. Ultimately, Horace was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated.