January 11, 2012
Wampus Cat B-17 Ernest Britt Jackson served on in 1943 crash landed in Holland after it was shot down by German fighters.
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Newton County resident Britt Jackson spent 15 months as a prisoner of war in the infamous Stalag 17 during World War II. Known by many Americans as the setting for the hit TV sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," Stalag 17 was certainly not a situation comedy to the airmen imprisoned there.