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Photos provided by Frank Alfter (Col. USAF, Ret.), S/Sgt Alfter's son, who provided the following: "Dad brought that radio with him as they marched from Stalag XVII-B, near Krems, Austria to somewhere near Braunau, Germany, which is near where they were discovered by Patton's Army and liberated from their captors. I think it amazing that he carried it with him. He told me he built it out of a piece of flooring in their barracks, so that when the guards came they would turn it upside down and push dirt over the cracks so they wouldn't discover it. He said he actually took wire from the fencing in the camp and strung it in the attic for an antenna."