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This April 9, 2007 photo shows veteran Bernard Adamski in Buffalo, N.Y. Adamski, an Army Air Corps radio operator and turret gunner in World War II, was captured by the Germans on July 12, 1944, after his B-26 bomber was shot down. The next 10 months were a constant fight for survival: First, the Stalag Luft IV prison camp in what is now Poland. Next, a forced three-month march of more than 600 miles, in the cold during which he used his Polish-speaking ability to ask for loaves of bread. Then, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where bodies were stacked high. Weeks later, another march. Finally, liberation by the British on May 2, 1945. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)