24 Feb 1966 The Delta Democrat-Times Greenville, MS Col Wm Powell

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24 Feb 1966 The Delta Democrat-Times Greenville, MS Col Wm Powell - Romanian Princess Assisted Shaw Pilot When He...
Romanian Princess Assisted Shaw Pilot When He SARA GERMANY SHAW -- A Romanian · torn (-·'incess will alwnys be remem- bcrcd by Ike Inmilics nnd friends of more t h a n 1000 former prisoners of wnr for £oinx nlxive nnd beyond (lie call of · in her efforts lo (ell nboul Mrs. conditions in the captive nations, and encouraging the Free World lo protect nnd defend Irecdom. Princess Catherine Caradja '.MOWS f r o m first hniul experi- Mice just what the Nazi occiipa- :on of Ihe 19-IO's meant, and of suffering tint resulted. )! Ihrongh her efforts that t h a n 1000 ex POW's were ;iven trenlmenl nnd assistance in escaping from the POW ·amps near Bucharest, where she had n foundation for orphans, and carried on work ori- ginallv started by her molher and gra ml mot her. Mrs. W. E. Lillon of Shaw is the mother of one of those assisted by Princess Caradja. the bte Col. William Powell Lillon, who was slot down on his 5011 (mission on n shultle rnid from I I t a l y to Romania. Col. Litton jsvas badli- burned, and Ihe 'prinress did all she could to assist him and Ihe others who were also injured, by sending medicine nnd supplies to the Col. Sent, knew il him nnd of his tol- ly burned condition, So many uf [he service men she hns con[tided since coming lo tlte stale. 1 ; knew liini, nml asked fur news of him, nml she wnnled lo find mil wliul hint linp|)enel lo liim, thus her cnll to Mrs. Lit- l u l l . Mrs, Lilian lold her Ihnt niter Col. l.illon's rescue lie underwent M year of llierapy ami surgery ni Northinglon General hospitnl, nnd wns able to fly u^ain. He served six years in UK? stales, then chose to go overseas again, this time to Korea Lvhere he wus wing commniwler of Ihe 5lsl Fighler Wing. He comp!c:c(L 13 missions before he was killed on flight from Osnkn Japan to Srnvnn. Korea on Nov. 2, 1951. A memorial sen-ice for Cot. Litton was held at the Shaw Methodist Church on Aug. 15, 1952. While serving in World War 11 he was awnnled the Distinguished Service Cross; the Silver Star with two clusters; ihe Legion of Merit; (he Distinguished Flying Cross w i t h i cluster; the Air Medal wilh nine clusters and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate nf West Point. * * * PRINCESS CARADJA, nearing 70 years of ngc. is continuing lo dedicate tier life to serving oihcrs. At Christmas and New Years she mailed .100 lists Yours greetings sho nuiils each Amumlly she visits « number f Iliosc she nssisled while they verc hospitalized or imprisoned She mninlmns n mailing ad- 'ress In Ilnllimore, Mil. al the a p a r t m e n t of a friend, constantly in her efforts to ttll of life behind Ihe Iron Cur- ain. The princess's 1000 acre ^slalc al Nedelen , ten miles mrlliwesl of I'loesli was taken over by tlw Nazi's State office, anil she lost alt thai she hnd 1919. She was able lo escape in ears' 1952 Ihrough Ihe efforls of last daughter who had escaped lo the West in 19-IS. The book "Ptoesti" tells of the bomber attacks to Ihc German oil refineries near the Princess' manor house. Litton was rescued ... I!H largely through the \ nt ov(r lno ° llilmcs tn t n c ex ' elforts of a cousin of the Prin-1 pow ' s shc lias bt ' c " ablc lo lo - ·e.«' who flew out a Col. Gnnn c n l c so f a r ' " so lhe i' ctln R et '°- gcl help for the POW's. ;cther ami talk over old times." shc said. These lists were in addition to ihe usual 1000 New manor house. Tlie story is one nf prefll heroism and daring. Princess Caradjn received permission to come to Ihe United States in Dec. 1955. Since that time she was spoken in -IS states, and nil of Canada. From the Pentagon she received a l i s t , if all "her hoy-;" giving their ·lame, rank and serial numbers,, V.it no addresses. Those slie has I ferreted out through Ihe use of ' telephone directories, and i countless telephone calls. SHE HAS TRAVELED Ihou- ' -amis of miles locating as many cf these as possible, and has ; contacted some 600 or more. |, and has seen about 150 of these. !i or their families. j! While visiting relatives in Wi-!| nona recently Princess Carad- ! jja called Mrs. Litton, but an u n - ' satisfactory connection made , the call difficult for Mrs. Litton' to understand. A friend of Mrs. | Lilion's. Mrs. George Frazier offered to drive her to Winona to talk to the princess, and they spent an enjoyable hour hearing of conditions during those terrible war years. She never met Col. Liltou, but Housework's a breeze with the labor - saving appliances you find in today's Classified Ads FOR QUALITY FOOD j (.j, Bryan Bros. Sausage 49 e Dixiana All Meat WE GIVE STAMPS Smalt Meaty SPARE RIBS D1X1EANNA PURE LARD FLOUR PINTO BEiNS SWIFT PREM SALAD BAMA JELLY WESSON OIL BR-EMNER - ALL FLAVORS CPEME

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  2. 24 Feb 1966, Thu,
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