Montgomery County

Glenn Fengel

 

 

NEWS COMES FROM FREED PRISONERS 15 MESSAGES ARE RECEIVED FAMILES GET LONG-AWAITED GOOD TIDINGS FROM BOYS IN GERMANY; TEN STILL TO COME

Word continues to come of the liberation of Greene county men who were taken prisoners of war February 17, 1943, in North Africa. These were in the national guard and left Jefferson early in 1941 for training at Camp Claiborne, La., and after being in Ireland, Scotland and England, participated in landings in North Africa.

Thus far, 15 men of the approximate 25 who were taken prisoner, have sent word home either in letters, Red Cross telegrams, personal telegrams, or by word sent through friends.

Indications are that after the invasion of Europe, the men who had been together in prison camps, were separated in moved to other camps. Delay in the messages is attributed to the fact that the camps were largely liberated by the Russians, and communication with the United States has had to wait until the men could get to territory held by the Americans.

Glenn Fengel.
Glenn Fengel, who left with the guard company from Villisca and was with the local guard company men, has been liberated, is in good spirits and is looking forward to coming home, a chaplain has written to the Fengels who live in Villisca. Glenn Fengel worked for a while in Scranton where his brother, James Fengel, lives, and where his sister, Mrs. P. W. Herrick, lived until a couple of years ago.

Source: Jefferson Bee, May 22, 1945