Plymouth County

Pfc. George Milbrodt



Pfc. G. Milbrodt Missing In Action, Is War Prisoner
Herman Milbrodt and Family Receive Card From Him In Germany

Herman Milbrodt and family, northeast of town, received a card last Friday from their son and brother, Pfc. George L. Milbrodt, on which he stated that he was a German Prisoner of War, and for them not to worry, as he was receiving good treatment.  He also requested his folks to send him parcels and cigarettes.  The card was dated January 10, 1945.  The American Red Cross supplied Mr. Milbrodt and family with the information that George was a prisoner in Stalag IV-B, near the small town of Muhlberg, northeast of Dresden, Germany, on the Elbe river.

Pfc. George L. Milbrodt was taken prisoner while fighting with the U. S. Infantry against the Germans in the latter’s big drive in what was known as the Belgian Bulge.  In a message received by his father from the War Department at Washington about the middle of last January, it was stated that Pfc. Milbrodt had been missing in action since December 16, 1944.  At that time there was belief that he may have been taken prisoner, now it is hoped he may have been released from the prison camp by American forces, who are overrunning that part of Germany.

Entering the army services February 25, 1944, he received basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif., and later was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and Fort Meade, Maryland, before being sent overseas last October. 

George has three brothers in the U. S. armed forces:  Pfc. Clarence Milbodt, with the Seventh Army in Germany; Pfc. Wm. Milbrodt, in an American Hospital Plant near Paris, after receiving wounds at the battle front in Germany; Pvt. Henry Milbrodt, of the Third Army, now in an American Hospital Plant overseas with an injured knee.

Source:  Akron Register-Tribune, April 19, 1945

George Milbrodt Is War Prisoner
Member of Herman Milbrodt Family

The Herman Milbrodt family near Akron received a card from their son, Pfc. George Milbrodt, 23, on which he stated that he was a German war prisoner. He said for them not to worry about him, that he was receiving good treatment. He is a prisoner in Stalag IV-B near the town of Muhlberg, northeast of Dresden, on the Elbe river. This is the first news they have had from George since they received the telegram January 13 stating that he was “missing in action in Germany on December 16.”

George has three brothers in the service, Pvt. Clarence Milbrodt with the Seventh army in Germany; Pfc. Wm. Milbrodt with the Seventh army was recently wounded in action in Germany and is now in an American hospital near Paris; Pvt. Henry Milbrodt with the Third army is in an American hospital in Belgium, recuperating from an injured knee.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 20, 1945


The Herman Milbrodt family have received word from their son and brother, Pfc. George Milbrodt, that he has been liberated from the prisoner of war hospital at Stalag IV-B near Muhlberg, Germany. The 4th Armored Division released this camp on April 14. George wrote that he would have to remain in the hospital for some time yet, but had hopes of coming home soon.

Source: LeMars Sentinel, May 4, 1945


Pfc. George Milbrodt, of Akron, who was released from a German prison camp and came home a few days ago, was presented the Purple Heart award for some shrapnel wounds he had received before being taken a prisoner last December.  Pfc. Milbrodt is a son of Herman Milbrodt, northeast of Akron.

Source:  LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 12, 1945

Pfc. George L. Milbrodt Freed Seven Months After Capture; Wounded

Pfc. George L. Milbrodt returned to his home here Saturday from overseas service in the European theater of war.  About the middle of last January, his father, Herman Milbrodt, northeast of town, was notified by the War Department that he was reported missing in action on December 16, 1944.  Three months later Herman Milbrodt received a car from his son, stating that he was a prisoner of war in Stalag IV-B, a prison camp near the town of Muhlberg, northeast of Dresden, Germany, and asking his folks not to worry as he was receiving good treatment.  After being a prisoner of war for about seven months, Pfc. Milbrodt was freed when that section of Germany was invaded and occupied by the Allied armies, and following his release he was given the Purple Heart award as the result of shrapnel wounds received before his capture by the Nazis, while fighting with the U. S. Infantry in the great Belgian Bulge Battle.  The relatives and friends of Pfc. Milbrodt gave him a glad welcome home.  After a 21-day furlough, he will report for further assignment to military duty.

Source: Akron Register-Tribune, June 28, 1945


Pfc. George Milbrodt arrived home on Thursday, after visiting the past two weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Schwurberg, at Southgate, Kentucky.  He was accompanied home by Miss Schwurberg, who visited for several days at the Herman Milbrodt, Sr., and Wm. Heubrock homes.

Source:  Akron Register-Tribune, August 23, 1945


Mr. and Mrs. George Milbrodt arrived home last Monday from Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, where Cpl. Milbrodt, a former prisoner of war, received his honorable discharge from the Army.  George returned to the states in June and had been stationed at a rest hospital near Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Source:  Akron Register-Tribune, December 6, 1945