Audubon County

T/Sgt. Phil Mogg

 

 

Personnel of Jefferson Company with Boys Now “Missing in Action”

Here is the national guard company which left Jefferson in March, 1941, taken in the Jefferson armory just a few days before starting its trip to Camp Claiborne, La. The company has been in the thick of the battle in Tunisia and reports of “missing in action” have been received this week by many families.

Source: Jefferson Herald, March 11, 1943 (includes photograph of National Guard group)

MORE MESSAGES FROM PRISONERS
News Has Come Recently
24 In Germany


Messages from men who have been held prisoners of war by the German government since their capture Feb. 17, 1943, at Faid pass, North Africa, continue to come to their relatives at home. The first came Monday evening, May 14, and each day more are received.

Mrs. Phil Mogg, of Vinton, wrote the first of the week to local friends that her husband, Sgt. Phil Mogg of Audubon, who was with the local company and has been with the local men all the time, had been liberated.

And Tech. Sgt. Phil Mogg said, “Tell my wife to hang out that front door key. I’ll be picking it up any time now.”

Source: Jefferson Herald, May 24, 1945