World War II POWs

Charles Woehrle is included in a group photo taken at at Stalag VII A Moosburg, Germany. Pictured are (L-R) John Fitzpatrick (hand in pocket), Ed Stephenson (beret), Ernie Sands (bending over stove), Francis "Fran" Finnegan, John Lindquist,Woehrle, Jim Houser and Lt. Marshall Draper (kneeling) of the 15th Bombardment Squadron. Draper had the unfortunate distinction to be the first U.S. POW in Germany, shot down on 21 June 1942. Lindquist and Houser are wearing German reversible padded parkas, probably gathered as "war booty". These men were roommates at Stalag Luft III, South Compound, Block 130, Room 10. They kept together on the march in January 1945, sharing food and emotional support. (Photo courtesy of Ben van Drogenbroek through the 458th Bombardment Group (H) Web page,

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