ARCHIVE

  • Last modified 3104 days ago (Feb. 21, 2009)
  • Return to Checkerboard

Uncle was captured, POW in Stalag IVB

Uncle was captured, POW in Stalag IVB

Uncle was captured, POW in Stalag IVB


     Back in 1993 I wrote to the Checkerboard asking for help in locating men who served with my uncle, George T. McAndrews, Hq. Co., 1st Bn., 393rd Inf. Through your posting of my message I received phone calls and letters from Ralph Bates of Silver Spring MD, John McGilvray of Bolton Landing NY, and George Aaron of Aurora CO.

     All three men gave me information and insights abut an uncle I hardly remember as I was only four years old when he enlisted in 1940. George was captured Nov. 27, 1944, while on patrol in the vicinity of Butgenbach, Belgium. He died in captivity on Feb. 1, 1945, and is buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.

     I have continued my search for more information about George. In the past year I have learned he was interned at Stalag IVB ("Q" Lager 91), Muhlberg, Germany, when he died of complications from diphtheria. He was attended by Maj. A.G.D. Whyte, British medical officer.

     I am trying to learn anything about circumstances of his capture and his time as a POW. John McGilvray thought George (he was in radio section) was attached to a large patrol from a rifle company (B Company?) on Nov. 27.

     I would appreciate posting this query in the Checkerboard. Thank you and the three gentlemen mentioned above for providing information.

Tom McAndrews

30 Watson St.

Nashua NH 03064

E-mail: tjm61@dellnet.com

Quantcast