Index Eldora, Iowa
War Prison Branch Camp Located Here
Germans Taken in Normandy Aid Canning Work in Five Towns
A group of nearly 200 German war prisoners arrived Thursday in a truck convoy from Algona war camp and are being housed on the fairgrounds while working in canning plants and fields at Marshall-town, Reinbeck, Grundy Center, Ackley and Hampton.
The camp is in charge of Lieut. Robert T. Cumback as. commanding officer, who is assisted by First Sergeant Harold Shaw. Raymond Tobin is the clerk in the camp headquarters. Fifteen other men of army personnel came here from Algona. A majority of these officers and soldiers have seen action in the South Pacific, it was stated at the camp.
The Germans were all taken prisoner at Cherbourg in Normandy during the latter part of July. Some of their non-commissioned officers are assigned to special duties in the handling of camp affairs. They do their own cooking, also cook for the army personnel, much of the supplies coming
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