Looking Back at "News of the Men In Service"
Over the balance of this year, the Post Messenger Recorder will be running News of Men In Service, which ran on the front page, column 6 of each week’s New Glarus Post, compiled by Kim Tschudy
May 21, 2020
Capt. Walter Wenger Freed
Word was received on Sunday that Capt. Walter R. Wenger has been freed from a German prison. He had been reported missing on his 49th mission as a pilot of a plane. NOTE: On the day Walt got shot down he was promised credit for two missions which was the number needed bomber pilots needed to retire from bombing missions. He got the first mission completed and was shot down on the second mission of the day.
Wenger was based in Italy nearly a year ago, and later wrote from Stalag Luft 1, where he is confined.
His wife, the former Ruth Ziltner, has been making her...