AU 197 35 GOVT=WUX WASHINGTON DC 17 33P
CHARLES W MONTAGUE= 1944 AUG 17 P, 2 55
= 1514 JEFFERSON
:REPORT JUST RECEIVED THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL
RED CROSS STATES THAT YOUR SON PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN R MONTAGUE
IS A PRISONER OF WAR OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT LETTER OF INFORMATION
FOLLOWS FROM PROVOST MARSHAL GENERAL
=ULIO ADJUTANT GENERAL
Montague Prisoner of War
Pvt. John Richard Montague, a paratrooper who
formerly lived in Beloit [WI] and who was reported missing in
action since the invasion of France on June 6, is a prisoner of war
of the Germans, according to word received in Beloit this afternoon
by Mrs. Ernest Rindfleisch. Official announcement that Pvt
Montague is a prisoner was received in Madison by relatives, who
called Mrs. Rindfleisch..
The former Beloiiter attended Ornaga Military Academy in
Illinois before enlisting in the army in September of 1942.
He received his training at Ft. Benning, Ga. and Camp Blanding, Fla.
He went overseas in December 1943.
HEADQUARTERS 508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY
APO 230, U.S. ARMY
16 November 1944
Mr. Charles W. Montague
1514 Jefferson St.,
My Dear Mr. Montague:
The notice you have had from the War
Department indicates your son is now officially listed as a prisoner
of war. Let me congratulate you on this fine news. I can
appreciate how relieved you are.
The American Red Cross can give you
more information than I can about your son's address, and about
communicating with him. probably you have herd from him by
now. Prisoners are permitted to write and receive letters and
parcels. I am sure that there is a Red Cross chapter in
Madison, and they will be only too glad to help you with all
Feel free to write me at any tie, and
I will gladly do anything to help you.
/s/ ROY E. LINDQUIST
ARMY SERVICE FORCES
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST MARSHALL
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
21 December 1944
RE: PFC John R.
United States Prisoner of War #83744
Stalag 4 B, Germany
Mr. Charles W. Montague
Dear Mr. Montague:
Marshall has directed me to inform you of the transfer of the
above-named prisoner of war to the camp. indicated.
communicate with him by following the instructions in the inclosed
label and two tobacco labels will be forwarded to you every 60 days
without application on your part. labels for the current period will
be forwarded under separate cover.
information will be forwarded as soon as it is received.
/s/ Howard F. Brese
Prisoner of War Division