Schlegel was taken prisoner not once, but three, times. His
fluency in German enabled him to finagle his way out of all three
On one occasion he was issued a pass
from a Camp Dispensary
where he was assisting the physician. The pass,
provided freedom of movement as it reads: "Authorization
for Jack W. Schlegel POW No 12190855 is authorized to pass the Guard.
----- 1944 at Rennes ....always valid. Signed by Chief Staff
(NOTE: The physician's
signature is illegible but the role usually has minimum rank of Major).
Thanks to Dagmar A. Taylor for the