Wengers Still in Germany/Switzerland
I want to relate a story here that happend both to my Father the Late Dorsey Robert Wenger who was the Son of Isacc Luther Wenger of Edom, Va.And happend to me later during the 1980's. During WW II my father served in the Navy as an enlisted PBY Catalyna (Sea Plane) pilot.He flew many submarine patrol and rescue missions in the Atlantic and Pacfic theaters during the war.One while walking near a Prisoner of war (POW) compound at Cicel Field Florida when he ran into a German POW on a work detail.My dad was carring a bag with his name stencild on it and the prisoner became quite agitateded and go the guard to bring my dad over to him.He showed my dad his ID tags and they found out that they shared the same last name.
During the 1980's I ran into a German Airman while in uniform at Dulles IAP, I was in a US Air Force uniform on the way to a conference in Atlanta, GA we both had on identical name tags.I would have liked to have had a longer conversation with this fellow but between his bad english and my bad german we were not too successful.
Ron Wenger, Martinsburg, WV