(Picture of Jack taken November 12, 1941 wearing the Parachute Badge he was awarded on November 8, 1941 by Major Robert F. Sink, Commander of the provisional Parachute Group)
NAME: Jack Pogue
ASN: 6284837 & O-885620
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pearl, TX
DATE OF BIRTH: ?
DATES OF SERVICE: 1937 to
UNIT ASSIGNED: HHC 503rd Parachute Battalion
HHC 2nd Bn 503rd PIR
HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR
CAMPAIGNS: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Naples-Foggia
AWARDS (WWII): Parachutist Badge,
SUMMARY OF SERVICE:
1937 - Entered service at Fort Worth, TX and served for three years as an Infantrymen.
1940 - Entered service at Cheyenne, WY and served in the Army Air Corps attending Radio Operators School at Hamilton Field.
|ARMY SERIAL NUMBER||06284837||06284837|
|RESIDENCE: STATE||83||NEW MEXICO|
|PLACE OF ENLISTMENT||8640||TYLER TEXAS|
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY||03||03|
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH||10||10|
|DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR||40||40|
|GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION||PVT#||Private|
|BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION||AC#||Air Corps|
|BRANCH: CODE||20||Air Corps|
|FIELD USE AS DESIRED||#||#|
|TERM OF ENLISTMENT||7||Enlistment for the Philippine Department|
|SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL||1||Enlisted Man, Regular Army, within 3 months of Discharge or former WAAC Auxiliary|
|YEAR OF BIRTH||16||16|
|RACE AND CITIZENSHIP||1||White, citizen|
|EDUCATION||4||4 years of high school|
|CIVILIAN OCCUPATION||316||Farm hands, general farms|
|MARITAL STATUS||6||Single, without dependents|
|COMPONENT OF THE ARMY||1||Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)|
|FILM REEL NUMBER||1.28#||1.28#|
1941 - Transferred to the Provisional Parachute Group at Fort Benning, GA and was assigned to newly formed Parachute Communications School where he wrote four manuals on land navigation and radio communications. He received a commendation for his effort.
08 November 1941 - Parachute Badge was awarded by Major Robert F. Sink, Commander of the provisional Parachute Group.
Assigned as Platoon Sergeant of Communications Platoon
08 November 1942 - SSgt. Jack Pogue 885620 assigned to HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR from Moriarity, NM participated in Oran, North Africa assigned to Plane 1 Seat 7 Combat Weight 252 lbs
Jumped at Youks les Bains
He received a battlefield commission from Col. Raff to 2nd Lt. while in North Africa. First NCO in the 509th to do so.
Assigned as Battalion Adjutant
15 August 1943 - 1st Lt. Jack Pogue O-885620 HHC 2nd Bn 509th PIR 27-Aug-40 15-Jul-43 GO8 Awarded Good Conduct Medal, 3yrs svc Formerly SSgt.
September 1943 - Was wounded in the eye, arm and stomach as a result of a German hand grenade and was captured along with Yardley at Avellino.
1Lt. 0-885620 509 * * * NM
Captured at Avellino. Italy – September 1943
Held by Germany – Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia
Area 98 North African Theatre: Italy
|NAME||POGUE JACK||POGUE JACK|
|GRADE, ALPHA||1 LT||First Lieutenant or Chief nurse or Head dietitian or Head physical therapy aides|
|GRADE CODE||F||First Lieutenant or Lt. Jr. Grade|
|ARM OR SERVICE||INF||Infantry|
|ARM OR SERVICE CODE||10||INF: INFANTRY|
|DATE REPORT: DAY (DD)||15||15|
|DATE REPORT: MONTH (MM)||09||09|
|DATE REPORT: YEAR (Y)||3||1943|
|RACIAL GROUP CODE|
|STATE OF RESIDENCE||83||New Mexico|
|TYPE OF ORGANIZATION|
|PARENT UNIT NUMBER|
|PARENT UNIT TYPE|
|AREA||98||North African Theatre: Italy|
|LATEST REPORT DATE: DAY (DD)||23||23|
|LATEST REPORT DATE: MONTH (MM)||07||07|
|LATEST REPORT DATE: YEAR (Y)||5||1945|
|SOURCE OF REPORT||1||Individual has been reported through sources considered official.|
|STATUS||7||Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated|
|CAMP||032||Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12|
|POW TRANSPORT SHIPS|
Transported to German hospital in Cortina, Italy
Evacuated to Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany
Medically retired from the military as a result of wounds received in action
2007 - He's still going strong at 89
2011 - Passed away
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