I thought I would necro this post a little bit to talk about the POW thing a little bit.
I am reading Company Commander right now, and the author (Rifle Company CO) said how they captured an injured German soldier one time. This was in the middle of the night after they had lost a lot of men during the Battle of the Bulge. They were confused, running into German patrols, friendly fire, etc. etc. They held onto him for a little while until he told two joes to take the POW back in the lines to a rear company and report back. After sometime the two joes come back and they are caught off guard