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Jurgen Wattenberg, 94, a German U-boat commander...

Jurgen Wattenberg, 94, a German U-boat commander who led an escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Phoenix, Ariz., during World War II, died Monday in Hamburg, Germany. In 1944, he led 25 German POWs through a tunnel at the Papago Park camp in what was described as the greatest escape from an American POW compound by German prisoners during World War II.

All of the prisoners were eventually returned to custody with Mr. Wattenberg being the last. He surrendered after a month.

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His U-boat was sunk in 1942. All but two of the 51-man crews were later sent to various prison camps throughout the United States.

He was freed from prison in 1946 and later became a beer distributor in Germany.

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Joe Fox, 69, a senior editor at Random House who worked with writers including Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth, died of a heart attack Wednesday in New York. During more than 35 years with Random House, he also worked with John Irving, Paul Theroux and Marlon Brando.

Reuben A. Holden, 77, former president of Warren Wilson College and secretary of Yale University, died Wednesday in Asheville, N.C.


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