Source: YMCA Biographical Records—World's Alliance, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Crawford Wheeler, sitting in the middle of the photograph with the bow tie (next to Paul B. Anderson at the left), volunteered to serve as a WPA Secretary for the American YMCA in Germany during World War I. Before the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, Wheeler left the empire and worked in Scandinavia preparing neutral YMCA secretaries for WPA work in the Central Power states to replace the departed American Red Triangle workers. He went to Russia in 1917 and worked with Russian soldiers in Moscow and Archangel until 1919. Source: YMCA Biographical Records—World's Alliance, Kautz Family YMCA Archives.