Axis Prisoners, WWII. German prisoners, Anzio Beachhead below Rome, on their way to prison camp. Sporting an Iron Cross on his jacket, this Nazi prisoner of war poses for a camera study onboard the LST bearing him to a behind-the-lines prison camp. A veteran of 260 missions in less than 2 years, this English-speaking fighter pilot is 27 years old – he still believed in the ultimate Nazi victory. Photograph released February 17, 1944.