18 November, 2017

World War II Interviews

Posted on 2 February, 2014 by in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Alexander, James USMC Bar-Man Andrews, Rev. Army Inf. France Angier, Francis B-17 Pilot 33 Missions Angier, Francis B-17 Pilot POW Bahlau, Fred 101st Airborne Bakker, Amy Java under Japanese rule Bavier, Don Army POW Japan Beal, Harold USN Omaha Beach 12 Hrs. D-Day Black, Bob 82nd Airborne 4 combat jumps Bleil, Eugene MD Bataan Death […]

Forster, Leo

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

I met Leo in Florida in 2003 on a tennis court. I recognized his accent as German so I asked him if he was German he said that he was so I asked him if he had been in WWII. He replied that he had been. We became friends over the next 6 years and […]

Floeter, Ernst

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Ernst was born in 1925 in Berlin Germany. In the early 1930s he watched many American cowboy movies. These instilled in him a strong desire to one day travel to America. I have known Ernst for about two years and he is a joy to talk to about everything, even something as horrible as World […]

Finnigan, Patrick

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Patrick was a coxwains mate in the Navy. A coxwain mate drove landing craft to the beaches of battles. Patrick tells what it is like to be under artillery attack in a Higgins boats. He made several landings in Europe.