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Burnside, Roy

Posted on 14 September, 2021 by in ,

Bio put on computer by Larry Martin 21 December 2018   Bio of Andrew Roy Burnside 1924 filmed 1 February 2012   Roy Enlisted in the US Navy in January 1943.  He had 6 months of boot camp and CB training before being sent to Port Humenie California in August 1943.  He became a Shellback […]

Burgin, RV

Posted on 14 September, 2021 by in ,

  This bio of R V Burgin USMC Serial Number 496798 is being written by Larry Martin in 2020 from notes taken in R V Burgins home in Dallas Texas in November 2015 as well as memories from later phone calls that Mr. Burgin and I had over a four year period. Romus Valton  (RV) […]

Broderick, Richard USN

Posted on 14 September, 2021 by in ,

  This bio of Richard Broderick is being written by Larry Martin June 13 2019 from notes taken in 2012 as well as memory.  Dick was born in March 1925 in Massachusetts.   I met Dick at one of my WW II programs at Bet-Mar where I lived during  the winters in the town of […]

Banks, Les

Posted on 14 September, 2021 by in ,

Face to face Interview Typed September 27, 2019 Page 95 Notebook 3   Les Banks: Born 1924: 90 INF DIV, 358 REC “D” Co   Les was a 30 cal, water-cooled machine gunman. Drafted April 1943, basic training at Camp Blanding in Florida. Then Little Rock for advanced INF training at Camp Robinson. Then in […]

World War II Interviews

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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 […]

Brown, Woody

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

Woody tells what fighting in the Pacific on Peleliu was like.   It was 115 degrees and the Marines had to drink water from containers that had held gasoline before they were used for their drinking water.  Woody drank out of mud puddles  because the water from the cans tasted so bad.  Woody was wounded […]

Bleil, Dr. Eugene

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

I have two interviews that were taken in November of 2011 with Dr. Bleil.  On the first interview which covers his history from Dec 7th 1941 (the 8th of Dec. in the Philippines).  Quickly Dr. Bleil who is a airplane mechanic until the attack by the Japanese is given 15 minutes of infantry training and […]

Bahlau, Fred

Posted on 26 October, 2012 by in ,

I would like to blog today to tell you about a man named Fred Bahlau who I have known for six years.  Fred was born in 1923 in Michigan.  He enlisted in the Army where he soon volunteered to become a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division.  Fred started his training at Ft. Benning and […]

Brininstool, Don

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Written by Larry Martin: “Don was born in 1921. Don was a personal friend of mine for about two years before he passed away in his sleep in 2008 in Florida. Don was a strapping man in his youth, the Army did not pick little men very often as Paratroopers which is what Don did […]

Bridge, Jack

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Jack was in the Army’s 36th Infantry Division.  He was wounded terribly at the Rapido River in southern Italy in 1943.