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Winnell, Hugh

Posted on 15 September, 2021 by in ,

  This Bio of Hugh Winnell born in 1924 are from notes of the July 2012 interview in Petoskey Michigan.  This is also from some memories of out talk.  I only met Hugh for a short time when Marie Martin (Wife) Trenton Grimes (Grandson) and I went to Petosky to put on a Larry Martin’s […]

Willoughby, Sam

Posted on 15 September, 2021 by in ,

Page 58 Notebook 3 Typed on September 14, 2019   Sam Willoughby Born 2-12-22   Sam flew with RAF, flying bombers over Germany for 25 missions, the Lancaster Bombers and Beaufort 2 engine. He arrived in England in 1939. He saw the London Blitz. Sam flew to Ploesti, Germany and France. Sam’s bombs were armed […]

Williams, Leslie

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19 October 2018 by Larry Martin   I went to Washington D. C. in mid August 2001 to attend a Marine Raiders reunion.  While I was in DC I went to a reinturnment  at Arlington Cemetery  of bodies of Marines killed at Makin Island I believe.  I was in DC about one month before the […]

Wagner, Carl

Posted on 14 September, 2021 by in ,

December 29, 2014 Typed September 27, 2019 Page 99 Notebook 3   Carl Wagner: Born 1919   Drafted in 1940, 32nd Division Red Arrow 127 Reg 3rd Batt. “M” CO combat in New Guinea and the Philippines. Fought in Burma, 654 days of combat. Carl was in the Louisiana Maneuvers; there was every kind of […]

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 […]

Welsh, Rex

Posted on 14 December, 2013 by in ,

Rex is only the second paratrooper who I have interviewed who made the four major parachute combat  jumps in Europe.   He tells owhat D-Day as well as many other battles were like.  He was a 81 mm mortar man.  I have a picture of Rex right after the war and his eyes remind me […]