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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 […]

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 […]

Don Goss, D-Day Veteran

Posted on 29 October, 2012 by in , ,


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 […]

Goss, Don

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Tonight I would like to tell you about a brave Army infantryman named Don Goss. Don was in the 29th Infantry Division. Some of you may know that the 1st and 29th Inf. Div. were the two Army Inf. Divisions that were assigned the horrible job of taking Omaha Beach on the 6th of June […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black, Bob

Posted on 4 October, 2012 by in ,

Bob made more combat parachute jumps than any other man I have interviewed. He jumped into Sicily, Salerno Italy, Normandy, and Holland. He tells of the training it takes to be a paratrooper. Hearing his story truly causes one to marvel at the raw guts that it must take to jump out of a plane at night behind […]