We are excited to finally broadcast Sydney Williams and the story of his parent’s correspondence during WWII. In his book, Dear Mary, Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division (1944-45).
Christmas seventy-five years ago 500,000 Allied soldiers fought a 40-day battle to prevent Hitler from reaching fuel supplies at Antwerp, Belgium. History knows it as the Battle of the Bulge. Wayne Field was one of those young soldiers who fought in this epic battle.
Seventy-five years ago on December 16th, 1944, Hitler made his final push in the Battle of the Bulge. Young Lou Zoghby, 17th Airborne, 194th Glider Infantry, F Company fought in this epic 40-day battle.
99th Infantry Division soldier and “Battle Baby” Albert Bucci on his Role in The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge began seventy-five years ago on December 16th, 1944. The 99th Division had 20 miles of line to defend as Hitler was making his final push in WWII. Alfred Bucci served with 99th Division headquarters communications team.
Harry “Pete” Shaw, 283rd Field Artillery Battalion, came ashore Normandy in the third wave of D-Day.
West Virginian Andy Lipscomb served with the 4th Armored Division in WWII.
Ralph King landed in Scotland on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as a paratrooper replacement for the 101st Airborne that jumped into Normandy. He went on to serve in the Korean War. Then he tried something new. He joined the Special Forces.
Interview with World War II veteran Andre Chappaz, 1885th Engineer Battalion, born to French parents in the United States.
Interview with Dan McBride, 101st Airborne, veteran of multiple WW II battles.
Interview with John Schaffner of the 106th Infantry Division.
Interview with Orson Swindle. Swindle was a naval aviator with the USMC and a POW in Vietnam. He shared a cell with John McCain.
Dick Klein is a WWII veteran. He served in the 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne, PIR (Paratrooper Infantry Regiment).
Richard “Dick” Manchester. Served in the 87th Infantry Division. This is the second part of Manchester’s interview. In today’s show, he discusses Koblenz and crossing the Rheine.
Richard “Dick” Manchester. Served in the 87th Infantry Division. Present at the Battle of the Bulge and the Siegfried Line.