OH 1361

Businessman, builder. His experiences in the European Theater during World War II. Pre-war youth in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania; effects of the Great Depression; employment at the York Ice Machine Company and making battleship gun turrets; induction into the Army, December, 1942; basic training, Camp Adair, Oregon, with the 104th Infantry Division, 1942-43; artillery school, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1943; stateside maneuvers, 1943-44; Camp Carson, Colorado, 1944; convoy from the United States to France, 1944; providing artillery support for the Canadian 1st Army in Holland, 1944; German counter-battery fire; Battle of the Bulge, December, 1944-January, 1945; Ruhr Pocket, 1945; his wounds resulting from his vehicle hitting a mine near Remagen, Germany, March 25, 1945; hospitalization and recuperation; his return to the States and his thoughts about participating in the invasion of the Japanese home islands with the 104th Infantry Division; his comments about the seven Hake brothers seeing combat during World War II; postwar adjustments and comments about life in Wrightsville.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 85 pp. plus documents (4 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview August 9, 2000

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