Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
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World War II Archive

World War II Oral History Interviews

World War II Oral History Interviews - PFC Albert SiewersWWII Veteran Albert Siewers

This past July, I was able to meet and interview World War II Veteran, Albert Siewers, in Jupiter, Florida.  PFC Siewers was a medic who served in the Second Armored Division, 130 General Hospital.  PFC. Siewers participated in the campaigns of the Ardennes, Northern France, and the Rhineland. PFC. Siewers was originally scheduled to work in a laboratory position but later chose to act as a medic that oversaw soldiers and their treatment in the hospital that were suffering from combat trauma.  Albert Siewers would later use his war experience to pursue a medical degree and become a practicing psychiatrist.  Please stay tuned for a video excerpt that will be part of our World War II oral history interviews.

WWII Oral History Interview

WWII Oral History Interview of Veteran Robert ErskineWWII Veteran Robert Erskine

Last month I had the honor and privilege to interview World War II Veteran, Robert Erskine, in Jupiter, Florida.  Mr. Erskine was a medic who rose to the rank of Sergeant while serving in the 78th Infantry Division, 303 Medical Battalion.  Sgt. Erskine is a Battle of the Bulge Veteran, having participated in three major battle campaigns including the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe.  In total, Sgt. Erskine was deployed to England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany.  For his efforts, Sgt. Erskine received three bronze battle stars, two Bronze Star medals for valor at the Battle of the Bulge and the Remagen Bridge crossing.  France has also honored Robert Erskine with the French Legion of Honor for his service in defending and liberating French soil.  Stay tuned for a video excerpt from the WWII oral history interview.

World War II Gallery Additions

World War II Photos for Bayeux, Centre Juno Beach, Deadman’s Corner Museum, and Gourbesville

Juno Beach

Juno Beach – Normandy, France

More additions have been made to the World War II Galleries for the Making History Project.  The World War II Galleries host photos for our trips to conduct Veteran interviews, attend World War II events or to tour World War II battlefields and museums.  This week, I have added galleries for the Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery, Centre Juno Beach, Deadman’s Corner Museum, and Gourbesville.  There are plenty of more galleries to come as I catch up on the 2014 and 2015 trips.  Please check out our photo page and leave some comments on what you see!