Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
The Making History Project will be attending the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) luncheon in West Palm Beach this Sunday, December 13, 2015 to meet World War II Veterans, promote the project and generate interest for the completion of oral history interviews.
The VBOB luncheon will be held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 at 11:30 am. The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) is a membership organization committed to saving the memory of the sacrifices involved during the Battle of the Bulge; -preserving historical data and sites relating to the Battle of the Bulge; and to promote friendship among the survivors of the Battle of the Bulge and their descendants. George Fisher is the President of the Florida Southeast Chapter for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
World War II: Battle of the Bulge
Pursuant to the local chapter’s website, the Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945) was the largest land battle of World War II in which the United States participated. More than a million men fought in this battle including some 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British. In all the battle casualties included 81,000 U.S. with 19,000 killed, 1400 British with 200 killed, and 100,000 Germans killed, wounded or captured.