George Wheeler (Interview)

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Authors
Wheeler, George
Neylon, Thomas(Interviewer)
Issue Date
2008-05-15T20:40:01Z
Item Type
Recording, oral
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U.S. Army , Patton, George , Italian Campaign , Artillery , North African Campaign
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Abstract
George Wheeler talks about his early life briefly and then to his enlistment with the Army. Trained as a cannoneer in basic training. He was briefly in Scotland and then London, before being shipped to North Africa. He was there for a few months under Patton and then was shipped into Italy. He went through France, before making it 10-15 miles into Germany. The War ended before he made it back. He was wounded multiple times. He also spent some time as an interpreter for Charles de Gaulle.
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57 min 21 sec Due to his age, the interview went on random tangents, and appears to end abruptly. I had to cut the end because I could not get Mr. Wheeler back on the topic of his experience in WWII.
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