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George Wheeler interview

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George Wheeler interview

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57 mins 21 sec

Abstract

George Wheeler talks about his early life briefly and then to his enlistment with the Army. He wanted to enlist in the Navy in 1939 but ended up in the Army in 1941. He trained as a cannoneer on a 155 Howitzer at Fort Bragg. He took the USS Argentina to Scotland in August of 1942 and then London, before being shipped to North Africa (1st Corp). Went to Sicily, Salerno, Monte Casino, Sienna, etc. (7th Army - Patton) Seven weeks on the Riviera then to Alsace-Lorraine and crossed the Siegfried line and then had a 90-day furlough. He was wounded multiple times. He also spent some time as an interpreter for Charles de Gaulle. Shot at North Africans who were pilfering dead bodies. Patton spoke to him once.

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8_ww2_oh_wheeler.mp3
ww2_oh_wheeler.mp3

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Wheeler, George and Neylon, Thomas, “George Wheeler interview,” WCSU Archives - Student Exhibition Space - WestD, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/studentOmeka/items/show/2348.

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