WCSU Archives - Student Exhibition Space - WestD

Richard Wagner interview

Dublin Core

Title

Richard Wagner interview

Date

Description

27 mins

Abstract

Interview with Richard Wagner concerning his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II and his involvement in the D-Day invasion. He was born in PA and volunteered at a young age for the U.S. Navy in February of 1944. Shipped to Scotland and assigned to a landing craft (LST #7) on maneuvers in May of 1944 and were attacked by German PT boats. 800 Americans were killed. The British covered it up. His landing craft survived without being sunk in the D-Day invasion. He was close to his Captain (Lt. Frank O'Neil) who committed suicide in September of 1944.

Identifier

11_ww2_oh_wagner.mp3
ww2_oh_wagner.mp3

References

Files

Citation

Wagner, Richard and Murphy, Elizabeth, “Richard Wagner interview,” WCSU Archives - Student Exhibition Space - WestD, accessed July 23, 2017, http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/studentOmeka/items/show/2351.

Geolocation