Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Hank Freedman | Headquarters Company, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division - Army

6:57   |   The POW's saw the town below the camp getting shelled, so they started thinking about liberation. The Germans started to move them out on the road, but a planned subterfuge thwarted them and the GI's were still there when an American tank crashed through the gate. Hank Johnson describes that joyous day, marred only by overindulgence in C-rations.

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