Also see, movie clips.

The majority of these sound files are  30 to 45 seconds long and are edited snippets from interviews.

If your computer doesn't have a Media Player, but has the capability (unlike many office networks) one can be downloaded for free at www. microsoft .com/ windows / windowsmedia/ download/.

 

Edward Wozenski (Captain, 16th Infantry, on D-Day)

1) The flare that showed the way off Omaha beach

2) "The greatest unsung hero of World War II"

 

John Finke (Captain, 16th Infantry, on D-Day)

1) Getting men to move on D-Day

2) Up from the beach

 

Walter Bieder (Pfc., 16th Infantry, on D-Day)

1) D-Day: taking out a machine gun nest and anti-tank gun

2) Death of Ben Overstreet, Waterworks Hill, Aachen, October 1944. Recorded at the First Division Memorial as Bieder saw Overstreet's name.

3) Sgt. Bieder

 

Clarence Colson (Sergeant, 16th Infantry, on D-Day)

Low sound quality recordings

1) On Streczyk: "He wasn't West Point material but I'll tell you what: there wasn't a braver man that walked the ground."

2) Death of Richard Sims (Hürtgen)

3) On Wozenski: "Nobody could keep up with him. He was the best." Note: This file is more than a minute long, and will be slow to download.

 

Bruce Buck (Pfc., 16th Infantry, on D-Day)

Low sound quality recordings

1) Wounded on D-Day: "Tracers coming out us from every direction..."

2) On Streczyk: "He was good. He knew what he was doing."

3) Running, with ammunition bandoliers, for the platoon on Waterworks Hills, Aachen, fall 1944

 

Lionel Knight (Troop leader, Staffordshire Yeomanry, on D-Day)

1) Gunnery exercise (after North African campaign)

2) The second hit on his tank (Normandy)

 

Barclay Meredith (Wireless operator, Staffordshire Yeomanry, on D-Day)

1) On going into combat for the first time

2)  "My sunray is gone, what shall I do?"