Monday, June 10, 2019

World War II veteran interviews

Listen here.

On Saturday at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum I ran across Aaron Elson, who has spent a bunch of time interviewing World War II veterans.  He has a blog and has made audio books of the interviews which he sells on his web site.  He has a bunch of free downloads there including a 2 hour interview with a veteran from the 82nd Airborne about D-Day.

I know for a fact that a bunch of you will like this stuff.  Thanks to Aaron for doing capturing these memories while the vets were still here.  He had a bunch of CDs on display on his table, one for each vet he'd interviewed.  He pointed to one and said "He's still with us".  There were a lot of other CDs.


Old NFO said...

Great link! Thanks!

gruvinbass said...

One of the things I truly regret is never having known my grandfather, a WWII Navy vet, as an adult. He died when I was 15, and still too young and stupid to truly understand. As a sort of response to that, I sat down with my dad and mom, separately, with my phone and an interview app, and got almost 10 hours of interviews with them, describing their lives.