World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- 1944-1945
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Oral history interview with Otis Meril Chartier, 2003 March 13
Abstract Chartier describes his initial enlistment in the Army Air Corps, his efforts to pursue an army career related to airplanes, and his eventual enrollment in the Infantry shortly before being deployed to duty in France. From there he provides a detailed account of being an infantry soldier on the war's front on the Maginot Line. He recalls his initial contact with German soldiers, being the only survivor of a 12-member scouting squad ambushed by the Germans, and recovery in a French hospital as...
Dates: 2003 March 13