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Verner Winfield Dean Collection

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Verner Winfield Dean Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Verner Winfield Dean
State of Birth:
TN
Home State:
TN
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1945
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Army Medical Corps; [Headquarters Battalion], 422nd Regiment, 106th Division
Location of Service
Camp Forrest, Tennessee; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts; Belgium; Ardennes Forest; Germany (as POW)
Battles/Campaigns
Battle of the Bulge
Highest Rank
Technician Four
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
Veteran was captured by German Army with unit during Battle of the Bulge after "wrong turn"; endured cold, dirty prisoner of war (POW) camp conditions and abuse by prison camp guards; witnessed body of prisoner left by fence where shot by guards during escape attempt, as warning to other prisoners not to attempt escape.

Collection Information
(Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
Larry Patterson
Contributor:
Linda Barnickel
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Nashville Room, Nashville Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/23051
Subjects:
Dean, Verner Winfield
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Verner Winfield Dean Collection
(AFC/2001/001/23051), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
Nashville Room, Nashville Public Library
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2005-08-04
 

 

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