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Elmer E. Watson Collection

Elmer E. Watson Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Elmer E. Watson
State of Birth:
CT
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow)
Location of Service
European Theater; Alsace-Lorraine, France; Camp Lee, Virginia
Battles/Campaigns
Alsace-Lorraine, Battle of the Bulge
Highest Rank
Technical Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a front line medic. The veteran visited Hitler's private residence one day before the war ended on 05/07/1945, and brought home the key he found in the charred remains of the door.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Interviewer:
Don Moore
Contributor:
Don Moore
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Sun Newspapers
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/80784
Subjects:
Watson, Elmer E.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Elmer E. Watson Collection
(AFC/2001/001/80784), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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