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Paul W. Childers Collection

Paul W. Childers Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Paul W. Childers
State of Birth:
KY
Home State:
KY
Note
Original material is held at the Clark County Public Library in Winchester, Kentucky.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Field Artillery Battalion (FABN), 97th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Camp Cook and San Luis Obispo, California; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Shanks, New York; Camp Kilmer, New Jersey; France; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Japan; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands)
Highest Rank
Technician Five
Service History Note
During interview, veteran discusses training, Camp Lucky Strike staging area in France, crossing Rhine River, being shot at by snipers, Battle of the Bulge, taking 45,000 prisoners on V-E Day and arriving in Okinawa when atomic bomb dropped.

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Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Donnie Rose
Contributor:
Julie Maruskin
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Clark County Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/32092
Subjects:
Childers, Paul W.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Paul W. Childers Collection
(AFC/2001/001/32092), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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