Interview with John Helms, 14 October 2011
 

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Helms, John and Fletcher, Harrison, “Interview with John Helms, 14 October 2011,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 3, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/19745.


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Title

Interview with John Helms, 14 October 2011

Description

Harrison Fletcher interviews John Helms who served in the United States Army during World War II. He joined the military right out of high school because he was living in poverty in the United States, and he saw it as the only way to make money. He served in the 83rd Infantry Division, and was in the front lines the entire time he served in Europe. He walked straight through France and Germany, and said he was never transported anywhere. He fought in both the Normandy landings and the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded four times, but says that morale among the American soldiers was high.

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Helms, John
Veterans
Personal narratives, American
United States
Interviews

Creator

Helms, John
Fletcher, Harrison

Extent

23 pages

Language

English

Interviewee

Helms, John

Interviewer

Fletcher, Harrison

Interview Date

10/14/11

Duration

43:18 min

Tag

Drexel, World War Two, Army, Camp Atterbury, Fort Breckinridge, England, Normandy, D-Day, infantry, Switzerland, Battle of the Bulge, Purple Heart, Cherbourg, France, Germany, Rhine River , shrapnel, Belgium, Elbe River, Berlin Airlift, Camp Shanks

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