Mar 27, 2021
93-POUND GIRL IS HEROINE OF FIRE
Jersey City, N.J., Dec.
30, 1937 -- (AP) -- Two score men stood by today ready to give
blood transfusions to a 93-pound blond heroine of the Plaza hotel
fire who stuck to her switchboard yesterday arousing guests as she
beat out her blazing clothing with her hands.
Among the last...
Mar 26, 2021
War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It is a podcast about the 712th Tank Battalion in particular and World War II in general. I'm Aaron Elson. This interview with Bob Rossi is included in my oral history audiobook "Once Upon a Tank in the Battle of the Bulge."
In this episode, there are "cameos" from my interviews...
Mar 16, 2021
When I began interviewing veterans of my father's tank battalion, I heard several stories about George Bussell. Forrest Dixon said Bussell was so heavy he had to shimmy into the tank. Ruby Goldstein and Bussell got into a barroom brawl in Phenix City, Alabama. Dixon told of the time Bussell drove his tank over...
Mar 6, 2021
War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It is a podcast about the 712th Tank Battalion in particular and World War II in general. I'm Aaron Elson. Nick Paciullo enlisted in the Marines when he was 17 and fought with the 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tinian and Kwajalein. This interview took place on Sept. 4,...