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Feb 7, 2021

   Paratrooper Ed Boccafogli of Passaic, New Jersey, was preparing to return to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion when I met him. In this riveting interview, he describes the invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge.

   A full transcript of the interview can be found at

   The audio is included in the 11-hour audiobook "The D-Day Tapes" available at and on eBay.

   As this interview is broken into three episodes, it is not necessary but is recommended that you listen to the three sections in order.

   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. Thank you for listening. I'm Aaron Elson.