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I have the "[Mangtive] History" of Hdq. Co. 2nd. Ranger Bn.
April 1943 to May 1945.
I am available for an interview
most any evening. Please give 24 hr.
advance notice. Thank you.
For Cornelius Ryan
Book about D-day

THOUSANDS OF MEN, ON LAND AND SE AND IN THE AIR, PARTICIPATED IN THE
INVASION OF NORMANDY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT JUNE 5, 1944 AND MIDNIGHT JUNE 6,
1944. IF YOU WERE ONE OF THEM, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

What is your full name? WALLACE WAYNE YOUNG
What was your unit and division? 2nd Ranger Bn.
Where did you arrive in Normandy, and at what time? Near Verville Sur Mere
at 8:00 A.M. JUNE 6th

What was your rank on June 6, 1944? PFC

What was your age on June 6, 1944? 23

Were you married at that time? No
What is your wife's name? BELVA JEAN
Did you have any children at that time?

What do you do now?
ELECTRICAN

When did you know that you were going to be part of the invasion?
At Briefing session Had Necessary papers For
9 Men.

What was the trip like during the crossing of the Channel? Do you
remember, for example, any conversations you had or how you passed
the time?
Mostly talking about what was coming. Not many
fellows were joking now that the final moment
had arrived. Galley was open to everyone and
apples were sticking out of many a boys pocket.

What were the rumors on board the boat, ship or plane in which you made
the crossing? (Some people remember scuttlebut to the effect that the
Germans had poured gasoline on the water and planned to set it afire
when the troops came in).
No rumors on our boat.

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