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For Cornelius Ryan
Book about D-Day

THOUSANDS OF MEN,ON LAND AND SEA 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? Edward F. Wozenski
What was your unit and division? Co"E" 16th Infantry
1st U.S. Infantry Division
Where did you arrive in Normandy, and at what time?
Omaha Beach- Easy - Red
Exit "E-1" - 0630 - 6 June 1944

What was your rank on June 6, 1944?
Captain- U.S. Army
What was your age on June 6, 1944?
28 years
Were you married at that time? Yes
What is your wife's name? Regina (Murawski) Wozenski
Did you have any children at that time? No

What do you do now? General Foreman- Wallace BArnes
Co.-Dir of Associated Spring Corporation- and
Regimental Commander 169th Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division- Hardford, Conn.
When did you know that you were going to be part of the invasion?
After close of action in Sicily and our
scheduled return to England-
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?
Normal feeling of great anxiety- we had detailed
knowledge of the formidable physical defenses
facing us. There was considerable kidding back
and forth of all ranks to ease this fear.
spent considerable time in the troop quarters
just to ease some mounting fears of
being caught below decks in case we ran
into mines. Remainder of the time split
between word Room-lots of coffee and
looking over rest of convoy.
What were the rumors on board the boat, ship, or plan in which you made the crossing? (Some people remember scuttlebut to the effect that the
Germans had poured gasoline on the wanter and planned to set it afire when the troops came in).
Can't recall any outstanding rumors at the
moment but I'm sure that a meeting of
survivors woukd bring many to light.

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