We’re looking at amphibious operations during WWII in this episode. Until I started researching I hadn’t realised how many there were. We’re all pretty familiar with the handful in the European Theatre (Torch, Husky, Avalanche, Overlord and Dragoon), but in the Pacific the list is long… And in many cases the men taking part would partake in numerous assault operations.
In this episode I’m talking to Mike Walling.
Mikes is the author of Bloodstained Sands, US amphibious operations in WWII, he is a veteran of the US navy coast guard and has spent the last forty years collecting stories from veterans.