Recorded memoir of Odell F. Dobson, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette) (MC 371/882/32/2)
Recorded memoir of Odell F. Dobson, part 2 of 2 (side B of cassette)
1 side of audio cassette
31 Jan 1983
392nd Bomb Group
For preceding recording, see MC 371/882/32/1. [00:00-05:00] Describes Hanover mission, including encounter with German farmer and his wife on landing in their field. [5:00-10:00] Encounter with German villagers continued and comments on a return visit to Tries, 1977. [10:00-15:00] Visit continued. Describes wartime imprisonment in village jail and pain from his wounds. [15:00-20:00] Describes meeting the other crash survivor, Roger Clapp, their train journey to military hospital at Giessen, and his medical treatment. [20:00-25:00] Remarks on hospital food and medical treatment. Describes road march of prisoners from Stalag Luft 4 to prison camp, near Hanover, Germany. Comments on British, French and American troops at Hanover and march to Buchen, Germany. Describes liberation of camp in Buchen by British troops, including German guards handing guns over to prisoners and British stopping German counter attack in the area. [25:00-31:11] Continues about liberation, including listening to Churchill's speech on radio.