Interview with Henry K. Katzenmaier, April 8, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

volunteered for U.S. Army; trained at Camp Clayburn-- Louisiana; attended diesel mechanic school; served in 964th Engineer Maintenance Battalion; describes trip across the Atlantic (convoy system-- sea sickness); assembled bulldozers in England; discusses "ack ack" girls (British women who manned anti-aircraft guns); duty in France - drove truck carrying bridge erectors (material needed to cross the Rhine River into Germany)-- guarded warehouse filled with German treasures; reassigned to 698th Field Artillery (240mm howitzer unit); served with the army of occupation (enforced curfew in Germany); discusses German/American GI relations and blackmarket trading.

Interview Accession

1985oh080_ww005

Interviewee Name

Henry K. Katzenmaier

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-04-08

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Katzenmaier, Henry K. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 08 Apr. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Katzenmaier, H.K. (1985, April 08). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Katzenmaier, Henry K., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. April 08, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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