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Document Details


Title: John Philip Manger
Local code: AFC/2001/001/649
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: John Manger put his college engineering degree to good work as a member of the 164th Engineer Battalion in the European Theater of World War II. Captain Manger and his men were responsible for building, fortifying, and protecting bridges that would speed the Allies’ push to victory in the wake of the Normandy Invasion. Their key job was at Remagen, an important railroad bridge across the Rhine River. The Germans were determined to destroy the bridge, even employing swimmers to attach explosives to its base. Manger’s collection includes several documents which contain invaluable details about this story.
URL: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.00649/transcript?ID=sr0001
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Manger, John Philip, 1916-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 29-Jun-1916
Speaker place of birth: Laurium, MI; Michigan; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 86
Document date: 22-Feb-2002
Interviewer: Manger, Douglas McLean
Organizations discussed: U.S. Army
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Ardennes; Basse-Normandy, France; Belgium; England; Europe; France; Germany; North America; Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; United Kingdom; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Ardennes; Basse-Normandy, France; Belgium; England; Europe; France; Germany; North America; Oral history; Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; U.S. Army; United Kingdom; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0032755-35841