Thor Ronningen was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 15, 1943. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia and the Army Specialized Training Program in engineering at Arkansas State College. He joined the 99th Infantry Division at Camp Maxie, Texas and was deployed to Europe, landing at Plymouth, England.
Ronningan first engaged in combat on December 16, 1944 near the Siegfried Line in Germany. He fought the Battle of the Bulge in Germany, Belgium and France until he was wounded in March of 1945. He was recuperating in a Hospital in England when the war in Europe ended.
Title: Thor Ronningen: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Thor Ronningen
Interviewer: Joseph James
Date of Interview: July 1, 1998
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Tape (ca. 60 min): sd, col
Documentation: 1 typed transcript
Series: World War II veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience