Mervin Hogg was inducted into the U.S. Army in September of 1943 at Fort Meade, Maryland. He completed Basic Training in Mississippi with the 63rd Infantry Division as a First Gunner on an anti-tank gun squad. After training, Hogg was transferred to the 90th Infantry Division at Fort Dix, and was assigned to the Mine Platoon. He and his company departed from the U.S. April of 1944, landing in Liverpool on April 8th, 1944 and reaching Utah Beach on June 8th, 1944.
The Mine Platoon was present at both the Battle of Dillingen, attached to F Company, and the Battle of the Bulge. Although their main duty was to disarm mines and clear roads, Mr. Hogg also served on occupation duty, guarding hospitals where German P.O.W.s were detained. He returned to the U.S. on the 28th of November, 1945, and attained the rank of Buck Sergeant, 3-stripe, before his discharge on the 2nd of December, 1945.
Transcript Number 354
Title: Mervin Hogg: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Mervin Hogg
Interviewer: Sherman Hayes / Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: April 21, 2004
Location of Interview: University of North Carolina-Wilmington's Randall Library
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape, sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience