Gale Wendle was drafted into the army in 1943 at the age of 18 and sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training. He then became part of the 94th Division based at Camp McCain, Mississippi. In August 1944, the division was shipped overseas to St. Nazaire, France, where it worked to contain German forces. Transported to the active area of Germany, Wendle served as password messenger. His feet soon became frostbitten from his time in the snow, requiring a stint in the hospital. When he returned to service, Wendle was assigned driver duty in the signal corps in Brussels, Belgium.
Transcript Number 411
Title: Gale Wendle: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Gale Wendle
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock and Sherman Hayes
Date of Interview: April 14, 2004
Location of Interview: Wilmington, NC
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape (c. 94 mins.) sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience