Zimmerman, Leo (Interview outline and video), 2011

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Title

Zimmerman, Leo (Interview outline and video), 2011

Creator

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Description

Leo Zimmerman of Grand Rapids, Michigan, waited to be drafted before joining the Army in 1943 during World War II. Leo received his training in wheeled vehicle maintenance and repair in Camp Worth, Texas. His first deployment was to Italy in 1944 where he served with a replacement depot until the war ended in May 1945, driving with supply convoys between Naples and the Po Valley and performing other duties. After the war ended in Europe, Leo was transferred to the 109th Ordnance Company and shipped out to the Philippines to start servicing vehicles. He was stationed in the Philippines during the bombing of Hiroshima, and was sent to Japan shortly after to perform maintenance duties and gained further experience in welding. Leo left the military in April 1946.

Date

2011-10-15

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

ZimmermanL1284V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Zimmerman, Leo, “Zimmerman, Leo (Interview outline and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/29480.
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