Beyrle, Joseph R (Interview outline and video), 2015

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Beyrle, Joseph R (Interview outline and video), 2015

Description

Joey Beyrle was born on August 25, 1923 in Muskegon, Michigan. On September 17, 1942 he enlisted in the Army, applied for the paratroopers, and was approved for that unit. He trained at Camp Toccoa and Fort Benning, Georgia receiving Airborne Training and training with radios and demolitions. He joined I Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. He and the rest of the unit left the United States and went to England arriving there on September 17, 1943. He participated in two, secret OSS missions in occupied France prior to the invasion of France. On June 6, 1944 he parachuted into France and was subsequently captured by German forces, twice. He was interred at Stalag IV-B then at Stalag III-C where he escaped. He was recaptured in Berlin and returned to Stalag III-C. He escaped again and linked up with the Red Army. He traveled with them for 30 days before getting wounded. Once he recovered he went to the American embassy in Moscow and returned to the United States by way of Odessa.

Coverage

2015-11-01

Rights

Publisher

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

Contributor

Boring, Frank (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

BeyrleJ0102V

Format

mp4
pdf

Type

Moving Image
Text

Date

2017-11-21

Citation

Beyrle, Joseph R., “Beyrle, Joseph R (Interview outline and video), 2015,” Digital Collections, accessed April 26, 2018, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/39586.
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