Vanishing Generation, Part 6 - Red Ball Express - Episode 6


Major C. "Buck" Wiley recalls the Red Ball Express, loading up "all those 250 trucks...with ammunition...take them to the front...gasoline...and then when it started snowing, and when the Battle of the Bulge started, Red Ball Express was given the task of going to the battlefield and collecting all the dead G.I. soldiers who were frozen...most of them were frozen, we would put 25 the truck...the truck back of that one, we'd put...25 live or wounded German soldiers in each truck...that was almost worse than Pearl Harbor." (He continues to talk about this in great detail that is difficult to listen to.)


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