Edwin Hendricksen, Interviewed by Willie Wood 2013
Mr. Edwin Hendricksen Interviewed by Willie Wood 2013
For my Oral History project, I interviewed Edwin Hendricksen of Walla Walla Wash.
Mr. Hendricksen was drafted at 19 years old by the U.S. Army in 1944. He served 1 year in Europe as an M.P. (Military Police) in World War II in 1945.
This interview includes some of his experiences from the time he was drafted, when he was shipped out to Europe, and his experiences in Europe. It was a great honor to be able to interview someone like Mr. Hendricksen.
Name of person(s) interviewed: Edwin Hendricksen Other people present: None Researcher: Willie Wood Date of interview: May 21, 2013 Location of interview: Mr. Hendricksen’s residence, Walla Walla, Wash. Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): None General description of contents: He talks about his experiences in the European theatre in World War II Length of interview: 26:54
TOPIC SUMMARY Approximate Time and Contents
1:38 Different kinds of weapons they trained with
4:43 Being shipped out and the trip to Europe, he was in the last convoy of ships to leave New York.
8:00 Arriving in Europe.
11:32 Experiences in combat.
23:00 Being in Europe after the war.
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