Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mary Previte: Finding My Heroes


War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It is a podcast about the 712th Tank Battalion in particular and World War II in general. I'm Aaron Elson. I first heard Mary Previte speak in 1998 at a POW/MIA ceremony that ex-prisoner of war Bob Levine invited me to. Twelve years later my friend Brandon Traister invited her to address the World War Lecture Institute, a monthly program at at the Abington, Pennsylvania, Library.  A little over a year ago I heard on National Public Radio that Mary had passed away.

Mary's obituary in the New York Times

The Weihsien Concentration Camp

The usual suspects:

War As My Father's Tank Battalion Knew It

Aaronelson.com

Oral History Audiobooks

World War II Oral History @ tankbooks.com


Podcast: Lieutenant Tarr's Platoon