From The Archive – Bill Coleman’s D-Day Experience

D-Day-paratroopers-WEBWARBIRD RADIO – In 2007 my wife and I (along with a group of friends) went to Dresden, Germany with WWII “D-Day” paratrooper Bill Coleman.  The last time Bill Coleman was in Dresden was during the fire bombings of WWII when he was held prisoner inside a church and left for dead.  After surviving the attacks his captors put him to work stacking bodies, the smells were forever burned into his memory.  During our trip Bill sat down for an interview with me and shared his experience during D-Day, what it was like being captured and eventually escaping towards the end of the war.

A few years after our visit to Dresden I asked Bill to come on Warbird Radio and share some additional thoughts.  My wife joined me during our conversation and the resulting interview is what you’ll hear below.  This is the raw tape, un-edited – his story, his words.  We lost Bill several years ago and I think about him every Veterans Day and especially June 6th.  Let’s never forget…

Matt Jolley


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D-Day Survivor Bill Coleman – Warbird Radio LIVE! – Wednesday


Soldiers prepare to jump on D-Day. Join Bill Coleman tomorrow at 10am (EASTERN) for his first hand account.

WEDNESDAY – We’re rebroadcasting our most popular shows this week as a preview of our Subscriber Section.  Tomorrow find out what it was like for the boys who jumped on D-Day.  Join Bill Coleman tomorrow on Warbird Radio LIVE!  The show starts at 10am (EASTERN).  Thanks again for listening!

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