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Oral history interview with J. Milnor Roberts

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0191

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

J. Milnor Roberts, born in Pittsburgh, PA in September 1918, describes his family and childhood; his commission as a second lieutenant in the infantry reserve service in May 1940; working in Detroit, MI for a machine tool manufacturer, working in the Chrysler tank arsenal on General Grant tanks; joining the Airborne in June 1943 and being shipped to Bristol, England in April 1944 as a member of the 101st Airborne Division; landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day with the 16th Infantry; helping to liberate Paris on August 25, 1944; transferring into the Military Government Civil Affairs Operation of the Corps to work on intelligence affairs; helping to liberate Buchenwald and recalling the horrors he witnessed there; his unit’s integration into the Third Army under General Patton in May 1945; his jeep driver, Harry Adler; helping to organize displaced persons after the war; returning home after the war to work in the public relations field but remaining in the reserves; and going on active duty once the Korean War began and teaching at several war colleges in the United States until he served as the Chief of the Army Reserve in the early 1970s.

Interviewee
J. Milnor Roberts
Interviewer
Barry Cohen
Date
1992 April 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:08:01
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