Dale Bowlin – 70th Infantry – Battle of the Bulge

| |

Dale BowlinDale Bowlin took part in the Battle of the Bulge as a member of the 70th Infantry Division. Serving as a radio operator for a 105 mm Forward Observer party, he was captured and wounded in February ’45 near Saarbrucken, Germany. He spent two months in German military hospitals before being liberated by the French Army in Donaueschingen, the source of the Danube River. His left leg was amputated shortly after capture due to a severed artery. Dale reconciled with member of the German unit the 70th fought against in the last months of the war.

This interview is ready for transcription, please contact us if you would like to volunteer to transcribe this interview: info (at) ww2historyproject.org

Date of Interview: March and June, 2012.

Interviewer: Heather Steele

Format: Audio

Length: 83 minutes

Dale’s obituary

From his obituary: “Dale enjoyed speaking with students about his wartime experiences, emphasizing the compassion of the soldiers, medical personnel and townsfolk he encountered. He wanted children to know the importance of forgiveness – even in war.”

Copyright © 2018 The WWII History Project