Can. Army Excerpt RCA
EXCERPT from attached material
For Cornelius Ryan
Book about D-day
THOUSANDS OF MEN, ON LAND AND SEA AND IN THE AIR,
PARTICIPATED IN THE INVASION OF NORMANDY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT
JUNE 5, 1944 AND MIDNIGHT JUNE 6, 1944. IF YOU WERE
ONE THEM, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
What is your full name? Charles Wesley McLean
What was your unit and division? 17th Hussars 3rd Cdn Div
Where did you arrive in Normandy, and at what time?
June 6- D.Day. H. hour + 40 mins
What was your rank on June 6, 1944? Major
What was your age on June 6, 1944? 27 yrs-
Were you married at that time? no
What is your wife's name? N/A
Did you have any children at that time? N/A
What do you do now? General Sales Manager-
Domie Ltd- (Dom Textile Co)
When did you know that you were going to be part of the
invasion? January 1944
What was the trip like during the crossing of the Channel?
Do you remember, for example, any conversations you had
or how you passed the time?
See week end copy
What were the rumors on board the boat, ship or plane in which
you made the crossing? (Some people remember scuttlebut to the
effect that the Germans had poured gasoline on the water and
planned to set it afire when the troops came in).
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