World War II Oral History. George J. Tompkins Interview Summary.
George J. Tompkins, Jr. enlisted in the U. S. Army in September 1942. He went overseas in 1943 and was assigned to the 1st Signal Company, 1st Infantry Division, as a radio operator. Following time in North Africa, Sicily, and England, Tompkins participated in the Normandy landing on D-Day and subsequently went into Belgium and Germany, where he was in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest. He was discharged in October 1945.
Service Branch: U.S. Army
Areas/Topics/Events: World War II - Europe
Dates covered: 1942-1945