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Bill Henderson « North Carolina's WWII ExperienceNorth Carolina's WWII Experience

Bill Henderson

– Raleigh, NC
28th Marines, 5th Division

One of those interviews you never forget, Henderson brought the crew to tears with his account of the battle at Iwo Jima. A proud Marine who was Operations Officer during that horrible fight, he describes in vivid detail the change in Japanese defensive tactics which caught U.S. forces off guard. As part of the fourth wave ashore, Henderson and his men came under massive, blistering attack from an enemy hunkered down in caves and pillboxes. Many men lost their lives. The subsequent capture of Mount Suribachi and the now-famous raising of the American flag on its peak, was just the beginning. Another amazing storyteller.