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Luke C. Falterman Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Anzio, Italy, Normandy, France

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-06

Duration: 00:25:33

Subjects: World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Navy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe | Anzio, Battle of, Anzio, Italy, 1944 | Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy | D-DAY | Ships | Falterman, Luke C.


  • Falterman, Luke C. Interviewee
  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on September 6, 2007, with Luke C. Falterman, a member of the United States Navy during World War II. He discusses: his deployment to Anzio, Italy; meeting General George S. Patton; his experience of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France; working with Landing Ship, Dock (LSD) boats; and his discharge from the service. Please note the use of the “N” word at the 24:58 mark of this video.