Register Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
lilpk312

Silver Member
Registered:
Posts: 193
 #1 

As Americans remember those who served their country on this Veterans Day, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a feature on World War II veterans sharing their stories for a collection of oral histories called An Honor to Serve. One of the stories comes from John Martino, a veteran who brought his accordion while landing on Omaha Beach, fought his way across Europe, and eventually captured Hitler’s accordion:

“Martino ‘captured’ Hitler’s Hohner accordion when the Nazi Reich was defeated in 1945. ‘I had about 21 accordions over there… A lot of them got shot up, and this is the only one that made it home with me. This thing is history. It has to be 85, 90 years old.’”

Martino still has the accordion — a Hohner Verdi IIIB that he found in Hitler’s mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany — which will be donated to the military museum at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.



http://www.letspolka.com/2007/11/wwii-veteran-remembers-his-accordions/

Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Untitled Document
Reyes Accordions reserves the right to delete any posts, or ban any member without notice or warning. Opinions on any subject including products by forum members are strictly the views and opinions of members who participate freely on this forum and not the views or opinions of Reyes Accordions. Since this is a privately owned community, the owner will dictate in which direction it sees fit in managing, moderating, and the advertisement content of this forum.


All images, material and info on this site are
Copyright? 2011 Reyes Accordions All Rights Reserved