WWII History magazine has published historian Kevin M. Hymel’s latest article, “Armored blitz to Avranches.” In the article Kevin covers Tech Sergeant Gerald Griffith. Kevin interviewed him about his experiences in World War II as a flight engineer on C-47 Skytrain aircraft. Griffith took part in D-Day, dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines. He also dropped paratroopers in southern France, the Netherlands, and Germany. While dropping supplies to the American soldiers, tankers, and paratroopers in surrounded Bastogne, his stricken aircraft crash landed in No Man’s Land.
About Historian Kevin Hymel
Kevin Hymel is the Research Director for WWII History and Military Heritage magazines and has written numerous articles for each. He is the author of Patton’s Photographs: War as He Saw It and has served as a historian at the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Mr. Hymel has been a popular historian with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours for more than 10 years, and has appeared in numerous documentaries on the History Channel and American Heroes Channel. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University and Master’s Degree from Villanova University, both in History.