Veteran Stories:
Sol Zulauf

Army

  • Portrait of Sol Zulauf.

    Sol Zulauf
  • Sol Zulauf in Battle dress.

    Sol Zulauf
  • Sol Zulauf.

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"And the bombs were coming over, flying bomb. When they landed, they took out a whole block with them."

Transcript

I was born in New York, Coney Island. I guess being of age, and out of a job somewhat, maybe I thought of joining the army. I’m not sure. My younger brother, a little bit younger than me, he joined the army and then I’ve got another brother, younger than me, he joined the army.

The blackout, I think, there were lots of blackouts when I was there.

The flying bomb [V-1 and V-2 rockets], they came over to England and I was stationed in Folkstone, part of England I think. And the bombs were coming over, flying bomb. When they landed, they took out a whole block with them. I was peeling spuds at the time for being a bad boy, and the window came right out around the chair where I was sitting. But I happened to be outside watching the bomb.

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