Reunited With Three Airmen

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Reunited With Three Airmen

Transcript
Eventually, I got back to, two bus rides and a train ride. We finished up at a railway station where I was reunited with the three airmen. I wasn't belly-aching because I volunteered, nobody made me do anything, nobody says you gotta go on the Dieppe Raid, you gotta do this, you gotta do that. I volunteered. I wanted to be there and that's how we, I made two other attempts, two other attempts, but they weren't really successful. So I made four all together. I weighed 80 pounds when the American 9th Army liberated me on the 12th of April, 1945.
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Mr. Poolton is reunited with the three airmen.

John (Jack) Poolton

John (Jack) Abernethy Poolton was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 9, 1918. He was one of seven children. His father farmed 100 acres near Kapuskasing, Ontario. Mr. Poolton enlisted in the Royal Regiment of Canada and provides vivid, clear details of the allied landing at Dieppe, France on August 19, 1942.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
0:44
Person Interviewed:
John (Jack) Poolton
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Battle/Campaign:
Dieppe
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Regiment of Canada
Rank:
Private

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