Winfred Polzin - LST 507

 


Sgt. Winfred Polzin (Front, Far Right)
478th Amphibious Truck Co.

Winfred and fellow soldiers regroup in a bunker after the D-Day Landing on June 6, 1944

Please Sroll down to see Video Excerpts of Interviews with Winfred Polzin
and Newspaper Articles




Landing Site of the 478th Amphibious Truck Co. on Utah Beach
Note the Sign "478 DUKW", Bottom Left


Winfred is second from the left.  He is wearing a tankers jacket and it
has the amphibian command patch on it.  This particular unit also wore paratrooper boots.



Winfred's Honorable Discharge


Winfred Polzin on his 99th Birthday - September 3, 2017
Looking forward to his 100th, September 2018


On his WWII Army Uniform, Winfred Polzin has on his left sleeve, the French Croix De Guerre
with palms that was given to all participants of the Normandy invasion

LINKS to Newspaper Articles about Winfred's WWII Story:

http://www.startribune.com/nazi-torpedo-couldn-t-sink-minnesota-man/3751...

https://www.hometownsource.com/isanti_county_news/news/local/d-day-veter...

Newspaper Article & Photos of Winfred Polzin, and his grandson,
Erich Dorow, former U.S. Air Force Combat Controller 2009-2015:


http://www.presspubs.com/pine_city/news/article_21af3d92-88b8-11e5-8fef-...

Recent Video Interviews:

See the Link below for excerpts of a video interview with Briana Fiandt, Curator of Collections at
the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wisconsin

https://player.vimeo.com/video/232240689
 

On October 21, 2017, John & Barbara Arndt, along with their daughter, Kim,
visited Winfred to talk to him about Exercise Tiger.  Barbara's uncle, Pvt. Thomas C. Reibel, died
in Exercise Tiger and was also in the 478th Amphibious Truck Co.



Link to a very short edited video clip from their visit:
https://vimeo.com/253583460


Winfred with his WWII Photograph Album
Seated on his right is son-in-law, Paul Dorow, husband of Mary.
Standing are Winfred's daughters, Carol Barenz (left) and Mary Jo Dorow (right)