WW II in HD covers the personal accounts of twelve individuals throughout WW II including Jack Werner, and Shelby Westbrook. Whom you say? From The Hollywood Reporter, dated 7/18/2011 by :
“Jack C. Werner, a war hero and the father of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution president Ken Werner, died July 17 at the Encino home of his son. He was 93.
A native of Vienna, Werner escaped the Nazi takeover of Austria by walking over the Alps into Switzerland, then made his way to Paris and eventually New York in May 1939.
Werner enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1941 in Los Angeles. He served in the 7th Infantry Division, 13th Combat Engineers of the H and S Company, receiving promotion from private to first sergeant. He participated in four major campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations: in Attu in May 1943; Kwajalein in February 1944; the initial invasion of Leyte Island in the Philippines; and, finally, in the first of three waves of the American forces invasion of Okinawa.
Werner was wounded during a counterattack by the Japanese in May 1945, evacuated home, discharged from the army on V-J Day in 1945 and awarded four battle stars, a Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation.” His complete obituary HERE
Shelby Westbrook was a Tuskegee Airman. [Useful information on these airmen not properly covered elsewhere is HERE . His account is in episode seven of this series.
10-7-17 PLEASE notify me if the channel become inactive.
(the video pane will become blank instead of showing “WW II in HD” w/ an image)
I had to search several channels to obtain all episodes; # 4 was difficult to find [“copyright” which blocked several channels.] Others had to be embedded instead of using the URL due to a weird fluke which would not show the appropriate part, substituting one on d-day. My last update was 8-12-16.