Created: | Author: Jane Tracy | Name: James Manuel Milligan | Memory Date: February 15, 2012
ABOVE IMAGE: James Manley Milligan in this U.S. Army Air Corps uniform.
This information is from an interview I had with my great uncle, Bill Milligan, the son of James Manly Milligan.
James Manly Milligan, my great grandfather, was born in Georgia in 1904. He was in the US Army Air Corps and fought in the front lines of WWII. At age thirty-eight he joined the army and the Air Corps, and began working in the supplies department. My great grandmother did not want him to join the army because they had four children. He was determined to join the war to fight for his country.
In Belgium, during WWII, armies were scattered everywhere. The area where my great grandfather was fighting was called “NO MAN’s LAND”. While he was fighting, he happened to come upon a German in a fox hole. The German soldier fired his gun… Read more. (Note: there are blank pages following each typed page.)
Photo of the original German Luger fired.
Listen as Bill Milligan tells the story of the Luger and his father at the College Park Oral History Night with Joan & Bill Milligan.