About The Podcast

Ray Harris Jr; has a degree in history from James Madison University. I’ve been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since I first learned of them. I’ve been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer.

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Your Stories

This is your chance to tell me the stories about you and your family’s experiences. I get lots of great emails from listeners with great stories and this is your opportunity to share these great tales with the other listeners of the podcast.

Reference Library

My collection of references for you to enjoy about People, Maps, Books and Audible sources. If you have references you would to share you can do so for me and other listeners to enjoy.

Latest Episodes from The WWII Podcast

Episode 282-Interview with Peter Lion about his book-Merg

Peter Lion joins up to talk about the incredible George Mergenthaler, the sole heir to a vast fortune, but after Pearl Harbor, he joined the US Army as a buck private, only wanting to do his part.

Episode 281-The Fall of Java Pt 1

With Sumatra lost, the Allies know that Java is next. Gen. Archibald Wavell, ABDA Commander gathers his meager forces, but already knows they will not win. Still with vessels like the heavy cruiser USS Houston, the best the defenders can hope for is to make the...

Episode 280-The Fall of Sumatra

With Singapore all but taken, the Japanese start operations against Sumatra. The Dutch ask for help from ABDA Command, but it may be too little, too late. Still, the Allies have one chance to stop the invasion, as they launch 50 fighters and bombers at the coming...

Episode 279-Interview with Wes Tooke, writer and producer of the film Midway

Writer, Wes Tooke joins us to talk about the film Midway. We cover this pivotal turning point in the Pacific War, lead by Adm. Chester Nimitz. Young men like Dick Best, Wade McClusky and Clarence Dickinson lead the charge after the disastrous attack on Pearl Harbor....

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