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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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 316-FDR: The Man with No Fear

I am joined today by Richard Lim, host of This American President Podcast to discuss Franklin Roosevelt. Now that the Japanese have struck at Pearl Harbor, FDR must lead the U.S. to victory. But what kind of man and politician was FDR. Join us to find out.

Episode 315-Battle of the Points

In attempting to smash MacArthur’s line on the Bataan Peninsula, Gen. Homma will send several amphibious end runs behind the lines. If all works out well, in this Battle of the Points, the Allies will loose all. If not, those Japanese troops may find themselves...

Episode 314-The Battle of Bataan

Gen. Homma sends his forces at MacArthur's defensive line on Bataan. For days the line holds, until it doesn't. Falling back, the Allied try to keep cohesion, in order to stave off destruction.

Episode 313-Retreat to Bataan

As Gen. Jonathan Wainwright conducts the battle of the 5 lines, Gen. Douglas MacArthur declares Manila an open city and continues to beg Washington for supplies and reinforcements. All the while, Gen. Homma grabs up more and more of Luzon.

Episode 312-Bataan or Bust

With the defenses of Lingayen Gulf shattered, Gen. MacArthur has decided to retreat to the Bataan peninsula, though there are no waiting supplies there. So while there is fighting to the north and south of Manila, supplies and men are moved to the final defensive...

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