Joe Crain-US Navy LCVP Coxswain

Four months after Pearl Harbor, and at only 15 years old, Joe Crain joined the US Navy. In this Oral History clip, he explains his involvement on Omaha Beach in 1944.

Crain talks about piloting Higgins boats onshore to Omaha Beach on D-Day, where he was met with the roughest sea he has ever seen, and German soldiers with a vengeance. 

This video is part of an ongoing series commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II made possible by Bank of America.