Renowned Oklahoma artist Wayne Cooper’s depiction of Comanche Native Charles Chibitty and the Comanche Codetalkers at Utah Beach during the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Courtesy Cooper and the Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation Fund, Inc.
The action-packed OKLAHOMA GOLD! podcast saga of Oklahoma's Code Talkers—soldiers from the Choctaw, Comanche, Pawnee, Osage, and many other tribes—and how their frontline genius and daring helped win both World Wars.
Join John and KTOK/iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and learn about the Oklahoma Natives whom neither snipers, small arms fire, artillery, bombs from the skies, or death all around them could stop from leading the Allies as they stormed into Nazi Germany and liberated Europe. This is the 84th episode of our original OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program! Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible! Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible!https://youtu.be/7fzUaLLfQrs
Joseph Oklahombi, Choctaw Indian and World War I code talker from McCurtain County. These Oklahoma Codetalkers substituted their Choctaw words “big gun” for artillery, “little gun shoot fast” for machine guns, and one, two, and three “grains of corn” for battalion numbers. The Germans never deciphered the Choctaw language or codes, and it cost them dearly on the battlefield in the war’s climactic stages. Courtesy Oklahoma Historical Society.
Medicine Park, Oklahoma native Charles Chibitty, winner of the Bronze Star, wounded in action, and one of 16 World War II Comanche Codetalkers who comprised the U.S. Army’s 4th Signal Company. Their many fields of service included Normandy (D-Day) and the Battle of the Bulge. Courtesy Carol Bradshaw.
The Comanche Codetalkers, Oklahomans whose World War II European battlefront military code was never broken by the enemy. Courtesy Comanche Nation.
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from Oklahoma History, with John Dwyer