Amphibious invasions

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Mann landed in Southern France early in the morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 15 August 1944]. He went ashore...
Saipan was a bigger island then Tinian so it required a different kind of fight. After Tinian, Mervosh felt like a true...
The Preparations for Overseas Movement [Annotator's Note: POM] he doesn't remember a lot of. He remembered having to...
Starnes has thought about the night the USS Boise ambushed the Tokyo Express many times. He had a sense of apprehension...
Kassal remembers moving into Rome with ease. The men had more liberty in Rome than they had in the other Italian cities...
After his furlough James Goodrich was told to report to Camp Pendleton. At the time Goodrich did not know what or where...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: Non Commissioned Officers].Chaisson says jokingly...
When Theodore Finkbeiner landed on Anzio Beach he and the other landing troops were bombed and strafed. Company G [...
Clinton Gardner and the armed forces with him were so well trained that he does not remember being afraid when they...
Richard Ford heard about the training incident at Slapton Sands [Annotators Note: Ford is referring to Exercise Tiger,...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
Baumgarten continues his account of what he did on D-Day at Dog Green Sector [Annotator's Note: Normandy, France 6 June...
Peterson landed on Omaha beach with the 26th Infantry Regiment in the area of the present day cemetery and memorial....
Renstrom felt like he had too much responsibility to stay with his men [Annotator’s Note: even after being wounded]....
They were escorting 1 of the carriers and their flight crew. Their flight crew got caught out at night. They attempted...
The air raid sirens that would warn the ships of incoming kamikazes kept the men up day and night. Psychologically it...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Mervosh and his men then some of their other amphibious landings. He was...
Perrett's contact with the German prisoner of war (POWs) he transported was very brief. The POWs were usually quite and...
In Hawaii they [Annotators Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on Iwo...
To Lucien Laborde the first 20 minutes of the movie Saving Private Ryan accurately depict what they experienced when...
Arthur Jackson had his squad leader bring up some explosives and ammo but he was alone for the most part [Annotators...
Richard Ford was wading through the water on Omaha [Annotators Note: on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944]. An LCI driver came...
Pomroy relates how the amphibious tanks went out of the LST's [Annotator’s Note: Landing Ship, Tank] towards the shore...
On Tarawa there were Japanese bunkers everywhere. They were right on the other side of the wall. They had firing ports...
When the Japanese came ashore they had battleships, planes, and superior equipment. Church and his men were using .30...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator’s Note: on Tinian] and Renstrom shot the man. He was awarded the...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
After the kamikaze hit the ship it was the end of the war for the crew. She came back to the states on her own power....
Rosa was part of a wealthier bunch according to Church. Church went back after the war to find her but she had gone...
When Renstrom went back to Iwo Jima he fought well because the excitement was not there. He functioned better as a...
David Dennis feels that he and his unit were well prepared for the fighting in North Africa. He believes that the only...
James notes that when he shot the 5 inch guns they did not have to hit the planes directly because of the amount of...
Crain watched about the first 10 minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan." He is normally able to keep his emotions...
Only five men survived from the fight on the hilltop. It was the first time Charles Scheffel was wounded. A German had...
The casualties were so great on Iwo Jima that privates would become leaders of platoons. Squad leaders would become...
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...

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