Combat decisions

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After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...

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