Combat decisions

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[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]After Bloody Ridge they went...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
[Annotator's Note: due to a technical problem, audio for this segment was lost].
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
William Greer and his outfit landed on Utah Beach [Annotator’s Note: Greer was with the 315th Combat Engineers on 6...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
As the front moved, Wallace Jeffery and his unit moved. [Annotator’s Note: Jeffery was a radioman in a direction...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
Monty Joe Boitnott never got the Garand rifle in his outfit. The first things they got did not even have a bayonet but...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane was the captain of the USS (SS306)] to be very sure of...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...

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