Combat decisions

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Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Not a whole lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
Zawada realized the mission was a failure when they were under tank fire outside of Hammelburg and when he drove the...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Myers was discharged from the Navy as a Seamen Last-Class [Annotator's Note: either apprentice seaman or seaman 2nd...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...

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