Combat decisions

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Lazarick knew he was going to the Pacific. In March of 1944 the 96th Division was classified as an amphibious division....
They started on their way to Paris but got word that General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army General George Smith...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant with the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...
Theodore Finkbeiner and the paratroopers he was with started heading toward Gela. Whenever they heard shooting they...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
Hurd's unit was responsible for keeping the roads open for the Red Ball Express who was delivering fuel to the fronts....
The islands [Annotator’s Note: the Hawaiian Islands] were under martial law. There was a strictly enforced 6:00 o'clock...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
Ensign Earnest said that as he was heading down, he lost elevator control; the stick was loose in his hand. Ensign...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
Richard Duchossois and the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion were attached to the 80th Infantry Division at the time of...
Rankin was initially stationed at Halesworth near Norwich then moved down to Boxted [Annotator’s Note: England]. By the...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Another problem they had was when they 1st arrived on the island they ran out of food. When they landed they had the...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
Going overseas was quite the adventure for Sherman. Sherman stopped at numerous points throughout the war. He was a...
When Wilburn K. Ross landed on Sicily he landed from a Higgins boat. The beach being laden with obstacles and barbed...
In 1942 they began to realize that the Japanese were planning an assault on Port Moresby [Annotator's Note: New Guinea...
Quintana had to board an Australian ship that left from American Samoa. On Tulagi, the landing was rougher than...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
Their strategy didn't work because they couldn't bend around Rocherath-Krinkelt [Annotator’s Note: During the Battle of...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
Richard Greer served as a machinegunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During...
The only thing Baynham recalls about any of his missions except for Dessau was the flak.The day after he was shot down...
Crain was 1 of the seaman in the boat. They were on a transport ship originally. When Crain was on the transport ship...
One night the men were on a 100 percent alert. Robert Akins was manning the 37mm antitank gun. Around two in the...
The Marines felt that they were good when it came to their training and their ability to fight. They landed on Namur on...
Dr. Roscoe Brown’s first mission was to a target in Austria. All of the mission targets looked the same from 25,000...
They [Annotators Note: Malcolm Higgins and his crew] did everything they could do to keep their plane in the air after...
The Americans had very qualified airplanes in the P-51 and P-47. He remembered that the P-47 could keep a higher speed...
On 7 April [Annotators Note: 1945] the Luftwaffe put up a huge effort consisting of many types of fighters. Richard...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Jospeh Armanini went to gunnery school while still Stateside. He describes the bombardier's responsibilities while...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...

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