Experience behind enemy lines

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Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
They crossed the river at Burgson to continue moving towards the camp [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
When the war started everyone started working with what they had. Merrill's group patrolled up and down the Hawaiian...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Shames says that Bastogne was very cold, and mostly the platoon executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
After he lost his rifle, Zawada grabbed the grease gun [Annotator's Note: M3 submachine gun] from behind the driver. He...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
[Annotator's Note: a different interviewer, Martin Morgan, now interviews Vernon Baker] Vernon Baker had a reputation...
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...
Zawada tried to run when he got hit, but he no idea how badly injured he was [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg...
Zawada was trying to figure out what he was going to do [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of...
Myers was discharged from the Navy as a Seamen Last-Class [Annotator's Note: either apprentice seaman or seaman 2nd...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Clinton Gardner learned in May 1944 that he and other officers would be sent to a special camp to learn the details of...
Onesi recalls the aircraft flying in a very tight V formation to protect each other. They bombed their targets during...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
Mancel Kirk was selected to go on a 10 man patrol to snatch a prisoner. They passed through the German lines and made...
Instead of heading into the mountains, the Chinese man took them to Canton. They spent several days in Canton. After...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
They thought they were going to head back to the United States. They practiced close order drill. On the 16th of...
John Weinart notes that three months after he got to Europe there were only ten of them left. Many were killed, injured...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
McKee relates the story of how his new crew lost their original Navigator and Bombardier when they bailed out of their...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Peterson was up in the mountains and could see the...

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