Experience behind enemy lines

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Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
[Annotators Note: Richard Cole served in the USAAF as a pilot flying B-25 Mitchell medium with the 17th Bombardment...
The men of the 506th were sent to Ramsbury, England to stage for the invasion of Normandy. Shames recalls 3 or 4 dress...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...
The mountain was at the opening of a valley. It was an important valley because of troop movements and positioning. The...
After the war started their NCO [Annotator's Note: non- commissioned officer] went to Pan Am station and brought back...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
Afterwards, Paluch saw Peiper [Annotator's Note: Jochen Peiper, field officer in the Waffen-SS and personal adjutant to...
The GI that helped Currey with the bazooka was Adam Lucero.Currey recalled the events of the actions that lead to him...
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for 2 and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger in the...
Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his position. He...
It was surprising to Baynham when his parachute opened. He could see a power line that he was being blown toward. He...
Baum's combat command was a reserve command and the 1st 1 into the area at the front of the division. They came under a...
John Weinart notes that the Virgin Mary prayer card experience is in the book that he wrote. The Bronze Star that...
When Richard Candelaria returned to base he did rolls to signify his victories. The crew chiefs could tell that the...
McKee and Whitsell were moved to a woman's home until arrangements were made to travel to Paris via train. He was...
Off in the distance they could hear dogs barking. They knew that they were being searched for. They were sitting around...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and Shames...
When Loevsky opened the nose turret to free the bombardier, the bombardier attempted to put on his shoes; according to...
Theodore Finkbeiner went on a patrol to snatch a prisoner one night and came to a bridge that had been blown out. They...
After going past the site of the Malmedy Massacre, they kept going and their next major battle was in a town called...
William Disanza was happy to straighten the propeller issue out and get a new one back on. That was an experience they...
The first person Lynn Compton met up with after the jump into Normandy was Winters [Annotators Note: Richard Winters]....
Thatcher was able to get his tool kit from the plane. Later in the morning there was a Chinese underground member who...
Ardell Bollinger learned about his mission to France the night before 23 September. [Annotator’s Note: Bollinger is...
John Weinart could only stay scared for so long. He did his best to maintain his excitement and adrenaline. There was a...
Galloway was able to write back home which was nice. Galloway's parents found out that he was in a POW camp because of...
Richard Candelaria waited until dark then took off. He was armed with a .45 pistol that he tied around his neck to keep...
The Germans had diverted two divisions to deal with this salient in their rear echelon. They did not know what these...
They were warned by the American attaché to not attempt an escape from the jail [Annotator’s Note: in Spain] as he...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
James Carrington's war started on 7 December 1941. He was a prisoner for two years. On 3 February 1945 he moved into...

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