Experience behind enemy lines

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Hershel Williams does not remember knocking out some of the pillboxes. One of them, however, Williams remembers, ran...
All of the men in Zawada's squad wondered why they were going behind German lines to liberate Hammelburg. Rumors...
After the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] the action really slowed down...
Sherman believes that everyone should know a little bit about every theater. Sherman believes that the generosity and...
They moved toward Colmar [Annotator’s Note: Peterson probably does not mean Colmar, France, as it is Alsace; instead he...
Steve Pisanos made his way into some nearby woods. The German troops followed him in calling for him to give himself up...
Leonard Spivey was told that the war was over for him and that he would not be fighting again. Spivey gave them name,...
William Disanza was in the Boy Scouts as a kid but it did not prepare him for Burma. Disanza had originally joined the...
Lynn Compton knew the Germans were nearby while he and his men stayed in the area. Compton had to go to the listening...
When they left the ground they were going a little under 80 miles per hour. The ship was making about 20 knots and...
At Lohr, they lost their 1st tank from a German Panzerfaust. Baum says they did not have time to think about it, they...
Both sides honored their gentleman's agreement to meet at the river in order to collect the bodies. There was one other...
A Red Cross truck passed the area where Candelaria and his fellow prisoners were being held. He spoke with the man in...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
Shames begins by telling a story of meeting the chief of the Dutch Undeground, John Van Kuijk, during Operation Market...
The guard spoke to Lyle Bouck in German and stuck the barrel of his weapon against Bouck's stomach. Bouck heard a snap...
Zawada recalls the drive being very easy [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of Task Force Baum...
It would get cold on the hike. They would start the hike at camp and would end the hike at the hospital. It was a 20...
When Alexander Vraciu bailed out over the Philippines he was at about 300 or 400 feet when his parachute opened up. He...
While hiding out in Paris Steve Pisanos was picked up by a resistance operative who took him to church. When they got...
While talking with the man, Jones's copilot showed up. The men felt better seeing each other.The young man had a hand...
As a medic, Kanaya had to treat the Germans like their own wounded. The medics would treat the American wounded 1st and...
The last time Richard Cole saw the old man [Annotator's Note: USAF General James H. Doolittle] was in 1992. Several of...
Shames begins by talking about Herbert Suerth and Suerth's desire to join his platoon. Shames found it funny that...
 Lieutenant John Marr crossed the bridge at La Fiere with a group of about 75 men from Company G, 507th Parachute...
Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...
Charles Coolidge took sheep into a minefield instead of sending men through it to be sure there were no mines. Early in...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
William Blanckenburg wrote a book called Private Blanckenburg Goes to War. During his combat experience they had a long...
Byron Othello Wilkins and other POWs worked in a nearby town called Euskirchen. They unloaded boxcars and one man found...

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