Experience with death

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Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
When on the P34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean William Leibold and the other survivors of the [Annotators Note...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
William Leibold wonders if the [Annotators Note: USS (SS306)] is still a tomb. The was apparently depth charged into...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotators Note: a baby has been crying for at least...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...

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