Experience with death

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Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
Joseph Diamond served with the 104th Infantry Division, which is the Timberwolf Division. He was born in Camden, New...
William Disanza was born on 120th Street in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. In 1950 he got married and moved to New...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
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...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...

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