Experience with death

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Harley Reynolds notes that by one in the morning they stopped and rested. The next morning they were in position and...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew were the oldest and most experienced after three missions. Buschmeier and his crew flew...
James Livaudais remembers certain names from his combat experience very vividly. Not all of them are mentioned in...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
For Charles Coolidge, success [Annotators Note: success in combat] continued in Italy. His unit [Annotators Note:...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane, commanding officer of the USS (SS306)] when...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
[Annotator's Note: due to a technical problem, audio for this segment was lost].
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
William Greer and his outfit landed on Utah Beach [Annotator’s Note: Greer was with the 315th Combat Engineers on 6...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
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...
As the front moved, Wallace Jeffery and his unit moved. [Annotator’s Note: Jeffery was a radioman in a direction...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
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...
Edwin McAuliffe was in Covington [Annotators Note: Covington, Louisiana] visiting friends. The news came across the...
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...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...

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