Experience with death

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From late November of 1943 until Guam in 1944 Hershel Williams was engaged in a rigorous training regimen. When...
James Goodrich thinks that people had a greater hatred for the Japanese than the Germans in America. He credits hearing...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Billow recalls his friend Robert "Sketch" Marigg telling him about the incident. Sketch saw everything from a bush on...
Wagner's other brother was also in the Pacific and would write to the family telling them that he was trying to meet up...
They retreated about eight or ten miles before they decided to put up a fight [Annotator’s Note: during the Battle of...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
The Hill they were attacking [Annotator’s Note: in North Africa] was eventually cleared of Germans and the advancing...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...
The Germans would pass through their road blocks in American Jeeps, wearing American uniforms. They would turn the...
The mountain was at the opening of a valley. It was an important valley because of troop movements and positioning. The...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
Blonder recalls the tactics that the Germans used in France. They would use small scale hit and run tactics. They could...
When the battle initially started Pomroy was positioned with a water-cooled machine gun. [Annotator's note: 1917A1...
Yellin taxied and saw mounds of Japanese bodies [Annotator's Note: on Iwo Jima]. Bulldozers were pushing the bodies...
Joseph Hochadel was told where the wounded guys were. The GIs would direct Hochadel to where the wounded were and then...
Mancel Kirk and his fellow Company G, 168th Infantry Regiment GIs stayed in that area for four or five days then they...
They took a lot of casualties as well. The Navy is unlike the Army because the Army upper echelon sits behind the lines...
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...
It was dark and they were trying to figure a way out [Annotators Note: after landing on Anzio]. They stumbled upon some...
The first chance William Lansford and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion had [Annotators Note: to fight the Japanese] was...
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
Bell and his men got up that morning and as they stood in formation outside the house, the Germans woke up and walked...
They proceeded on and went to the Rhine River, in the town of Remagen. Troops ahead of them had secured the Remagen...
They kept moving up trying to find the Japanese [Annotator's Note: on the island of New Guinea]. There was a supply...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
There were little pockets of resistance [Annotator’s Note: during the first days on Okinawa]. His company started...
Biddle was not allowed to return to combat because he was being put up for the Medal of Honor. He was told that he had...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O' Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
John Noack and his crew finally got a plane. They took their time in breaking it in. Finally they received orders to go...
When the Marines were about half way down Okinawa the Japanese got around behind them. Robert Akins and some of his...
After the shooting [Annotator’s Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana] Hairston ended...
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...
[Annotators Note: Giles Bacon enlisted in the USMC in January 1939. He was assigned as a brig guard at Pearl Harbor and...

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