Experiencing enemy fire

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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...
William Leibold found O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane was the captain of the USS (SS306)] to be very sure of...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
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...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship. [Annotator’s Note: the USS Laertes (AR-20)] They waited for an...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...

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