Interactions with Allied troops

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Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Harley Reynolds went through the town of Troina but did not fight there. Company F ran into most of the resistance...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
Monty Joe Boitnott never got the Garand rifle in his outfit. The first things they got did not even have a bayonet but...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
Darold Rice remembers boarding the ship to head back to the USA after the war was over. He joined up with a random...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Furstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
Edward LaPorta and the other POWs did not hear them [Annotators Note: the German guards] leave and did not know what...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
John Noack was able to keep a fair distribution system set up in his barracks to ensure everybody got a decent share....
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
Edward LaPorta was a member of the 1st Armored Division. The first tanks they had overseas were riveted together. They...
When William Lansford was in Iceland he and the other Marines spent their time building their own Quonset huts and...
The Russians were on their way to Berlin and so was Joseph Diamond's unit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment...
For Henry Phillips Sicily was a cake walk. They landed in Palermo from a big transport. The Germans used aircraft...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Steve Pisanos got his private pilot’s license. He studied from a booklet he had picked up while visiting a Greek Air...
Milosevich was informed that he had a daughter while he was still aboard ship to England. He thought about his child...
When Charles Scheffel became a platoon leader, he used all of the ammunition that they could teaching his men about...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served as an officer in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Lynn Compton was not told about the upcoming invasion while he was in Holborn. Compton could tell by the outlay of land...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
John Keema and his group arrived in Framlingham in mid-July around the time of the Hamburg raids. Keema got to go into...
Clinton Gardner had been in Bastogne a week before it was captured because his outfit was helping with the Red Ball...

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