Interactions with superiors

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Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
When Grant enlisted he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He knew that he would end up going eventually and he wanted...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the navy’s V12 program which was...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
Donald Bryan got five kills in one day. They had to new K14 sights and it was the first time he had ever fired with one...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Grant was in town the night before the Stuttgart mission. He had waited around until about 8:00 o'clock before taking...

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