Interactions with superiors

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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...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times....
Wayne Pierce fought with General Gavin in Normandy. He and the airborne found him to be a god. In terms of Pierce’s...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
George Kearney was living on magazine Street when he went to work for Higgins. At the time, he was a student at Delgado...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
The medics tagged Robert Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to Omaha...
George Morgan waited on his orders to attend the Naval Prep School for the Naval Academy. Something was delaying them...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand, the men were vaguely told that they were going to make a...

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