Interactions with superiors

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Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Lieutenant John Marr's first patrol from Timmes' orchard was sent to find any American or other friendly forces in the...
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
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...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Olen Grant got restless and tired of going to town to get drunk all the time, so he asked a few of his buddies how they...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
William Pena and his men took up a position in the town across from what was a girl’s school run by nuns. That morning...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
[Annotators Note: Robert Shoens and the interviewer start the interview with some small chat about experiences both men...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
Rankin did not shoot down Gunther Rall [Annotator's Note: Luftwaffe/West German Air Force Ace Lt. Gen. Gunther Rall]...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
Jenkins was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 14 June 1924. His father worked with the L...
[Annotators note: Interview starts off in mid conversation about the format of the interview.] Richard Greer was born...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...
Ramage started his career in the US Navy aboard the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise, (CV6)]. The non-...
Ardell Bollinger was born 3 November 1922 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Bollinger lived in Lock Haven for about 12 years...
Baum served with the 4th Armored Division during WWII. He was born in New York and grew up in the Bronx. His father was...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
James Smith was known as Horse [Annotators Note: also as Horse Collar] during his time in the Marine Corps. He earned...

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