Interactions with superiors

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Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] There were a lot...
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...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred. On that Sunday morning he was at a restaurant and...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
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...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
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’...
William Curtis packed up his stuff and went to the naval base. He reported to Coast Guard section officer there who...
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...

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