Interactions with superiors

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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...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
After Bougainville William Lansford went back to the United States. He was a high point guy. Back in the United States...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Mann went to the enclosure where the camp prisoners were located. The prisoners were rejoicing about their liberation....
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Hairston notes that there was a lot of competition between the artillery batteries [Annotator’s Note: during combat in...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...

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