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Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
After the fighting in the Paris area Franklin Denius and his unit boarded trucks and travelled north of Paris. The...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
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...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Seadragon. Killam had reported aboard...
William Leibold was topside with O'Kane [Annotators Note: Richard O’Kane, commanding officer of the USS (SS306)] when...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
[Annotators Note: William Leibold served in the navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Within a week shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen’s name was on the list. They shipped out in...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Norman Ikari went from the aid station to the 56th Evacuation Hospital. This was a forward tent hospital where they...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Hawk begins talking about how he refused to go to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor because he was tired of...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
After Bougainville William Lansford went back to the United States. He was a high point guy. Back in the United States...
Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him.He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him about...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...

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