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The picture of Leisey is on half a dozen things that he can think of. He has copies of the picture that go back to 1944...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
Kalil mentions moving into the positions previously occupied by the 2nd Infantry Division at Lanzareth, Belgium. Kalil...
On 1 September 1942 Tyler was transferred to the 44th [Annotator's Note: 44th Fighter Squadron] at Bellows Field as...
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alexander Vraciu was...
When the Japanese planned invasions on American, English or Filipino soil, they had to come up with a new code...
The scout that noticed the machine gun nests hidden in the changed leaves was able to go back to Bell and relay what he...
Michael Doi does not recall hearing about the death of President Roosevelt. Doi made a lot of Caucasian friends on the...
On the 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1942] they passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. The men were all excited...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
As far as Yukio Kawamoto could tell he did not experience too much racism or ill feelings towards him. Most of his...
There was a set procedure for ditching an airplane which they had practiced before. Everyone except the pilot and...
They were two days at sea when the PA system came on informing them that the group was headed for Tokyo [Annotators...
Kassal recalls the 12th Tactical Air Command's headquarters were setup at Caserta, just north of Naples. They were...
Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator’s Note: during D-Day Normandy 6 June 1944]. They fought...
Shames participated in the battle of Carentan [Annotator's Note: 10-14 June 1944]. Shames says that the Germans were...
On 2 January 1945, Ettlinger was on a converted ship transport the Ile de France with 3,000 other men, and on 15...
He remembers Captain [Annotator’s Note: James or ‘Jim’] Rorimer took him to Berchtesgaden and he went to the Eagles...
Robert Shoens notes that they used to argue about certain things at their reunions. There were other missions when...
There was a small passageway that went all the way up the side of the ship to the front of the ship. It was lined with...
Edward LaPorta does not recall anything special about the battles at Gafsa and El Guettar. Battles are all the same....
There was a problem on Midway with producing fresh water. It was solved by evaporators and other techniques that were...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
Giles Bacon has seen some of the movies made about Pearl Harbor in recent years. He thinks the most accurate is Tora!...
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
The prisoners of war knew that there was a possibility that they would be attacked during the voyage to Japan.When they...
Kassal remembers moving into Rome with ease. The men had more liberty in Rome than they had in the other Italian cities...
The rest of it [Annotator’s Note: of art found underground by Ettlinger], the 97%, were returned to their German owners...
They put Radford in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator’s Note: after being wounded in...
At Kasserine Pass Edward LaPorta was set up at about the middle of the pass. They were on an outpost and there was a...
The Yorktown [Annotator’s Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5)] ended up getting the worst of it in the form of aerial and...
They would listen to Tokyo Rose [Annotator’s Note: English-speaking women broadcasters of Japanese propaganda]when they...
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
William Disanza was in one group of guys but they had multiple outfits in Burma. There was an outfit called the 101...
Prior to Mann being called to see Colonel Sparks [Annotator's Note: US Army Brigadier General Felix Sparks], Mann had...
Once they [Annotators Note: Richard Cole, James Doolittle, and the crewmen aboard their B-25 which had just taken part...

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