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Elmo Bell fought out of Normandy and all the way across France. All maneuver elements of the army were assigned a...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast he went to the...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
Walter Nelson loved the airplane he flew in [Annotators Note: TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bombers]. It was slow but...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).]During the shakedown...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...

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