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Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Following the Battle of the Bulge, Carrol Joy and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th...
After Operation Market Garden flights, Robert Harris continued flying transport and supply missions. He at times grew...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
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...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotators Note: a baby has been crying for at least...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
[Annotators note. Heilbrun is showing a photograph of Lyle Pearson and himself to the interviewer]. Herbert Heilbrun...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
After the shooting [Annotator's Note: white officers shooting black soldiers after fight in Louisiana], Joseph Hairston...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...

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