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Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
As far as a specific routine, they knew what had to be done when they woke up in the morning. The crews were very...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
They got to the target [Annotator’s Note: Bridge on the River Kwai] at 9:00 in the morning and no other aircraft were...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Peterson was up in the mountains and could see the...
The train was moving fast. The train brought them to California. They brought the companies up to full strength. His...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Richard Greer served as a machinegunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the USMC as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine...
They built the dugout for 3 people. They would run around and get food, and they would work all night. After...
The engines on the plane that Thatcher was working with were in phenomenal shape due to the diligence they displayed in...
It took them 12 days to get back to California [Annotator’s Note: returning from Japan after the war’s end]. They was a...
They [Annotators Note: Malcolm Higgins and his crew] did everything they could do to keep their plane in the air after...
The Americans had very qualified airplanes in the P-51 and P-47. He remembered that the P-47 could keep a higher speed...
On 7 April [Annotators Note: 1945] the Luftwaffe put up a huge effort consisting of many types of fighters. Richard...
The Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-10)] was gone when Feightner arrived at Pearl Harbor so he went down...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Martello learned that when you were in the sand and going fast, the wheel of the halftrack could be turned, but the...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Ben Kuroki learned that it did not matter that he had flown 30 missions, or that he had a chest full of ribbons. An...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls the first mission he shot any airplanes down was when he was flying with a wingman named...
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
Clarence Anderson describes how the P-51 Mustang [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] came...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
An average escort mission would last for 5 to 6 hours but some lasted 7 hours or more. That was a long time to be in a...
A few minutes after 7:00 [Annotator's Note: 7:00 a.m., 7 December 1941] one of the plotters made some entries on the...
When they left St. Lo, they were in dairy and farming country. The farms were laid out in squares and there were mounds...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
Geraldine Nyman only knows one girl from the second graduating class of WASPs. At the time of this interview, Nyman was...
Edward LaPorta was a halftrack driver during his first battle. He remembers that they had nothing to fight with except...
When the battle initially started Pomroy was positioned with a water-cooled machine gun. [Annotator's note: 1917A1...
Yellin taxied and saw mounds of Japanese bodies [Annotator's Note: on Iwo Jima]. Bulldozers were pushing the bodies...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...

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