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John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
There was a problem with some of the arming switches in the Bombing 3 [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 3] bombers....
At 3:30 a.m. [Annotator's Note: 6 June 1944], Baumgarten and Company B started disembarking from the ship. The weather...
When they finally stopped they were a couple feet away from a hut. The next morning there were people working on the...
The GI that helped Currey with the bazooka was Adam Lucero.Currey recalled the events of the actions that lead to him...
Snapp enjoyed flying the PQ-8. It had tricycle landing gear and it was fun and easy to land. It was highly maneuverable...
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
They kept moving up trying to find the Japanese [Annotator's Note: on the island of New Guinea]. There was a supply...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
When they [Annotators Note: Donald Hoff and the rest of the strike group] arrived at the point where they [Annotator's...
Dupuy flew air support for the Marines who were landing on Tinian [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. The invasion took...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
Years ago Delewski did an interview for National Geographic. He accompanied his commanding officer Captain Becton [...
John Noack and his crew finally got a plane. They took their time in breaking it in. Finally they received orders to go...
Lynn Compton was not told about the upcoming invasion while he was in Holborn. Compton could tell by the outlay of land...
The planes did not form up, instead they headed out one by one. They also did not go up to their normal cruising height...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
Theodore Van Kirk was the group navigator for the 509th Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 509th Composite Group]....
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...
Hopkins was the 33rd plane to take off. It was the 1st time that Hopkins took off carrying a live bomb. After he took...
Bailey was assigned to unloading ships. When he wasn't unloading ships he was walking around. He couldn't stay still....
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Waldron was the commanding officer of Torpedo Squadron 8. He wanted things done his way and he wanted them done right....
As a child in Dayton, Ohio Richard Cole was only a half hour bike ride from McCook Army Airfield where he would go to...
Vernon wore a ring. Hershel Williams also wore a ring that was to remind him of his engagement to his fiancee Ruby....
Hannan and Jacques developed good camaraderie. One of the great challenges that he faced was treating both the American...
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...
Ploesti, Romania was a well known target. The group had gone there several times and had some substantial losses there...
Clayton Kelly Gross cannot recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 was his third or fourth kill. He...
Lyle Bouck and Slape [Annotator's Note: US Army Sgt. William Slape] went back and got the platoon members who were to...
Clarene Anderson thought the P-39 was a cool airplane. With the engine mounted in the center of the plane there was...
A typical mission for John Luckadoo started by him being woken up between three and half past three in the morning,...
Leahr got quite a bit of mail from home. Mail was important to him. He had three brothers in the service. One brother...
Robert Shoens knew that the planes coming towards him were not the much hoped for escort. In the briefing room after...

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