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On 1 September 1942 Tyler was transferred to the 44th [Annotator's Note: 44th Fighter Squadron] at Bellows Field as...
Col. Davis became the commander. When the Air Force became a separate service they reactivated the 332nd Fighter Group...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotators Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat. He...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
The San Francisco had to intercept the Japanese ships coming down the Slot [Annotator's Note: the narrow course from...
After going past the site of the Malmedy Massacre, they kept going and their next major battle was in a town called...
Wilburn K. Ross had his molars knocked out in France by shrapnel. His company commander had sent him and about eight of...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
William Barnes manned a 20 millimeter antiaircraft gun aboard USS PC-590. When an enemy plane came at the ship it...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
Steve Pisanos scored his first victory on 21 May [Annotators Note: 21 May 1943]. They had taken bombers to Frankfurt,...
Dupuy was rotated out after his escort missions on Truk. There was no system of rotation for pilots in the Pacific like...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
They got in to Yokohama and were put on a train to Fukuoka, or the island of Kyushu. They were put on trucks in Saebo [...
The first person Lynn Compton met up with after the jump into Normandy was Winters [Annotators Note: Richard Winters]....
The ship went into the Atlantic. Vejtasa's ship met up with the Ranger, CV-4 [Annotator's Note: USS Ranger (CV-4)]....
They hung around in the area [Annotator's Note: the crew of the USS Bayfield, near Okinawa] for about twelve days...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
Joseph Armanini describes explaining why he missed the target from the previous mission to Colonel Harding [Annotators...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
Martello recalled having to carry a wounded German soldier after being captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...
[Annotators Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the US Marine Corps as a pilot flying F4U Corsairs with Marine Fighting...
About a month before the Battle of Midway the skipper decided to assign crews. The chief radioman asked if anyone had a...
While the ships were circling, Hershel Williams had to use the bathroom, which was essentially a pump that circulated...
They [Annotators Note: John Gibbons and the rest of the 100th Bombardment Group] were ordered by Doolittle [Annotators...
Norman Kleiss could not see if the bombs from the next two planes hit. When he made his run, he lined up on the big red...
Sherman [Annotator's Note: US M4 "Sherman" medium tank] tanks make a lot of noise but Tiger [Annotator's Note: German...
On trip after the winter weather started to move in, they were briefed to a 50 knot head wind. They were in formation....
Clayton Kelly Gross remarks that a fighter pilot cannot talk without using his hands. He recalled getting to England...
Clarence Anderson feels that the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] was a big factor...
When they left the village [Annotator's Note: during fighting in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France], Zawada rode in...
Richard Ford recalls a nasty day in England. Eisenhower came through with his staff. There were RAF [Annotators Note:...
One time, Geraldine Nyman was on a trip going back east and she had to land at the closest airport. Nyman was able to...
Rankin got two confirmed, one probable, and one "damaged" during a fight on 15 March [Annotator’s Note: 1944]. All of...
There were 2 machine guns to the left of the pilot. There were 3 guns on the right side plus a swivel gun in the nose...
They had the Evans floating and had an auxiliary generator running; that meant lights and refrigeration. They were...

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