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Sherman had helped to set up many of the dirt revetments. The Chinese had helped as well. Each revetment was high...
They would listen to Tokyo Rose [Annotator’s Note: English-speaking women broadcasters of Japanese propaganda]when they...
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, in August 1942] they...
A typical day [Annotator’s Note: in Italy during the war in 1945] started at 4:40 or 5:00 in the morning. After...
Leonard Spivey was hanging in his parachute and it was cold. Spivey was not uncomfortable because he thinks he had a...
Before going out on duty at Picket Station Number 1 the men of the Laffey saw all sorts of damage to ships while docked...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Noack notes that everything was fine that day. They had escort until they had to turn back. The fighters reached...
Ramage was not pleased with the results. Ramage believed for awhile that it was going to be a one way mission. Ramage...
Vejtasa made several raids prior to the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4-8 May 1942]. After Tulagi, they...
There was a good 40 knot tail wind that was with them for several hours. When they got to the coast of Kyushu they were...
The fighters rendezvoused with the SBDs [Annotator's Note: Douglas SBD "Dauntless" dive bomber], then had to look after...
Alexander Jefferson flew in the Ploesti Raid. It was the first time Jefferson had ever gotten sick. They escorted B-17s...
The Germans had a lot of horsedrawn equipment. Their tanks were good but they were too well engineered. To get a German...
When Childers strapped in he said over the radio that it was his birthday and that he wanted to celebrate.Three of the...
Hershel Williams does not remember knocking out some of the pillboxes. One of them, however, Williams remembers, ran...
After returning to his carrier, Norman Kleiss got a cup of coffee and prepared for his next flight. About that time a...
On the mission to Blechhammer one of Rackley's partner's lost an engine. He saw the cowling fly off of the engine. His...
When Clayton Kelly Gross returned to his unit after his 30 day leave, they were flying the Mustang and he flew it long...
Lyle Bouck was all over the place during the fighting, but does not recall where he was or when. Kalil [Annotators Note...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Grieves kept an...
Richard Ford was wading through the water on Omaha [Annotators Note: on Omaha Beach on 6 June 1944]. An LCI driver came...
When you woke up in the morning, you had to make up your bed and it had to be basically a foot or 2 off the floor. The...
Pomroy relates how the amphibious tanks went out of the LST's [Annotator’s Note: Landing Ship, Tank] towards the shore...
John Rogers left Frank [Annotators Note: Lieutenant Frank Jones of Detroit, Michigan] in charge. They went to the...
Sherman believes that everyone should know a little bit about every theater. Sherman believes that the generosity and...
Freddie Ohr was treated to another huge dinner. The Korean man told him to come down every night around seven. Ohr...
Leonard Spivey was told that the war was over for him and that he would not be fighting again. Spivey gave them name,...
When Delewski resumed firing he had to sit in a different position to fire his gun. The fire had warped the area where...
John Noack pitied his copilot because he had to endure that rough take off. They got above the clouds and assembled...
Before the Battle of the Coral Sea , Vejtasa's group got some information on the Japanese base at Rabaul and the...
When they left the ground they were going a little under 80 miles per hour. The ship was making about 20 knots and...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
Earnest tried to get a lead on the cruiser so he could drop his torpedo [Annotator’s Note: after being hit during the...
During this attack there was only one plane lost. As Norman Kleiss was heading back to the carrier he came across...

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