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Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
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...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
[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...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...

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