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Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Warren Schmitt was born on 18 March 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He had a younger brother named Gene who also served in...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
John Howland became part of the Pathfinder force of the Eighth Air Force. They were accumulated in small squadrons...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines were among the first to land on Peleliu as part of the main assault on the island. A...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
Lieutenant John Marr's first patrol from Timmes' orchard was sent to find any American or other friendly forces in the...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
After the end of the war in Europe, Carrol Joy began to see people released to go home. He did know how many points he...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Tenney joined the National Guard in November of 1940. He joined to get his year of service completed before the draft...
Michael J. Doi was born in California. On 19 January 1942 Doi was inducted into the US Army at the age of 21. The army...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...

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