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It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
Shames says that Bastogne was very cold, and mostly the platoon executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
Mack was going to bring his carbine home with him. He put it in his sea bag and had all of his stuff packed around it....
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
John Noack got the emergency radio set up. Noack had a little difficulty getting everything set up. Noack got seasick...
Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
Connick's boat [Annotator's Note: an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel)] held roughly thirty-six men. Each boat...
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
Clinton Gardner learned in May 1944 that he and other officers would be sent to a special camp to learn the details of...
John Luckadoo and the other cadets were segregated in advanced flight training between single engine and twin engine....

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