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Childers got ten days leave and went to visit family down in Los Angeles, California.When they returned to Pearl Harbor...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
On 16 December 1944, the Germans started the biggest battle of offensive fighting in the world's history, the Battle of...
Richard Duchossois and the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion were attached to the 80th Infantry Division at the time of...
Blonder was sent to a hospital in Illinois for his trench foot. He remembers another incident regarding his trench foot...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Currey picks back up on his Medal of Honor action story from the point in time right after he fired on the tank with...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
In the first days of June [Annotator's Note: June 1942] Donald Hoff and his fellow airmen were getting nervous,...
Richard Greer served as a machinegunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
Kane took over the squadron then took over as CAG when Roscoe Newman [Annotator's Note: Commander Roscoe L. Newman]...
Hawk says that the thing he wondered about the most prior to combat was what kind of officers he would have. He says...
One night the men were on a 100 percent alert. Robert Akins was manning the 37mm antitank gun. Around two in the...
The Marines felt that they were good when it came to their training and their ability to fight. They landed on Namur on...
They had also attacked the smaller fields in the area [Annotator's Note: the Japanese in the Philippines in December...
Alexander Jefferson’s plane name was “Bubble Blue Subsoil” [Annotator’s Note: Jefferson became quiet and was lost in...
Jospeh Armanini went to gunnery school while still Stateside. He describes the bombardier's responsibilities while...
Martello learned that when you were in the sand and going fast, the wheel of the halftrack could be turned, but the...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Each crew had a tent to themselves. In the 483rd Group [Annotator’s Note: Bombardment group] there were about 20 tents....
Lyle Bouck did not meet many civilians in Belgium. Someone higher up had gone through the towns and villages and...
There had been numerous plans for the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] but none came about until the...
The mountain was at the opening of a valley. It was an important valley because of troop movements and positioning. The...
When they left St. Lo, they were in dairy and farming country. The farms were laid out in squares and there were mounds...

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