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Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the USMC as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine...
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...
With all of the different kinds of huts that the Filipinos used they mainly used armor-piercing ammunition because...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
Another frightening experience Gravois had was during the Battle of the Matanikau River. For the battle they [Annotator...
The GI that helped Currey with the bazooka was Adam Lucero.Currey recalled the events of the actions that lead to him...
The first chance William Lansford and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion had [Annotators Note: to fight the Japanese] was...
In Africa they were out in the desert were the French Foreign Legion was training and were headquartered. They worked...
Bell and his men got up that morning and as they stood in formation outside the house, the Germans woke up and walked...
They kept moving up trying to find the Japanese [Annotator's Note: on the island of New Guinea]. There was a supply...
Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for 2 and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger in the...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
They were on General's Quarters [Annotator's Note: ready for battle] for 72 hours. The guys would take turns on their...
On 1 December 1943, they [Annotators Note: Dave Severance and the rest of the 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion] attacked...
Hawk arrived in England and took a C-47 across the English Channel to France. His aircraft landed on an airstrip on the...
When the Marines were about half way down Okinawa the Japanese got around behind them. Robert Akins and some of his...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
Theodore Van Kirk was the group navigator for the 509th Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 509th Composite Group]....
Whitten arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, west of Honolulu. The mess from the attack on Pearl Harbor was still...
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...

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