Performance of troops

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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...
From Pearl Harbor they were sent to the Pacific [Annotator’s Note: the crew of the USS Missouri in January 1945] and...
Alexander Jefferson came in the middle of the Tuskegee program. The first program was March 1942 and the last class was...
Joseph Armanini describes flying back to England along the coast of Spain from Africa, landing the following morning....
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Vernon wore a ring. Hershel Williams also wore a ring that was to remind him of his engagement to his fiancee Ruby....
Hannan and Jacques developed good camaraderie. One of the great challenges that he faced was treating both the American...
Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and Shames...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
When Lazarick got back to his outfit on 5 December [Annotator's Note: 5 December 1944] they were up in the hills. The...
Sakato mentions there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion and with the...
Connick recalls having great respect for the Marines they picked up at Iwo Jima. He watched them fight, seeing the...
Theodore Finkbeiner went on a patrol to snatch a prisoner one night and came to a bridge that had been blown out. They...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
When Richard Duchossois and his unit got up into the Bulge [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Bulge] it was very cold...
The day after the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Philippine Sea] Alexander Vraciu was...
When Edward LaPorta was in training all of the guys in the outfit were very good friends. After going through their...
Pomroy describes Johnny Rivers in detail saying the he liked to drink quite a bit and punched a hole in their barracks...

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