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After the invasion they left Southern France [Annotator's Note: Perrett means Northern France, in June 1944] and...
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...
After going past the site of the Malmedy Massacre, they kept going and their next major battle was in a town called...
At night around Henderson field the fighting was rough [Annotator’s Note: on Guadalcanal]. Quintana could only aim at...
Their first dive bombing mission was a railroad trestle in Burma. Henderson lined up over his bomb sight. He dropped...
The scout that noticed the machine gun nests hidden in the changed leaves was able to go back to Bell and relay what he...
The Rangers detrucked in Kleinhaus at about 2:00 o'clock in the morning of 7 December 1944. Then they marched a couple...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
William Barnes manned a 20 millimeter antiaircraft gun aboard USS PC-590. When an enemy plane came at the ship it...
Frank Stewart stopped to see one of his brothers in Oklahoma on his way to Boston when he returned to the United States...
Dave Severance remembers the Marine Corps having 18,000 men at the time of his enlistment. He made corporal four times...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
The 88's [Annotator's Note: German 88 millimeter artillery] started coming in at them around 5:00am [Annotator's note:...
Thatcher was able to get his tool kit from the plane. Later in the morning there was a Chinese underground member who...
While on Midway, Whitten's squadron was changed from VMSB231 to VMSB241. This was just a change made on paper effective...
At Santa Cruz Feightner and Wickendoll [Annotator's Note: Lt(jg) Maurice Wickendoll] were flying CAP [Annotator's Note...
Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator’s Note: during D-Day Normandy 6 June 1944]. They fought...
Everyone in the outfit had great respect for Gavin [Annotator’s Note: Major General James "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin,...
Shames participated in the battle of Carentan [Annotator's Note: 10-14 June 1944]. Shames says that the Germans were...

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