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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...
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...
The goal of the Allies in Italy was to hold up as many German divisions as possible so that they could not be used...
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...
Sherman [Annotator's Note: US M4 "Sherman" medium tank] tanks make a lot of noise but Tiger [Annotator's Note: German...
James Smith almost starved to death with only three days rations on his back. They were not organic to the 1st Marine...
Clayton Kelly Gross remarks that a fighter pilot cannot talk without using his hands. He recalled getting to England...
Chaisson was in the 1st Division [Annotator's Note: US Army's 1st Infantry Division] in B Company, 16th Infantry...
On the morning of the 16th [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944] Lyle Bouck was surprised by shelling. They could hear...
Malarkey went to Normandy, France to meet with the family who owned the farm where he had fought on D-Day. The family...
During the battle Commander Becton [Annotator's Note: Admiral F. Julian Becton] was very calm. He gave orders to the...
Vernon Baker continues to describe his Medal of Honor actions in Italy. He began cutting wire on the hill. The wire was...
Teddy [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Theodore "Teddy" Keller, Gravois' future brother-in-law] and Gravois trained in New...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Bell has trouble bringing up exactly what his unit was doing at the time because he remembers it as a, "constant...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
The battle ended on June 21st [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa in 1945]. The Sixth Marine Division went on to China. Mack...
When Donald Hoff's pilot pulled up from his dive, he pulled up so hard that he blacked out. When he opened his eyes he...
Leonard Spivey did not have a full crew for the mission. On the Schweinfurt mission Spivey was the squadron lead...
When the Laffey left Pearl Harbor she was assigned as a escort for an old battleship heading out into the Pacific to...
During the first attack the Germans walked toward Milosevich's position. No tanks were sent at them for fear that they...

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