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James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
Harley Reynolds remembers artillery fire coming in from one of the supporting ships out at sea. The shells came just...
Harley Reynolds notes that today everything is different from what they were doing. Reynolds notes that they had to do...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
Four or five days after 5 April [Annotators Note: 5 April 1945] Tokuji Yoshihashi’s company [Annotators Note: Company A...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus  Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September of 1943 and were stationed...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
John Marr served as a 1st Lieutenant and commanded 1st Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,  507th Parachute Infantry...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...

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