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On 23 April [Annotators Note: 23 April 1945] Mancel Kirk and his fellow 168th Infantry Regiment GIs were taken by truck...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
Saipan was a bigger island then Tinian so it required a different kind of fight. After Tinian, Mervosh felt like a true...
John Weinart notes that the previous story was probably the closest he ever got to being killed. It was not an unusual...
The Preparations for Overseas Movement [Annotator's Note: POM] he doesn't remember a lot of. He remembered having to...
Richard Cole heard that some of the aircraft had cameras on them but his was not one of them. The picture of Doolittle...
On the 9th of June [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944, during the Normandy invasion] they sent out platoons into a couple...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: Non Commissioned Officers].Chaisson says jokingly...
When Theodore Finkbeiner landed on Anzio Beach he and the other landing troops were bombed and strafed. Company G [...
At Kasserine Pass Edward LaPorta was set up at about the middle of the pass. They were on an outpost and there was a...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotators Note: 11...
Renstrom felt like he had too much responsibility to stay with his men [Annotator’s Note: even after being wounded]....
During the breakout from the Anzio beachhead John Vessey was a forward observer with an infantry company. They were...
To David Dennis Oran, North Africa looked just like any other town but the French people there were happy to see them....
Richard Greer left Guadalcanal on 5 or 6 January 1943 and went to Melbourne. He was very happy to be leaving the island...
Bailey and the Marines got there [Annotator's Note: Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa] on the 11th [Annotator's Note: 11 June 1945...
Once they [Annotators Note: Richard Cole, James Doolittle, and the crewmen aboard their B-25 which had just taken part...
In Hawaii they [Annotators Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on Iwo...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they didn't get too much tank support; the men had to go tree to tree. The Germans took...
Arthur Jackson had his squad leader bring up some explosives and ammo but he was alone for the most part [Annotators...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer brushing off Robert Murphy’s coat]. After the big battle on...
When you woke up in the morning, you had to make up your bed and it had to be basically a foot or 2 off the floor. The...
David Dennis took basic training with an 03 rifle [Annotators Note: Springfield Model 1903 .30 caliber rifle]. They had...
Freddie Ohr was treated to another huge dinner. The Korean man told him to come down every night around seven. Ohr...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
Lynn Compton knew the Germans were nearby while he and his men stayed in the area. Compton had to go to the listening...
Before the Battle of the Coral Sea , Vejtasa's group got some information on the Japanese base at Rabaul and the...
Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week after the...
On Kunishi Ridge on 15 June [Annotator’s Note:  15 June 1945, Okinawa] Bailey and several other Marines went along the...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand because once someone died they were dead; they had to be...
Theodore Finkbeiner took part in the famous river crossing during Operation Market Garden [Annotators Note: the...
Edward LaPorta was placed in a camp near Reggio where there were about 75 men being held. It was a slave labor camp...
The following morning Pomroy was told that they would cross the airfield at a fast trot to obtain the other end of the...
When William Lansford and the other members of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion were in New Zealand he was walking down...
When Renstrom went back to Iwo Jima he fought well because the excitement was not there. He functioned better as a...

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