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William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship. [Annotator’s Note: the USS Laertes (AR-20)] They waited for an...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
Mancel Grant Kirk was born near Finger, Tennessee in 1925 and spent his whole life there except when he went away for...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
James was born in North Texas in Aberdene. The town is no longer there. He lived there until he was 10 years old. His...
Edward LaPorta does not recall the date he was captured at Kasserine Pass in North Africa. He believes that the reason...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...
Alexander Jefferson survived the horrible conditions of Stalag Luft III. General Patton was horrified of the conditions...
Lyle Bouck was not put in any work detail and was in an area containing only officers. He is pretty sure that he hooked...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Not a whole lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
They never really knew. They could have used any excuse to cut Myers' head off, but he still took alot of chances.Myers...
They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
[Annotator’s Note: This segment was a time code drop from the beginning of the second tape.] Joseph Armanini discusses...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room and told Edward LaPorta and the other POWs to gather...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
Arthur Pendleton never claimed his injuries. He does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to. The system is...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
They were able to keep their sanity because they knew the war was going well for them. Once the front line was going...
Freddie Ohr then called his flight up while the next two flights hit the field. They set the whole airfield on fire....
Freddie Ohr realized the weather was bad. The ground crew said no one could fly. Ohr stayed a couple of nights in Paris...
When they dug their facilities they would dig a trench and set up an area where they could sit to relieve themselves....
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...

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