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[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Edward Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
Raymond VanDuzer was recommended for a Silver Star but he did not know it at the time. He was awarded two Bronze Stars...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...
Francis J. Cook went over to Europe on the Queen Mary without escort because the ship was so fast it did not have to...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
Samuel Lombardo went to Fort Shanks prior to going to Pier 42 in New York for departure on the Queen Mary. Lombardo was...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with the interviewer asking William Winter about civil rights during his political...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...

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