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Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Donald Bryan took off on 140 missions but only completed 138 of them. The bombers aborted on two of them because of...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Clayton Kelly Gross does not recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New...
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...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
The first real fighter airplane Donald Bryan flew was the P-40D with the Merlin engine, not the Allison engine. They...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Roger Shaw made a big mistake in his first opportunity as a ship’s captain. He was assigned to an army transport and...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...

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