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For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall having any real issues while she was in the service. One issue that occurred at the end...
James Muri joined the Army so that he could become a pilot. Growing up in Montana Muri did not see many airplanes. He...
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....
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
Y29 was a wonderful set up. They got there on 24 December [Annotator’s Note: 24 December 1944]. For the first time they...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
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...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
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...
Revis Haslett flew the Hump [Annotator's Note: the nickname given to the stretch of the Himalayas that American pilots...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
During the two years Robert Liles was in China the supply situation improved a little. They were able to get more...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
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...
Bernard Marcus was in the army reserves during the Korean War. He was not called up for active duty. The Defense...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...

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