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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...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
After D-Day, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion drove to Caumont. That was the...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
In 1944, they came out with water injection which added 200 horsepower. Bryan’s planes did not have it and he was a...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
The sole duty of Clyde East and his squadron during the Battle of the Bulge was to perform reconnaissance flights in...
Ed Rendelman grew up fast as a result of his participation in World War II. He discovered a lot of things he never...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Tom Quigley remembers how after the war ended, they were able to drive with the lights on their cars turned on. On his...
Robert Murphy served in Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. He was a pathfinder and had...
Schmedemann was born in Junction City, Kansas where he grew up and attended high school. He went to Kansas State...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...
Vejtasa and the interviewer are getting acquainted and set out how the interview will be conducted. The interviewer...
Rall was an Army cadet and after the war school, kriegschule, in Dresden he was promoted to a first lieutenant. He had...
Clayton Kelly Gross was born in Walla Walla, Washington, a town so pretty they named it twice. Gross remarks it is...
Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash who held the two mile...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
1 morning the prisoners were called out. They were usually called out every morning so the Japanese could do a head...
When Feightner pulled up at the end of the runway he was hit again. His F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F "Hellcat"...
While escorting bombers Clarence Anderson was leading his flight to the front of the bomber formation when he noticed a...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...

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