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Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
Stanley Jack Birnbaum fought the war that was considered a "popular war" because it was necessary. He was a tall,...
Arnold Spielberg [Annotator's Note: as a Communications Chief in the 490th Bombardment Squadron, 341st Bombardment...
Paul Bosworth was sent to Flagstaff, Arizona for training. He started shooting up all of the beautiful cactuses there....
As far as the war was concerned, Arthur Davis claimed, working for the Bureau of Ships was his big adventure. It was a...
Henry A. Tacket began training at Treasure Island in San Francisco for his assignment to a new destroyer. That was...
John Laborde was assigned to General MacArthur's [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas MacArthur] advance echelon...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
Robert D. Shaner made a trip to the Lingayen Gulf [Annotator's Note: Lingayen Gulf, Philippines aboard the USS LST-475...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Alvin Barnes was temporarily assigned to the USS Indianapolis [Annotator's Note: USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] for one day...
Charles T. Edwards is disappointed in that air travel should be faster than the speeds they are flying now. Edwards...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
Paul Lefever related in depth his mission to destroy a well protected V-2 rocket manufacturing site in Stettin [...
While moving towards New Georgia [Annotator's Note: New Georgia, Solomon Islands], Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson's boat [...
Herbert W. Ridyard arrived at battalion headquarters prior to the advance on Sinz, Germany and was sent to find a...
Heading east and north into Germany, Gordon Higgins' 7th Army was flanked on either side by the French Army and Patton’...
Rollins Rosenzweig and his fellow Navy airmen were told ahead of the attack that they would be going to the South China...
It was a month or more before Robert Heller became the pilot of a new crew. As new personnel came in, especially top...
Theodore Marolda got rest and then trained in Melbourne, Australia [Annotator's Note: with Company A, 1st Armored...
As the war progressed, the air support was hit and miss for Jack Buckner and the other bomber crews [Annotator's Note:...
From there [Annotator's Note: Smyrna Army Airfield, Tennessee], Paul Dietzel was sent to Lincoln Army Air Base for...
Sumner Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. flew as a bombardier aboard B-29s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Nick Cristiano saw his first B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] in New Mexico and it...
Harry Carlson's training at Langley Field [Annotator's Note: Langley Field in Newport News, Virginia, now Langley Air...
David Oreck enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1942 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He wanted to fly in the Air...
To conserve what little was left in the battery, Donald Hoff turned off the transmitter, receiver, intercom and IFF or...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
Before bailing out of his stricken airplane [Annotator's Note: near Brunet, France], Irving Baum [Annotator's Note: a...
The drill instructor Steve McMurray had for basic training was a small, compact, mean man from Mississippi who was "as...
By the second day of basic training Leon J. Neiman realized how hard serving in the military was going to be. One day...
While in Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii], Victor Yost helped clean the ship. When at sea, Yost...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...

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