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After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
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...
Cleveland Peterson and the 59th Air Service Squadron left the United States for India with as much aircraft repair...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...
For Robert Gorman, crossing the Roer River was a serious point in his combat experience. Both sides shelled heavily...
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...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
John Nicholas's ship, the USS Gayety (AM-239), participated in submarine chasing in the Pacific. He set the depth...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Since the unit Gus Gikas led was intended to replace another unit in India that had been deployed for two years, their...
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...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
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....
By 21 March [Annotator's Note: 21 March 1945], the American forces were getting close so John Mock and his fellow...
[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...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
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...

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