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Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
On their approach, Steve McMurray had heard that the landings on Iwo Jima were not going well. The scenes on the...
When Francis Resta’s platoon [Annotator's Note: Resta served in the weapons platoon of Company B, 1st Battalion, 407th...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
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...
John Morrow does not really remember his first mission as a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...
Charles Graves Chauncey then received training on B-17s [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber]....
Francis Hurd's unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] was responsible for keeping the...
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...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
Harry Watson described the daily routine of the Segundo [Annotator's Note: USS Segundo (SS-398)]. They would surface at...
Jackson Davis took the USS Neosho (AO-23) from San Pedro, California and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 7 September 1941....
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...
After basic training, Leo Praetorius completed a radio course and was slated to become a radio operator on a ship. At...
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,...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
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...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
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...
Fred Bronfin went from Port Hueneme to San Diego for overseas deployment with Argus-10. He was then sent to Maui for...

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