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Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
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...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Russell Gackenbach was a member in one of the 15 crews officially assigned to the 509th, 393rd Bomb Squad [Annotator's...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
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...
Charles McGee liked the P-51 [Annotator's Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] because it had more speed...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
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...
John Alison flew with Tex Hill [Annotator's Note: later Brigadier General David Lee Hill, known as Tex to friends and...
[Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral James D. "Jig Dog" Ramage, commanded Bombing Squadron 10 (VB-10), a scout-...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
Robert Hammond's medical training was in suturing, and one of his major challenges on Guam occurred when there were no...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking George Wichterich about the hedgerow fighting in...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Basil Woolf experienced the buzz bomb [Annotator's Note: German V-1 rocket bomb] attacks perpetrated by Germany on...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
After some time in Melbourne, Edmund Durocher and the other Marines [Annotator's Note: of the 1st Marine Division] were...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Walt Disney always challenged Robert Gurr with multiple projects. Even though Gurr was heavily involved in the Carousel...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Hoff served in the Navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on Douglas SBD Dauntless...
John LeBure worked on the PT [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo] boats that were constructed by Higgins Industries. They...
John LeBure began working with the Higgins company while the 37 foot boats with a bow [Annotator’s Note: the Higgins...
When they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and the men on his aircrew] got back to the field they realized they had...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...

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