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Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Warren Schmitt was sent to San Diego after he was drafted. He had six weeks of training. Some of the young men could...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Warren Schmitt and the USS Savo Island (CVE-78) sailed for their first enemy encounter at Peleliu Island. Despite...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
William Greer was sent to a small camp in England [Annotator’s Note: after his deployment across the Atlantic Ocean]....
Harold Buell wanted to hit a major enemy warship but seemed to never have the opportunity. He finally had his chance...
Tony Schneider recaps his involvement in the Doolittle Raid that took place on 18 April 1942. Assigned to VB-6 [...
Jack Sanders flew his first missions over Europe prior to 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. He flew his first...
Jack K. Carver was born in June 1920 in Manhattan, New York City. On Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
Harold Buell discusses his wartime experiences and his opinions of multiple dive bomber and fighter pilots who he flew...
Prior to the battle near Oradour-sur-Glane, John Singlaub experienced a German Heinkel 111 bomber attack. The aircraft...
Leroy Fadem and the USS Stevens (DD-479) were part of the invasion force attacking Guam [Annotator's Note: in July 1944...
Robert Fisch had contracted a fever. [Annotator's Note: He had been exposed to typhus at the Austrian border on his way...
Jack Taylor found the Japanese could not hold up to the F6F fighters [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter...
Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
Odell Vaughn and the 178th Field Artillery Battalion boarded an LST, Landing Ship Tank, vessel in England. The...
Thomas Crosby remembered soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, they attacked the Philippines. Using...
Michael Wilford Boos' unit, the 74th Station Hospital, set up on the outskirts of the Abbey of Monte Cassino, Italy....
John McConn arrived after Munich and the nearby terrible death camp had been captured and cleaned up. [Annotator’s Note...
Patrick E. Russell spent the first two years of the war in the Aleutian Islands. He flew seaplanes off the deck of a...
Thomas Tizzard was on the USS Denver (CL-58) at Bougainville, covering the landing troops. They would bombard the...
Robert Mayes was inducted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He went through Basic Training and then went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Richard Schlink was standing watch as the duty Pharmacist's Mate [Annotator's Note:...
Harold Buell returned to the United States after his Air Group 2 on Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet (CV-12)] was...
Firman Balza was transferred on 7 April 1944, and watched the Maryland sail away on 20 April 1944. The ship went to...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
It was the habit of Richard Pipes' college fraternity brothers to sit around and listen to the radio, and it was a...
Norman Riggsby returned to the United States through New York and Camp Kilmer. It was great. He went to Michigan even...

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