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The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Freeman Dyson's friend Michael Laughlin [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling] had been his roommate prior to going...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Some of the primary targets Robert Whitcomb hit were marshalling yards, research facilities, and factories. They made...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Krause served in the US Army Air Forces as a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
John W. Towle flew his first missions over flying bomb sights in France. [Annotator's Note: The V-1 rocket bomb and V-2...
John Howland and his B-17 bomber crewmates were assigned to the 381st Bomb Group based at Ridgewell, England. They...
Harold Gournay flew out of Italy for 18 or 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Gournay served in the USAAF as a waist gunner...
Assigned as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] gunner with the 527th Bombardment...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Charles Davis experienced his first burial at sea after the 13 to 15 November battle [Annotator's Note: 13 to 15...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
Joseph Richard tries to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese but he cannot. He can see it as plain as day...
After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
John Angier had been shot down over Cologne, Germany, nearly beaten to death by civilians and saved from them by German...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
[Annotators Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...
Lloyd Dendy and another man were on the side of a bomb crater and got blown out of their foxhole. They both vibrated...
Glen Kuskie was born in February 1924 on a dairy farm in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his family moved to town, his dad...
Other close calls John Cassidy remembers included a night when two bombers flew so low, in diversionary tactics while...
Fernando Serna had several close calls during the war. Assigned to Corregidor Island in the Philippines, he got out of...
Norris Gwin was based on Midway Island in early January 1944. His squadron [Annotator's Note: Marine Scout Bombing...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
After surviving a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] flight that arrived in Hawaii on...

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