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David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
Edward Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and...
After a brief stay on Saipan, David Fisher and his crewmates were sent to Guam to join the 39th Bomb Group, 314th Bomb...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Charles Balaza was in the same Corregidor tunnel as General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: US Army General Douglas...
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...
Bryghte Davis Godbold observed incoming Japanese aircraft flying at a low level. They flew over the islands and...
Harold Joslin was an intercept operator [Annotator's Note: communication code specialist who interpreted enemy coded...
The flight to Chakulia, India took John Elliott and his B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Corps Tank Battalion (medium)]...
Harry Watson remembered that his sub [Annotator's Note: USS Segundo (SS-398)] was subjected to depth charges twice. He...
Ralph Griffith said the worst part of being a prisoner was the uncertainty. They never got any news. They had no idea...
Melvin Baker felt the German guards were tough. He tried to stay right with them. A flight of B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
George Roberts took part in the 6 March [Annotator's Note: 6 March 1944] raid over Berlin during which 69 bombers were...
Harold Buell flew both the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Curtis SB2C Helldiver dive bombers. There were positive and...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
After crossing the Pacific, Philip Dunford's troop ship docked in Hawaii for a couple of days. He does not recall...
This action was the one during which Robert Liles got his first confirmed kill. It was a Zero [Annotator's Note:...
Paul Bosworth was on a bombing mission just west of Dresden [Annotator's Note: Dresden, Germany]. They would normally...
Russell Gackenbach was briefed either at 11 or 12 o'clock prior to the mission. [Annotator's Note: The mission being...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Albert Reale remembers that the size of the Pacific impressed him, and there were many days when he saw nothing but...
Madeleine Vignier Peters was born in the little village of [Annotator's Note: town name not discernible] in France. She...
Ernst Schrader was born on a large estate that his father worked on near Hamburg, Germany in October 1919. Hamburg was...
Dr. Richard Pipes was born in 1923 in a small Silesian town where his father had a chocolate factory. In 1928, his...
Rosemarie Weber was born in Saint Paul's Catholic Hospital in the Intramuros, the walled city in Manila, in the...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
Sidney Maiten was born in September 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoyed his early life there. He delivered...
Wilhelm Gehlen was born in November 1934 in Viersen [Annotator's Note: Viersen, Germany]. He remembers growing up...
Fernando Serna was born in Laredo, Texas in October 1922. He was a senior in high school when the war started. He was...
Elisabeth Bolster was born in the Bavarian region in Germany. Upon arriving in the United States, she discovered that...
Enlisting in the Navy at the age of 18, Lauren Bruner first reported to San Diego, California, for three months of...

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