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Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
Adolph Wilson fought through some of the worse jungles on Bougainville. It had everything imaginable. It rained every...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Jack Skaggs surrendered on Wilkes Island. Meanwhile, there were about 1,200 civilians on Wake Island. Commander...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Charles Coolidge left Camp Edwards near Boston to go to New York before going overseas. He was at sea for 13 days then...
The trip overseas was very interesting for Gabriel Kinney. They traveled aboard an old Norwegian freighter with no...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Rollins Rosenzweig was part of the aircraft carrier naval air cover for the invasion of Iwo Jima. [Annotator's Note:...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...

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