Amphibious invasions

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Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand only the battalion commanders knew the specifics of the...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were given a specific assignment. The planners were aware that their beachhead was...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
William Dabney and the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion flew their balloons from the ships. Dabney was responsible for...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
For Charles Coolidge, success [Annotators Note: success in combat] continued in Italy. His unit [Annotators Note:...
Monty Joe Boitnott was at a bomber base in Algeria. There were no air bases in Tunisia because almost all of the bases...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
When George Wichterich got in [Annotator’s Note: in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry Division] he was...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Lowell Brueland flew missions on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] in Normandy. The first mission was to...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Within a week shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen’s name was on the list. They shipped out in...

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