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Joseph Arbour recalls when the USS Portland (CA-33) provided shelling during the Battle of Tawara. He also remembers...
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...
Stewart Bass was excited and nervous to fly his first combat mission. He soon calmed down, followed his training and...
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...
As a machine gunner, Arnold Addison said he didn't often see the enemy face to face. He remembers firing tracer rounds...
Joe Clapper was in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
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....
Theodore Finkbeiner [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
Thomas Long said they made four landings among the small islands around Okinawa, under limited enemy fire. Their...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
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 [...
On the night of 5 June 1944, Oscar Otto Martin went into town to celebrate his birthday with friends. On his way back...
Reuben Weiner enlisted as a photographer in the 165th Signal Photographic Company. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry...
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...
Russell Clark has no regrets about D-Day. [Annotator's Note: Clark was a medic with Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
Edward E. Boyles was on a landing craft with his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...

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