Amphibious invasions

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Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
For the invasion of Peleliu, Charles Womack and the other Marines transferred off the ship into amtracs [Annotator's...
Ira Schilling and his outfit of assault engineers landed in the third wave during the invasion of Saipan. They landed...
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...
Ira Schilling and most of his comrades in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment changed a great deal after the...
As they neared Iwo Jima, James Salerno and the others were told that it would not take more than a week to take the...
Since Richard Nummer had been separated from his original unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 28th Marine Regiment...
Joseph LaNier had no training or explanation concerning how to perform as a Seabee [Annotator’s Note: Seabee is a twist...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
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...
Gerald West was transported from Tulagi to Guadalcanal aboard the USS Colhoun (APD-2). The USS Colhoun was sunk while...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
[Annotator's Note: Allen Tillery served in the USMC as a Japanese language specialist. For the campaign in the Marshall...
When they left Guam, Walter Jacobs suffered acute tonsillitis and had to go to the hospital. He was still there when...
When Gabriel Kinney first went overseas to join the 25th Infantry Division he was assigned to 1st Platoon, Company F,...
After that [Annotator's Note: the 11th Airborne Division's combat operations on leyte], they headed for Luzon on a...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
One of the worst times Philip Schweitzer experienced was the month that he spent on the plateau on New Guinea. Another...
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...
[Annotator's Note: James Muri served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers in the 22nd...
After recuperating, Gerald West left for New Georgia. The Raiders landed on New Georgia at one o’clock in the morning...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
[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...
Peter Harry spent six months in England then crossed the Channel to Omaha Beach in Normandy. He landed about two days...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...

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