Amphibious invasions

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Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, Arthur Seltzer took a train down to a town near Liverpool called Congleton Cheshire...
Harley Reynolds and his unit disembarked from Sicily near the beach where they landed. There was a convoy on the way...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Clinton Gardner was born in New York City on December 26, 1922. The family moved to Larchmont, New York when Gardner...
[Annotators Note: Segment begins with a female telling Phillips that she is going to the grocery store and will be...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Harold Rosen was born in Dallas, Texas in April 1925. His father owned his own business so the depression did not hit...
Gravois was born in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana and grew up in Edgard, Louisiana until he was 17.Pearl Harbor was on 7...
Mancel Grant Kirk was born near Finger, Tennessee in 1925 and spent his whole life there except when he went away for...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Church was born in Henryville, Utah. After high school he ended up going to Dixie College in St. George. He knew that...
Jackson was born in Covina, California in 1924. He was a senior in high school on 7 December 1941 when Pearl Harbor was...
Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. Lomell states that Rangers were volunteers and...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the army from the University of...
Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's note: early Cannon Company, before they established them] 39th...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
Baumgarten relives what he was thinking while he was in his landing craft coming up to Omaha Beach. He said all the men...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
The men learned to pack parachutes and jump from a tower. They had to pack the first 10 parachutes they would use at...
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...

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