Amphibious invasions

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Ehlers, the interviewer, and a third party are talking during a brief break they took when the interviewer’s cell phone...
Vernon wore a ring. Hershel Williams also wore a ring that was to remind him of his engagement to his fiancee Ruby....
James Goodrich and his buddy dug a foxhole. His buddy put a big branch across the top of the hole. Later that night...
Clayton Kelly Gross cannot recall if the Messerschmitt he shot down off of the B-17 was his third or fourth kill. He...
Chaisson volunteered for the army when he was 17. He didn't like the navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough for...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
Richard Ford was at the assault training center near Bristol for a few months. There was a boys' school near them....
Baumgarten continues his description of U.S. firepower [Annotator's Note: during D-Day Normandy, France]. He states...
The San Francisco had to intercept the Japanese ships coming down the Slot [Annotator's Note: the narrow course from...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
They landed in Sicily at a little town called Gela. It was still dark when they landed and the Germans were shooting at...
They did everything they could do to get off of the beach. One of the warrant officers was hit and told Renstrom to go...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
Frank Stewart stopped to see one of his brothers in Oklahoma on his way to Boston when he returned to the United States...
While the Laffey was undergoing training on Chesapeake Bay some of the gunners were sent to Dam Neck, Virginia for...
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
When Mann's unit broke out of the Anzio beachhead they walked in the direction of the Alban Hills.At 1 point they were...
When Mervosh secured Saipan they stayed on the island for about eleven days. Then they got word that they were going to...
Deen was supposed to follow Bill Thompson [Annotator’s Note: during the invasion of Peleliu, 15 September 1944]. He was...
Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator’s Note: during D-Day Normandy 6 June 1944]. They fought...
While the ships were circling, Hershel Williams had to use the bathroom, which was essentially a pump that circulated...
Leisey recalls having to do sponge ball therapy so he could build up the strength up in his hand. He has problems...
As the 6th Marines were going in [Annotator's Note: on Tarawa] on their Higgins boats [Annotator's Note: LCVPs, landing...
Chaisson was in the 1st Division [Annotator's Note: US Army's 1st Infantry Division] in B Company, 16th Infantry...
Richard Ford recalls a nasty day in England. Eisenhower came through with his staff. There were RAF [Annotators Note:...
Teddy [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Theodore "Teddy" Keller, Gravois' future brother-in-law] and Gravois trained in New...
Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6 June 1944...
After the Sicilian campaign was over they moved to a little town where they set up a regimental camp in an almond...
Flandro had the idea to line them up in one singular row which was against how they were supposed to line them up [...
[Annotators Note: John Vessey served in the army as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery,...
They went directly into Ormoc Bay [Annotator's Note: Philippines]. Once the troops landed the kamikazes started to...
Severance remembers some of the men, including Ira Hayes, John Bradley [Annotators Note: John Henry Bradley, also known...
When the Laffey left Pearl Harbor she was assigned as a escort for an old battleship heading out into the Pacific to...
There were a lot of events that did not make a lasting impression on Crain. He cannot recall the troops he brought in...
Mann landed in Southern France early in the morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 15 August 1944]. He went ashore...

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