Amphibious invasions

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When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Some of the units that formed on the east coast took the Panama canal to the west coast. When they got to San Diego...
During the invasion, Martello remembered going down the rope ladders while the waves were around 35 feet high. You had...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Leisey was told before he deployed that he was going to go to Officer Candidate School, yet that never developed. He...
Lazarick knew he was going to the Pacific. In March of 1944 the 96th Division was classified as an amphibious division....
The invasion at Ormoc Bay was small and consisted mainly of destroyers and rocket firing landing craft.The Laffey [...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
For Henry Phillips Sicily was a cake walk. They landed in Palermo from a big transport. The Germans used aircraft...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
On 16 December 1944, the Germans started the biggest battle of offensive fighting in the world's history, the Battle of...
During the initial attack Rogers was in the bushes away from the air field and could see them fly over. That was around...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
Yellin had to fly the next day after he bailed out in the ocean. He notes that the P-40 was a great airplane. There was...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
On 23 May of 1944, Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B to make up for the lose of men....
When Wilburn K. Ross landed on Sicily he landed from a Higgins boat. The beach being laden with obstacles and barbed...
They moved on south into Bavaria. The war ended while they were in Rosenheim.When they went overseas they were told not...
Bell's initial experience in England consisted mainly of training and trying to avoid boredom. They were gradually...
In Iceland, he took and passed the test for corporal. When Renstrom got back to San Diego he took the test for Sergeant...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
Mack was attached to the Sixth Marine Division and sent to Guadalcanal for training. The Sixth Marine Division was...
It was decided that the Laffey was going to head to Washington, DC and be tied up next to the Naval Gun Factory. The...
Delewski took part in the Normandy operation. That was the first time the Laffey saw action. He was put in charge of...
Crain was 1 of the seaman in the boat. They were on a transport ship originally. When Crain was on the transport ship...
When Charles Scheffel became a platoon leader, he used all of the ammunition that they could teaching his men about...
The Marines felt that they were good when it came to their training and their ability to fight. They landed on Namur on...
They started back to Australia to begin the process of removing the dead from the ship [Annotator’s Note: from the USS...
Bailey had been walking around the ship [Annotator's Note: the ship that was taking him to the invasion of Okinawa]. He...
Kassal was sent back to the United States for five weeks before finally making it overseas. They traveled through...
After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...
James Goodrich thinks that people had a greater hatred for the Japanese than the Germans in America. He credits hearing...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] They...
Sicily was an easier operation than Italy. Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...

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