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John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
Walter Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on 6...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Mahlen Arledge experienced his first combat on Angaur. He had no idea what to expect in combat. The first night on the...
Richard Keller did not get promoted to captain until after they were in combat. They went straight into the jungle to...
After recuperating, Gerald West left for New Georgia. The Raiders landed on New Georgia at one o’clock in the morning...
Burton Johnson arrived in Finschafen, New Guinea in the South Pacific after completing his stateside training. This was...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...
[Annotator's Note: This clip 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...
When George Wichterich got in [Annotator’s Note: in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry Division] he was...
John Raaen spent time in the hedgerow area of Normandy after Maisy [Annotator’s Note: Maisy was the location of a...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Lowell Brueland flew missions on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] in Normandy. The first mission was to...
Norris Waddill was selected with two other men to go into the D-Day invasion. He was to accompany the 1st Infantry...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Richard Boyd joined his company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] as a replacement in...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Sterling Mace did not like Okinawa. He could never see the enemy. They were so far away that it seemed to him that it...
Harold Zeringer was a participant in the assault to take the Japanese held island of Okinawa. The invasion took place...
At Okinawa, Wilbur Rogers' ship [Annotator's Note: USS Foote (DD-511)] was part of a radar picket station, a system...
Jake Ussery and the Langley [Annotator's Note: USS Langley (CVL-27)] began to prepare for Okinawa soon after departing...
When Charles Womack and the other Marines in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine...
C. Charles Collie was at Okinawa which was the last big campaign of the war. It lasted longer than any of the other...
Ralph Hopkins participated in the battle of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: while aboard the USS Louisville (CA-28)]. It was...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...

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