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After ten weeks of flying the BT-13 [Annotator’s Note: Vultee BT-13 Valiant two seat trainer aircraft], Calvin Moret...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
Everybody knew what they were building there. Hans Courant was at Alamogordo for the bomb test since he had built some...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
To fill personnel losses resulting from accidents and combat, Richard Baile's crew was broken up. He was made the...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
William Pierce tells the story of his duty on Guam while he was training for the invasion of the Japanese home islands...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Russell Gackenbach was briefed either at 11 or 12 o'clock prior to the mission. [Annotator's Note: The mission being...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
[Annotator's Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the Army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
Lucien Laborde had no personal contact with General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S....
Russell Gackenbach was a member in one of the 15 crews officially assigned to the 509th, 393rd Bomb Squad [Annotator's...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the Army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Robert Huber and the rest of his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
One day in late 1945 Allen Tillery was called in to the office of the colonel and informed that his application for the...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Forrest Villarrubia found the weather on Guam to be beautiful while he was stationed there after his tour in Leyte. The...
Hans Courant has never been to Hiroshima or Nagasaki. He has also not returned to Alamogordo but has been back to Los...
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
That was the end of combat for Harold DeForest. After DeForest got out of the hospital he was supposed to go back to...
Lloyd Guillory made one flight against Rabaul. Rabaul was a Japanese airfield that was a very hot spot. It was bypassed...
William Pierce looked at the invasion of Japan as just another battle. His Marine regiment [Annotator's Note: Pierce...

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