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Albert Porche went into the service after Pearl Harbor was attacked. The armed forces were trying to recruit as many...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
After his Christmas day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] fight, James Jones went on to Bastogne [Annotator's Note:...
Before the atomic bomb was dropped [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 and...
William McCool left Ohrdruf, Germany and its concentration camp bound for Dresden, Leipzig, and then Zwickau on the...
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...
Martin Suter was in New York City [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] when he heard about the atomic bomb strikes....
Richard Graff continued moving through Germany. There were displaced people as well as American and German prisoners of...
That night, Howard Anderson was given some food. At some point in the night, air raid sirens started blaring because...
Burt Richard Sadler did not have time to think about the end of the war. He thought he would be sent to drive landing...
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...
After Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], F. Lincoln Grahlfs received orders to tow away the USS Hugh W. Hadley...
[Annotator's Note: Clifford Suthern Hayes fell ill and was sent to a hospital to recover.] Clifford Suthern Hayes was...
At the end of the battle [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Louis R. Lepore was brought back to the beach and given a...
Frank Campisano was told he would be in the first wave for the invasion of Japan. He departed for his old camp on...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Arst and the interviewer discuss some of his old comrades and their current whereabouts.] One...
Grace Brown and some friends liked to go out after work. They would meet up with the different soldiers that came into...
Joseph P. Fulco did not think the fighting was as bad after crossing the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River]. He...
[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...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...
When James McCorriston left the hospital, he was assigned to the USS Fall River (CA-131), then he left the Navy. He...
Ray Snyder graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Engineering Physics, and was commissioned in...
Robert H. "Bob" Harris returned to the United States sometime in September or October 1944. While overseas, he knew...
Richard Scholl was in some of the dirtiest fighting in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: Invasion of Lingayen Gulf,...
When William Goldsborough turned 18 in January 1944, he registered for the draft, and was allowed to finish out his...
On 25 December 1944, Christmas Day, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr., boarded the vessel that would take him to the European...
Paul Amrod arrived on the southern beaches of Okinawa to aggressive Japanese artillery fire. There was still heavy...
Richard Witaker was apprehensive about going ashore before Okinawa. He had seen his first indications of war while at...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
Lucien Laborde had no personal contact with General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S....
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...

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