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[Annotator's Note: Recording begins mid conversation between Hugh Colbert and the interviewer.] Hugh Colbert joined the...
Glen Jostad bailed out of his damaged Boeing B-17 heavy bomber and had a German fighter pass twice around him with the...
Donald Scott was a radio operator on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, G.I. Jane [Annotator’s Note: B-17 #43-37520]. The...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Joseph Yourkavitch took part in the Tennessee Maneuvers in late March 1944 [Annotator's Note: as a member of Company C...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Julian Siebert and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 328th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry...
Alexander Marsh was in charge of three 57mm anti-tank guns and a platoon of 20 to 25 men. At night he could hear the...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
William Laubner crash landed his airplane near an antiaircraft camp. It was not too long before he was surrounded by...
The Germans took the weapons away from the wounded American infantrymen Raymond VanDuzer was treating. A day or so...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Chester Strunk and his fellow crewmen were approached by locals on horseback immediately following their parachute...
Robert Fulton and eight survivors of the USS Houston (CA-30) swam to Java after they abandoned ship and were captured...
William Laubner was assigned to fly overhead cover on a mission near Berlin, Germany. The other portion of the fighter...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
Harold Gournay flew out of Italy for 18 or 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Gournay served in the USAAF as a waist gunner...
Aubrey Bradley had always wanted to fly, but had never been in an airplane before he entered the Army Air Corps. His...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
After surrendering to the German soldier [Annotator's Note: see segment titled Shot Down Over Ludwigshafen], John Sacks...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
John Angier had been shot down over Cologne, Germany, nearly beaten to death by civilians and saved from them by German...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...

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