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Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
Baum was sickened by the sight and the situation. He had to regroup his men and come up with a plan to get back to the...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
When the Germans unloaded the prisoners of war from the trains, Kalil remembers British medics helping them. He recalls...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
1 day a train loaded with bomb shells came into the camp and as it came through the camp a routine safety check found a...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
Zawada realized the mission was a failure when they were under tank fire outside of Hammelburg and when he drove the...
Zawada tried to run when he got hit, but he no idea how badly injured he was [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg...
Zawada was trying to figure out what he was going to do [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Charles Scheffel laid there and must have passed out. His executive officer told him that Morotti [Annotators Note:...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Ferrier got to Pearl Harbor the day after the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet CV-8, aircraft carrier] sailed. They...
Harold Rosen took part in a simulation that was supposed to help them get ready for their next invasion. He recalls...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
Aboard ship, Wahlen's platoon leader would talk to his men about what to expect when they landed [Annotator’s Note: on...
He was asleep in his bunk [Annotator's Note: aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco, CA38] early in the morning of...
McKee relates the story of how his new crew lost their original Navigator and Bombardier when they bailed out of their...
Standifer was at Ft. Benning for 16 weeks. From there Standifer went to Camp McCain with the 94th Infantry. There were...
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....
Clinton Gardner witnessed a huge explosion at 5am in the afternoon [Annotator’s Note: on June 6th, 1944 Normandy D-Day...
Ensign Earnest said that as he was heading down, he lost elevator control; the stick was loose in his hand. Ensign...
Onesi and the other waist gunner were taken to a German hospital, he was wounded by a machine gun, but the Germans did...
Richard Duchossois and the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion were attached to the 80th Infantry Division at the time of...
After Harold Rosen was wounded, he went back into action. The shrapnel was embedded and it allowed him to serve, but...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
Quintana had to board an Australian ship that left from American Samoa. On Tulagi, the landing was rougher than...

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