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Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Albert Porche began his typical day as a fighter armorer by having breakfast and then going to look on the board where...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Having participated in several amphibious landings as a combat swimmer, Robert Judd discusses that after their initial...
Joyce Leblanc said she usually went to school as normal. The teachers came to a point where they wouldn't even...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
About three months after returning, Jeannine Burk's sister received a letter from a family named Mike and Frieda Savage...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
They did not want to get caught on the railroad tracks when hit was dark because that is when the RAF would come...
Darold Rice remembers how when he and the other privates reported back for duty no one was at the camp and they joined...
When Ela Weissberger arrived in Terezin on 12 February 1942, she found it "terrible." She had to walk about four...
Alois Kopp escaped from a sinking Hell Ship and swam to the beach on Burma only to be recaptured by the Japanese. The...
After fighting through France and Luxembourg, Henry Feldman crossed the Rhine River on pontoon bridges at Cologne,...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
Earl Williams was a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] assistant crew chief flying with...
Eva Gross reached the place of selection at Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: she had just completed a terrible three day...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...

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