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Describing his patrol duties in the Pacific, Bennett Sparks spoke of the initial testing of SONAR [Annotator's Note:...
John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
There were several instances when Henry Malec could have been killed. While advancing on the German city of Regensburg...
Mahlen Arledge experienced his first combat on Angaur. He had no idea what to expect in combat. The first night on the...
Edmund Durocher was alone for a while [Annotator's Note: on a ridge on Cape Gloucester, New Britain known as Coffin...
The attack on the barn took place between Arras and Amiens. When Gerhard Franzky was caught the second time he was sent...
Donald Stratton went aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) in Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona (BB-39) put the Missouri to shame...
One of the replacements sent to James Goodrich's squad was killed before Goodrich ever got his name because he did not...
Arthur Pendleton never claimed his injuries. He does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to. The system is...
Richard Scheerer does not recall hearing any news about D-Day prior to crossing the Channel. The first night he sat...
Winnecken Gerhard was sent to Normandy around 15 May 1944, only a few weeks prior to the D-Day invasion [Annotator's...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Walter Halloran spent his first night in France in an apple orchard [Annotator’s Note: Halloran had landed that morning...
Monty Joe Boitnott never got the Garand rifle in his outfit. The first things they got did not even have a bayonet but...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
When asked his opinion of the Germans, Otis Gatewood said it seemed to him that the kids of the war generation were...
After spending months trying to kill Japanese, Oran Harris now had to live with them. He felt sorry for the civilians,...
Sterling Mace did not like Okinawa. He could never see the enemy. They were so far away that it seemed to him that it...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Bernard Friedenberg trained for the invasion of Europe after the invasion of Sicily. He landed at Omaha Beach and Gela...
The Russians appropriated German housing, and Aubrey Bradley was quartered in a home for a few days before being...
When they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war] got to the gates of the Vatican they were...
Mitchell Zimmer served aboard two sister-ship submarines, the Snapper [Annotator's Note: USS Snapper (SS-185) and the...
Samuel Jenkins recalls being in Hünningen for about a month before moving to Lanzerath, Belgium. Bouck [Annotator's...
After the D-Day related transport flights, Robert Harris was assigned to a mission that never transpired. His...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Prior to shipping out, Sammy Ray's professor and advisor from Louisiana State University, Doctor Lowry, put him in...
In mid 1942, Jack Leaming and approximately 60 other prisoners of war, POWs, were transferred to a camp in Osaka. The...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
Arthur Staymates had crossed the beach and felt he had reached safety when he made it to the cliffs [Annotator's Note:...
After he joined Company B, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Hugh Colbert...

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