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At Pearl Harbor, Sherwin Callander was reassigned to the sea plane tender USS Wright (AV-1). The vessel carried men and...
Basil Woolf recollects that the Jewish organization that recruited him as a landing craft engine room operator after...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Surviving the aerial attack on his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], Earl Williams and...
Ruben Weiner says that the Eyemo camera [Annotator's Note: Bell...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
Robert Rosendahl's squadron [Annotator's Note: 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group] was stationed at a gunnery...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Walter Jacobs thought that the Japanese were not normal people. They were fanatics. They were good at sneaking around...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
John Raaen and a portion of the 5th Ranger Battalion were detached and under the command of Sullivan [Annotator’s Note...
Edward Shames met the chief of the Dutch Undeground, John Van Kuijk, during Operation Market Garden in September 1944....
Joseph Simpson experienced snow and rain during the Battle of the Bulge. The men who fought in Bastone told Simpson...
Daniel Szafran was already a member of the Palmach [Annotator's Note: "storm troops," the elite force of the Haganah,...
Harvey Segal reached the French coast. He had to board a landing craft after taking off his 80 pound pack. The timing...
Samuel Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th...
Glen Jostad describes his terrible experience during eight days transit from one Stalag to another. The cramped boxcar...
Walter Ram and his fellow crewmates had to wait for another airplane before continuing their bombing missions. A female...
Robert Marovelli clearly remembers being in the bathtub on 7 December 1941, when the announcement came over the radio...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
At daylight, Herbert Gross was alone after bailing out of the B-24 [Annotator's Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
Jack Carver arrived at Utah Beach about six weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day was the Allied invasion of...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...

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