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James Shelton Scales was in the Marine Corps when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Murray Stein was told that when they replacde the 2nd Division [Annotator's Note: 2nd Infantry Division], they were...
Walter Sapp had been in his foxhole for eight days. He could not stand or walk. Two men lifted him out and he woke up...
Oscar Otto Martin remembered that on his first day in combat, they were scheduled to attack at two in the afternoon,...
The war was on and all of the men were being drafted. After the first year, women were allowed to join the military, so...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
Once he was strong enough, James Bollich was transferred to Mukden, Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Mukden, Manchuria,...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Raymond Mosher served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman in the station hospital on the...
While he was a prisoner in Italy, Paul Carter nearly starved. Before leaving Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy] his...
Lawrence Richard "Red" Gilbert was put on a work detail building houses on a Jewish cemetery. They used the tombstones...
Lewis Thomas Easterling had broken his legs when his plane was hit and he could not go anywhere when he landed. A group...
T. Toby Kafka enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1944 at the age of 20. Her family, particularly her brother,...
James Armstrong had bailed out of his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber], which was shot...
The first mission Paul Lefever participated in was the second Schweinfurt mission [Annotator's Note: on 14 October 1943...
Lynward Joseph "Buddy" or "Bud" Adams joined the Navy with his two friends, and they were sent to San Diego [Annotator'...
Lloyd Burns remarks on the reputation of the B-26s [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber]. They were...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
While the 35th Infantry [Annotator's Note: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] waited on Guadalcanal [...
Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
Robert Fulton and eight survivors of the USS Houston (CA-30) swam to Java after they abandoned ship and were captured...
While waiting for an assignment, Theodore Robert Tanner and the other pilots of his group were called to meetings twice...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Robert "Bob" Livingston volunteered for service with the US Army Air Force on 4 September 1942. He was sent to Camp...
Jean D. "JD" Johnson volunteered for Navy service and was assigned as a radioman on the newly constructed USS Balao (SS...
Flying to Japan was not easy because so much of China was under Japanese control. All of the missions Howard Anderson...
William Laubner was assigned to fly overhead cover on a mission near Berlin, Germany. The other portion of the fighter...
Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson kept moving north until he made it to Vella Lavella [Annotator's Note: Vella Lavella,...
Theodore Robert Tanner flew six missions in a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft], but never...
George A. Damiano recalls when the Marines accidently fired on his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
Carroll Harris and the 1st Platoon [Annotator's Note: 1st Platoon, 7th Scout Company (Provisional), 7th Infantry...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...

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