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After they were captured, Joseph Rockforte and his fellow prisoners walked across France. When they stopped they were...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Thomas Amico was assigned to PT-155, which was one boat in a squadron of 12. The crew was friendly, in spite of being...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
On 23 May 1944, Harold Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B [Annotator's Note: Company B...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
Richard Witaker volunteered for the United States Marine Corps because he was impressed by his friends who had done so...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Glenn Frazier met a large sergeant when he arrived in Camp Shelby. Some of the new recruits were destined for Hawaii....
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
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...
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...
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...

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