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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...
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,...
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...
Lloyd Guillory flew aboard an LB-30 [Annotator's Note: the Consolidated LB-30 Liberator cargo aircraft was a variant of...
In September 1944, Samuel Jenkins and the others [Annotator's Note: the other members of the I...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
John W. Towle was given a jeep ride after leaving the Bovary family and arrived in Paris at the 15th Air Force...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
The day after the Pearl Harbor attack, J. W. Childs went to the USS Nevada (BB-36) which had managed to get underway...
Having escaped the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Oklahoma (BB-37)] as she capsized, Richard Schlink survived the day...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...

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