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When Donald Beeghly’s unit [Annotator's Note: the 142nd Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion (mobile)] arrived in...
Robert Rosendahl got out of Camp O'Donnell and went on a detail north of a town called Cabanatuan where he was put to...
Leo William Schmittgens trained with a M1 rifle [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-automatic rifle, also known as...
Gerard Dillon was in Vierville [Annotator's Note: Vierville-sur-Mer, France] when he got his first introduction to the...
John Morrow was very angry about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor so he joined the Army. It was a done deal...
Peter Somogyi saw his father taken away within a week of 19 March 1944 [Annotator's Note: the day Germany occupied...
Rothacker Smith entered Sommocolonia on 1 December [Annotator's Note: 1 December 1944] and his last day there was 28...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. to tell the story regarding his canteen on the wall in...
Daniel Szafran and his family had been living in a ghetto in Stryków, Poland for close to a year. They had planted a...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal recalled his first time jumping out of the plane was exciting and apprehensive....
Russell Clark sailed toward Normandy with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Charles Carroll (APA-28)] lingering offshore...
Sammy Ray remembered his first night on Peleliu he was stuck down hill with two wounded Marines but the sick bay was up...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Caudill [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling, but this was Hazard's Sergeant] went to Le...
On their way back to the United States, they [Annotator's Note: George McGovern and his crew] had to make a stop in the...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...
Barbara Heming's mother worked as a maid on another farm. It was a tough life for her. Her father's brother had...
While Weldon Fruge was in France, he served with C Company of the 180th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Company C...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
Jimmie Dyer went from Guadalcanal to Okinawa. All of their equipment was on the deck of the ship and it rained the...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
Roy Stewart can recall when the Marines raised the flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. He was at an airfield and heard...
Clifton Trahan was hospitalized in Africa after being burned in a submarine attack while serving aboard the merchant...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.]. Wilhelm Gehlen...
Coleen Landry's brother Reid was married right after getting home from the war in the Pacific. He and his fiance had...
They [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and the English soldier he had escaped the prisoner of war camp in Cinecitta, Italy...
John LeBure went to work at Higgins Industries after his uncle suggested that he apply there. His uncle was a policeman...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
It was dark when Henry Malec was removed by stretcher from the cellar where he had been treated after being wounded at...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...

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