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Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
Harold Baumgarten continues his description of American firepower [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of...
Frank Pomroy estimates that the Japanese battleship bombardment [Annotator's Note: on the Marine positions on...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
When John Laster got to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot training, he became a part of Company 1595, 36th Battalion, 23rd...
Gerald Abbenhaus went overseas November 1944 [Annotator's Note: as an infantry officer in Company H, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
Recalling his experiences on Cape Gloucester, Joe Clapper said the combat portion was very light. It was the easiest...
Joe Clapper's unit [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] landed on...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
John Angier had been shot down over Cologne, Germany, nearly beaten to death by civilians and saved from them by German...
John S. Johnson stood with his hands in the air as the Japanese searched his pockets. He had no water or food for a day...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
Jules Levin recalled the cold winter in Europe. Usually people slept around or under the tank. Levin would take his bed...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Richard Yavenue was with the 2nd Marine Division on Saipan [Annotator's Note: in the Northern Mariana Islands]. After...
Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
After graduating from high school, Sammy Ray started college at a junior college [Annotator's Note: Sunflower Junior...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
Joseph Simpson joined the 84th Infantry Division in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in Company C,...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
After arriving in Southern France, Thomas Houdek and the rest of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
William Greer saw combat and was wounded in Normandy, France shortly after troops exited Utah Beach. His squad leader...
On one mission, Michael Linquata and his squad were to advance into a forest with their sergeants. The enlisted men...
Edwin Knight was in the Philippines when fighting began to subside. The priority for logistical support was redirected...
Julian Siebert went straight from England to France. Within two days, he was on the front in November 1944. Siebert was...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...

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