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Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
The second and final time Floyd Fogg was wounded, the Marines were taking Hill 515 for the fifth time. They were...
Elisabeth Bolster and her husband left Bremerhaven for America. There were four tier bunk beds on the ship. There were...
Vernon Alexander and the 103rd Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Alexander was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion...
Rob Roy Ratliff joined the Marine Corps and trained with some of the Navajo code talkers. He received a ten day leave [...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
The first prison camp that Robert Tyler Oakes went to was Stalag Luft IV [Annotator's Note: Pomerania, Poland]. The...
Ernest Gross, a prisoner at Kaufering [Annotator's Note: Kaufering; subcamp of Dachau; Landsberg am Lech, Germany],...
David T. Morgenthaler and his unit [Annotator's Note: 21st Aviation Engineer Regiment] were sent to North Africa and...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
Prior to jumping on D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], some of the fellas...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
On the night of 5 June 1944, Oscar Otto Martin went into town to celebrate his birthday with friends. On his way back...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
As Edward E. Boyles and his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a platoon leader in Company B...
Julian Gould Brunt was a Platoon Sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion] at the beginning of...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
On 7 December 1941, Theodore Pavlovich, along with many of his fellow riflemen, was on their barracks roof using the...
Mildred Aupied worked on three Liberty ships at Delta [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
When he finished administrative school in Denver, Colorado, Ben Epstein was shipped to Saint Louis, Missouri to a...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Sent next to Ephrata, Washington, Carl Koone was issued a roll [Annotator's Note: bed roll], blankets and a folding cot...
From Camp Rucker, Alabama, Robert Mero went to Camp Shanks, New York for embarkation to the European Theater in late...
Harry Carlson finished his training in Great Bend, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend,...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
When he was drafted, Weldon Fruge wasn't excited about leaving his home and family, but he traveled to Fort Knox,...
Right after Passover in 1944 [Annotator's Note: after 14 April 1944. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944.], Eva...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Seymour Mermelstein encountered civilians in some of the small towns they went through. [Annotator's Note: Mermelstein...

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