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John Morrow was a radio operator on a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] based in...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
Harry Watson went to Newport, Rhode Island [Annotator's Note: for Navy boot camp training], and couldn't understand why...
Walter Ram arrived at his base in Bassingbourn, near London. His plane was part of the 94th Bombardment Group, 331st...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Joseph Krause recalls that he didn't keep his flight log book up to date while he flew the requisite 30 missions to...
Jack Rolfson remembered there was a time when his squadron [Annotator's Note: 427th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd...
Clyde East experienced a slow training program after entry into the Canadian Air Force. He was in flying school during...
In 1944, Kenneth A. Lafleur and the 22nd Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force were sent to an airfield in Finschhafen, New...
Paul Hissey flew P-38s [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lighting fighter aircraft] during his time in Europe. He...
Jack Rolfson did not like the missions where he had to go behind enemy lines. When he was in the service, the Army...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Alex Lopez noted that one day while he was a guard at Nuremburg, he was hungry and snitched a piece of pumpernickel...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Louis Frydman reached the border between France and Germany after being in Auschwitz. [Annotator's Note: Frydman had...
Jack Carver arrived at Utah Beach about six weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day was the Allied invasion of...
Otis Gatewood's unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division] came...
Frieda Weinreich woke up after the train stopped. They had reached the Auschwitz concentration camp [Annotator's Note:...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
It was Holy Week when Joseph Rockforte got there [Annotator's Note: to England] but he did not know it. When he went to...
In 1943, Fred Manasse saw some of the older Jewish children gathered up by the French for transport to a detention camp...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
The next day, John Mock was flown to Rheims, France in a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft]...
The Allied forces had been unsuccessful in their bombing of the submarine bases at Lorient and Saint-Nazaire, and...
Paula Knobler was lucky that she worked at a camp not in the German territory [Annotator's Note: the camp was in...
Arnold Addison saw combat on Tarawa, Saipan and Okinawa. His first encounter with the Japanese on Tarawa brought to his...
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...

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