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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
One night when they were after a target, the skipper dropped this white handkerchief and James Nerison heard him give...
When Harold Lightell arrived off the beaches of Normandy, alarms sounded on his ship. The 600 troops on the ship were...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Elmo Bell fought all the way across France. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
The Hurtgen Forest was thick so they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] didn...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat and did not leave any time to be afraid....
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
John Rogers' unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division] was...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....

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