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Arthur Pendleton does not remember who was in the hole with him [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of the Tenaru...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. said his ship was anchored off Enewetak Atoll when the atomic bomb was being tested. Their ship was...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax rose through the ranks quickly [Annotator's Note: while assigned to Fort Shafter as an...
Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
From the Rhine River, Guy Leefe, Jr. advanced to the Weser River. The airmen were all 21 or 22 years old and had no...
[Annotator's Note: Charles McGee served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Archie Maltbie’s first mission from England was against a French railroad bridge. Several pilots missed the bridge but...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Prior to the battle near Oradour-sur-Glane, John Singlaub experienced a German Heinkel 111 bomber attack. The aircraft...
Elisabeth Bolster was home during Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: the "night of broken glass" when Nazis attacked...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
James Gaffney reveals how the PT Boat reacted to rough seas. Included is an explanation of how the bilge pumping system...
Robert Fisch does not feel that Eichmann [Annotator's Note: Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann] originally...
When Astley Blackwell got in the water he realized that his life belt had a hole in it. He grabbed a keg which had come...
At Dusseldorf, the Rhine River is about the same size as the Mississippi River. Guy Leefe, Jr. and his fellow...
Ralph Hopkins felt people thought that World War 1 was the war to end all wars. Yet, there will always be someone like...
Nicholas Beldecos worked with Admiral Rickover [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Hyman George Rickover]. Rickover had...