Combat decisions

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[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Lowell Brueland became Senior Flight Leader before the Normandy D-Day invasion. He had the opportunity to become the...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
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...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
What they [Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves and his fellow crewmen aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200)] didn't...
Lowell Brueland's first combat mission in the Mustang was a piece of cake. He performed escort duty with a flight of...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotators Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...

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