Combat decisions

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Kelly Kuwayama landed in Marseilles, France and it was rainy and miserable. When they hit combat in France, it was...
Harley Reynolds and his unit were moving inland toward their objective. The first troops from his unit he ran into were...
Frank Buschmeier recalls that the March 6th Berlin raid was terrible. The flak was noted for its intensity on that raid...
In January or February 1945 the company commander called Charles Coolidge to the company CP [Annotators note: Command...
Gerard Halpern landed at Anzio in April [Annotators Note: April of 1944] and was assigned to his new squad. They were...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Richard Higgins often wonders why he walked away when so many of his friends did not. Higgins knew that Captain Haldane...
The artillery in the Hurtgen Forest was tree burst artillery which prevented men from digging foxholes in the cold...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
When Walter Barnes got back to the United States they had to get to their homes on their own. A guy he served with had...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]Guidone...
Charles Coolidge took sheep into a minefield instead of sending men through it to be sure there were no mines. Early in...
Ed Rendelman arrived in England after sailing from the United States in March 1944. The men knew there was a big build...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in either May or June 1944 in Italy. They worked their way up the boot of Italy. When they were...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
When Lowell Brueland changed from Mustangs [Annotator’s Note: North American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft] to...
Lieutenant John Marr and his group from Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment arrived at an orchard where...
William Blanckenburg wrote a book called Private Blanckenburg Goes to War. During his combat experience they had a long...
After arriving on Pavuvu Island, Romus Burgin and the rest of the 1st Marine Division began training for the invasion...
For John Witmeyer, every day in combat brought a new story, and Witmeyer served over 200 days on the front lines as a...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal joined Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division as an...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]They went to New Caledonia...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
Harry Quinn woke up in the morning [Annotator’s Note: of 6 June 1944]. He was the third man to go down the net into...
[Annotators note: Charles Coolidge starts this segment in the middle of conversation as the camera started recording...
When Wesley Trindal joined his unit on the front lines as a replacement he did not see many people who were not also...
William Blanckenburg was alongside a creek and the Germans were on the other side. This was before Blanckenburg got...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...

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