Combat decisions

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George Morgan returned to Fort Pierce. [Annotator’s Note: Fort Pierce in Florida was the training base for the...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
Walter Barnes and the other American forces in the area moved both during the day and at night. They were constantly...
The sole duty of Clyde East and his squadron during the Battle of the Bulge was to perform reconnaissance flights in...
Lieutenant John Marr's first patrol from Timmes' orchard was sent to find any American or other friendly forces in the...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Clyde East's combat philosophy worked for him as a pilot. When he caught sight of an enemy aircraft, it scared him, but...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Clyde East shot down his second German fighter just prior to the Battle of the Bulge near Frankfurt, Germany. He was on...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Merrill was returning from a search mission just as the Doolittle Raiders were taking off from the Hornet [Annotator's...
Currey was born in 1925 in Loch Sheldrake, New York and grew up in the small community Hurleyville, New York. His...

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