Combat decisions

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[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Admiral Kinkaid [Annotato's Note: Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid] who had no experince with carriers or aviators, ordered a...
Charles Scheffel notes that had anyone else been there they would have done the same thing. There are people fighting...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Merrill was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga, CV-3] both times she was torpedoed.When they left...
Mancel Kirk was selected to go on a 10 man patrol to snatch a prisoner. They passed through the German lines and made...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
They left Fort Dix in October 1943. They sent their families home.They went to Europe on a liberty ship. The whole...
They thought they were going to head back to the United States. They practiced close order drill. On the 16th of...
David Dennis does not recall when or how he learned of the attack on Pearl Harbor but does recall hearing that the...
There were a lot of good guys in Frank Stewart's unit with the exception of some of the officers. On Guadalcanal,...
Donald Hoff was regularly assigned to fly with Ensign Stone. Hoff was used to flying with him and felt like they were a...
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Baynham was based at Tibenham, England where there were numerous airfields that were three or four miles apart. Every...
William Disanza refused an order one time. They asked them to knock off a group of Japs. They always scouted ahead to...
When Crain was in the armada heading towards the beaches [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Sicily, July 1943],...
Baum recalls that Jewish men did not receive the recognition that the other soldiers did. It was not as bad for the...
Theodore Van Kirk recalls his first combat mission in Europe in B-17s [Annotator's note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress...
That was as close as Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator’s Note: during a Japanese attack in the Philippines]....
Michael Cokinos and the 8th Armored Division moved toward the Rhine River after the Battle of the Bulge. Their orders...
Another torpedo came and hit the USS California [Annotator’s Note: during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]. Another...
Hopkins finished that phase in September 1941. Hopkins was assigned to Bombing Squadron 4 which operated off of the USS...
On the trip from Pendleton to Columbia [Annotators Note: Oregon to South Carolina in December 1941] Richard Cole was...
It was only a storm that allowed the Enterprise [Annotators Note: USS Enterprise (CV-6)] to not be in Pearl Harbor...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
Clayton Kelly Gross should have been on the first combat mission, but when it happened he was in the hospital with a...
Billow remembers going through France, Holland, and Luxemburg. The cities were destroyed by aerial bombardment. There...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...

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