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Victor Yost's first action against the Japanese was at the Battle of the Coral Sea [Annotator's Note: 4 to 8 May 1942...
William Roy [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-5) as the aircraft carrier's photographer] left Pearl Harbor...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
The Hurtgen Forest was a real forest. Raymond VanDuzer does not recall there being snow. When they were shelled things...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) sailed in search of the Japanese fleet for a few days before discovering the...
The strike groups began hitting Guam and Saipan on the 12th [Annotator's Note: 12 June 1944] in preparation for the...
Frank H. O'Leary and his platoon set up on the Tenaru River [Annotator's Notes: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands]. On the...
James Franklin Young was with his mortar unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) when the invasion of the Philippines started. The initial landings...
As Peter Paret's battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division] moved down...
John Caponigro feels that the personnel who take part in war are the best human beings you can be with. There is...
On Christmas Day 1943 [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1943], Norman Raner was told he was receiving a battlefield...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Weiss served in the Navy aboard the USS Columbia (CL-56).] They got word the Japanese fleet was...
The terrain and environment of the jungle [Annotator's Note: the jungle in Burma; now Myanmar] was terrible. They [...
After his successful mission on D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon rejoined the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division as they were...
Henry Muller was G-2 [Annotator’s Note: Military designation; G means general staff position; -2 stands for...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was called up in February 1943 and sent to Miami [Annotator's Note: Miami, Florida] for...
Robert J. "Bob" Goebel feels it was not a big deal to become an Ace [Annotator's Note: military aviator credited with...
Francis John "Dick" Varone enlisted in the Marine Corps by himself. He waited until he received orders to report to...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
James J. Hill took all the Marine courses with no problem [Annotator's Note: during Marine Corps boot camp in late 1941...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Norman Sterrie finished flight training in the summer of 1940 [Annotator's Note: Sterrie had entered the Navy in...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Paul Baughman served in World War 2. When Pearl Harbor happened [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
Alois Kopp was in Pocatello, Idaho in the Civilian Conservation Camp when the Navy recruited him. He was sent to San...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Prince volunteered to be a Ranger while in Port Moresby, New Guinea.] They moved to...
oseph J. Drake was drafted and sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi with the newly formed 69th Infantry Division. As an...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...

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