Experience behind enemy lines

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During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
On his 22nd mission, Herbert Gross bailed out over French Indochina in Japanese territory. It took eight days to walk...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotator's Note: inflatable...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Robert Max was not going to participate in the forced march. His right foot, inflamed with trench foot or frostbite,...
Gerhard Franzky’s unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 22nd Regiment, 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsburg"] suffered...
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 White and the 103rd Infantry Division were transported by truck convoy deeper into France after arriving in...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Lieutenant Babe Meeks informed William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, that the he...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
Edward Shames met the chief of the Dutch Undeground, John Van Kuijk, during Operation Market Garden in September 1944....
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
That was as close as Emmett Kaylor ever came to getting hit [Annotator's Note: during a Japanese attack in the...
Samuel Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his...
John Singlaub had expected that his team would lead an attack on a German garrison, but a competing Communist...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
Their [Annotator's Note: the 92nd Bombardment Group] first mission was in September [Annotator's Note: September 1942]...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
As the division [Annotator's Note: the 79th Infantry Division] was preparing to enter Haguenau, Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr...
First Lieutenant Lloyd Reese flew 11 missions as a bombardier on a B-24 for the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th...
Leonard Lomell and Sgt. Kuhn [Annotator's Note: US Army Staff Sergeant Jack Kuhn] kept advancing forward, but as luck...
Robert Dickinson boarded the newly commissioned USS Queenfish (SS-393) as a Seaman Second Class. It didn't seem like he...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December [Annotator's Note: 29 December 1944],...
George Roberts and his crewmates knew ahead of time if they were flying the next day. On the night of 7 October [...
Robert Inghram went to Shrewsbury upon his outfit's [Annotator's Note: 39th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group] entry...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
Raymond VanDuzer then went to the Hurtgen Forest. VanDuzer really had a lot of wounded there. VanDuzer never thought he...
After 49 days and three ships, and enduring the most horror and terror and fear Ben Skardon had ever known, he was...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
It took them 12 days to get back to California [Annotator's Note: returning from Japan after the war]. Emmett Kaylor...
Wallace Jeffery and the 300 or so troops in his unit got together after Paris. [Annotator’s Note: the unit was the...

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