Experience behind enemy lines

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David Roderick moved to the coast near Weymouth and was put into a marshalling yard. They were kept in secret. No one...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Paul Pizzolongo was born in February 1923 in Bronx, New York. His father picked numbers for the bookies and his mom did...
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...
Having been shot down over France, James Armstrong was taken in by the French Resistance and was being kept in the town...
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...
Four days after arriving at Guadalcanal, H. Lloyd Wilkerson put his commanding officer on an evacuation flight out of...
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...

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