Experience behind enemy lines

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James Salerno stayed in San Diego for about four or five months. From there they went to Pearl Harbor where they saw...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
From the New Hebrides, Charles Davis said they [Annotator's Note: the USS Helena (CL-50)] proceeded with two aircraft...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
Ben Skardon has ten percent disability because of his feet, as a result of beri beri. A change in his diet helped him...
They [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and the English soldier he had escaped the prisoner of war camp in Cinecitta, Italy...
Most of the combat they [Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Edward "Babe" Heffron jumped into Holland and spent over 78 days there. The jump into the drop zone meant kill or be...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Robert Rans about what sounds he heard after being hit by enemy fire.] Robert...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Donald Scott was imprisoned by German forces after his B-17 Flying Fortress was shot down over Koblenz, Germany. He was...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
At the time of his overseas deployment, Morton Brooks had little knowledge about the German treatment of Jews, except...
William Epperson entered the lower part of Germany after crossing the Maginot Line. It was called Wingen and was on the...
Edward Bale and his Marine Corps Medium Tank Company were told that the enemy resistance on the island of Tarawa would...
John Alison flew into China in a worn out P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] that was...
Allen Horton was commissioned out of midshipmen's school in Chicago, Illinois, and proceeded to Scouts and Raiders...
Samuel Spector and OSS Detachment 101 had a main mission of gathering intelligence and destroying the Japanese. They...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Samuel Spector thought the Kachin people were diverse. They were from various areas. Some were very smart and others...
Monty Joe Boitnott thought the strategy was ill advised at Kasserine Pass because they knew the enemy was coming. They...
After Sicily, Floyd Dumas went to Salerno. The fighting there was not much different than it had been in Sicily except...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany and taken prisoner. On 4 April 1945,...
A week or so after they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war named Bill Robb] got there,...
Leonard Brooks and the other internees had no idea that they were scheduled to be killed at nine on the morning of 23...
George Roberts was signed up to fly 25 missions. After flying only 16 missions, however, that required number was...
The night that they arrived in Reipertswiller, Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was told to take some men and go back into the...

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