Experience behind enemy lines

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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...
John Angier explained that the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] would try to catch the bombers right...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment on the island of Luzon in the Philippines after...
When Arthur Pendleton was on the ridge he recalled a shell from a Japanese naval gun landing in front of them. The...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Charles Murray was told that a new unit was going to replace theirs after dark. They were spread out. Murray had 20 men...
Adolph Wilson and his battalion of the Marine Paratroopers arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia. They had been preceded by...
Richard Keller did not get promoted to captain until after they were in combat. They went straight into the jungle to...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Peter Harry spent six months in England then crossed the Channel to Omaha Beach in Normandy. He landed about two days...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
Norman Riggsby started heading for the hedgerows [Annotator’s Note: after reaching the high ground on Omaha Beach, he...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Monty Joe Boitnott found out through mock ups and charts what their destination and code name were going to be before...
Monty Joe Boitnott never got the Garand rifle in his outfit. The first things they got did not even have a bayonet but...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
When they [Annotator's Note: Floyd Dumas and another escaped prisoner of war] got to the gates of the Vatican they were...
David Roderick had to keep the lane open in Cherbourg for Patton and the 3rd Army. He also helped stop Hitler’s counter...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Charles Moore flew in the major airborne operation to cross the Rhine River. Like the operation into Holland, this was...
Herbert Auerbach worked with the Burmese ambushing the Japanese. On many occasions the troops would just spray an area...
John Singlaub parachuted into Central France as the OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, pre-runner of...
After Pearl Harbor, Donald Witmer's next destination was Eniwetok Atoll. When they arrived, there were no Japanese...
After qualifying as a paratrooper, Obie Wickersham was at Camp McCall in North Carolina for two months of advanced...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...

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