Experience behind enemy lines

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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...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
The ongoing hostilities in Europe and Japan were not discussed in Otis Gatewood's circles until Japan attacked Pearl...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
There were just a few Americans assigned to Samuel Spector's OSS Detachment 101 outfit. Some came and went, but there...
John Raaen disagrees with Gary Sterne [Annotator’s Note: Gary Sterne discovered the buried site of the large complex of...
George McGovern never really used his doctorate. After he finished, he ended up working for the Democratic party of...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
Peter Harry went to Berlin, Germany after the war ended. He was again driving a jeep for officers. Harry saw many...
Louis Conter returned to the United States for night fighter training. When he received his commission in New Guinea,...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
Leonard Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for two and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger...
Odell Vaughn was wounded while trying to remove a comrade from a minefield. He was awarded the Silver Star for his...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Joy Skelton came to realize the importance of living for the day while she was in a concentration camp. She has tried...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
Edward Shames talks about Herbert Suerth and Suerth's desire to join his platoon. Shames found it funny that Suerth...
Herbert Gross and his surviving fellow Vitamin P [Annotator's Note: Vitamin P was the name of the Consolidated B-24...
Joseph Yourkavitch and his comrades usually ate k rations but sometimes got food from the local German population....
The next day after a good sleep, the Herbert Gross and his shipmate left the village at dawn [Annotator's Note: after...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
They headed back down the path to an opening where there was a house. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. dropped the men off away...
Gonzales was 10 years old when the Japanese invaded [Annotator's Note: Manila, Philippine Islands]. At the time he...

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