Experience behind enemy lines

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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...
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...
Corbin discusses the Battle of the Bulge, the Hammelburg Raid, and the book The Longest Winter [Annotator's Note: The...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
They crossed the river at Burgson to continue moving towards the camp [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
When the war started everyone started working with what they had. Merrill's group patrolled up and down the Hawaiian...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
After he lost his rifle, Zawada grabbed the grease gun [Annotator's Note: M3 submachine gun] from behind the driver. He...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
The next morning Alexander Vraciu and the other guerillas headed north up the national highway. They took a bugler and...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
[Annotator's Note: a different interviewer, Martin Morgan, now interviews Vernon Baker] Vernon Baker had a reputation...

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