Experience behind enemy lines

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A Red Cross truck passed the area where Candelaria and his fellow prisoners were being held. He spoke with the man in...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III with about 75 to 100 prisoners. The rooms were crowded so they turned the...
The guard spoke to Lyle Bouck in German and stuck the barrel of his weapon against Bouck's stomach. Bouck heard a snap...
Zawada recalls the drive being very easy [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as a member of Task Force Baum...
It would get cold on the hike. They would start the hike at camp and would end the hike at the hospital. It was a 20...
When Alexander Vraciu bailed out over the Philippines he was at about 300 or 400 feet when his parachute opened up. He...
While hiding out in Paris Steve Pisanos was picked up by a resistance operative who took him to church. When they got...
While talking with the man, Jones's copilot showed up. The men felt better seeing each other.The young man had a hand...
As a medic, Kanaya had to treat the Germans like their own wounded. The medics would treat the American wounded 1st and...
The last time Richard Cole saw the old man [Annotator's Note: USAF General James H. Doolittle] was in 1992. Several of...
Herbert Auerbach arrived in Bombay, India in October 1943 then went by train to northern Burma, nearly to Assam. From...
Classified for pilot training, Frederick Moore was transferred from Boston, Massachusetts to California where he...
Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group and flew 19 missions over Europe hitting Berlin, Nurenberg,...
John W. Towle was flying towards his target with its flying bombs. The Germans placed their antiaircraft weapons in...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Lombardo was a platoon leader and the executive officer of Company...
On 13 December 1944, Ben Skardon was among about 1,600 prisoners from Bilibid Prison who were marched down to a dock...
 Lieutenant John Marr crossed the bridge at La Fiere with a group of about 75 men from Company G, 507th Parachute...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division were headed to join the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: he describes a...
John Kerner was in the Battle of Mortain [Annotator's Note: Operation Lüttich, German counterattack during Battle of...
Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
Reuben Weiner has gone through compact disc collections of photos from World War 2 and he sees a lot of photos that...
James Siracuse could hear the ammunition train he bombed exploding in the distance. Every time there was an explosion...
Robert Inghram went from Dulag Luft in Frankfurt [Annotator's Note: a transition camp and interrogation center for...
James Armstrong's final mission to Stuttgart, Germany. When he was awakened for the mission, he didn't know what the...
[Annotator's Note: James Gulotta served in the Army as an intelligence and reconnaissance team leader in the 21st...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany. Once a prisoner of war, he was...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
James Kemp McLaughlin does not recall the modified B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] YB...
Jack Carver participated in the Battle of the Bulge when SS Panzer Divisions attacked green American units in the...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...

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