Experience behind enemy lines

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Clinton Riddle spent three Christmases away from home due to his service in the Second World War. He spent his first...
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...
[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...
Gabriel Kinney occasionally encountered Burmese civilians. For the most part the natives did not care who they were....
Charles Coolidge took sheep into a minefield instead of sending men through it to be sure there were no mines. Early in...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Unbeknownst to Hugh Colbert and most of the men in the 422nd Infantry Regiment, the German advance had completely cut...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
Robert Swift was captured toward the end of the war. They had been advancing rapidly through Germany and were trying to...
After exiting the beach at Normandy, John Raaen and his men followed the hedgerows in case they would be fired upon....
William Blanckenburg wrote a book called Private Blanckenburg Goes to War. During his combat experience they had a long...
The men of the 506th [Annotator's Note: 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division] were sent to...
Thomas Amico's vessel [Annotator's Note: PT-155, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 9 (MTBRon 9)] was moving "up the line" all...
Byron Othello Wilkins and other POWs worked in a nearby town called Euskirchen. They unloaded boxcars and one man found...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal joined Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division as an...
[Annotators note: Charles Coolidge starts this segment in the middle of conversation as the camera started recording...
When Wesley Trindal joined his unit on the front lines as a replacement he did not see many people who were not also...
When Sterling Mace experienced a mortar barrage and machine gun fire on Okinawa, he noticed an unoccupied jeep. He took...
James Livaudais toured the third floor of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of The National WWII Museum with multiple...
A soldier fighting against Nazi troops. First official caption: "Master Caption 31133-36. While digging in on front-...
American and French soldiers respond to German enemy fire. Official caption: "[Illegible] Credit...U.S. Army Signal...
Photograph. Photograph of an illustration of American soldiers crossing ice floes as they search for German strongholds...
American soldiers move carefully along a rural road. Official caption: "ETO-HQ-44-8116-Ryan-6-21 July. Credit...Signal...
Photograph. Photograph of an illustration of American soldiers searching for Germans hidden in the hills in Greenland....
Photograph. Officers of the 7th Infantry Regiment passing out snow camouflage capes to men on patrol. Official caption...

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