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Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Around the time of the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive...
Mitchell Zimmer attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island. He went to special training in San Diego. He was assigned...
Ralph Marcarelli reacted badly to inoculations when he entered the Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He missed boot...
Wayne Peer anticipated being drafted. The armed forces had few restrictions to defer service. Peer was inducted at Fort...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
While in the service, Benigno Martinez carried no weapons. It was not permitted. A medic did take over a machine gun...
James Billingsley was on the line and he had fired his rifle so much that he could not touch it due to the heat. The...
As a result of a court-martial, John Foy's rank was reduced to corporal just before his discharge. He was a staff...
Hunger and thirst tormented Cleatus Lebow and his fellow shipmates from the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) who were stranded...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...
Herbert Stern and his unit [Annotator's Note: 325th Field Artillery Battalion, 84th Infantry Division] left the Bulge [...
On 4 May 1945, near the end of the war, Alan Moskin and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Ernest L. Poulson was able to escape from Romania when a Romania officer used a German plane to fly him and other...
Irving Miller joined the 141st Field Artillery, the Washington Artillery, as a replacement from the infantry. He joined...
In November [Annotator's Note: November 1943], Donald Draxler was told he would be going into combat as a reserve...
Leo William Schmittgens recalled the first day on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], his regiment [Annotator's...
Robert Dickinson's fourth patrol [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Queenfish (SS-393)] included the sad story of the...
The Battle of the Driniumor River ended in August of 1944 after the Japanese 18th Army had been completely decimated....
To William Lansford, all campaigns had goofy things happen. The first time he went out by himself he had been warned of...
Johnny Ngai landed on Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] in Higgins boats [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was wounded in France.] Dillon was in the hospital from June to September [Annotator's...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Edward "Babe" Heffron continued fighting into Alsace-Lorraine then Dusseldorf and on to...
Judah Samet was a willing fighter in the Israeli Defense Force. Jews have been warriors since the time of Abraham. The...
Joseph Roman was in Africa for a few months before going to Naples, Anzio, Apennines – all over [Annotators Note: Italy...
The racism James B. Jones experienced was bad. He thought it was worse for northerners who went to the south. In 1935...
As a torpedoman on the USS Conyngham (DD-371), William Anderson's general quarters station was the starboard torpedo...
Lowell Hughes was about an hour late for the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp by the 45th Infantry Division...
[Annotator’ Notes: This clip begins with an individual talking on a telephone. A telephone rings at 2:48:22.00 and a...
David T. Morgenthaler was transferred to the Headquarters and Service Company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters and...
Theodore Skare was on Morotai which the Japanese had invaded originally. The Americans took it back, occupying about a...
Olaf Rose recalled having served under three different skippers on the PT-171 [Annotator's Note: PT-171, Motor Torpedo...
Sterling Baker was training in the Chesapeake Bay when he learned his unit had gone on leave and he did not get to. He...
Among the prisoners in Ralph Sykes' prison were Hermann Goering's wife and daughter. The wives of other prisoners were...

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