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[Annotator's Note: Astley Blackwell was a plane captain servicing Grumman FM-2 Wildcat fighter aircraft aboard the USS...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
John McConn received a birthday gift in June 1940 when he turned 16 years of age. It was a rosary. The crucifix had his...
John Campbell was born Clinton Township, Ohio in 1926. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks about life during the...
Warren Nolan was aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) in the Mariana Islands campaign [Annotator’s Note: June to November...
Rosette Goldstein met her father at a farm after fleeing Paris. They adored each other. She was not afraid because he...
Asked to recall his worst memories of the Hurtgen Forest, James Flannigan replied, "The day I went in, 'til the day I...
In the Atlantic, Sherwin Callander was on the USS Lyon (AP-71), a transport ship that brought troops and supplies to...
William Wayne says Bradley [Annotator's Note: US Navy Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class John Henry Bradley, known as “Jack”...
John Finn was on the opposite side of the island from Pearl Harbor, at Kaneohe Bay, and he heard terrible explosions,...
The impression Edward Denzler had of the Japanese soldiers he saw in Burma was that they were mostly young kids. Their...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Henry Langrehr looks at it [Annotator's Note: World War 2] as the last good war. The country was united, we were doing...
[Annotator's Note: Chester Brewer served in the USAAF as a tail gunner aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers...
Gabriel Kinney occasionally encountered Burmese civilians. For the most part the natives did not care who they were....
A couple of months after Lodz [Annotator's Note: Lodz, Ploand] was taken, all the Jews were put in the Lodz Ghetto....
When Edwin McAuliffe's brother went to sea his parents likely knew it was a dangerous time to be at sea but he did not...
[Annotators Note: Warren Schmitt was a forward observer in Battery B, 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.]...
The USS Yarnell (DD-541) first met the enemy, according to Murphy Burke, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]Guidone...
During the actions that led to George Sakato receiving the Medal of Honor, he wondered what he was doing here and why...
Jack Carver remembers shrapnel landing on his neck as being his most memorable experience of World War 2. [Annotator's...
Donald Wilson and the USS New Orleans (CA-32) engaged in combat with the Japanese fleet at Guadalcanal. During the late...
John Raaen was captain of Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion at the time of D-Day on 6 June 1944 [...
After a brief leave, Jack Gutman shipped out, and after a tour through United Kingdom ports picking up supplies and...
Earl Tweed and the troops preparing for the invasion of France knew the action was coming because they were informed...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in either May or June 1944 in Italy. They worked their way up the boot of Italy. When they were...
After Bougainville, James Salerno and the Raiders went to New Zealand for some R...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
As William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, moved out along a mountain trail from...
Lloyd Reese was the bombardier on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator taking part in Operation Tidal Wave over Ploiești,...
Anton Jaber was part of a force of three divisions, 3,000 planes, and 300 artillery units moving into combat. He could...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] Before John Ryan reached the Siegfried Line, he came...
At the Siegfried Line [Annotator's Note: a series of defensive fortifications built by Germany in the 1930s], the...

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