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Rosemary Elfer was born in Grand Bay, Alabama in 1924 even though all of her ancestors were born in Louisiana....
Earl Tweed advanced from being a platoon commander with 35 to 40 men at full strength to being a company commander with...
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Harold Shook was "just a junior birdman," and at the start of his time there witnessed a...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Once he was strong enough, James Bollich was transferred to Mukden, Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Mukden, Manchuria,...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Rosendahl served in the USAAF as an aircraft mechanic with the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, 24th...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden was captured...
While David Flynn was in the water, he was only concerned with staying alive, not with thoughts of what would happen if...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
The first mission Paul Lefever participated in was the second Schweinfurt mission [Annotator's Note: on 14 October 1943...
Freeman Dyson gathered information during World War 2 for Bomber Command [Annotator's Note: British Royal Air Force...
While the 35th Infantry [Annotator's Note: 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] waited on Guadalcanal [...
Monroe Scherer had lost a year of studies due to illness as a child. When he turned 18, he was still in high school. He...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: Camp O'Donnell prisoner of war camp, Luzon, Philippines] was closed and James Bollich...
The targets of the first missions Robert Doolan flew were submarines. The East Coast [Annotator's Note: of the United...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
John J. Cupina recalled receiving a lot of enemy fire in a small village in Germany soon after they crossed the Rhine...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
[Annotator's Note: Ivan Van der Pool points on a map to various locations he saw in North Africa.] Ivan Van der Pool...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Earl Tweed was wounded once during his service. That was in the 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1944] attack...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Carroll Harris and the 1st Platoon [Annotator's Note: 1st Platoon, 7th Scout Company (Provisional), 7th Infantry...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
On the morning of 3 February 1945, a mortar shell dropped in the rice paddy alongside Theodore Pavlovich and he took...
Judith Baron experienced hell on earth at Bergen-Belsen. The camp was not prepared for the mass number of people...
John Raaen and his company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion] had a mission to proceed to...
Benjamin Lesser arrived at Birkenau after a long journey in a cattle car. It was adjacent to Auschwitz. Birkenau was...

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