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Aubrey Bradley had always wanted to fly, but had never been in an airplane before he entered the Army Air Corps. His...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Lowell Hughes served in the Army as an engineer in Company A, 120th Engineer Combat Battalion, 45th...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Andrew Kiniry reached Hohra and then entered into Buchenwald. The sights in the concentration camp were unbelievable....
Harold Berkman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
There was a lot to be done right after the 45th Infantry Division arrived in Munich, Germany on 29 April 1945. Lowell...
Charles Davis experienced his first burial at sea after the 13 to 15 November battle [Annotator's Note: 13 to 15...
Warren Nolan was helping to gather the dead after two kamikaze aircraft hit the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). They tried to...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
As Charles Balaza prepared to enter Cabanatuan, he had access to a water pump and filled his canteen. The Japanese said...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
The Japanese were friendly towards children, so Angus Lorenzen did not fear them. He talked with them until about four...
Joseph Richard tries to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese but he cannot. He can see it as plain as day...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
Dominick Sgobbo remembered taking prisoners back to headquarters and having to prevent non-combatants from mistreating...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Ryfka Finkelstein and her brother were fleeing [Annotator's Note: their village was being surrounded by Gestapo and...
The US Navy had planes ready to help out at Wake Island but the admiral in charge figured that it was going to be too...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
The next day they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Joseph Medicine Crow captured 50 enemy horses in Germany. This was considered to be a great war deed by the Crow nation...
The pathfinders went out about 20 minutes ahead of Henry Langrehr and his men. That alerted the Germans and there was...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
That afternoon, Clayton Fisher and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8)] were launched again to...

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