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One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Joseph Orlando was assigned to Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts to be a Drill Instructor but it...
John Raaen landed after the first wave [Annotator's Note: on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944]. The first wave had...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
George A. Sarosi grew up hating the Russians. He did not hate the Germans as much because they were more remote. The...
Dale LeBlanc went to boot camp in San Diego. Marines who went to boot camp in San Diego were referred to as Hollywood...
Frank Hartzell felt animosity toward the enemy when he encountered a column of concentration camp survivors. He had...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
Louis Frydman was removed from the Warsaw ghetto. A train took the surviving ghetto uprising participants to Majdanek...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
During the entire year of 1943, Alexander White and his father worked at the air base and lived in the barracks. In...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Lorraine Mesken said people were eager to participate in victory gardens and bond drives. They felt it was their duty....
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
John McConn and his outfit spent three weeks training to cross the Rhine River in boats. The first boat to cross with...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans after leaving Ormont, Germany and arrived in a nearby...
For Robert Gorman, crossing the Roer River was a serious point in his combat experience. Both sides shelled heavily...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Joseph Medicine Crow had a grandfather named White Man Runs Him. That grandfather was actually the brother of Medicine...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
John Howland had been involved in Operation Fortitude in deceiving the Germans before D-Day. They were not affected by...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
Thomas Kingsley experienced unforgettable sights as he participated in the liberation of the concentration camp at...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Robert Marovelli said the PT boats [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boats] patrolled every night, and had to be...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...

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