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[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Harold Baumgarten continues his description of American firepower [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Edward Grant flew his first mission in March 1945. He took for granted that he might be shot down. His airfield did not...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
Assigned as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] gunner with the 527th Bombardment...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
Benjamin Carson assessed the battle for Bougainville to be unique in the sense that the intent was not to capture the...
After Guadalcanal, James Gulotta went to Bougainville. They did a lot of heavy fighting on Bougainville. The Marines...
Aubrey Bradley had always wanted to fly, but had never been in an airplane before he entered the Army Air Corps. His...
James Flannigan said the replacement lieutenants came in all sorts and he particularly remembered one who earned the...
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...
James Bollich was only able to get water from one place [Annotator's Note: in the Camp O’Donnell prisoner of war camp...
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...

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