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Norris Bucksell and the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry Division, crossed the Arno River in Italy. There...
Benjamin Schleider was present at a meeting where Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
Joseph Pocoroba’s unit [Annotator's Note: Troop E, 117th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mecz)] was sent to reinforce...
John Moran's first day of action in Obergailbach, France was the day after a large battle had been fought. Bill Hundley...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
John Angier's 33rd mission was to Cologne, Germany which should have been a relatively short mission. They were hit...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
After parachuting into France and landing in trees in the mountains, Melvin Dahlberg and other paratroopers from the...
Arnold Debrick got separated from his unit in Bastogne, Belgium and hitched a ride on a passing truck. When he got off...
John Kerner was around the city of Mortain, France in heavy battle [Annotator's Note: Operation Lüttich, German...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
In September 1944, Francis Resta was attached to the 29th Infantry Division and he saw his first combat at Birgden,...
Leadership attitudes in Charles McGee's unit helped to form a bond between the men. McGee's first flight was in the PT-...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
John Kerner was having Christmas Eve dinner in Metz, France. He thought they would get to take a day off to reorganize...
After the combat that Charles Radford initially saw, a feeling of hatred began brewing towards the Germans. The fact...
John Angier explained that the Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: German Air Force] would try to catch the bombers right...
By December 1944, Roger Bowers and his unit [Annotator's Note: 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division] had...
John Kerner was in Nancy, France and there was a lot of fighting going on. Not far from the front line, there was a USO...
Norman Bussel’s first mission was to Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany. He was anxious as he had no idea what to expect...
John Kerner was with Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr.] as he crossed France....
[Annotator's Note: Benjamin Schleider was served in the Army in the 6th Armored Division as an aid to the division...
For Angus Lorenzen, the excitement of sailing into Manila Bay, Philippines while under attack by the Japanese is his...
Leonard Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for two and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger...
They [Annotator's Note: Angelo Ciotta and the rest of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division crossed the Rhine River and attacked Braubach, Germany at night. As dawn...
Norman Bussel had to bail out of his B-17 over Berlin, Germany on 29 April 1944. He had been struck by shrapnel in the...
Henry Muller says that the XXIV Corp, Sixth US Army took over Bilibid prison [Annotator’s Note: Old Bilibid and New...
Returning to his experiences earlier in his Navy career, Lauren Bruner discusses particulars about his first ship, the...
Dorothy Ehlers met her future husband, Walt [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers], while she was...