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Daniel Szafran had only one friend killed in an offensive. [Annotator's Note: There is a break in the tape then starts...
Irving Becker was assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Special Service Force. A book...
[Annotator's Note: Dr. Roscoe Brown served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot in the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
Arriving in October 1944, Aubrey Bradley was assigned to the 401st Bombardment Group [Annotator's Note: 613th...
Dwain Luce feels that they must have loaded up in advance [Annotator's Note: loaded the gliders in preparation for the...
Ryan O'Brien returned to his same crew after being hospitalized for an injury in a crash. His 35th mission was his last...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Andrew Kiniry rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: 45th Evacuation Hospital] at Eupen, Belgium near the German border....
Archibald Higgins was in the Palau Islands with the mission of keeping those islands neutralized and flying missions to...
John Rogers went back to France for the 50th Anniversary. Rogers went with his choir from the First Methodist Church in...
Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
During a mission, Walter Bala's plane was hit over the target. A shell came through the plane and knocked out his...
In England, Darrell Welch worked with the British. They told them the enemy was tough. The British had gotten Spitfires...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
With his unit [Annotator's Note: 511th Engineer Light Ponton Company], Reginald Duncan arrived in Arlon, Belgium and...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
Palermo, Messina and Sicily [Annotator's Note: all in Italy] were very severe targets for Jack Buckner due to the...
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
George Sakato mentions that there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Dr. Robert Beynon what it was like to go out and come back from patrols on a...
Floyd Horne says the B-26 [Annotator's Note: Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber] was a very tough airplane. He recalls...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Edwin Henlebin described the beachhead as glutted with supplies. The problem was getting the material from the beach to...
Peter Newberg did not have much choice in abandoning ship [Annotator's Note: after the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was mortally...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
When he was told that he would be trained aboard ship as a gunner, Robert Fitz was "mystified." He arrived at the main...
William Burrus and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry...
His expertise was not required for the invasion of Normandy [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6...
When Harold Lightell arrived off the beaches of Normandy, alarms sounded on his ship. The 600 troops on the ship were...
Herbert W. Ridyard's squad [Annotator's Note: 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 301st Infantry Regiment...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
They [Annotator's Note: Edward Driscoll and Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13), USS Franklin (CV-13)] left Leyte [Annotator's...
The engines of the USS Perch (SS-176) were put back together, and Robert Lents said that the morning after the attack...
Lawrence J. Delaune, Sr. arrived at Lingayen Gulf off of Luzon [Annotator's Note: Luzon, Philippines] on 11 January...

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