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[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...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
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...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
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...
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...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
When Harold Lightell arrived off the beaches of Normandy, alarms sounded on his ship. The 600 troops on the ship were...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division...
Rollins Rosenzweig departed California aboard the carrier [Annotator's Note: Rosenzweig was a radioman and gunner on a...
Joseph Simpson advanced with his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th...
[Annotator's Note: Ralph Weymouth served in the Navy as a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 3 (VS-3) flying from...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Nicholas first experienced an aerial attack on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)] a few months...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
Archie Maltbie and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 388th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group] began flying missions...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat and did not leave any time to be afraid....
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...

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