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Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
Donald Long completed his radio training at Alameda and was transferred by ship to Pearl Harbor as part of VP-12 [...
Harold Buell was involved in a carrier versus carrier battle in the Eastern Solomon Islands. Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
Opal Grapes joined the Army and reported for duty at Foster General Hospital in Temple, Texas. She underwent training...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
Landing on Iwo Jima was not much different to Michael Mervosh and his men than some of their other amphibious landings...
Carroll Knutson flew his first mission as part of the thousand bomber raid over Berlin. He discusses his feelings in...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
Dominick Sgobbo walked 200 miles with Patton's [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] forces...
Leroy Fadem experienced long voyages between sightings of land while he served in the Pacific [Annotator's Note: Fadem...
The USS Twiggs (DD-591), according to Donald Witmer, was then assigned to Roger Peter 2, a radar picket station, which...
John Raaen saw an unbelievable number of ships on the morning of D-Day. There were thousands of ships all spaced apart...
Jack Sanders took off unusually early on the day of the Normandy invasion [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944]. It was...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
Harold Buell wanted to hit a major enemy warship but seemed to never have the opportunity. He finally had his chance...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Tony Schneider begins by discussing that the crew aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) wanted to "get back" at the Japanese...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Shortly before colors (800 hours) on 7 December 1941, Firman Balza was standing on the starboard gallery deck, talking...
Clyde East was provided a week of instruction after his transfer to the United States Army Air Forces. That was to...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
While flying hs last patrol on the Weser River one day, Guy Leefe, Jr. had an experience that made him realize how...
On one mission, Harry Carlson's aircraft had to land on Iwo Jima due to a lot of flak [Annotator's Note: antiaircraft...
[Annotator's Note: Elmo Bell served in the Army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
Frank Fontana went into Holland then Belgium. He was a supply sergeant for the whole outfit [Annotator's Note: 93rd...
Jack Carver had some rotten adventures during the war. There were two particularly bad ones. As he approached a...
After the assault on Salerno, Sicily, Anthony Stefanelli and his unit [Annotator's Note: 36th Engineer Combat Regiment...
Angelo Ciotta went ashore on Iwo Jima, Japan in a Higgins boat [Annotator's Note: Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel or...
Carl Peterson landed on Omaha beach with the 26th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st...
Frank Hartzell cannot remember his last battle of the war. He does not remember shooting at many people after leaving...

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