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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 [...
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...
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...
In late January or early February [Annotator’s Note: late January or early February 1945] the Battle of the Bulge ended...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
[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...
While flying hs last patrol on the Weser River one day, Guy Leefe, Jr. had an experience that made him realize how...
[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...
Carl Peterson landed on Omaha beach with the 26th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st...
The night that they arrived in Reipertswiller, Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was told to take some men and go back into the...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
Lowell Brueland flew missions on 6 June [Annotator’s Note: 6 June 1944] in Normandy. The first mission was to...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Felix Polito heard about the end of the war in Europe after his discharge [Annotator's Note: He was discharged in...
Delano Brister has had a fun run. Although he does not miss the uniform, he does not regret a bit. The soldiers laid...
To Lucien Laborde, the first 20 minutes of the movie Saving Private Ryan accurately depict what they experienced when...
Alois Kopp volunteered to go on the USS Houston (CA-30) in 1939 for deployment overseas. The ship was stationed in...
Robert Fulton and the USS Houston (CA-30) did not obtain any ammunition from the Dutch. Added antiaircraft ammunition...
Wendell Woodall was in the 19th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: 19th Bombardment Group] which initially took off from...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the Battle of Surigao Strait. The new and more...
George Roberts knew the losses were severe when flying over Schweinfurt because he could see them [Annotator's Note:...
After exiting the beach at Normandy, John Raaen and his men followed the hedgerows in case they would be fired upon....

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