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After Orville Bethard went aboard ship [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] they went to Australia where...
On the morning of 7 December 1941, Roy Boreen enjoyed an early breakfast of pancakes. After breakfast, he went to the...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The Thresher left port...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Jack Sanders felt that despite its bad reputation, the B-24 [Annotator’s Note: Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber...
Jack Brukman and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 498th Bombardment Group, 73rd Bombardment Wing] eventually moved from...
Jack Brukman realized that the big problem was that they were bombing from great heights and could not hit the target [...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
After that mission [Annotator’s Note: an aborted mission to an airfield just outside of Paris during which Grant had...
Claude Shannahan's worst memories from Guadalcanal were largely from Bloody Ridge. With the Japanese approaching from...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...
George Linker was in his foxhole when he saw three bullets hit right beside him [Annotator's Note: Linker simulates the...
Charles Moore flew to support beleaguered American troops in Bastogne. [Annotator’s Note: relief to the men in...
Harold Bergbower was on Clark Field in the Philippines on 8 December [Annotator's Note: 8 December 1941] when the...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served in the Navy as an Electrician’s Mate aboard USS Midway (CVE-63), renamed USS...
When they left Clark Field, Harold DeForest's Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th Infantry...
John Poole was in the 103rd Infantry Division which was relieved by the 36th Division after the battle of Sélestat....
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Prior to the Battle of Bulge, Robert Gorman saw the American infantrymen passing the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th...
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
Bernard Friedenberg fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late December [Annotator’s Note: December 1944]. Friedenberg...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...
Peter Harry fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Snow and winter began to set in and then the Battle of the Bulge began....
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...

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