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Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]Edson [Annotators Note: US...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams served in the Army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...

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