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From Townsville, Australia, Robert Leese went to Port Moresby, New Guinea, which was still occupied in the north by the...
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...
James Oney was scared when bombs were falling [Annotator's Note: during air raids on Stirling Island, Treasury Islands...
The barracks were about two or three miles from the fields. Sometimes John Symons walked there. They had A, B, and C...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...
In June 1940, Mary Frances Dorothy Wood's school decided to evacuate from Kent, United Kingdom to Wales, United Kingdom...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. After being assigned to an air crew, Chester...
Bud Olson was prepared well by his training prior to flying into Normandy [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters Company...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp and his crew [Annotator's Note...
Albert Porche and the 99th Fighter Squadron landed in North Africa. [Annotator's Note: The 99th Fighter Squadron was an...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
On 5 January 1945, Carl Beck and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry...
[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....
Frank Finklang recalls a mission where a plane in front of him was hit and the pilot bailed out but did not have time...
Recalling some of the highlights of his experiences, Harold Shook said it didn't look like the Luftwaffe [Annotator's...
On the day American forces arrived [Annotator's Note: 3 February 1945 at the Santo Tomas Internment Camp, or, Manila...
On 4 February [Annotator's Note: 4 February 1945] Curtis Brooks looked out and saw all of the American military. Right...
John S. Johnson and the Marines on Wake Island continued to be bombed daily by the Japanese after the enemy ships had...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Schafer was aboard USS LST-502 for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944.] What...
John Stanley Lee Swarts and his crew would be briefed the day before and the morning of a mission. They would go over...
During the 13 months that Richard McEwen was in combat, he described the Japanese activity where he was as a "backup...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
Allen Pedersen and his company [Annotator's Note: 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] were recovering American tanks and...
William Epperson and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. was loaded into a ship at Naples [Annotator's Note: Naples, Italy] before the invasion at Anzio...
In January 1944, Anthony Stefanelli and his unit [Annotator's Note: 36th Engineer Combat Regiment] participated in the...
There was not much going on when Lowell Hughes landed at Anzio, Italy [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1944]. The landing...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
Bernard Baker went to Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and remained there for about three weeks. It was a...

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