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The 2nd plane [Annotator’s Note: the 2nd kamikaze on 10 May 1945] that hit them hit the after engine room. He came in...
Biddle was not allowed to return to combat because he was being put up for the Medal of Honor. He was told that he had...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
Of all the ports Woods visited he liked Panama the best because it was like being back at home. There was a good...
On 1 December 1943, they [Annotators Note: Dave Severance and the rest of the 3rd Marine Parachute Battalion] attacked...
Hawk arrived in England and took a C-47 across the English Channel to France. His aircraft landed on an airstrip on the...
David Paul Spencer carried a .30 caliber M1 carbine. When he was in his hole and woke up to four dead Krauts around him...
When the Marines were about half way down Okinawa the Japanese got around behind them. Robert Akins and some of his...
[Annotators Note: Charles Scheffel served in the army as an infantry officer. He was sent to England with five other...
Fortunately the boat Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: during the invasion of Saipan in June 1944]....
Crismon and Malcolm Higgins talked over what they wanted to do. Higgins told him to go down to the back of the plane...
Whitten arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, west of Honolulu. The mess from the attack on Pearl Harbor was still...
On 12 May 1944, there was a big air raid with 800 bombers and top cover from Hub Zemke and his wolf pack. They came...
When Richard Candelaria returned to base he did rolls to signify his victories. The crew chiefs could tell that the...
John Keema and his group arrived in Framlingham in mid-July around the time of the Hamburg raids. Keema got to go into...
Wiley stayed on the Portland [Annotator's Note: US Navy heavy cruiser USS Portland, CA-33] for 2 days and slept on the...
Bailey was assigned to unloading ships. When he wasn't unloading ships he was walking around. He couldn't stay still....
Joseph Armanini describes flying back to England along the coast of Spain from Africa, landing the following morning....
Off in the distance they could hear dogs barking. They knew that they were being searched for. They were sitting around...
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Raymond Zager crossed the Rhine River into Austria. The Third Army had laid down a blanket of fog to cover the convoy....
Ehlers, the interviewer, and a third party are talking during a brief break they took when the interviewer’s cell phone...
Vernon wore a ring. Hershel Williams also wore a ring that was to remind him of his engagement to his fiancee Ruby....
When John Gibbons arrived over Berlin that day [Annotators Note: 6 March 1944] the flak was incredibly intense. Gibbons...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Shames and his men stopped at a French farmhouse and met an old lady and man. The woman started to scream and Shames...
The picture of Leisey is on half a dozen things that he can think of. He has copies of the picture that go back to 1944...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
James Goodrich and his buddy dug a foxhole. His buddy put a big branch across the top of the hole. Later that night...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a radioman and rifleman in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
Ploesti, Romania was a well known target. The group had gone there several times and had some substantial losses there...
When Lazarick got back to his outfit on 5 December [Annotator's Note: 5 December 1944] they were up in the hills. The...
On the 3rd of January 1945 the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] attacked through the Bois Jacques...
Sakato mentions there was a recent reunion in Texas with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion and with the...
Around 8:15 or 8:20 [Annotator's Note: on the morning of 16 April 1945] the first 4 Japanese kamikaze planes heading...
Vernon Baker arrived in Italy on around 28 June 1944. His Medal of Honor action did not happen until the following year...

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