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The USS Houston (CA-30)'s last battle, David Flynn said, was the Battle of Sunda Straits. [Annotator's Note: The Battle...
At Dusseldorf, the Rhine River is about the same size as the Mississippi River. Guy Leefe, Jr. and his fellow...
When the Tuol Pocket was closed, Ben Skardon's company [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 92nd Infantry...
Jacob Finkelstein was desperate after fleeing the Ukrainians attempting to denounce him. He found an abandoned house...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany. Once a prisoner of war, he was...
Walter Broll was told by one of the officers on the Grace Abbott that he should go to the English aid station at the...
They [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow soldiers of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
When they got to the creek, Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was about five steps ahead. There was ice on the top of the creek...
Frank Mancuso’s unit went back to Naples to get more replacements and newer landing craft, landing onshore without...
Darold Rice and his last member of his machine gun crew set the gun up in a ditch by the crossroad and hunkered down...
Frank Mancuso served in an antitank company in the 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He had a platoon of...
As the 6th Marines [Annotator's Note: 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division] were going in [Annotator's Note: on...
Gerhard Franzky was attached as a radioman to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Regiment, 10th SS Panzer Division "Frundsburg"....
In January or February 1945 the company commander called Charles Coolidge to the company CP [Annotators note: Command...
When the battle initially started, Frank Pomroy was positioned with a water-cooled machine gun [Annotator's note: .30...
Perry Garten was asked by the commander of the 1st Air Commando Group gliders at their assembly area at Lālāghāt if he...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
He had arrived in Pearl Harbor, but John Curtis Spencer was not aboard his ship when the Japanese attacked on 7...
Lisle Neher was flabbergasted when he first saw the B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber...
Chester Biernacki and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)] and other Allied ships engaged ten enemy...
Robert Swan saw a carrier the first day [Annotator's Note: on 3 June 1942, the first day of the Battle of Midway] but...
After leaving Pearl Harbor, William Roy and the rest of the crew of the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5...
Donald Wilson applied for flight training. When he received transfer orders for him to leave the USS New Orleans (CA-32...
Harold Buell was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] when she arrived at Midway following the...
Harold Buell returned to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: after flying with the "Cactus Airforce" off Henderson Field on...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody served in the Navy as a pilot flying Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers with Bombing...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
Robert Walter thinks the population of Krinkelt was about 5000 before the war. There was a church on Krinkelt. Water...
James Kemp McLaughlin remembers that after the bombers got fighter cover everything got easier. A damaged aircraft...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
As John Marr led his advanced scout team back to the position of Captain Ben Schwartzwalder [Annotator's Note:...
Arthur Staymates fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The Americans were constantly advancing through and fighting over...
Van Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division after he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st...

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