Experiencing enemy fire

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Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
The thing Steve Pisanos thinks about the most from the war was when he crash landed in France. When he arrived at the...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
Years later Vejtasa asked Japanese veterans if they had thought about strafing the deck and they said no. Vejtasa would...
Baum was sickened by the sight and the situation. He had to regroup his men and come up with a plan to get back to the...
They were attempting to cross a river in order to capture an airfield that was suspected of housing German transport...
Out of all the men Galloway knew and the men around him, no one was killed on the first day of the Bulge. Galloway met...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
When Feightner pulled up at the end of the runway he was hit again. His F6F [Annotator's Note: Grumman F6F "Hellcat"...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...
Shames says that Bastogne was very cold, and mostly the platoon executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
[Annotators Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machinegun section leader in the 27th Marine...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
After he lost his rifle, Zawada grabbed the grease gun [Annotator's Note: M3 submachine gun] from behind the driver. He...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
While Richard Greer and his fellow Marines were on Guadalcanal they were bombed almost constantly. They were hit at ten...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
Whitten is proud to have survived the Battle of Midway. A few years ago he was contacted about Battle of Midway...
Deen was hit on the top of Wana Ridge [Annotator’s Note: Okinawa, April 1945]. He was hit by a Japanese knee mortar....
[Annotators Note: Norman J. Kleiss, known as Dusty, was a dive bomber pilot in Scouting Squadron 6 (VS-6) flying from...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
One of Clarence Anderson's men came across a German pilot shooting at men in parachutes. He shot the German down and...
Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
[Annotators Note: Clarence Anderson served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot flying P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter...
[Annotator's Note: a different interviewer, Martin Morgan, now interviews Vernon Baker] Vernon Baker had a reputation...

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