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To William Lansford all campaigns had goofy things happen. The first time he went out by himself he had been warned of...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
To Mann, Dachau was a major example of man's inhumanity to man.Maybe future generations can handle more effectively,...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Freddie Ohr thought that it was an exciting mission [Annotators Note: See Freddie Ohr Segment 17]. He thought that...
Dan Baker would send patrols out to the German lines. In one instance he sent three men out, but only two came back....
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
After arriving in Liverpool, Lucien Laborde was sent to Swindon where he was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. At...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Clinton Gardner learned in May 1944 that he and other officers would be sent to a special camp to learn the details of...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Hurd's engineering unit built a number of Bailey Bridges in Europe. Before the invasion they spent time getting all of...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
During the second Truk raid Alexander Vraciu was on a morning hop escorting bombers when they were attacked by a group...
Harold Rosen took part in a simulation that was supposed to help them get ready for their next invasion. He recalls...
Edward LaPorta was a member of the 1st Armored Division. The first tanks they had overseas were riveted together. They...
They made several convoy trips to Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia. The Japanese moved closer to their...
Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [Annotators...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Mancel Kirk was selected to go on a 10 man patrol to snatch a prisoner. They passed through the German lines and made...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
Church did not know what to expect when he surrendered. There was about 5000 troops with over 4500 backups. There were...
They moved to Palermo. They did some road work there and tried to catch up with the infantry.Fortunately, they were not...

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