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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
During the assault on the port city of Cherbourg, France, John Witmeyer fought through to the end of town after door to...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
The assault of Attu went well as Stanley Wolczyk landed at Massacre Bay. It was unopposed on the beach. They went over...
Jack Leaming was launched off the deck of the Enterprise on the morning of 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Louis Conter started 7 December 1941 aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) in Pearl Harbor. It was his practice to substitute for...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
[Annotator's Note: Recording begins mid conversation between Hugh Colbert and the interviewer.] Hugh Colbert joined the...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Joseph Rockforte's company [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Robert Gorman arrived in Belgium after transfer from the Brest peninsula. The time frame was approximately October or...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
By 21 March [Annotator's Note: 21 March 1945], the American forces were getting close so John Mock and his fellow...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Enrique Cervantes felt the urge to join the war effort after the United States' entry into the conflict. His older...
When on the P-34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean, William Leibold and the other survivors of the Tang [Annotator...
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...

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