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After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
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...
George Joseph Bertucci went to San Diego, California for basic training. After three weeks, he went aboard the USS...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
David Olson attended field artillery school at Fort Sill right after his graduation from college [Annotator’s Note: in...
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...
While he was a prisoner in Italy, Paul Carter nearly starved. Before leaving Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy] his...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Alois Kopp was in the water for nine hours before being picked up by Japanese [Annotator’s Note: After his ship, the...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Richard Witaker recognized that the life expectancy of platoon leaders was not very long on Okinawa. The Japanese would...
Robert Gorman arrived in Belgium after transfer from the Brest peninsula. The time frame was approximately October or...
Carroll Knutson and his crew were leading the high squadron of a three squadron bombing group. Their target was a...
Gerald Abbenhaus went overseas November 1944 [Annotator's Note: as an infantry officer in Company H, 2nd Battalion,...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
Frank H. O'Leary and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Edwin McGhee had experienced German and American shelling before his squad evacuated the building that was under fire....
For days, James Flannigan recalls, the word was that they had to get to Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lo, France]....
At one point, Paul Carter was in an action where he put more ammunition through his rifle than at any other time. What...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Richard's Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber was hit by antiaircraft fire near Caen,...
Francis J. Cook went from England to France in late September or early October 1944. The 106th [Annotator's Note: 106th...
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...
Norman Bussel spent Christmas 1944 at Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross...
Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
After arriving in Southern France, Thomas Houdek and the rest of his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
William McCool engaged in his first combat near Mersch, Luxembourg. His regiment [Annotator's Note: McCool was a member...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division] in...
Harold Buell and his fellow "Cactus Airforce" pilots searched the Slot for enemy ships. The enemy had Zero [Annotator's...

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