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[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
On the troop ship out of Pearl Harbor, Holly Rees said there was little to do, and the soldiers played cards and got...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...
While Sterling Mace was positioned north on Okinawa, he would look south and see what appeared to be, and sounded like...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Frank Kubiak admired the ship's skipper, Commander McCorkle [Annotator's Note: US Navy Lieutenant Commander Francis...
Assigned to the commissioning crew of the USS Flasher (SS-249), William Beaman went back to Groton, Connecticut to...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
Harold Shook flew on the first 50 missions of his squadron [Annotator's Note: 506th Fighter Squadron, 404th Fighter...
The one other combat action Carl Rieman experienced in the Philippines occurred in the Surigao Strait. The whole fleet...
As Edward E. Boyles and his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a platoon leader in Company B...
In June 1942, after mortar training at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville,...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
The flight to Chakulia, India took John Elliott and his B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Ralph Griffith said the worst part of being a prisoner was the uncertainty. They never got any news. They had no idea...
Melvin Baker felt the German guards were tough. He tried to stay right with them. A flight of B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
For Robert Inghram, Dieppe was his big day [Annotator's Note: the Allied raid on Dieppe, France in August 1942]. That...
Martin Richard was moved to several different places. They were in some town between the frontlines and Paris. They...
Robert D. Maxwell was born in October 1920 in western Kansas. With the winds blowing the land away, the family headed...
Chris Carawan was born in 1926 in Washington, North Carolina into a family of seagoing people. His father was a sea...
The war made Joseph Massey appreciate life a lot more. [Annotator's Note: Massey gets emotional.] He got a better...
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...
Cecil Ezell McLain was aboard the battleship [Annotator's Note: USS Tennessee (BB-43)] when it bombarded and took Kiska...
Basil Woolf recollects that the Jewish organization that recruited him as a landing craft engine room operator after...
Ivan Van der Pool's unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
[Annotator's Note: Anthony Costa begins this segment by discussing his transfer to Japan aboard one of the prisoner of...
Glenn Frazier was in the Philippines on 8 December 1941 when the war started. [Annotator's Note: The date difference is...
Clarence Derrington entered France [Annotator's Note: with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division on 22...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division]...

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