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Henry Feldman and the 8th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Feldman was a member of Cannon Company, 121st Infantry...
Richard Jaccarino and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th...
William Epperson gives presentations to various groups of different ages about his wartime experiences. He often is...
Leo William Schmittgens recalled that one day [Annotator's Note: one day while he was taking part in the Battle of...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
To Edmund Durocher, New Britain was just as bad as Guadalcanal. They went to New Guinea before they landed on New...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
Robert Harris flew his first combat mission over France on D-Day. [Annotator’s Note: D-Day was on 6 June 1944 when...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Gabriel Kinney's unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrills's...
The first mission during which Clayton Kelly Gross shot down an enemy plane was when he was flying with Billy D. Harris...
Cyril Buchert was stationed on Biak. He was overseas for a full year. He saw few locals except when he was in Manila en...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
James McDermott would get barley soup once in a while from the Germans [Annotator's Note: while a prisoner of war in...
Elmer Knudsen's first combat was at Fort Driant, about a week after he got off the boat in France. It took him about a...
Wallace Hurley recounts the story of his admired company commander who was killed while capturing two Germans. The...
[Annotator's Note: This clip starts with James Billingsley midsentence in a new story.] Billingsley says that after the...
Clarence Derrington was in Stalag VI-G [Annotator's Note: near Bergisch-Neustadt; Derrington had been captured on 14...
James Billingsley encountered quite a bit of Japanese resistance going up Highway 17 [Annotator's Note: now Emilio...
Arriving at Naples, John Laster said, the Army would assume defense of the incoming ships. On the mountains behind...
Otis Gatewood's unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division] came...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...
The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Erwin Johnson assigned to work details. If they worked, they got a little more to eat so he volunteered for any detail...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...
Samuel Jenkins remembers the raid on Hammelburg. [Annotator's Note: The Hammelburg Raid or Task Force Baum was the...
Howard Ricks and the 4th Marine Division completed the battle of Roi-Namur in a few days. Many of the casualties were...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother were internees in the Santo Tomas Camp in Manila, Philippines. On 3 February 1945...
Richard Bennett described the PT-470 as being armed with a thunderbolt, which is a 37mm and a 20mm cannon mounted...
Sammy Ray remembered his first night on Peleliu he was stuck down hill with two wounded Marines but the sick bay was up...
Joseph Goble and the 7th Marine Regiment [Annotator's Note: Goble served as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) after the Battle of Eniwetok when the fleet was sent to a natural...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As a young girl, she...

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