Experiencing friendly fire

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For Archibald Higgins, being away from family and friends was not easy during his service. It took a tough toll on his...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
The division [Annotator's Note: 31st Infantry Division] was then transferred to the island of Morotai [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: Maud Dahme and her sister were hiding from the Nazis on a farm in Oldebroek, Netherlands.] They...
John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
[Annotator's Note: James Muri served in the USAAF as a pilot flying Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers in the 22nd...
They [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were put ashore on New...
Frank Savage's first duty was to acclimate to the climate and patrol up the coast of New Guinea. The Japanese had moved...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...
[Annotator's Note: Archibald Rackerby was wounded by friendly fire while training on Guadalcanal on 9 March 1944.]...
Dominic Geraci knew there would be an invasion, but did not know when or where. His was in a replacement unit that...
Peter Harry spent six months in England then crossed the Channel to Omaha Beach in Normandy. He landed about two days...
James Livaudais flew in a glider over Allied shipping in the English Channel on his route to land in Normandy on D-Day...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Basil Woolf and his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] left Poole and headed east. The men felt they were headed...
Norman Bussel was in prison in Stalag Luft IV [Annotator’s Note: Stalag Luft IV (Stammlager Luft IV), Gross Tychow,...
John McConn and his company were the first Americans into Nuremburg. They cut the Autobahn while the Krauts were...
Coming home from outer space was joyous, according to James Lovell, although the significance of the flight wasn't...
William B. Hughes was in Wiesbaden during the occupation [Annotator's Note: Hughes was in Germany serving in the United...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
Charles Brooks was sent to Corpus Christie, Texas as a night flight instructor. [Annotator's Note: Brooks was a TBF...
C. Charles Collie was at Okinawa which was the last big campaign of the war. It lasted longer than any of the other...
Edward Denzler did a lot of patrolling and remembers one mission when his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Kenneth Marshall served [Annotator's Note: in the US Navy] for four years. He intended to stay in the Navy, but after...
Obie Wickersham said the paratroopers liked to go out to the airport, because the Air Force always had good food for...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
Flying combat air patrols out of Guam, John Reeder flew missions of two hours duration every day during daylight hours...
Arthur Staymates had crossed the beach and felt he had reached safety when he made it to the cliffs [Annotator's Note:...
On 13 January 1944, Steve McMurray left on a troop transport ship and was amazed at the clear blue water of the Pacific...
After reaching England, William Laubner and other new arrivals were indoctrinated by a major at Goxhill. The Americans...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Louis Conter and the VP-11 [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 11] Catalinas [Annotator's Note: Consolidated PBY...
Barney Hajiro entered the Army and was immediately required to do manual labor around the Hawaiian Islands in...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...

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