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Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
Patrick Russell flew ground support for the battle of Okinawa. His plane carried various types of ordnance. Some had...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Back in Hawaii, Richard Nummer participated in the preparations for the invasion of Japan. One of Nummer's fellow...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
Melvin Baker did not remember having any heat in any POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] barracks. Moving from camp...
After they were captured, Nolan Ruiz and his crew were given an initial interrogation before being loaded into boxcars...
Joseph Vater believes Manchuria [Annotator's Note: Manchuria, China] was the coldest place on Earth. He was given a...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were loaded in "40 and 8" boxcars and were in a...
Richard Lockhart disposed of his weapons and marched off into captivity [Annotator's Note: following his capture on 19...
Paul Lefever said he was not mistreated by his German captors, but was taken into town and left in a dark loft without...
Joseph Brannan returned to Melville, Rhode Island as a PT boat instructor [Annotator's Note: at the Motor Torpedo Boat...
Harold Ashton's airplane had radar in it. It was very important for him to have radar, especially over water. While...
When he got word that his dear friend was in New York, Laszlo Schwarc journeyed back east to meet him and stayed with...
Blanche Gangwere was sent to France in February 1945. The Army had advanced far enough along that Red Cross girls could...
Allen Pedersen transferred to a new company, the 386th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company, after the war ended in...
Forrest Villarrubia recollects climbing up a tree and being shot at as his most memorable occurrence of World War 2. [...
Charles Balaza is concerned that the American government never tells the civilian population what happens during the...
Robert Curl was proud of his service in the Navy and loved the food except for C rations. During the D-Day invasion [...
Praising the air and artillery support he got in the Casino and Anzio campaigns, Harry Koukos said the soldiers were...
The bases where Alvin Calendar served were often under attack by the enemy. He spent many a night in an air raid...
When Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Crump said there was "tremendous panic" in the Los Angeles area. They immediately...
Anthony Varuso served in the Navy for three years and eight months. He had rotated back to the United States by the...
When he went into combat for the first time, Steve McMurray said he, like everyone else, was scared. When he came upon...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
In total, William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment spent about a month in the village...
Emile Engles said that as long as his parents were calm under enemy fire, he was not very afraid. Sheltering in a...
Firman Balza lost track of time until mid-afternoon. He heard that his division officer, Mr. Crow, had been killed by...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Theodore Finkbeiner shipped out of Cape Cod aboard the USS George Washington [Annotators Note: SS George Washington] in...
Mancel Kirk and his unit continued to move up toward Pisa, Italy. They were moving pretty good did not have much...
When Richard Duchossois and his unit got up into the Bulge [Annotators Note: the Battle of the Bulge] it was very cold...
To Richard Greer the staff NCOs in the weapons company were the heroes. They had a lot of old staff NCOs that they...
John Weinart could only stay scared for so long. He did his best to maintain his excitement and adrenaline. There was a...

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