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Alexander Vraciu and the other members of his squadron [Annotators Note: Fighting Squadron 16 (VF 16)] were in their...
Mancel Kirk was a squad leader. When he would send people out on a patrol or mission he would usually out on point. If...
When Mancel Kirk was in the Anzio beachhead the only time they could get out [Annotators Note: of their foxholes] was...
James Sandoz's battery [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 554th AAA (AW) Battalion, 29th Infantry Division] was credited...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) participated in the invasions of the Marshall and Gilbert...
Wayne Pierce and the 325th Glider Infantry did not make the fight in Sicily. A couple of days prior to entry into that...
After leaving the Battle of the Bulge, John Moran and the 87th Infantry Division chased the Germans out of Belgium. In...
Tom Quigley jumped on a train and made his way with the other soldiers down to central England to a military base at...
John Kerner was in the Battle of Mortain [Annotator's Note: Operation Lüttich, German counterattack during Battle of...
Joseph Brannan was stationed in Southern France after being based in Italy. In France, liberty was more available than...
Reuben Weiner has gone through compact disc collections of photos from World War 2 and he sees a lot of photos that...
Clarence Derrington was captured by the Germans and taken to Stalag VI-G [Annotator's Note: near Bergisch-Neustadt]...
[Annotator's Note: Donelson Houseman served in the Army as the 81mm mortar platoon leader in Company D, 1st Battalion,...
Clarence Derrington and other POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] arrived at Stalag XII-A in Limburg. [Annotator's...
Glen Jostad was moved to Stalag XIII near Nuremburg. The Royal Air Force and the 8th Air Force provided a morale boost...
When he landed in Normandy with Battery A, 29th Field Artillery Battalion [Annotator's Note: Battery A, 29th Field...
Robert Jones was a late replacement pilot and went overseas in a convoy. It was so rough that for three days, they did...
On 2 March 1945, Eugene Vaadi and his crew were shot down over Dresden, Germany. Once a prisoner of war, he was...
When they heard news of the surrender, Ralph Griffith and his fellow soldiers destroyed their rifles and proceeded to...
Chester Biernacki had a few friends in the 700 man complement on the Helena [Annotator's Note: USS Helena (CL-50)]. He...
After he was assigned to the 11th Bomb Group [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group], Burdell...
Jackson Davis was working in Naval Intelligence at Pearl Harbor. Davis and other officers were quartered at the...
Sunday, 7 December 1941 was just like any other Sunday for Fred Aldridge and his fellow sailors. When an alarm sounded...
James Kemp McLaughlin does not recall the modified B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] YB...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
James Billingsley worked with Filipino forces. He was in the middle of it, and was pulled out. There was a Filipino...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
Asked to recall his worst memories of the Hurtgen Forest, James Flannigan replied, "The day I went in, 'til the day I...
Edwin Henlebin loaded onto a troop ship in San Francisco, California. He was issued Army clothing so that he couldn't...
In the Atlantic, Sherwin Callander was on the USS Lyon (AP-71), a transport ship that brought troops and supplies to...
Charles Coolidge took sheep into a minefield instead of sending men through it to be sure there were no mines. Early in...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Gordon Higgins' unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 407th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division] joined the...
Anton Jaber was part of a force of three divisions, 3,000 planes, and 300 artillery units moving into combat. He could...
Robert Oplinger and the underwater demolition teams had to blow up enemy beach obstacles and coral reef obstructions...

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