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Anthony Acevedo shipped out of the United States around 6 December [Annotator's Note: 6 December 1944]. The trip to...
Kelly Kuwayama had been used to all of these different types of Americans growing up in New York City. The meeting of...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Not a lot occurred on Cape Gloucester. Arthur Pendleton put in a lot of time on Cape Gloucester that was incredibly...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Lieutenant John Marr was involved in the mission planning meeting between Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes [...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Freddie Ohr was sitting around in a tent for two and a half days. Sandborne informed him that there would not be a test...
John Noack went on to fly on 1 December to fly his 13th mission. It also happened to be Noack’s 24th birthday. He came...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
The war changed John Luckadoo’s life pretty drastically. He matured rapidly when faced with going out every day and...
Charles Scheffel’s run in with Mr. Shaw [Annotators Note: George Bernard Shaw] was not included in his book Crack and...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Henry Phillips' regiment went through a series of disasters during the battle. One full company was bush whacked by the...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
The Russians were on their way to Berlin and so was Joseph Diamond's unit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Gibbons met his future wife in Kansas before deploying overseas. Gibbons acted as the copilot for the flight...
The English were incredibly grateful for the American presence. Robert Shoens and his crew stuck together when they got...
When Edward LaPorta landed in Oran all he could see was the German fortress which had two giant spotlights shining out...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
Ardell Bollinger arrived in Europe in July 1943. He was shot down 23 September 1944. Bollinger’s first mission was a “...
Robert Shoens was told what the plan was going to be for the Berlin raid. They went over specifics regarding flight...
Joseph Hochadel was told where the wounded guys were. The GIs would direct Hochadel to where the wounded were and then...

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