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Some of the primary targets Robert Whitcomb hit were marshalling yards, research facilities, and factories. They made...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Krause served in the US Army Air Forces as a flight engineer and top turret gunner on a...
Early on 24 March [Annotator's Note: 24 March 1945], Jack Lengsfield was called into a briefing on what was to be the...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
John W. Towle flew his first missions over flying bomb sights in France. [Annotator's Note: The V-1 rocket bomb and V-2...
Teddy Kirkpatrick continues recounting several of the missions he flew as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
Kenneth A. Lafleur talks about his missions in the Philippines. His unit [Annotator's Note: 408th Bombardment Squadron...
When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
After Guadalcanal, James Gulotta went to Bougainville. They did a lot of heavy fighting on Bougainville. The Marines...
Harley Reynolds remembers the air filling with bullets. About 20 or 30 yards in, Reynolds made it to an obstacle called...
After Utah Beach had been somewhat secure, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: 87th Armored Field Artillery...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Donelson Houseman believes that the magnitude of the German offensive [Annotator's Note: the German Ardennes Offensive...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
Philip Whitman flew a mission to Blechhammer, Germany and they hit bad weather. They got into the clear and a pilot...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
At one point, Paul Carter was in an action where he put more ammunition through his rifle than at any other time. What...
[Annotator's Note: Martin Richard's Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber was hit by antiaircraft fire near Caen,...
Francis J. Cook went from England to France in late September or early October 1944. The 106th [Annotator's Note: 106th...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
At the end of January [Annotator's Note: January 1945], John Smith left Leyte, and was among the last to be issued new...
Out of 35 missions, Maurice Hackler only had one mission he considered a close call. He was flying deputy, watching the...
Near the end of the war, Warren Nolan was near Okinawa. They would spend months at general quarters and were exhausted...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...

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