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Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
A guy approached Vernon Tweedt's wife at a reunion and told her he wanted to share something about Tweedt. Their...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
Albert Hatala and his family left Czechoslovakia when he was young and does not recall if they kept in touch with their...
Robert Swift and his outfit [Annotator's Note: the 371st Medical Battalion, 71st Infantry Division] shipped out of New...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Close to Nancy, France, William Jucksch first engaged in combat. His division [Annotator's Note: Jucksch served in the...
After a year and a half of training, James W. Phillips rode on the Queen Mary ocean liner to Europe with his division [...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
Harry Carlson does not recall his first mission target. The B-29s [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
As a "bomb-igator", Armiger Jagoe was busy every second of a flight and thought it was a fantastic position. He was...
Defying orders, Francis Neilson took pictures and kept a journal of his flights, and later put together a book that,...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
On their approach, Steve McMurray had heard that the landings on Iwo Jima were not going well. The scenes on the...
[Annotator's Note: James Billingsley went ashore on Luzon, Philippines, on 31 January 1945.] Billingsley made his way...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
George A. Damiano recalled the rainy weather while on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan], and that it was hard...
Joe Clapper was in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Richard Yavenue and and his unit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division] started...
Warren Schmitt and the USS Savo Island (CVE-78) sailed for their first enemy encounter at Peleliu Island. Despite...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Wallace Hurley seldom knew where he was when he was in combat. He entered France and fought there before crossing into...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...
Thomas Long said they made four landings among the small islands around Okinawa, under limited enemy fire. Their...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...

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