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During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
James Salerno cannot remember a lot of things that happened during the war. He does remember that there was a lot of...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Clarence Schilperoot remained in Jakarta [Annotator's Note: at that time called Batavia] until October [Annotator's...
Benjamin Lesser knew that his sister, Lola, and her husband, Michael, had a hiding place under a dog house in the...
To Charles Fitts, Jr., actual combat was not at all similar to their training. In combat, Fitts and his section did not...
They [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated prisoners from Stalag Luft I] were flown to an...
Glenn Frazier entered a compound after the long Bataan Death March. The marchers were so fatigued that they simply...
Robert Whitcomb was put in a compound with Polish prisoners who had been there for six years [Annotator's Note: at...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Robert Max vividly remembered 16 December 1944, day one of the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans' final major effort...
When Joseph Rockforte was captured there were many other soldiers captured with him. They had been tasked with...
The US Navy had planes ready to help out at Wake Island but the admiral in charge figured that it was going to be too...
To Edward LaPorta, everything in the camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag III-B in Fürstenberg, Germany] was in sad shape but...
Charles Radford tried to keep his mind on the task at hand. Once someone died they were dead and they had to be able to...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Vernon Alexander and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
James Odom recalled two big "fracases." In Leyte Bay, his ship was part of what he has been told was the largest...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
Francis Hurd's engineering unit [Annotator's Note: the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] built a number of Bailey...
The trip overseas was very interesting for Gabriel Kinney. They traveled aboard an old Norwegian freighter with no...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Upon reaching the port in Cherbourg, France, Henry Malec saw remnants of ships all around. He did not have time to...

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