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Peter Harry spent six months in England then crossed the Channel to Omaha Beach in Normandy. He landed about two days...
When George Wichterich got in [Annotator’s Note: in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry Division] he was...
Wallace Jeffery and his outfit of direction finders entered Normandy on 7 June 1944. The men climbed over the side of...
Norman Riggsby went through maneuvers and practice landings in preparation for the invasion of France. Riggsby...
Ed Rendelman and his battalion [Annotator’s Note: 2nd Battalion, 359th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division] immediately...
Walter Halloran spent his first night in France in an apple orchard [Annotator’s Note: Halloran had landed that morning...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
There were a lot of good guys in Frank Stewart's unit with the exception of some of the officers. On Guadalcanal,...
[Annotator's Note: Walter Jacobs served in the Army as a squad leader in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 306th Infantry...
When Charles Womack and the other Marines in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine...
Melvin Munch was part of the invasion of Okinawa when it commenced on Easter Sunday in April 1945. He rode a landing...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Samuel Jenkins recalls being in Hünningen for about a month before moving to Lanzerath, Belgium. Bouck [Annotator's...
After D-Day, on 10 June 1944, Austin Hustead's squadron [Annotator's Note: 81st Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group,...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
John McConn and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr.'s wife asking if he had any idea how long he had...
Vernon Leopold vividly remembers the positions of the foxholes and emplacements that his platoon [Annotator's Note: the...
Samuel Jenkins has only been back to Belgium once. It was a very eerie feeling. They saw where their foxholes had been...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
For the Rhine crossing, the 17th Airborne Division was supposed to jump before they [Annotator's Note: the 313th...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Douglas Harper went to Port Hueneme, California and was assigned to an ACORN unit. [Annotator's Note: ACORN is an...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Lawrence Brooks feels that young people should learn about World War 2. Much can be learned at The National WWII Museum...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
They immediately hauled Arthur Pendleton to the emergency Army tent. He was still knocked out at this point [Annotator'...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...

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