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Bailey and the Marines got there [Annotator's Note: Kunishi Ridge, Okinawa] on the 11th [Annotator's Note: 11 June 1945...
Joseph Armanini tells a story about how the tail of a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber...
They [Annotator’s Note: the dive bombers] would cut the engines if nothing came back from the PBY's and call it a day [...
They heard rumors about what had happened at Malmedy during the fighting in the Bulge. After hearing that they were...
In Hawaii they [Annotators Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on Iwo...
Radford was at Camp Claiborne in the 166th [Annotator’s Note: in Louisiana with the 166th Infantry Regiment] when he...
After the Bremen mission [Annotators Note: on 8 October 1943] John Luckadoo was temporarily grounded because he was...
After separating Kalil from the rest of the platoon after his capture, the Germans loaded Kalil on a truck and took him...
Pomroy relates how the amphibious tanks went out of the LST's [Annotator’s Note: Landing Ship, Tank] towards the shore...
The United States, especially the South, was a very prejudiced place. It was only after the Martin Luther King era did...
Jenkins stayed in touch with some of the men in met during the war. He kept in touch with Carlos Fernandez because they...
1 of the guys that Ramage was flying with looked back at 1 of the burning Japanese carriers and said,"Look back. She's...
Hawk estimates that his unit captured around 500 German troops after the engagement for which he was awarded the Medal...
James had his back to the explosion when it occurred. 1 shell that went all the way through the armor and came near the...
Ardell Bollinger noticed large castles in India whereas others lived in shacks. Bollinger lived in India for about a...
The Marines knew they would be getting into a yellow jacket's nest if they had to invade Japan. When the war ended,...
Both sides honored their gentleman's agreement to meet at the river in order to collect the bodies. There was one other...
Galloway does not recall going to hotels in Paris because of the crowds. People stayed out in the streets. Galloway was...
Joseph Armanini describes how he thought regarding his survival. He describes his sense of confidence and also his...
Deen believes the mortar team helped to save the men at the point [Annotator’s Note: on Peleliu, September 1944]. He...
Gatewood did not disclose his experiences with his family. He kept up correspondence with his bombardier and navigator...
The Germans that Standifer met were as good as the American soldiers. The Germans may have been better earlier in the...
When Richard Cole returned to the United States he was stationed at an aircraft manufacturing plant. As the planes...
Leisey believes that the Marine Corps teaches one to be a giver as well. He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the...
[Annotators Note: James Smith served in the USMC as a rifleman and radio operator in Company B, 1st Marine Raider...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalled the date he shot the jet down was in April of 1945. The last month of the war they could...
John Luckadoo was the operations officer of the 350th Bombardment Squadron, 100th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
The Germans repaired Kalil's mouth and jaw. He did not mind it. He remembers the worst part was them cutting him open...
Robert Murphy first returned to Normandy in 1961 then again in 1964. In 1961 he met Madame Renaud. Murphy worked on the...
The following morning Pomroy was told that they would cross the airfield at a fast trot to obtain the other end of the...
Rankin had his own plush Gooney Bird [Annotator's Note: nickname for Douglas C-47 "Skytrain" transport aircraft] in...
When Mancel Kirk was in the Anzio beachhead the only time they could get out [Annotators Note: of their foxholes] was...
The Captain told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different one day. Tarrant told him no, that he already had...
Rosa was part of a wealthier bunch according to Church. Church went back after the war to find her but she had gone...
When Renstrom went back to Iwo Jima he fought well because the excitement was not there. He functioned better as a...
Freddie Ohr sat down and everybody sat around him to keep him warm. Ohr got up and looked around and realized there was...

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