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After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
[Annotator's Note: Eva Schloss is an Austrian born Jew who fled to Amsterdam with her family after the Nazis came to...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Odell Vaughn was wounded near Pisa, Italy. He went to assist a wounded man in a minefield. Four men near him...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Samuel Jenkins stayed in touch with some of the men he met during the war. He kept in touch with Carlos Fernandez...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
In the meantime, Joseph Arbour saw a wanted ad for someone to work with a mimeograph, so he applied for the position....
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Assigned as a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] gunner with the 527th Bombardment...
Because he had been in the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps], and he liked close order drill,...
James Salerno cannot remember a lot of things that happened during the war. He does remember that there was a lot of...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
James Marks was assigned to the USS Nassau (CVE-16), an escort aircraft carrier, as a chaplain. It was not a very fast...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Glenn Frazier entered a compound after the long Bataan Death March. The marchers were so fatigued that they simply...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
As Donelson Houseman was marched off to captivity, he passed long lines of German vehicles. He could not believe it. He...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
On 26 December [Annotator's Note: 26 December 1944], Frank Maresca and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...

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