Interactions with Allied troops

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Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
Roger Shaw returned to the SS after his leave in New Orleans, Louisiana. The was his original ship. It voyaged to...
[Annotator's Note: Curt Simmons served in the Navy in the Armed Guard as a gunner aboard merchant ships in the North...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
George Griffenhagen went in on a Dutch ship [Annotators Note: when he travelled from Sicily to Great Britain]. They...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Herbertert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in...
Joseph Motil went to South Bren England for training. They also practiced going on lots of patrols. On the weekends...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Herbert Heilbrun wore long johns under woolen pants with a warm shirt under a Mae West [Annotators Note: inflatable...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
Monty Joe Boitnott moved from Kasserine to Fondouk where he fought his first battle with his company. Within a couple...
Olen Grant only had one surgery while he was in Austria. In the hospital room Grant was in there were three Americans...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
Olen Grant left Paris on a train which took him to a station in Frankfurt. Between the station and Dulag Luft they...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...

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