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Francis Bucher knows he cannot cover everything in two hours. The Army flew P-40s [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40...
Charles Wesley Borders moved to Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak, Western New Guinea], then Halmahera [Annotator's Note:...
Samuel Malta and the men in combat were just kids who were 18 or 19 years old. The combat troops felt they were...
Fred Bronfin adjusted easily to military life but felt he was losing time in his career. To differentiate between...
Samuel Malta had difficulties after his discharge from the service. He did not like taking orders from civilians. He...
Admiral Mitscher [Annotator's Note: US Navy Admiral Marc Andrew "Pete" Mitscher] was aboard Warren Nolan's ship [...
Raymond Downs was in the water for almost 20 hours with no food. On the horizon, he could see 27 shrimping boats. He...
Richmond Hamilton's advanced flight training as very orderly and thorough. Each step in the process was very explicit...
One day before James Siracuse got to fly solo, one of his instructors showed him a maneuver that he said he should not...
Herbert Gross had trained on B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bombers. His new...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
Walter Sapp went to Camp Walter, Texas for basic training. He did not want to be drafted and did not want to go into...
Richard "Dick" Willhour retreated from German emplacements at Raon-l'Étape [Annotator's Note: Raon-l'Étape, France with...
Herbert W. Ridyard was let off a truck near Nennig [Annotator's Note: Nennig, Germany] and then advanced toward their...
From there [Annotator's Note: the area around Bastone, Belgium], Sidney LaPook and his unit [Annotator's Note: 193rd...
John Raaen woke up the next morning [Annotator's Note: the morning of 7 June 1944 following the D-Day invasion the...
Clayton Kelly Gross recalls getting to England and the bombing going on from there. They were assigned to the 9th Air...
[Annotator's Note: James Kemp McLaughlin flew 39 missions during two combat tours in Europe in Boeing B-17 Flying...
Calvin Moret was in advance training ready room awaiting instructions for his mission. He was there with another...
John Alison's departure from Burma occurred when he was behind enemy lines. He left in a damaged RAF [Annotator's Note...
Burt Richard Sadler remained on the ship all night. The next day, he heard the anchor rise, and the ship went into the...
Elmo Bell fought all the way across France. His unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute...
James Muri knew the Navy had sunk four Japanese carriers during the battle [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Wallace Spencer and two others stole a whaleboat after the war. A wooden one. They were in Bremerton, Washington where...
James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Commander William R. Kane] took over the squadron then took over as CAG [Annotator's...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
Hewitt Brian Gomez was sent to Greensburg, North Carolina for seven weeks of Air Force basic training. The first...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout the segment, a chirp sound can be heard.] Albert "Al" Machaud believes that America...
Basil Woolf was in London for some of the German bombing. He was home on leave and found his fiancé in an air raid...
Joseph Haines was not worried about going overseas. Everything was new to him and he got to see things he had never...

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