Interactions with superiors

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Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
After leaving China, John Alison returned to the United States where he was to take command of a wing of P-38s [...
Lieutenant John Marr had encounters with other American officers and commanders in the field early on in the Normandy...
John McConn and his outfit spent three weeks training to cross the Rhine River in boats. The first boat to cross with...
In March 1945, Robert Gorman learned that he was a father. He received a telegram giving him the news. Everyone in his...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Late on the night on 5 June 1944, John Marr and the men of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment boarded their...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Robert Liles went to Mitchell Field on Long Island, New York. He was with a group of pilots who were going to were...
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Vernon Alexander got into trouble prior to getting into combat. He had been practicing field stripping his machine gun...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
As Ralph Weymouth approached the Japanese fleet, he saw that it was organized in a typical formation for ships at sea....
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
The first day Dale LeBlanc was ashore on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: LeBlanc landed on Okinawa on 1 April 1945] they...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Bernard Marcus was born on 14 May 1922. He was born in the Bronx in New York City. He lived there for 20 years before...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with Paul Dietzel and the interviewer talking about LORAN and flying over the vast...
Maynard David grew up on a farm west of Topeka, Kansas. He went to high school in Silver Lake, Kansas and graduated in...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer speaking with Gabriel Kinney about his nephew being in jump...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
James McEnery was born in Brooklyn, New York in September 1919. He grew up in Brooklyn in a rugged area. There was a...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...

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