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Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Clarence Becker was promoted to G-3, Operations Officer, in January 1945. He had been a Flight Commander until that...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
John McConn and Ganyo were given the duty of guarding a bridge. [Annotator’s Note: the spelling of Ganyo’s name is not...
Troops were leaving Mortai [Annotator's Note: Maluku Islands, Dutch East Indies now Indonesia] to invade the...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was a prisoner on the Black March in February 1945.] One officer guard got them...
The Germans were very proud people. They always managed to put on hats and some kind of gloves. Somehow or other, John...
Joseph Brannan returned to Melville, Rhode Island as a PT boat instructor [Annotator's Note: at the Motor Torpedo Boat...
Charles Littig returned to the United States after his posting to Pearl Harbor and Midway. He learned that he was to be...
After Charles Littig reached Pearl Harbor, his boat was unloaded. [Annotator's Note: At this time, Littig was the...
Anthony Varuso and his squadron of PT boats [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 8 (MTBRon 8)] tied their...
Joseph Brannan had never ridden on a PT boat [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo boat] prior to his assignment to his...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
Martin Sherbecoe recalled a couple of incidents from PT boat [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] school. One...
James Gaffney was once allowed to buy a case of beer after an announcement that there was an excess supply. Each sailor...
Benedict Bronder came aboard PT-305 while it was in New Orleans, Louisiana. That was where he met his fellow crewman...
Benedict Bronder would usually patrol at night while on PT-305. They would be accompanied by three other boats. They...
Richard Boyd was wounded on 22 January [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1945]. His Purple Heart was awarded for frozen...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
George Mitchell received orders to go to Quantico [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia]. His wife...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Rothacker Smith underwent weeks of training amid a racially tense situation at Camp Stewart, Georgia. Smith was one of...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
Alexander Jefferson went into Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: then in Sagan, Germany; now Żagań, Poland] with about...
Gerhard Franzky bounced around quite a bit in the armed forces. While in Nuremberg, Franzky walked by a radio room and...
Leon Griffith had a Tommy gun [Annotator's Note: .45 caliber Thompson submachine gun] on Leyte [Annotator's Note: Leyte...
Jack Leaming and the crew of the USS Enterprise (CV-6) left Pearl Harbor and attacked the Marshall Islands in February...
The D Day assembly plans for paratroopers like John Marr were completely forgotten in the chaos of the jump. The...
Irvin C. Klimas and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Thompson (DD-627)] gave support to the Rangers [Annotator's Note:...
In Iceland, Keith Renstrom took and passed the test for corporal. When he got back to San Diego, he took the test for...
Robert E. Foster's first assignment was at Camp Phillips in Kansas [Annotator's Note: in Salina, Kansas]. The 94th...
While in training at Camp Lejeune, Sammy Ray would visit his wife [Annotator's Note: Charlotte (Parr) Ray] in Norfolk...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Planning for the raid on Cabanatuan [Annotator's Note: Cabanatuan Prison Camp, Cabanatuan City, Luzon, Philippines]...

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