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Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
Perry Garten got along well with the Chindits. They were professional and spoke English. The Gurkhas had a unique knife...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Other close calls John Cassidy remembers included a night when two bombers flew so low, in diversionary tactics while...
Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
Howard Ricks basically tried to stay alive through various close calls at Saipan. On Saipan, his outfit [Annotator's...
Paul Dietzel is very proud of his service during World War 2. When he first came to LSU he was 30 years old. He did not...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
James Marks arrived in Boston, Massachusetts from New York. He was shown to his room and was given a basketball. He...
Joseph Simpson joined the 84th Infantry Division in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in Company C,...
Fernando Serna and the defenders of Corregidor were bombarded continuously for days on end. He was scared but he kept...
While in the service, Benigno Martinez carried no weapons. It was not permitted. A medic did take over a machine gun...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was with the 17th Airborne Division when they met up with the British 6th Airborne...
Edwin Knight was in the Philippines when fighting began to subside. The priority for logistical support was redirected...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Edwin McGhee landed in Marseilles, France was his infantry division [Annotator's Note: McGhee was an infantryman in...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Norris Waddill drove off the barge at Normandy and had a dry landing. He saw dead Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
The trip overseas was very interesting for Gabriel Kinney. They traveled aboard an old Norwegian freighter with no...
Bryan’s preference for aircraft depended on where he was. The P-47 was a great aircraft at low level. The P-51 was a...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
After a brief time at an aid station, Michael Linquata was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, D Company, 134th Infantry...
George Hood's B-29 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bomber] had its nose wheel strut struck by a...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
Having been rescued from his ditched aircraft at the Battle of Midway, Tony Schneider was taken first to Midway Island...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
While Sterling Mace was positioned north on Okinawa, he would look south and see what appeared to be, and sounded like...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
While Richard Keller was in Miami he got a phone call from a major asking if Keller wanted to go to the Command and...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...

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